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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Prostitution do not may be legal.Period.
    Prostitution do may be legal. Exclamation point.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Forget your personal views of it, should it be legal or not?
    I say yes as long as the prostitutes follow health and safety guidelines and get regularly tested once a week for STDs and be required by law show their customers the STD test results and the date of those test results. With the health screenings there should be no license requirements since the prostitute would be regularly shelling out cash for STD tests.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Prostitution should remain illegal. What happens if the prostitute becomes pregnant? It won't stop illegal prostitution. I'm sure illegal prostitution will exist and be cheaper than legalized whore houses. I also think it degrades women, degrades society, and is just a bad thing in general. I see no good in legalizing prostitution.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    I'm in favour. Here in New Zealand prostitution is legal, and because of that I have never experienced any prostitutes coming up to me asking if I want to have sex like they did all the time at the main street in Norway. Our red light district is Karangahape Road (aka K Road) and you safely walk there in the middle of night.

    First off I don't see why men can't buy sex if it's done in a proper manner. Secondly, legalizing it takes away the black market because you rather want to have sex at a official place so you don't get STDs or get robbed. Thirdly, the prostitution industry didn't increase after decriminalization.

    Prostitution reform has little effect - National - NZ Herald News
    "More than 60 per cent felt they were more able to refuse to provide commercial sexual services to a particular client since the enactment of the law."
    Actually - organized crime rings often net profits through prostitution - especially in legalized areas such as the Red-Light district.

    How that works is the cartel (or whoever is running the sex-ring) supports, encourages or forces a woman to submit to the sex-work environment. Threats against her or her family and drug addiction are often used as tools to ensure these women will work for the cartel without ratting them out to the authorities.

    Thus - it's a legal outlet for cartels to earn high profits.

    In the end the government ends up being the bouncer at the titty bar - and costing taxpayers $$ and legislation and law enforcement a continual headache.

    Is the individual personal-gain for some individuals (getting off - or giving head for a few bucks) *really* worth the other problems it inevitably causes?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    What happens if the prostitute becomes pregnant?
    Now that present an interesting dilemma I hadn't thought about.

    Do the words "Hi, remember me?" ring a bell.....lol

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Now that present an interesting dilemma I hadn't thought about.

    Do the words "Hi, remember me?" ring a bell.....lol
    If she were a street-walker/crack addict type prostitute, I'm going to speculate she would abort or have the baby and raise it herself.
    If she were a high-priced escort who serviced only a few "regular customers" (aka sugar daddies), she might well take them to court, demand paternity tests, and hit the lucky dad up for child support.... or else try to blackmail him for a lump sum, in exchange for not taking him to court, demanding paternity tests, and hitting him up for child support.

    Many women who work in the sex industry already have children; most are keenly aware that their window of opportunity to make *really good money* in the sex industry is brief, and the majority are not willing to waste two years of prime time gestating a fetus and then getting back into shape afterward.
    When I was a dancer, there were many, many abortions among the dancers I knew.
    Many had kids already, some planned to have more later, in their 30s... but few were willing to hang up their g-strings in their 20s in order to have a baby, when they could be making 60,000+ a year instead. They knew they only had a few years to make that kind of money.

    I'd imagine prostitutes are the same.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say yes as long as the prostitutes follow health and safety guidelines and get regularly tested once a week for STDs and be required by law show their customers the STD test results and the date of those test results. With the health screenings there should be no license requirements since the prostitute would be regularly shelling out cash for STD tests.
    That's not going to happen. If the licensing process isn't easy then the workers simply won't do it and legalization is pointless. The point of legalization is about providing services and support to sex workers, and it's not about them owing us something.

    This is about giving agency and control to the workers. It means removing control from the traffickers to kidnap people and force them to do sex work. Currently if those people run to the police to report that they've been raped or kidnapped, they themselves could be arrested for the kind of work they do; or if they testify in court, the jury will be biased against these sex workers for doing illegal activities, and may side with the defendant (rapist/sex offender).

    No, if you make licensing have all of these requirements then the women who have already been working underground this whole time will just keep doing it. This is about taking away control and power from the traffickers and the Johns and putting it squarely in the hands of the workers.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Prostitution should remain illegal. What happens if the prostitute becomes pregnant? It won't stop illegal prostitution. I'm sure illegal prostitution will exist and be cheaper than legalized whore houses. I also think it degrades women, degrades society, and is just a bad thing in general. I see no good in legalizing prostitution.
    It's still having sex and that still comes with all of the stipulations that any other sexual encounter would: birth control, knowing your partner, having knowledge about STDs and taking measures to protect yourself, etc. The only difference is that money is being exchanged. If someone gets pregnant then c'est la vie.

    It degrades society more to force these workers to remain underground where they are raped, abused, cheated, and trapped. The ones that want to leave are given no recourse to do so because the entire system is against them and going for help is not an option; and those who want to stay have zero support resources to help them stay safe and maintain any kind of work standards. It may make us feel good about ourselves to have this practice criminalized and kept out of sight, but it's still happening everywhere and that to me is far more unethical than simply acknowledging a reality and then doing what we can to transform it into something more functional.

    Legalization solves a lot of problems, it just has to be done carefully.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Now that present an interesting dilemma I hadn't thought about.

    Do the words "Hi, remember me?" ring a bell.....lol

    If a woman is a prostitute doesn't that mean engaging in sex with random strangers is her profession? So whose door is she going to be knocking on saying "Hi remember me"?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If a woman is a prostitute doesn't that mean engaging in sex with random strangers is her profession? So whose door is she going to be knocking on saying "Hi remember me"?
    Prolly the guy whose wallet she stole.
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