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How many of you would pay a prostitute? Or vote to make prostitution legal?

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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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I would never ever pay for sex, but i still think it should be legal under controllable forms as long as it is voluntarily.
It should be up to each person if they want to prostitute themselves.




posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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I'm a victimized soul too. I'm forced to spend all day alone, slaving myself away in an office while my pimp taxes the majority of my earnings away. Its not my dream job but I've chosen it (mainly because it's all that's available to me given my assets). For some reason though my career is completely acceptable to most despite the stress and trauma I'm subjected too. Seriously, it would take years of counseling to repair the damage.

Unfortunately, I've been trying for decades to figure out how to make a living having sex with beautiful women all day. I would much rather sell my body for a living. Mainly because I would make way more money, have more friends, meet some interesting people, maybe find a sugar mama, but I guess I'll just have to keep designing circuit boards.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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Sexual fulfillment is a human need more so for males than females. I see no problem with legalizing prostitution. I the 1920s prohabation made it illegal to buy or sell alchol. People still did it and in fact it was noted that there were more problems with alchol during that time.
Prostitution is not going away. If it can be legalized it can be regulated; meaning kept off the streets and have a few rules regarding it. For example it could recquire all sex workers to use protection and get a free std test every 6 months. If it is not legal it will be more dangerous with the pimps and drugs etc. If it is legal; brothels can open up. they can be in downtown areas away or business areas.
I would never pay a prositutute or want to do that for a job but if someone enjoys sex why not allow them to make money? At least that person is making his or her own money and has a set wage so he or she does not have to stand on a street corner all day.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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They would spread faster with legal prostitution. Look at the countries that have the most problems with HIV, prostitution is a major problem in all of them.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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That's just what they want you to think. It's good for business, to claim that your "workers" are clean. They're not.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Its not illegal where im at, just gotta call em up and they come on down, usually buy about 3 hookers give or take after every payday, hundred bux an hour not bad at all, chump change, just hope you don't get that dredded ugly one that just ruins your saturday.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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I think its a question of morality, we can not adopt abominable practices and make them "okay" just to make it right. We are not the first generation to live on planet earht and surely wont be the last, What will our great grand children say about our ways



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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I would vote for the legalisation of prostitution, when and only when there's absolute equality between males and females.

Given the fact that most women low down in the sex industry (street hookers) feel they have few other choices with respect to career - legalising it merely makes it easier for those who can afford to pay.

Consent is consent, but it's not really consent if there's no other option available to those who feel forced to sell their body.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by DINSTAAR
Your usage of the word whore includes a moral judgement. That is your judgement.


The word whore is English slang for a women who prostitutes her body for money. I checked the noun word "whore" with 1 French>English dictionaries then 3 English only dictionaries and am satisfied there's no judgment attached to my use of that word.



So prostitution should be illegal because you don't like it and these whores (your word) are diseased and do drugs.


People who have disease can spread it to others by unsafe sexual practices. From those prostitutes disease is spread to the general population by men who don't care about their wives. And of course many do drugs, they whore themselves to pay for the drugs, it is a vicious cycle. It is my opinion that prostitution should remain illegal, yes.

To a later contributor who asked how many prostitutes I have seen, I lived in Marseilles, a French navy city. You only had to walk the docks at night time to see prostitutes plying their trade. It's obvious many were drug users, i saw them with my own eyes.


If you want to stop perpetuating injustice, allow prostitutes the chance for legitimacy. As it stands now, they can't call police if they need to, they can't use the court system, and they cannot use other legitimate means of helping themselves because they are demonized by people like you.

Also, it wouldn't be hard to find a prostitute that was completely clean. Many places that allow prostitution make sure that the people are tested often and use birth control.


I don't demonise them. They need help to get out of prostitution ... I don't want anyone to be a prostitute. I'd rather they had good health, good housing, were free from addictions, went back to school and university and have good jobs and family lives.

But you'd have them stay prostitutes, albeit with legal safeguards and health screening ? Being screwed by ten or twenty men a day is no life for any woman, that way the woman becomes little better than a human urinals (which, judging from the comments, is what a small number of contributors here think anyway). Shame on those people for perpetuating misery.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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It's one of the worlds oldest professions, and is legal in just about every country the person just needs to go about it in ways other than being a streetwalker.

I think it should be legal to run an establishment with proper screening for diseases and things like that with safe guards in place for both participants. But street walking I think should be illegal or at the very least it should only be done in places where children aren't going to frequent and most of their business would be, such as maybe Truck Stops or Industrial Area's.

I personally only have paid 1 time in another country and it was a funny situation. I met her at a casino and we both were to drunk to really do anything but go to bed. I barely spoke Spanish and she barely spoke English so I didn't even know I was supposed to pay her lol. I thought I just had a Super Fine Panamanian Woman going to my hotel for the night but when we got to my room she kept saying Benti or Venti or something like that.

After some hilarious drunken charades, I figured out she wanted $20 for her "Services" and I thought about it and realized if I didn't pay after wasting her time taking her to my room she'd probably have an Enforcer or something kick my door in. So I figured what's $20 bucks if it makes everybody happy and keeps me safer.


Maybe it wasn't the best $20 I ever spent but it was close to it!



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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They would spread faster with legal prostitution. Look at the countries that have the most problems with HIV, prostitution is a major problem in all of them.


Not true. The countries with the highest levels of HIV are countries that are poor. With wealth, comes education and health care.

Also, prostitution is only a problem if you make it one.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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As long as it's well regulated. People are going to do what they want regardless. At least make it legitimate and safer. If it's regulated, I guarantee HIV infection rates will drop dramatically. Besides, most of the time society just wants to do something because they are told not to do it.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by Plutzz
I think its a question of morality, we can not adopt abominable practices and make them "okay" just to make it right. We are not the first generation to live on planet earht and surely wont be the last, What will our great grand children say about our ways


By who's standard is it deemed an "abominable practice?"



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Plutzz
I think its a question of morality, we can not adopt abominable practices and make them "okay" just to make it right. We are not the first generation to live on planet earht and surely wont be the last, What will our great grand children say about our ways

Are you serious? It's only an "abominable practice" if the women involved are abused or are given STDs by the customers. Both of those things wouldn't be problems if prostitution is made legal. Besides would you pay for a prostitute if it was made legal? I know I wouldn't. Everyone who wants to use prostitutes is already using them. The only thing legalizing it would do is make the practice more safe for the women involved and the customers.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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imagine cops arresting for smoking...not in our world..v prefer 2 arrest prostitutes and their clients.. i don't like prostitution becos women r used as objects..use and dispose..that's not right..better 2 legalise and protect the women



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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I never had, nor ever would. It is just not my thing.

But I agree making it illegal is working on getting rid of prostitution, just as much as the war on drugs has worked to get rid of drugs...And that is... It did nothing at all, in fact it made it worse. But like you said op, this problem is just the offshoot of bigger things, mostly abuse and abusive families. Everybody is just taking advantage of that fact, from the drug dealers to the pimps, to those on top who make money off it, to those who participate in it.

Though even making it legal will not get rid of it, for after all it is the worlds oldest profession and it is embedded into the human psyche. And lets face it when it comes to relations especially if your male, it is about money in one way, or another. But it should get a handle on things a little and if the government is going to waste tax payers money on something I would rather see it go there, then all the other waste of time, space, and effort that they are wasting it on.

Really what the problem here is, it's the abuse and plain taking advantage by way of sex and money, not sex and money itself, since those two things are just a conduit and excuse, for there very natures.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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maybe you could make prostitution legal only for those who are sterilized?

I dont think i would want anyone who is involved in sexual things for profit to parent a child.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Thestargateisreal
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They would spread faster with legal prostitution. Look at the countries that have the most problems with HIV, prostitution is a major problem in all of them.

not true

Unlike other regions, most people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2007 (61%) were women
en.wikipedia.org...
That's just one group - one statistic. 61% of the women in sub-Saharan Africa are prostitutes? You should begin to understand that it spreads regardless - marriage, loving relationships...no matter - unprotected sex is what spreads STDs - it's really not complicated

Unless you want jail time for philandering to become a real solution - as well as jail time for sex outside marriage - then, sex is the culprit. Unprotected sex

here is how it gets spread - basic - nitty-gritty:
en.wikipedia.org...

Legalizing prostitution would allow us to control at least this one segment of society as far as STDs is concerned. It wouldn't be foolproof - but what is?

You cannot, however, ensure that people having sex on their own time, for free - willy nilly (as it were) with whoever they choose - will use protection, get tested, won't disregard the age of consent, won't beat the crap out of their sex partners, won't rape their 'partners', won't get them addicted, control their living arrangements, their food, their spending money... even their free time, their health care - or lack thereof...

Some (not all) prostitutes are among the most vulnerable and exploited of all people. We could argue here all day about whether or not they had a choice.

Sex is not illegal - making money from sex should not be illegal either

Legalization will help everyone except those weasels and monsters trafficking in sex slaves - and to some extent many sex workers are sex slaves - it just depends on how you want to look at it

Prostitution isn't going away - make it legal I say. It works works for everyone except, as I mentioned - weasels and monsters, or those that want to make this a moral issue. That discussion goes something like this: sex between anyone except a man and a woman married before God is wrong

so, where does that leave us?

:-)

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