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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I'll just say that you get what you pay for.
    My strange combination of a champagne fetish and my age of seventeen makes my prostitution experiences in the champagne room incredibly expensive.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    The answer to your question is "they could, but they won't". You are asking the wrong questions.

    The better question is "Why do people act against the broader interests society when they are acting under the influence of market forces?" One of the answers to this question is very simple. Because the logical incentives sometimes engendered by market forces encourage actions which run counter to the interests of society, and many people act to further their own selfish interests over the interests of others. These people are acting in accord with perfect logic and self interest.

    Other answers are not as simple, but yield the same result. For example, some people are short sighted, while at the same time they are also selfish. They see short term gain, and can't see that in the long term they are likely be worse off. Forecasting into the longer term is complex and sometimes requires knowledge and training to assess likely outcomes.
    So the government is somehow different in this regard? Do you think politicians are not selfish? Why do you think all politicians leave office a great deal richer than when they arrived in office? For another, why would market forces lead to people acting against the interests of consumers? Do you think it works to their advantage to have their consumers and workers for that matter getting diseases? That seems like a pretty bad problem for the business to overcome considering that prostitution would be a pretty competitive field.

    In some scenarios, society can act deliberately through government to overcome these deficiencies of market systems.
    So to avoid taking control of their own lives they go to the government? How does that solve anything?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Clients must register under real name and validate in writing that they have no medical conditions or diseases that are transmissible. Lying should warrant quite a few years in prison. I'm thinking of things like HIV here.

    No way in hell. I'm too attached to my alias Gustav von Spicyweiner to change my ways this late in the game.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Strip clubs don't have mandatory HIV testing. Do you know what happens in the "Champagne Room"?
    Pff. Unlikely.

    "Champagne room" is basically code for "con guys too drunk or inexperienced to know any better into wasting $300.00 on a really long lap dance."

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Pfff. Unlikely.

    "Champagne room" is basically code for "con guys too drunk or inexperienced to know any better into wasting $300.00 on a really long lap dance."
    I forget who it was, but someone from this forum posted a very amusing anecdote about that situation a few weeks back.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    I forget who it was, but someone from this forum posted a very amusing anecdote about that situation a few weeks back.
    Was in it in the "cuddle" thread in the Tavern?

    That was probably me.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Do you enjoy framing my position dishonestly?
    I didn't. Problems don't just go away because the government or people in the market act. Not everyone will behave in the same way, and not everyone cares enough to bother following rules put out by the government.

    Not all risk is equal. Having hundreds of partners is a greater risk than having one or a few.
    No **** they are at a higher risk. The point was that the amount of risk that you have decided on is arbitrary.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Of course it should be...it is utterly ridiculous that the state can dictate under what terms one consenting adult performs sexual favours for another. Like no one has ever married strictly for money in America?
    Last edited by DA60; 08-04-14 at 12:59 AM.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Was in it in the "cuddle" thread in the Tavern?

    That was probably me.
    Oh my God, it was you! That was hilarious, man!

    Also, I feel like now would be a good time to remark on how ironic it is that your avatar is one of the most influential pimps in Westeros' upper echelon, and you want prostitution to be a state level decision.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Oh my God, it was you! That was hilarious, man!

    Also, I feel like now would be a good time to remark on how ironic it is that your avatar is one of the most influential pimps in Westeros' upper echelon, and you want prostitution to be a state level decision.
    You're far from the first person to have taken note of it, I can assure you.

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