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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Questions like this are precisely why prostitution should remain illegal. Prostitution encourages this kind of diseased thinking.
    Wait...what are you calling diseased thinking? You SURELY cant be imagining that across the country (heck...across the WORLD) people arent doing this on a regular basis are you? I truly do not see why it is any more diseased for a couple to engage in a one night only business transaction vs a pretense one night stand. The end result is the same...two strangers came together, came together (all things willing), and then separated, ne'er agin to consider the other individual. So why would it then be MORE diseased for people to do the same thing for a few bucks and avoid the dinner and a movie schtick?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Prostitution is a horrible practice that erodes the moral fiber of any nation. It should absolutely remain illegal.
    Maybe your moral fiber, the simple solution would be not to have sex with prostitutes if you don't like prostitutes.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You're right, better to make everything legal. That way there won't be any crime because nothing will be against the law.
    Well no one would be in jail for victimless crime.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You have very strange ideas about what's good for society. You said the same thing about abortion, and, I bet you feel the same way about legalizing drugs. Am I right?
    So the government should tell you what to do in your personal life but not businesses or banks?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The existence of prostitution assures that women-- and men, and children-- will be victimized. Society's response should be to ensure that there is as little prostitution as possible.
    Keeping it illegal insures that women will be less likely to report victimization, regulations would protect them. Your argument is like saying that legalizing marijuana makes cartels stronger (it doesn't).
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Except most women don't meet the standards of those legal brothels, and would still be forced into a dangerous and dehumanizing profession.
    Source? What do you think the standards are?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Wait...what are you calling diseased thinking? You SURELY cant be imagining that across the country (heck...across the WORLD) people arent doing this on a regular basis are you? I truly do not see why it is any more diseased for a couple to engage in a one night only business transaction vs a pretense one night stand.
    You seem to think that this is acceptable, that pretending to be interested in a person solely to have sex with them is the behavior of a decent human being. It is not. It is shameful and it is exploitative and it is borne of the same thinking that drives prostitution-- the notion that other people exist solely to sate our sexual desires. Human sexuality is more than the cheap and meaningless rutting of animals. Reducing it to a business transaction or deceiving people for the purpose of using them diminishes it and it diminishes us; it is sad and lonely and disgusting and the last thing we should do is to encourage it further. Our culture is already saturated with pornography that encourages promiscuity and exploitation and outright abuse.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    You seem to think that this is acceptable, that pretending to be interested in a person solely to have sex with them is the behavior of a decent human being. It is not. It is shameful and it is exploitative and it is borne of the same thinking that drives prostitution-- the notion that other people exist solely to sate our sexual desires. Human sexuality is more than the cheap and meaningless rutting of animals. Reducing it to a business transaction or deceiving people for the purpose of using them diminishes it and it diminishes us; it is sad and lonely and disgusting and the last thing we should do is to encourage it further. Our culture is already saturated with pornography that encourages promiscuity and exploitation and outright abuse.
    Im not putting my own moral spin on it. Personally...I wouldnt engage in the activity. I wouldnt endorse my children engage in the activity. That being said, I fail to see the moral superiority of an indiscriminate sexual engagement between two adults over an indiscriminate sexual act for profit between two consenting adults. nothing more nor less.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    That being said, I fail to see the moral superiority of an indiscriminate sexual engagement between two adults over an indiscriminate sexual act for profit between two consenting adults. nothing more nor less.
    The difference? Prostitution encourages people to treat their sexual encounters in this fashion. It encourages the belief that a man is entitled to sexual favors, especially if he gives a woman money or gifts. It reduces an intimate connection between two people-- however slight and brief-- into a business transaction.

    I am no fan of indiscriminate sexual encounters. But, at least, when there is no money involved, one person has to take the other's feelings into account.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The difference? Prostitution encourages people to treat their sexual encounters in this fashion. It encourages the belief that a man is entitled to sexual favors, especially if he gives a woman money or gifts. It reduces an intimate connection between two people-- however slight and brief-- into a business transaction.

    I am no fan of indiscriminate sexual encounters. But, at least, when there is no money involved, one person has to take the other's feelings into account.
    You mean they have to PRETEND to take the feelings into account. Sorry...Im not that far removed (as in...I know individuals that do and are regularly involved) from the indiscriminate sex scene that I dont see it for what it is. And please get...Im not judging it one way or the other (the indiscriminate sex or prostitution). Im not endorsing either. Just stating it as a reality. The implication as I understand you is that if those people were just having sex for money it would adversely impact their sense of self esteem/respect. As compared to 'just' having indiscriminate sex, how so? Heck...they might be able to help pay their way through college.

    We have already got a pretty significant number of 5 dolla ho's under todays rules. They are certainly abused and exploited by both the pimps johns, and legal system. I dont think legalizing makes that situation worse...and it might make it better.

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