Prostitution

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  1. pbs

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    What does the forum think about legalizing prostitution?

    I'm personally in favor of personal freedoms, which would include this profession. It could be de-criminalized, monitored, taxed, regulated, and tested, which should decrease the amount of illegal activity associated with it. Prostitutes could be licensed and tested for STDs, and even Johns could be certified, if they became regular customers. I don't know how high priced call girls handle the STD issue, but I doubt that anyone paying big bucks wants to use a condom.

    If legalization came to be, I think the only victims might be the wives who are lousy lovers, who might find their husbands paying for better sex than they get at home.
     
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    Holland seems to go alright with it and we have some in australia
     
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    PBS; then come to Australia where prostitution is quite legal and legally registered prostitution is a recognised industry, taxed like any other and even has it's own workers union and represented in national sex exhibitions/seminars.
    Worker regular health check are mandatory as client use of condoms ie safe sex.
    Regular vanilla sex starts at around $100.
    Of course these are still some working outside of this framework and those are the ones most at risk of exploitation.
    However, what is illegal here is living off the earning of prostitution ie pimping.
     
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    It is the oldest profession and it would help the economy i would think. LOL
     
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    As George Carlin said "selling is legal, fucking is legal, why isn't selling fucking legal"

    I'm for it. Legalize it, TAX it.
     
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    Is anyone here interested in running for president? Washington has accomplished absolutely nothing this whole year. Maybe legalizing prostitution would be a good platform to run on :D, or are we still too prudish and puritanical in the USA to consider such a thing?
     
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    of course there is always the issue of sexually transmitted diseases. if it was legalised then this would be dealt with.
     
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    America is so backwards in so many social reforms.
    Blame your Christian Fundamentalist crackpots.
     
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    Arent' those the Tea Party that's going to cost us $1000 a year by ending the tax break, cut medicare pay to doctors by 27%.....
     
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    I would be for decriminalizing prostitution in the case of a victimless "crime" where both parties are in agreement, and no one is being taken advantage of. I say that is the exact situation where it should be legalized.

    The problem I have is that many women and even young men and transgendered people prostitute themselves for drugs and fall into a lifestyle where they are victimized by Johns and pimps. Many prostitutes are often denied their profits by their pimps, and barely make enough to survive.

    So if prostitution were legalized, it would have to be organized in such a way where those things don't happen.
     
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    It seems to work out well in Vegas, if it were also made illegal to live of of pimping I think a lot of the problems would go away like pimps getting the girls addicted to drugs. I'd be all for it if it were monitored and regulated.
     
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    The fact that prostitution is ILLEGAL is why women rely on male guardians to protect themselves. When it's legal, when they respond to an advertisement in a newspaper, there are no pimps involved. In our state, women can work in registered brothels or from home, and the latter are generally daytime workers with their own websites and such like (and I designed some of those websites, and photographic spreads too).

    The thing you must realise is that prostution rarely causes women to become drug addicts, but the money in prostution is good so that women who are already drug addicts may work as a prostitute to support their pre-existing habit.

    The escorts I knew had very expensive houses, new sporty Mercedes Benz cars (upper model versions), lovely clothing. Many rented an apartment for work, and kept home for home. Women in brothels might be university students making a bit of money to cover personal expenses, housewives, afore-mentioned drug addicts and almost anyone and everyone you can possibly think of. Some desperate but many knowing the rate of pay is several hundred per day, although most work part-time, a few hours here and there a few days per week (daytime is the reserve of the private operator). Brothels keep a percentage of the take where a woman working for herself keeps the lot, so it's more lucrative but it doesn't suit part-time ad-hoc prostitutes.

    There are discussion forums around where the relative merits of working ladies are discussed, and men post details of the sessions they have. The dodgy workers and brothels get exposed here also.
     
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    Prostitution, drugs, booze, what ever. The parent in us wants to control it. In the UK they tax alcohol so much all the youth here do drugs because its cheaper. I am from New Zealand and they legalized prostitution and I have enjoyed the benefits. In countries where its a illegal they are all drugies but in in NZ its normally women doing degrees at Uni. Quality shags.
     
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    Much like the varying laws regarding certain drugs (controlled or not) prostitution is legal in various cities.

    I think it should be legal. They should have to pay taxes on it- but teh John shoul dnot.
     
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    I'm for legalizing drugs, not because I think drugs are okay, but because I'm sick of the drug war and the enrichment of the worst of humanity. Personally, I know pot and meth and alcohol are bad for you strait up, no shit, fact. I grew up around drug dealers and prostitutes and pimps. I have a reasonable understanding of the game, and I've done them all in excess.

    That being said, I don't see a prostitute war and I'm not sure that society in general is being harmed by keeping prostitution illegal. On the other hand, I do see many people who like to take advantage of others, especially by telling the weakest among us about the benefits of exploitation. Prostitution is and will always be exploitation, even if is the exploitation of desperation.

    Sex is a wonderful thing and I think it should be enjoyed often. However, it is also a biological drive and as such puts persons at risk, especially those with mental weaknesses like bi-polar disorder. I strongly suspect a high percentage of prostitutes in fact have BPD.

    I view it the way I view gambling. In the end all you have is the exploiting of one group by another. Generally the exploited group doesn't vote or otherwise have access to power. On top of that, sin taxes are merely a means used by the government to join in on the exploitation. And, taxing cigarettes, booze, pot, or prostitution is never justified since those who are not taxed get a much better deal than those who are.
     
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    think it should be made legal, might reduce rapes, etc,
     
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    Im all for it. I think it would help the divorce rate too. If your spouse is got you cut off you can stop off after work and take care of it. Most married ladies in know problably wouldn't mind.
     
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    exactly......and there's no way to battle that way of thinking...
     
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    Prostitutes aren't necessarily exploited. I think the more society pushes prostitution into the shady areas, the more exploited they are. When extramarital sex is seen as degrading (mostly to women), prostitution is illegal, and consequently run by the mafia, then prostitution turns nasty. I slept with escort girls a couple of times when it was legal in Norway. This was later made illegal and deemed 'abuse of women', but frankly the only time I have almost felt as if I was abusing someone was with my wife, who has hardly any libido at all. The call-girls were all party-party, and one of them seemed a bit disappointed that I came too early. In essence, prostitution can be very simple; two people have sex, and one party gets money for it. Why the part that gets money should always be exploited is not at all clear, and as it turns out it is far from always the case.

    I also think sex should be enjoyed often, but sometimes this simply isn't possible. Men and women both have strange patterns of picking mates, and sometimes some people fall outside the 'ideal' or the 'norm'. I was a virgin at 23 and utterly confused as to why (people kept telling me that I was nice and good-looking guy). I have some ideas now as to what went wrong, but at that point I was extremely frustrated so I literally gave up; I started going to strip clubs and prostitutes. As it turns out, I think I learned a thing or two, so I got together with my wife after a couple of years.
     
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    I used to do IT consulting work and I designed a couple of websites for escorts who work in Canberra. Knowing them personally I wouldn't call those women exploited. Million dollar houses, Mercedes coupes, etc etc. At the opposite end of the market, there will be women who are in a desperate financial situation and who turn to prostitution. But they go to a brothel and get interviewed for the job, so I'm not sure if we can call them exploited either.

    I have had sex with escorts from time to time and always enjoyed it. I liked their earthiness and natural ease with men and sex. The two times I had anal sex were with prostitutes, and one of those squirted when I went down on her before we went to vaginal sex before anal sex. Another escort also squirted on me, and absolutely soaked her bed. She later thanked me 'cause she often got aroused on her job but many guys didn't get her all the way, and she had to finish herself with a vibrator after they left! I wouldn't call her exploited either. One escort suggested that all women should work as escorts for a few months. That way they would learn about men, sex and themselves. She was serious.

    It really depends on whether sex for money is really, really bad, or just something you can do. Are one night stands really, really bad? Is prostitution with someone like me worse than a one night stand with a stranger you met in a nightclub?