View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Imo, only on a state-by-state basis, as voted on by the general populace.
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    Re: Prostitution

    I think it should be legal. It is another gov't intrusion into the private lives of citizens. If I want to rent my equipment to my neighbor, that should be perfectly legal, don't ya' know? And versa vise.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Of course it should be legal. Everyone has the right to have sex and there is no reason to think payment would change the matter. For that matter, we all own our own bodies and it's labor, and with that right the right to sell our services and labor to others. There is no reason to think that it wouldn't include the sale of sex.

    As for regulation, I'm opposed to such things, so of course I can't agree with it here either.

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    Re: Prostitution

    It should be legal and regulated like any other business. This is a women's safety issue to me. Illegal prostitution leads to abuse, disease, crime, and human trafficking. It just makes NO SENSE to me to make prostitution illegal.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should prostitution be legalized?
    Decriminalize it and regulate it.

    Why is it illegal to sell something that is perfectly fine to give away for free?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Decriminalize it and regulate it.

    Why is it illegal to sell something that is perfectly fine to give away for free?
    Why regulate it? Because people might harm themselves by getting a disease? Is that not a risk of what they are doing?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why regulate it? Because people might harm themselves by getting a disease? Is that not a risk of what they are doing?
    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.
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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.
    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.
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    Re: Prostitution

    I'm not big on "buyer beware," but if a person wants to rent out their genitalia, I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to.
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