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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And what did it cost you? You see, IMV, those against prostitution are a bit hypocritical in that they don't equate the expense of getting "some real pussy" with prostitution. Can you explain the difference other than you had to seduce one and not the other?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Yeah but that's wrong. It might provide some utility to the person buying the service, but it might be detrimental to the bigger picture.

    For example, I could pay somebody to torture puppies. How is that useful except to amuse a sick sonofabitch?
    Hm... I don't quite get it.

    Your level of happiness increases, and the other person's level of happiness, or satisfaction, also increased, since he or she valued the money more than the life of this animal. It's a win-win.

    But of course that you introduced a third party here--the dog. Don't use the dog as an excuse for rejecting the transaction, though. He isn't a poor dog; he didn't exist until you called him into the picture. And, as far as I'm concerned, there isn't already that much of a big business involving people torturing animals for fun. Prostitution, on the other hand, has been practised for centuries, and it's accepted in many cultures.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Grimm, I accept that you're against prostitution, and I've told you myself that I have some doubts... But you made me lean towards its legalisation more than anything else. There are probably stronger arguments you could use in your favour? Statistics on suicidal rates or proof that many women don't like it don't really cut it, in my opinion.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    Grimm, I accept that you're against prostitution, and I've told you myself that I have some doubts... But you made me lean towards its legalisation more than anything else. There are probably stronger arguments you could use in your favour? Statistics on suicidal rates or proof that many women don't really cut it, in my opinion.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    For example, I could pay somebody to torture puppies. How is that useful except to amuse a sick sonofabitch?
    Apples and oranges. We are talking about the activities of consenting adults, not animal abuse.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Apples and oranges. We are talking about the activities of consenting adults, not animal abuse.
    The point wasn't to compare torturing puppies to prostitution, the point was to show that just because there is a demand for a certain good or service (in this case torturing puppies), the service is not always "useful."

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The point wasn't to compare torturing puppies to prostitution, the point was to show that just because there is a demand for a certain good or service (in this case torturing puppies), the service is not always "useful."
    Well, as long as there are no non-consenting individuals in the activity, I don't think there can be an argument made for banning such an activity in a free society.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Well, as long as there are no non-consenting individuals in the activity, I don't think there can be an argument made for banning such an activity in a free society.
    I think the fact that it's sick and twisted is reason enough to ban something like that.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
    At base, of course it should be legal. We see a lot of the negative repercussions now from making it illegal. If it were legal it would be easier controlled, regulated, and you could have a union for rights and wages.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Yep! It all costs money, one way or another!
    GO through one divorce while owning any assets then divide the total cost by your average sex outings and you will see what real prostitution is and cost.

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