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    Re: Prostitution

    Legalize and tax it. All the women who are whores are whoring anyways..

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    But this involves their own decision to get money for sex. Why not regulate people having sex not for payment if you don't want people to get sick? Those people are making the same decision, are they not? Hell, in most states people in porn don't have to wear condoms, and I don't hear many people screaming for regulations. Hell when California(I think) did it a while back people complained.
    They have to get regular AIDS tests.

    As it turns out, people can spread HIV to people who don't use prostitutes. I can't believe I have to explain this to you.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Legalize it and regulate it to help keep the women as safe as possible.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Like with drugs, any good that might be done by prohibiting "vice" is grossly outweighed by the harm created by substantial black market dealings. Even if one doesn't like prostitution, there is no benefit in making it a crime.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    They have to get regular AIDS tests.
    True. Why wouldn't the market handle this though? To the most part it was already in place in the porn industry before the government stepped in.

    As it turns out, people can spread HIV to people who don't use prostitutes. I can't believe I have to explain this to you.
    I realize that. I even made it a point to say why not regulate everyday people that have sex because of the risk of disease. Why does payment somehow change something about the act?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Because HIV/Aids doesn't show up right away. It's kinda like how the USDA inspects the chicken. We don't want everyone getting sick.
    Except the difference is that as it stands now, with it being illegal, it really has no chance of being found out. As it stands now there's nothing telling them to go get check ups. With it legalized and regulated it can be found much easier. Not to mention that if it is legalized we can require everyone seeking it to also get checked out to help protect the women/men in the prostitution business.

    Currently there is a brothel in Nevada I think it is...what is their STD rate? The last time I even heard about the place was when some woman offered up her virginity on ebay or whatever and people suggested that she go there to preform the act so as to protect herself from the law against prostitution.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should prostitution be legalized?
    Of course it should. Most of it already is.

    The only illegal form of prostitution is sex for MONEY. As in checks, cash, credit card payments or money orders.

    People ignore that many quite normal forms of human sexuality are legal prostitution as in trading sex for something other than money. Every college or university has had some young woman ( or sometimes maybe a man ) trading sex with a professor for better grades. It may be against the polices of most universities it may even result in the student being expelled and the professor fired but it is perfectly legal as long as they are both adults.
    Nearly every business or company or corporation has had people trade sex for a promotion or raise or some other advantage. Once again it may be against company policy but it's perfectly legal. Many examples exist of people trading sex with a client for an advantage such as to finalize a real estate deal or a reporter trying to get information or a story or whatever.

    And of course it is not unheard of for a wife ( or maybe a husband ) to trade sexual forvors for something. As in a wife who does not normally engage in oral sex promises her husband some blowjobs for a new car.

    All of these examples and probably more are legal forms of prostitution.

    There is no real reason to make it a crime when one trades cash for sex.

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    Re: Prostitution

    BTW: voted "yes" in the poll. I might have gone for the "Decriminalize and heavily regulate it." option except that the "heavily" could be just as bad as just outright banning it.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    True. Why wouldn't the market handle this though? To the most part it was already in place in the porn industry before the government stepped in.
    It's the same reason we inspect the chicken. Markets are reactive. Health and safety issues should be proactive. By the time people are sick, it could be a crisis level before the market even has a chance to adjust.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I realize that. I even made it a point to say why not regulate everyday people that have sex because of the risk of disease. Why does payment somehow change something about the act?
    Normal people don't have sex as often as prostitutes. Prostitutes are a higher risk.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    It's the same reason we inspect the chicken. Markets are reactive. Health and safety issues should be proactive. By the time people are sick, it could be a crisis level before the market even has a chance to adjust.
    People like governments only act after someone decides a problem exists.

    Normal people don't have sex as often as prostitutes. Prostitutes are a higher risk.
    So it's about the amount of sex someone has? Ok. Sorry, but that is a bit stupid, imho.

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