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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    "Sanctioning" may not have been the best word. "Legitimizing" would be better.
    I think it is perfectly legitimate to allow adults to be adults.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Yes, because prostitutes are cheaper than girlfriends.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Besides the morality question, there is a nagging problem with legalizing prostitution. How does one observe the prostitute at work to ensure they are working safely?
    How does one observe a masseuse at work to ensure they are working safely and not committing prostitution? Or do you want to ban private massage too?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Besides the morality question, there is a nagging problem with legalizing prostitution. How does one observe the prostitute at work to ensure they are working safely? Very few customers would be willing to be observed while having sex, and without watchful eyes, anything can happen, the main issue being condom usage. Plenty of customers would be willing to pay a premium for not using a condom, and the prostitute would pocket the extra gains and not have to share with the brothel owner. STD testing will of course catch a problem, but only after it becomes a problem.
    I don't know about that. I see nothing wrong with having closed circuit cameras in the rooms of the brothels to monitor what happens in the rooms, and tell the customers about it.

    While there may be some customers who wouldn't go to those brothels, I'm sure there will be a number who won't mind it, considering it is a legal form of prostitution and that the evidence from the monitoring will protect them just as much as it would the prostitute.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    I think it is perfectly legitimate to allow adults to be adults.
    Should someone be allowed to sell themselves into slavery?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't know about that. I see nothing wrong with having closed circuit cameras in the rooms of the brothels to monitor what happens in the rooms, and tell the customers about it.

    While there may be some customers who wouldn't go to those brothels, I'm sure there will be a number who won't mind it, considering it is a legal form of prostitution and that the evidence from the monitoring will protect them just as much as it would the prostitute.
    Holy crap are you kidding me? Even with legal prostitution most men wouldn't want their wives knowing about it, you think people will want to be on camera, that could be recorded, and used for blackmail? just because it's legal doesn't mean that the brothel owners are decent mom and pop owners, as the wikipedia article on Nevada brothels reports most women working at the brothels claiming exploitation and the use of girls under age 18 in the brothels.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Why not? Congress does it daily.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Besides the morality question, there is a nagging problem with legalizing prostitution. How does one observe the prostitute at work to ensure they are working safely? Very few customers would be willing to be observed while having sex, and without watchful eyes, anything can happen, the main issue being condom usage. Plenty of customers would be willing to pay a premium for not using a condom, and the prostitute would pocket the extra gains and not have to share with the brothel owner. STD testing will of course catch a problem, but only after it becomes a problem.
    Would be interesting to see their HR performance review.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    How does one observe a masseuse at work to ensure they are working safely and not committing prostitution?
    Walk in and observe them.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    It's not a victimless crime. People don't get into prostitution because their lives are going well. Would you be ok with someone doing "business" in the house next to yours?

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