Originally posted by aero56
reply to post by captaintyinknots
Legalizing prostitution would do nothing to stop child prostitution.
This argument is among the weakest. It may in some instances reduce child prostitution but I guarantee it will not increase it at the very least and
shouldn't be used as a reason for either side of the debate. (I know my fellow pro-prostitution supporters might disagree but it isn't necessary to
the argument anyway as there are enough other pros we have already covered)
Drugs go hand and hand with prostitution.
We should also outlaw rock shows, hippies, VW buses, reading 60's dystopian fiction, modern medicine, and pretty much anything having to do with
Hollywood. Or we can agree this is also a piss poor argument.
Remember that prostitutes have sex with many people, and not all of those people use condoms.
Have you been to a legal brothel? Yes all of them do use condoms. HPV and Herpes should be the primary concern and these are most contagious when
plainly visible. Everything else that isn't commonly stopped with a condom is easily treatable.
Many customers pay the prostitute more money for sex without condoms.
I have no first hand experience but I have read accounts that it is difficult to find a woman who for any amount of money will do this but you are
right some will but not the majority by any stretch.
Not every STD is discovered and treated before someone is infected.
This is true with all casual sex. If casual sex is outlawed I will leave this country to all the zealots who do it behind closed doors in secret.
Prostitution leads to trafficking rings. Legal or not, prostitutes are beaten and drugged. Prostitution breeds more prostitution. Visiting
prostitutes will cause feelings of guilt, emptiness, unfulfilling, and loneliness. It's just a sex act, no emotion. Many feeel dirty, miserable, and
scared afterward. Many men visit prostitutes to do things to them that a wife or girlfriend would not put up with, nor should they. Is a whore worth
all of this? Really?
All of this is speculative BS and much more prevalent when prostitution is illegal than when legal. I won't go point by point... no wait i think i
Trafficking rings are by nature illegal. If prostitution was legal it would REDUCE the demand for trafficking rings thus reducing trafficking rings.
I'm sure most Johns would rather not risk jail time and hit the legal ones given a choice.
Women in bars, wives, girlfriends, all women get beaten and drugged. Why drug someone who is already going to do whatever you want?
Beaten? When legal beating a prostitute would be met with swift retribution from a security guard who would more likely than not be the size of VW
Feelings? So we should make laws based on feelings now? A: I think you're wrong and B: these feelings if they exist are a direct result of society
looking down on the practice and nothing to do with reality.
Not all men visit sex workers just to do things their wives or girlfriends won't do. Some men like variety, some enjoy the adventure, some are single
and shy, some are single and bad with women, and I think most men just want to experience hassle free sex.
A prostitute is worth all of this and more. I feel it should be societies most respected job. Outside of farming, construction or manual labor it is
one of the only honest jobs a person a do.
Finally props to the good Captain and TDKRL I didn't mean to step on your feet by repeating you but I had to respond I hope you understand...