View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
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    That's because it is a black market trade. If it were legal and regulated, that wouldn't be the case. There are working examples around the world.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should prostitution be legalized?
    The only votes that count ought to be the person with the money and the person selling the services. That being said there are public health issues and in some cases coercion that need to be dealt with, but those need dealt with regardless of the legality of prostitution.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    they shouldnt buy sex
    Why not?

    Just because you are I would not does not mean others should not.

    Men who rent or pay for sex do so for many reasons. One of which is that some men have a very difficult time finding willing partners without paying for it. They might have terrible social skills or be very unattractive to many women. I see no reason why such men should not be permitted to rent sex from a consenting provider for money. After all why should only the PUAs be allowed to get laid?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    they are being victims
    Not of sex

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Its a sickening thought, prostitution, but lets face it, it has been here forever and won't go away anytime soon. Lets legalize it and regulate it, health checks first and foremost.
    Why is it a 'sickening' thought? Let's say you like sex. I mean just dog gone it LIKE sex. And you discover you are GOOD at it and there are others out there that also like it and would even pay for it. So...you get a business license, rent an office with a bathroom and a bedroom (really nice bathrooms and bedrooms BTW). You can schedule your appointments in advance. Client calls, you arrange the appointment, client shows up, pays in advance, you have great sex, polite post sex pleasantries, it was a fun positive experience for both of you, you have a nice relaxing shower or bath, and get ready for your next client.

    Whats sickening about that?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    That's because it is a black market trade. If it were legal and regulated, that wouldn't be the case. There are working examples around the world.
    Back in the 80's I did a fair amount of bodyguard work in Las Vegas. I knew several high dollar call girls. It was a fairly open trade and they weren't seedy crack ho's hooking up in alleys or Motel 6's. Most of them were very attractive, very pleasant women.

    I think it would be vastly superior to have a clean and legal trade as opposed to the 5 dollar drug addict hookup.

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    Re: Prostitution

    It's the oldest profession.

    It quite literally gave birth to capitalism.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    That's a good article. Seems the solution is either severe punishment for customers, or a very, very heavily regulated and monitored industry.
    The argument for how legalization may increase sex trafficking is an economic one and it goes like this. When prostitution is illegal, there is some level of demand (number of men willing to buy sex even though there's a risk of being arrested) and some level of supply (number of women willing to sell sex even though there's a risk of being arrested). If there's a disparity between those levels, sex traffickers stand to make money by filling the gap by with forced prostitution.

    When prostituion is legalized the level of demand is expected to increase (the number of men willing to buy sex will increase since there's no longer any risk of being arrested) and the level of supply is also expected to increase (the number of women willing to sell sex will increase since there's no longer any risk of being arrested). If the demand increases by a larger amount than the supply increases, the disparity between the two will actually grow. And sex traffickers will have an even larger market share to fill with forced prostitution.

    In light of that argument, I think Sweden's approach makes the most sense. In Sweden it's legal to sell sex (be a prostitute) but illegal to buy sex (be a john or to be a pimp). The idea is to try to minimize the disparity between the market demand and market supply. And, statistically, Sweden's approach has shown some success.

    HumanTrafficking.org | News & Updates: Prostitution Ban Huge Success in Sweden

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    If it were legal and regulated, that wouldn't be the case.
    Not if the sex traffickers just ignore the laws and regulations. You know, just like they do right now. Why would they stop?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Not if the sex traffickers just ignore the laws and regulations. You know, just like they do right now. Why would they stop?
    Theoretically they would stop for the same reason marijuana trafficking would stop. There would be a superior product in a more healthy environment for a better price. It wouldn't be profitable to traffic in sex workers when Susie down the street is clean, fun, and affordable.

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