Should Prostitution be legal???

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  1. Robertthehobbit

    Robertthehobbit New Member

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    Should Prostitution be legal?
    I think it should.
    It should have a big tax allso...
    That would be alot of money...
     
  2. Adina

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    Hell no
     
  3. Kiwi

    Kiwi Pew pew pew pew! Boom!

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    Lol. I say no, too.
     
  4. Robertthehobbit

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    Think about it this way... If it was legal they would have a house for it that you could goto and they would not be walking the streets and be in cars on the side of the road... It would clean the streets up a bit... Allso if they was taxed that would be alot of money....
     
  5. Adina

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    I don't know where you live, but we have complexes here in Australia that offer those 'services'.
    Regardless, I think it's disgusting and pointless. Get it where you're wanted or not at all.
     
  6. Liadan

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    NO, NO, and NO. Totally agree with Adina and Kiwi. And may I remind you that there are some very nasty people out there who force women to become prostitutes? All you'd be doing is encouraging them.
     
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    Holy mother, no! If women need a job, they should go and get a... umm... a "respectably" job. And as LDH said, some people could violate that right and force women to earn money as prostitutes.
     
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    People violate that right at the moment and the women have (or feel they have) little or no legal recourse. BECAUSE it is illegal any woman who wants to enter that job HAS to associate with low-lifes.

    People have needs. Men in particular have a physical need (call it a strong urge or animalistic impulse if it makes you feel better) for sexual activity and no matter how physically repulsive a woman is she can generally find a man who's drunk enough not to care. Men like sex with no strings attached. True, we prefer it with someone we're in love with but if you don't have that someone or are too ugly to be accepted then what are you going to do? Women are far more picky than men.

    If a woman wants to enter that profession of her own free will then who are you to stop her?
     
  9. jake1964

    jake1964 Old enough to be your dad

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    Why is it ok for her to give it away and not ok for her to make money with it?
    As far as getting it where you're wanted, I'd say if she didn't want your money she wouldn't offer it up.
     
  10. Skyanide

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    Why not? it works fine in Nevada.

    And as for

    legalized prostitution would eliminate the need for pimps.

    Legal brothels (like they have in Nevada) provide prostitutes with a "relatively safe" environment, strict health controls (to protect the customers and the prostitutes/brothel owners) and benefits. It gets prostitutes off the streets (do you want them walking your neighbourhood), having sex (and/or doing drugs) in people's back alleys, because that's what happens in big cities where the "problem is solved by making it illegal".

    I would never use one in a million years, but why not make it legal?

    To me, it seems that the biggest opponent against it is women; they would lose the corner market on manipulation of men using sex. With safe, legal alternatives, men wouldn't need to bear up with some of the garbage they do to get "a piece". :balrog:
     
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    Hmmm...

    Think about this, the urge for men to exchange money for sex won't die with making prostitution illegal. This is of all ages, earning it the title of being the oldest profession in the world. We have to accept the phenomenon exists. And in essence, there is nothing wrong with prostitution; man wants to pay for sex, woman wants to offer her services for cash. Both are happy about it, so what's the problem? Criminality. yes, for some reason this branch always seems to attrackt the obscure and the devious.

    Now, there are two options; either make prostitution illegal or legal. there are some arguements for both. For instance, making it illegal (and enforce that) makes it theoretically harder to offer or find payed sex and less desireable. However, since we have to assume that prostitution will always exist, it is forced into obscurity. The biggest benefit of legalising payed sex is that you can control better what is going on in the branch. If something goes wrong, you can go to the police, you have all the rights other professions have. Working hours, conditions, the lot.

    However, it must be said that even when prostitution is legalised, illegal prostitution will continue. For some reason sex still manages the obscure... The question is whether you are giving more room those practises along with the legal side of the story... However, I think that with legalising prostitution, you can shift policework to the illegal practises that are far more grave then your every-day body sales along the side of the road. And I can't see who doesn't benefit from legalising, other then the Vicar...

    As a side note, it must be said that I'm from the country that legalised prostitution as the first western nation in the world. There are strict rules however;the prostitutes are forced to use condoms and even pay taxes nowadays. But in return they got far more rights, they can go to court when something goes wrong. Try that when prostitution is illegal.
     
  12. jake1964

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    I can definitely see a positive side if it were legal. It would be much more economical for a man to let's say,take a taxi when he needed a ride, than to buy a car when he knows he's gonna spend most of his time walking. ;)
     
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    You know, with the time difference meaning you get to post before I do, it really does save me a lot of typing time, because those are all the exact same points I was going to make :)

    Legalising something takes money away from teh underworld, introduced health regulations and standards, and puts money in government coffers. It may be distatsteful, but prositution has always been around, and always will be around. Governments earn huge taxes from cigarettes and alcohol, so why not prostitution?
     
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    I suspect that older people, particularly men, would understand more than I do about stuff like that, but I just don't think that prositution's a very nice practice. You're more than probably right that legalized prostitution would have more positives than negatives, but even thinking about prostitution makes me sick. Sorry, but there it is. I guess I frown more on the actual practice.
     
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    Hey, I've been single for prolonged periods before and there is no way I would ever go to a pro. And I sure as hell would never want a daughter of mine to consider it as a career option. And I hope that not all the women on TFF are now looking at all us guys with a newfound level of disgust :) But it's a situation (I was going to say 'problem' but changed my mind) that will never ever go away as long as guys have testicles. Crude, but honest.

    It's a sad fact, but sometimes prostitutes get beaten or raped etc, but how can they go to the cops to report a crime, knowing that they'll also get charged with one? If it was legalised, it would enable these women to report offences that might otherwise get swept under the carpet.

    And if it were to be legalised, I don't think it would ever be considered socially acceptable. Tolerated maybe, but not approved of. So I don't think we'd see an "epdiemic" of young women choosing prostitution as a career path. I think old hairy sweaty fat ugly men should be put on posters with something like "This could be your first customer. Still want to be a pro?" :)
     
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    *lol* That could work, Mub!

    I certainly don't think prostitution should be encouraged, but I don't think there's a problem with legalising it, Just don't have huge flashy promotional advertisements saying "We Are Here!" and the like to give the wrong idea.
     
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    Excellent points, and you're right. Thanks! :)
     
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    Sad but true :) :) :) :)

    Seriously, legalized prostitution allows authorityes a better control. Also is a source of income for the buget (sp?), because of taxes. If legaly employed, a ho could benefit, when old, from the same health care and stuff like that as anyother working person.
     
  19. The Empress

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    Ok, this is an issue I have to comment on! I despise Prostitution with a passion! There are many personal reasons involved but beyond that there are things that go on that are just not right. I saw on Dateline or 20/20 a few years ago a story they did on women who were kidnapped in the USA and held as prositution slaves in other countries. That alone was enough to make me despise the profession. Also, studies have been done that whether you are wearing a condom or not, STD's can be spread and in some cases, it can take up to five years to detect the HIV virus. I agree with LDH that the thought makes me sick. Why is it so hard for men to just be faithful to their woman? That is a concept that makes me cry and wonder if civilization will ever take forward steps from the primitive instinct of bedding anything willing that moves.
     
  20. Skyanide

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    There's a reason that prostitution is referred to as the oldest profession. It's been around ever since women have learned to lie on their backs. ;)

    No, there's nothing newfound about that look of disgust here, pal. :p