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Prostitution - Immoral means Illegal?

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posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 05:31 AM
First of all, Nice Post MountainStar! You state your opinion and yet do not let it cloud your judgement when identifying the facts about the situation and what methods do & do not work with that situation.

Now, here is some more info about this topic for us all to discuss & reflect upon. Let's start by examining some of the details:

Prostitution is the sale of sexual services for money or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. A person selling sexual favors is a prostitute, a type of sex worker. In a more general sense of the word, anyone selling their services for a cause thought to be unworthy can be described as prostituting themselves.

The term prostitution is sometimes used in the more general meaning of having sex in order to achieve a certain goal different from procreation or pleasure. This includes forms of religious prostitution in which sex is practiced in compliance with religious precepts. Prostitution in this broader sense is also used in espionage. Arguably, it frequently occurs in normal marriages as well. (Well it seems that my opinion that there is a hypocritical 'Do as I say, not as I do' facade wasn't too far off course! Let's examine these a bit closer.)

Religious prostitution, is the practice of having religiously motivated sexual relationships. Versions of this have ranged from Religious Cult Practices, to Upper-Caste Concubine's and Deity/Goddess Worship. One fairly recent group who used prostitution as an instrument to make new adepts. Among them was the Children of God/The Family & now The Family International. In the 1990s numerous allegations of pedophilia and sexual abuse were laid against The Family in different locations worldwide.
For more about Children of God/The Family and their history as well as the organizations, groups, etc. they are involved with go here:

Who is the Victim & Criminal?? Is it a Willing Choice??
In many countries, illegal immigrants work in prostitution, sometimes against their will and generally in circumstances such that they feel they have no other choice. Often these prostitutes are kept in financial debt by the brothel owners, who charge them for their travel and other costs. The arrangement may be such that the prostitutes can never earn enough to pay off the debt. The term used for forcing people into prostitution is "sexual slavery".

The relationship between pimp and prostitute is often abusive. In areas where legal restrictions on prostitution are greatest, the power of pimps over prostitutes can actually be increased by the illegality of prostitution. In reality prostitutes are often at more risk from the pimps themselves. Pimps often target vulnerable women and young girls who have run away from home.

Street Prostitution is the lowest-paid, least respected, and most dangerous form of prostitution and are viewed as expendable by most societies. Street prostitutes are also often too illiterate to get or keep traditional employment. The current trend in sentencing prostitutes is to try to educate them while they're in prison. Unfortunately, because they are in prison, they will then have a criminal record and thus have a difficult time getting anything but the lowest-paying jobs.

They tend to die within a few years of joining the streets. The most common cause of death for a street prostitute is intentional (a.k.a. suicidal) or accidental drug overdose. Second most common cause of death is disease and poor health. Third is murder.

Now some Dysfunctional Laws and Legal Hypocrisy
The basic act of exchanging money for sex among adults is legal in most countries. However, it is illegal in the United States (except for ten counties in the state of Nevada), India, some Muslim and various Communist countries. In most countries where prostitution is illegal, at least some forms of it are tolerated. It has been alleged that this situation allows the police to extort money or services from prostitutes in exchange for "looking the other way".

Societies have chosen to regulate it in ways that reduce the more undesirable consequences. Goals of such regulations include controlling sexually transmitted disease, reducing sexual slavery and controlling where brothels may operate.

In the United States, the only political party that favors legalization of prostitution is the United States Libertarian Party. The USLP believes all consensual crimes (any act that is against the law where all parties involved voluntarily consent to engage in the activity) should be eliminated. (Hey, isn't this the party that was basically suppressed by all media as well as being ignored and forced into limbo by both major political parties and their corp. pimps??? Just one more tiny clue of a conspiracy maybe???)

Originally, prostitution was widely legal in the United States. Prostitution was made illegal in almost all states between 1910 and 1915 largely due to the influence of the Women's Christian Temperance Union which was influential in the banning of drug use and was a major force in the prohibition of alcohol. In 1917 the legally defined prostitution district Storyville in New Orleans was closed down by the Federal government over local objections.

Majority Opposed??? Morality??? HYPOCRITES & CORP. PROFITS!!!
The sex industry is the industry formed of commercial enterprises which employ sex workers. What they offer is called adult entertainment. The sex industry represents a large portion of the world's economy, and has been credited with driving technological advances in popular media, such as the home video and live streaming video on the Internet. In the case California v. Freeman, the California Supreme Court ruled that adult film makers could not be prosecuted under state laws against prostitution.

A sex worker is anyone who earns their living by providing sexual services. Some use this term to mean only prostitution, although the term is also used by others to refer to other workers in the sex industry such as erotic actors and nude models for pornography, striptease dancers and performers in peep shows, waitstaff in sexually-oriented businesses, live sex show workers, professional dominants, providers of erotic massage and phone sex workers.

Illegal sex tourism with under-age boys and girls has become a notorious problem in Costa Rica and Thailand. Meanwhile a legal and consensual sex industry often makes a significant contribution to local economies. The Hamburg Reeperbahn is a licensed and taxed prostitution zone serving tourists from all over the world, whilst the sex industry has also tended to thrive around military bases. In the present day young Korean women in the Itaewon district of Seoul receive money for satisfying the sexual needs of both American and South Korean soldiers. (Atleast some people out there give it there all when it comes to 'Supporting the Troops!!')

There is so much more but this post is so long as it is that most will probably skip right over it, so I'll stop here, give ya some links and let you reflect upon what runs through your mind. Hope to hear some comments from you!!

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 08:43 AM
What I don't understand is, there are so many people that claim prostitution is immoral, but these same people (many of them, not all of them) will still go to strip clubs, watch's just as "immoral" if your looking at from a "money for sex view", they are paying for it....and yet they have no problems with it......I don't understand that thinking at all. It's hypocritical

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 05:33 PM

What I don't understand is, there are so many people that claim prostitution is immoral, but these same people (many of them, not all of them) will still go to strip clubs, watch's just as "immoral" if your looking at from a "money for sex view", they are paying for it....and yet they have no problems with it......I don't understand that thinking at all. It's hypocritical

Exactly LadyV. We've had newcomers moving in here trying to get the Brothels shut down. They say,"They are immoral and a disgrace to the town." Yet...... they do not hesitate to go to a strip club.
So far the newbies haven't been able to achieve their goal and it's lucky for them. There still no hospital here and the nearest one is in Las Vegas. If the Brothels have to shut down...Who's going to buy the ambulances to take their sorry sick a$$'$ to Vegas? The terraine around here is really hard on an ambulance, because it has to climb a mountain in order to get to Las Vegas. I've personally talked with one of the girls who work a Brothel and you would never know it..... she's like me or you. It's her job, except she probably makes a whole lot more money!
The Brothels have also supported the senior citizens home especially, during the holidays. You would never even know the Brothels were here, unless you were actually looking for them. They send out a limousine to pick up Vegas clients. Probably politicians.
If the newcomers do get the Brothels to cease business. Their cutting their own throats! Sure we were told that we're getting a hospital here. BUT.......we were told that 10 years ago!

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 05:44 PM
This is for skyfox, In Guatemala, prostitution is legal, every Wednesday(miercoles) the hoes have to go to the Doctor and get a checkup to see if they have STD's, etc. Every once in a while they check for Sida(aids). They have to have a good report to function in their business. ... Abajootz

posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 06:35 AM
Hey SkyFox
You wanna cum to NZ, you can have as much fun with the ladies or ladyboys of the night as you like as it is all above board and de-criminalised.
Probably due to the fact the half the politicians like a good Ho-down as much as the next John.
Anyway...didn't Jesus hang with the Ho's?...I bet he never looked at his garden hose quite the same.
I was thinking about opening a whore house my self, next to the main highway, and calling it 'Route-69' (we don't pronounce route the American way, we pronounce it Root....which is also Kiwi/Aussie for F@#%)
Well I was joking about that last point, I couldn't quite bring myself to don the big a$$ purple pimp suit...tho it would be a quick way to make a million

[edit on 11-11-2004 by Zero Point]

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