reply to post by knightsofcydonia
This is a perfect example of all that is wrong with the world; a desire to impose one's own morals upon everyone else.
Prostitution has existed since mankind got down from the trees.
And it most likely always will.
It has been practised in every society and culture throughout time.
And even it's most ardent opponents must recognise that it's prohibition obviously doesn't work.
I could write a lengthy post highlighting the many moral, health and safety, economic, legal etc reasons why it should be allowed but unfortunately I
haven't the time at present.
But I will take the time to relate an encounter I had once in Amsterdam, a city I have visited on at least ten or so times, for various reasons.
I was in a bar, not in the red light district, and I struck up a conversation with a young lady.
We had a bit of a craic on and it came out in the conversation that she originally came from Brazil and was a prostitute who was out on a social night
out with some friends.
We had a bit of a laugh and eventually asked her why she did what she did for a living as she was quite good looking, intelligent, good company blah,
She told me that she had a very poor upbringing and had little opportunity for education and had to work, not as a prostitute to help feed the
I'm sure everyone is aware of similar stories - unfortunately it's not that unique in far too many parts of the world.
Anyway, she and some of her family emmigrated to The Netherlands when she was in her mid-teens.
When she was around 20 years old she decided to work as a prostitute to help finance her way through further education, send money back to her
relatives who remained in Brazil.
She then started laughing and said there was an added bonus, she loves sex and gets as much or as little as she wants with no commitments
I remember buying her a drink, a rarity in itself some would say, we had a bit of humorous conversation about some of the things she'd been asked to
do, I gave her a friendly kiss on the cheek then I left with my mates.
Was she being honest?
I had no reason to disbelieve her.
The point is she willingly did what she did and enjoyed every minute of it.
How many of us can say that about our jobs?
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