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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should prostitution be legalized?


    In general, I don't like the idea. It is inherently exploitative and has strong societal negatives.



    OTOH, in my more cynical moments, I wonder how much difference there is between prostitution and 50% of marriages...

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    Re: Prostitution

    It is legal. Film it and call the prostitute an actress, bam legal.
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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?
    They would be shut down. Regulators would be doing inspections.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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.
    No, that fails for the same reason the prohibition analogy fails. The supply of marijuana and alcohol can easily be increased to meet increased demand by simply planting more pot or distilling more booze.

    The supply in prostitution is fundamentally different. Women willing to sell sex don't grow on trees. You can't just build another prostitute factory. If the demand for sex (men willing to buy) is larger than the supply for it (women willing to sell), there will be a black market for sex.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    They would be shut down. Regulators would be doing inspections.
    Really? How is it that sex trafficking rings haven't been "shut down" today?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Really? How is it that sex trafficking rings haven't been "shut down" today?
    They aren't regulated.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    They aren't regulated.
    Sure they are. The regulation is "No".

    Let me rephrase the question. Why would sex trafficking rings give any information to regulators regarding their operation? How can the regulators inspect the operation if the whereabouts are kept secret? Sex traffickers hide their operations from law enforcement. Why wouldn't they hide their operations from regulators?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Sure they are. The regulation is "No".

    Let me rephrase the question. Why would sex trafficking rings give any information to regulators regarding their operation? How can the regulators inspect the operation if the whereabouts are kept secret? Sex traffickers hide their operations from law enforcement. Why wouldn't they hide their operations from regulators?
    Why would customers go to them when they could go to a safe place?

    Is there a back alley abortion industry thriving today?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Why would customers go to them when they could go to a safe place?
    Price. Convenience. Anonymity. Among others.

    But it doesn't actually matter why. It's a known fact that sex trafficking still flourishes in nations where prostitution is legal, despite your insisting it magically goes away. In fact, the evidence shows that sex trafficking actually increases as a result of legalization.

    Human Trafficking Persists Despite Legality of Prostitution in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE

    Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking? by Seo-Young Cho, Axel Dreher, Eric Neumayer :: SSRN

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Why would customers go to them when they could go to a safe place?

    Is there a back alley abortion industry thriving today?
    What woman of high self worth would be a prostitute?
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