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Legalize Prostitution

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Yes, I advocate legalizing prostitution. I don't see what the big deal is. If a man/woman want to get paid for having sex, then they should be allowed to do so. Sex is a natural thing and only us humans put taboos on it. We try to pretend it is bad, but in the bedroom we indulge like no other species. Religion has perverted sex into something evil, but if you are a bible thumper, then you know the bible says to be fruitful and multiply. It also states that it is better to put your seed into the belly of a whore than to allow it to hit the ground. So why are we still hung up over this? Brothels used to be a normal thing. Everyone from kings down to sailors used them, and it was well accepted. Somewhere an ugly woman was pissed she couldn't get laid and started the movement to ban it would be my guess.

Prostitution still takes place in plain view, but it's disguised as something else. Men date women and pay for their evening. Movie, dinner, drinks, then back to one of their places for sex. What's the difference? It's purely semantics as the end goal is the same. I do not, however agree with pimps exploiting them. I think the red light district has it pretty well in line with how it should operate. I would also venture to say that the rate of rapes would go down as a result of legalizing it.




posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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Haha so true.. It will never happen though
STD rates would also probably go down
Ib4 moral flames
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Maybe it's because of fear of HIV ? But sure, your thread is a good reflexion.


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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Remember Kids, it's not prostitution if you film it, it's a porno and pornos are legal

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by annonymous1234
Remember Kids, it's not prostitution if you film it, it's a porno and pornos are legal

2nd line

Lmfao



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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I like your view in the topic, but unfortunately in a world we live in today disease will spread like wildfire. It would take a long tome to implement something like this as each prostitute would have to take the unnecessary tests and be educated on safety. Plus i highly doubt TPTB will ever agree to legalizing something they cant control outright.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by LaTouffe
reply to post by haarvik
 


Maybe it's because of fear of HIV ? But sure, your thread is a good reflexion.


Hasnt it been proven that HIV is completely separate and doesnt cause aids..
And I think people would be more motivated to use protection..



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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I just want to add. Everybody knows, renting and filming a porn movie is legal. So I guess as long as you a videotaping your sex act with the prostitute (or porn actress I guess) its makes it legal, so make sure, if you hiring a prostitute to have a video camera with you, which apparently makes it legal then



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Though I’m in complete agreement the ‘oldest trade in the book’ should be legalized - there’s a possibility for some deep ramifications.

So you’re a prostitute in a legalized ‘house of’ or even on your own.

What so you NEED to be LEGAL?

A National Health Card, a National I.D and maybe even, chipped ‘for your own good’...

See where I’m going with this?

It shouldn’t be illegal. Absolutely not. But I don’t see how it can be legalized, and stay safe, without some type of ‘Nationalizing’ and that? I’m totally against.



peace



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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I completely support the legalization of prostitution. As you say, people are doing it anyway.


Originally posted by snowbeast
I like your view in the topic, but unfortunately in a world we live in today disease will spread like wildfire.


And keeping prostitution illegal is containing the spread of disease, thank God, right? ... Wrong.

Actually, where prostitution is legal, there is great care taken in education and safety of the "product".
So, no. If anything, legalizing prostitution would likely decrease the spread of STDs. Instead of the 'john' going to a bar and picking up a stranger to have unprotected sex with, he could legally obtain a safe and fun evening with a prostitute.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Good point! Wiener should have said he was researching the porn industry when he got caught! Would have been a good defense! So take note men/women...if you are going to have an affair, film it. Expressing your creative side by filming a porno could be your best defense!



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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I support legalized prostitution. I also believe insurance should pay for it because of the therapeutic benefits of sex with strangers.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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I'm with OP on legalization.

One of my main reasons is that women are encouraged to be very picky and particular to the point where an awful lot of men "don't make the cut". I'm sure the same is happening for women.

So we end up with a large group of men and women without much chance of finding a casual partner. (I'm all for casual partners before marriage)

Why should they not be able to enjoy sex rather than criminalize them?

And I've heard that married women are among the highest paid prostitutes in the world. You have to hand over most of your wages and still only get the occasional "comfort time".
Or so I'm told



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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There is truly no reason the government should be involved in this activity whatsoever, either from a criminalization standpoint or a public safety standpoint. This is a business transaction where the prostitute receives compensation for providing a service to his or her customer. There are risks inherent to both parties, but they *should* be fully aware of the risks and *should* take necessary precautions to protect themselves. This is pure capitalistic economic activity. One party has an asset they utilize to enter into a contract with another party and both parties benefit.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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The government still has to be involved because you would have to pay taxes on such a transaction. You get to tax the transaction and the income.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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In a lot of cases you are correct. But you also have to take into consideration how many men/women are married to a spouse who cannot have sex? They do love each other, but cannot have intercourse. Legalized prostitution allows the partner to fulfill a human need and the couple survives. I am fortunate in that my wife doesn't have a hangup over sex. Some of my friends however are not so fortunate. I can see the damage it does to a relationship when a spouse cannot be intimate for long periods of time. When I was younger I would have preferred a prostitute rather than spending time/money at a bar in the hopes of scoring. Would have been much easier to know I could spend my money on a woman knowing what I was getting.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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It is legal in Britain


there are just a few rules to ensure they are not working for someone (i.e a brothel or pimp) or soliciting trade from the street.. apart from those rules to protect prostitutes from exploitation it is legal..

the minimum age of consent for commercial sex in the UK is 18 where as the minimum age of consent for non-commercial sex is 16..
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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it'd be a cheaper cost to the goverment if they prescribed prostitution as an antidepressant or as an other alternative cure on the NHS other than costly drugs.


make the nation full of hypochondriac's instead of junkies.


just a thought


it'd make me happier

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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Legal here too. No STD or "streetwalker" problems. You can even register with the commerce authority, pay taxes and gather pension.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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The problem with the US is we are still hung up on puritan values and beliefs. We try to force our distorted view of morality on everyone else. Just like the drinking age...21. How is it that I can die for my country at 18, but can't consume alcohol until I am 21? I'm older than that, but it still rings true. At 18 you considered an adult by law. You can vote, buy a house, buy a car, serve in the military, buy cigarettes but god forbid you drink alcohol! Even producing alcohol for personal consumption has strict rules. Bunch of BS if you ask me. We need to quit trying to be puritans and use some freaking common sense in this country!




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