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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I prefer the "2 for 2 for 3" special. 2 girls, 2 hours, 3 hundred $$
    So, what do you do for the last hour and fifty eight minutes?
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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?
    Because the government doesn't get their cut, that's why.
    It's illegal to sell anything of any value without notifying the government and paying them their alleged due. But it's okay to give it away without telling them (as long as it's not money, in which case you still have to tell them... or a car, or land, or a house).

    Trust me; I've had more than my share of trouble from the IRS.

    The solution is to legalize prostitution, make prostitutes declare their tips, and tax them as independent contractors, much like any other adult entertainer.
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    Re: Prostitution

    I'm somewhat torn on some aspects of this.

    Firstly, I was raised in a conservative Christian household - to the point where my parents frown on sex before marriage, let alone sex for money.

    On the other hand, I have heard stories about the terrible things that happen in the sex trafficking trade.

    And I think there is likely a way that prostitution could be made legal that would extremely limit and/or eliminate it, at least in those countries that legalized it.

    Firstly, you could classify the various types of sex acts - methinks those sick ****s (and I'm sure they're out there somewhere) who want to **** someone and then kill them - would be **** out of luck.

    The same with extreme levels of sadism, masochism and the like.

    But I think anything less than that could be regulated in some way that would reduce the amount of crime (and I don’t mean prostitutes being caught “working”) related to sex.

    Then again, I could be wrong.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    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.
    *too late edit of the previous statement*

    I meant to say "I'm not bothered by the social problems" : spread of STDS, violence - etc. . . those are my personal issues. That'sa part of life and a risk you take no matterwhat - turning ti into a business, in my opinion, isn't going to hike those higher than they are, now.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It should be legal. You can have oversight then, proper regulation and testing and fair wages; that sort of thing. I'm sure you'll probably never really get rid of the street walker sort of scenario, but through legalization and proper regulation you can make the situation a lot better for many others. And there's no base reason on why prostitution should be illegal.
    Yeah, they're ripping off customers.
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    Re: Prostitution

    To those pointing to sex slavery as a reason to keep prostitution illegal, you do realize, don't you, that slavery exists in other markets? Specifically farming and domestic services. Should we make farming illegal because people are brought here, forced to do manual labor, beaten, and starved? Or should we instead focus our efforts on the slavery and leave the legitimate stuff alone?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, they're ripping off customers.
    LOL! I can only imagine the conversations that come from that.
    "Youre blowjobs SUCK - I can do down the street and get it better for less"
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    There's nothing wrong with brothels. There are severall brothels here, and they are fine. Actually street prostitution is causing more problems.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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