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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    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.
    I'm saying let the free market of ideas decide.

    And, personally, I wouldn't let myself get blackmailed doing something legal. Rather, I'd report the blackmailer to the police.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
    Yes. It's going to happen anyway, and it will be far safer for everyone involved if it's all done legally.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    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?
    Yes, but we live in a capitalistic society based on the supply and demand of labor and services.

    In other words people enter the sex industry because it's the only way they can find work to get paid to clothe and feed themselves.

    If we're going to be restricting such forms of labor then we should use the state to provide incentives and guarantees to keep them out of that field.

    And no, I wouldn't want a business next door to my house.

    But, on the other hand, I wouldn't mind if such a business was zoned so they could operate only in certain areas.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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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 think condom's should be required for prostitutes. STD testing should be required regularly, but anyone who's dumb enough to have sex with a prostitute without a condom deserves what they get.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
    Yes, making it legal would lead to regulation and possibly help to prevent or at least cut down on problems with abuse, STDs and underage prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yes, but we live in a capitalistic society based on the supply and demand of labor and services.

    In other words people enter the sex industry because it's the only way they can find work to get paid to clothe and feed themselves.

    If we're going to be restricting such forms of labor then we should use the state to provide incentives and guarantees to keep them out of that field.

    And no, I wouldn't want a business next door to my house.

    But, on the other hand, I wouldn't mind if such a business was zoned so they could operate only in certain areas.
    Why, if there's no downside to it?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
    Yes, absolutely. And pimps are going to have to change their names to Agents and lower their commissions.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Walk in and observe them.
    So you don't think adults have a right to be in a room together in private, in case they might engage in prostitution? How exactly do you plan to enforce that? Are you going to ban pre marital sex?
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    It should be legal with reasonable regulations.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
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