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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Why should it be illegal to sell something that is perfectly legal to give away for free?
    Precisely. I can go **** the entire Dallas Cowboys team but if someone gives me a dollar in the process suddenly it's illegal and immoral and degrading and harmful to society and promote sex slavery and OMG THINK OF TEH CHILDRENZ.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    A waitress who works in a dirty, run down diner waiting on dirty old guys who slobber and fawn all over her and/or treat her like a slave for $4/hr. That's pretty ****ing degrading.

    I certainly didn't find champagne by candlelight and sex with attractive men for $500+/hr to be degrading.

    What's degrading is up to the individual to determine. ANY job can be degrading. Which is why it's a good thing that "degrading" isn't a pre-requisite for making or keeping something illegal.
    If your idea of prostitution is $500 tricks and champagne by candlelight, you've watched Pretty Woman too many times.
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    Re: Prostitution

    I prefer the "2 for 2 for 3" special. 2 girls, 2 hours, 3 hundred $$
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If your idea of prostitution is $500 tricks and champagne by candlelight, you've watched Pretty Woman too many times.
    Or maybe I was one. And hardly one of the more expensive ones at that.

    If your idea of prostitution are crack ho's on the streetcorner, then you've watched way too many movies and CSIs. Those gals are the minority in the profession. They are the lowest common denominator and hardly representative of the large picture.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Precisely. I can go **** the entire Dallas Cowboys team but if someone gives me a dollar in the process suddenly it's illegal and immoral and degrading and harmful to society and promote sex slavery and OMG THINK OF TEH CHILDRENZ.
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    Re: Prostitution

    IMHO, prostitution is one of those "victimless" crimes. If she wants to sell it and he wants to buy it (or vice-versa) then is it really any of our ****ing business?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What if we make it so a brothel has to be in a low population area, such as in the country side?
    I'm not concerned with location - I merely don't approve of it being governed *by* the government.
    I would consider it *fun* - non reportable income (if it's a small amount earned here and there) OR purely 'self employment' - not something that should be dictated by the government with extra regulation and so forth.

    If women and men who want to prostitute decide to get together and form a self-interest guild or an organization - that's fine. If they want to set up their own "certification" and what have you - that's fine too.

    But the government shouldn't be dictating the rules, providing safety - or anything of that nature.

    All existing rules and regulations which currently apply to the porn industry should be sufficient for prostitution - nothing more necessary.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    The Red Light district is a fine example of my point - if it happens there then it can happen anywhere.
    No matter how strict your regulations, no matter what lengths you go to ensure safety and so on - there will always be people taking advantage of it and bringing their dregery with them while they do it.
    There will always be problems, but there will be less of them. Parts of the reason why the red light district is so active, is because very few nations in Europe allow prostitution. (and the red light district isn't that bad. It's safe to walk there at night.) Hence, a lot of people go to Amsterdam from other European countries. New Zealand is a better case of what will happen if US allow prostitution. And we don't have any crime problems due to legalization of prostitution. It actually helped and improved the conditions of prostitutes.

    Secondly, if Netherlands prohibited prostitution again, then it would be scattered all around Amsterdam. Would that be better?

    BTW: Prohibiting brothels won't help. Street prostitution causes a lot more problems than brothels.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    There will always be problems, but there will be less of them. Parts of the reason why the red light district is so active, is because very few nations in Europe allow prostitution. (and the red light district isn't that bad. It's safe to walk there at night.) Hence, a lot of people go to Amsterdam from other European countries. New Zealand is a better case of what will happen if US allow prostitution. And we don't have any crime problems due to legalization of prostitution. It actually helped and improved the conditions of prostitutes.

    Secondly, if Netherlands prohibited prostitution again, then it would be scattered all around Amsterdam. Would that be better?

    BTW: Prohibiting brothels won't help. Street prostitution causes a lot more problems than brothels.
    I'm not bothered by the 'problems' it causes.

    I don't feel the government should take on the role of being 'a pimp' with my tax-dollars.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Sex is sacred. Whether I admit it or not, sexuality plays a profound role in my sense of self and my relationships with others; my sex drive is intrinsically attached to my need for intimacy. Fulfilling my natural sexual drives and needs with pornography and promiscuity is like fulfilling my hunger with junk food-- it satiates me, but it is profoundly unhealthy and it deadens my taste for more wholesome fare. When I can have one-night stands and pay others for purely selfish sexual gratification, I forget the importance of also providing sexual gratification to others. Promiscuity harms my self-image and my ability to interact with people as other than sex objects.

    Prostitution is nothing more than adding profit incentives to promiscuity, which makes all of the problems with it far worse.
    Corrected.

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    Last edited by Orion; 10-18-10 at 11:59 PM.

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