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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Absolutely, it should be. Regulate and restrict it, as others have said, but it should still be legal.

    There is a reason that it is referred to as the oldest profession. Nothing will make prostitution go away.

    And it is not right to tell anyone that they can't profit from having sex with others when they can give it away for free with the same exact chances of spreading disease. Not only that, but porn stars are paid to have sex on camera, so I don't see why other women and men shouldn't be able to just be paid to have sex.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Absolutely, it should be. Regulate and restrict it, as others have said, but it should still be legal.

    There is a reason that it is referred to as the oldest profession. Nothing will make prostitution go away.

    And it is not right to tell anyone that they can't profit from having sex with others when they can give it away for free with the same exact chances of spreading disease. Not only that, but porn stars are paid to have sex on camera, so I don't see why other women and men shouldn't be able to just be paid to have sex.
    Yeah, I don't get how pornography is legal, but not prostitution.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No, not at all. I'm saying people are going to do it anyway, and it will be better for society if it is legal. Now if murder were legal, it would be worse for society. Get it now?
    No, not when you use abortion, drugs and prostitution as examples of what's better for society.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No, not when you use abortion, drugs and prostitution as examples of what's better for society.
    I'm not saying those things are good for society, I'm saying the effects of having them illegal are bad for society, and that we can eliminate those bad things from society by making them legal. Get it now?
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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.
    The governments job is not to enforce morality, but only crime. If that was the case little college sluts who go around banging 20 different guys before their freshman year is up would be in jail. The smart girls at least get money for acting like sluts. Prostitution shouldn't be a crime. Nor any other sexual act between two consenting adults. Its God's duty to judge sins, not Uncle Sams.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    I think it should be for the protection of the woman.

    But one thing that has troubled me. Is if it becomes like a "guys night out thing".

    5PM Hit the bar
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Centrist View Post
    The governments job is not to enforce morality, but only crime. If that was the case little college sluts who go around banging 20 different guys before their freshman year is up would be in jail. The smart girls at least get money for acting like sluts. Prostitution shouldn't be a crime. Nor any other sexual act between two consenting adults. Its God's duty to judge sins, not Uncle Sams.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Yes it should be legalized, why shouldn't adults be allowed to have sex for money? We all have sex (well some of us), we all spend bundles of money on things, so what harm is there in combining them, if when managed properly, ensures the happiness of most people?

    Originally posted by X-Factor
    Absolutely not.
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    Originally posted by Viktyr Korimir
    Prostitution is a horrible practice that erodes the moral fiber of any nation. It should absolutely remain illegal.
    How exactly does is erode moral fiber? If anything I think making illegal erodes the moral fiber of liberty and freedom, so therefore I think it should be legal.

    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.
    Explain. Because as far as I'm certain more people are victimized by street prostitution than legalized prostitution; I've heard of countless horrors of abuse, but this one program that I say, that highlights this brothel in Nevada, seemed like a really enjoyable and safe place where everyone respected each other.

    Except most women don't meet the standards of those legal brothels, and would still be forced into a dangerous and dehumanizing profession.
    Why?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I'm not saying those things are good for society, I'm saying the effects of having them illegal are bad for society, and that we can eliminate those bad things from society by making them legal. Get it now?
    No, legitimizing those things, and making them more readily available are not better for society.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And it is not right to tell anyone that they can't profit from having sex with others when they can give it away for free with the same exact chances of spreading disease.
    Actually, I should correct this. It is in fact safer to have prostitution legalized when it comes to the spread of disease, since it is almost certain that prostitution would have to be licensed and that licensing would most likely include a medical exam at the very least annually but probably every six months or less.

    And it would be safer, for the most part, for many girls when they could actually become a part of a brothel instead of out on the streets, possibly with a pimp. Everyone involved in the transactions would be able to report abuse and/or theft without fear of being arrested. Might not eliminate all the problems that come from prostitution, but legalizing it would certainly work toward decreasing at least some of the problems for most sellers and buyers.
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