Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Created by Cade Foster on Nov 6, 2012

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“Power To Overcome”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago

#1 Nov 6, 2012
Prostitution was a legitimate business for many thousands of years. It is likely one of the oldest professions and one time one of the largest. There is a demand on the market for no strings attached sex and there are people willing to consensually provide these services. For some people in poverty, it could be a great opportunity to raise their financial position. Should the government be allowed to deny these people that right? If so, on what grounds?
Legalize it

Lansing, MI

#3 Nov 6, 2012
We should not only make it legal, we should force welfare mothers to give it up at our beckoning call. We tax payers should get something in return for working hard so they don't have to.

“Power To Overcome”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago

#4 Nov 6, 2012
Well, technically, if they legalized it, they could probably shut down welfare entitlements. The problem that causes poverty is the government's interference in private business. They regulate, create licenses, and many other impositions which require money that potential entrepreneurs do not have; then they tax these small businesses to the point of failure.
Jesse

Princeton, KY

#5 Nov 6, 2012
We need these women, we need to have the government provide this service, we need to be paid to pay them, we need the dems to make this a law, we need a government program...
pimp daddy

Tucker, GA

#6 Nov 6, 2012
Legalize it wrote:
We should not only make it legal, we should force welfare mothers to give it up at our beckoning call. We tax payers should get something in return for working hard so they don't have to.
Well, technically, if prostitution were made "legal", welfare moms won't be "giving it up". They'll be working moms(you know, taxpayers), and you'll be paying. Either way, you pay. No pay, no play.
oh

United States

#7 Nov 6, 2012
pimp daddy wrote:
<quoted text>Well, technically, if prostitution were made "legal", welfare moms won't be "giving it up". They'll be working moms(you know, taxpayers), and you'll be paying. Either way, you pay. No pay, no play.
Oh really
man

Lehigh Acres, FL

#8 Nov 6, 2012
It is legal, they call it marriage.
MommA

Tucker, GA

#9 Nov 6, 2012
man wrote:
It is legal, they call it marriage.


ThAts what I was thinking lol
randomPerson

Somerset, KY

#10 Nov 6, 2012
big difference between prostitution and marriage... obviously

prostitution should definitely be legal, someone wants to pay for it, someone wants to sell it, as long as everyone involved is an adult, who cares

why isn't it legal? the same reason weed's not, because the gov't would have a hard time taxing these things so why not just bust the offenders and make them pay tons of fines

it's not illegal for moral reasons or even to protect you, if that was the case then guns, cigarettes, and alcohol would be illegal; all of which are way more dangerous than weed or prostitution

“Power To Overcome”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago

#12 Nov 7, 2012
randomPerson wrote:
big difference between prostitution and marriage... obviously
prostitution should definitely be legal, someone wants to pay for it, someone wants to sell it, as long as everyone involved is an adult, who cares
why isn't it legal? the same reason weed's not, because the gov't would have a hard time taxing these things so why not just bust the offenders and make them pay tons of fines
it's not illegal for moral reasons or even to protect you, if that was the case then guns, cigarettes, and alcohol would be illegal; all of which are way more dangerous than weed or prostitution
Just want to throw it out there, but weed is now legal in Washington and Colorado. Just wanted to throw that out there!
joejoe
#14 Nov 7, 2012
If you cant directly pay for it, you should at least be able to trade for it. Like a very short term relationship.
Solaris

Blackford, KY

#16 Nov 7, 2012
Cade Foster wrote:
Prostitution was a legitimate business for many thousands of years. It is likely one of the oldest professions and one time one of the largest. There is a demand on the market for no strings attached sex and there are people willing to consensually provide these services. For some people in poverty, it could be a great opportunity to raise their financial position. Should the government be allowed to deny these people that right? If so, on what grounds?
Lol!!!!
"Raise their financial position?" Raise it by lowering their moral standards more like it. Lol!!!

“Power To Overcome”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago

#17 Nov 7, 2012
Solaris wrote:
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Lol!!!!
"Raise their financial position?" Raise it by lowering their moral standards more like it. Lol!!!
What makes your idea of morality any higher than anothers? That's a bit arrogant. Physiologically, sex is a reproductive imperative with recreational and medicinal value. Monogamy, in nature, has value in some species for the survival of offspring. Being able to have recreational sex, and having the ability to have "safe sex," offspring survival is not a concern. Monogamy is a societal more that has been perpetuated by a majority through modern times and has its roots in religion. Religion sometimes isn't as moral as it may have been meant to be. In the grand view of ensuring our species's survival, spreading our genes to as wide a genetic spectrum as possible actually increases our chances of survival and chance to make a meaningful evolution to adapt to our changing environment.
joejoe wrote:
If you cant directly pay for it, you should at least be able to trade for it. Like a very short term relationship.
The fact is joejoe, most people aren't really paying a prostitute to have sex with them, they're really paying the prostitute to leave afterward.
joejoe
#19 Nov 7, 2012
Cade Foster wrote:
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What makes your idea of morality any higher than anothers? That's a bit arrogant. Physiologically, sex is a reproductive imperative with recreational and medicinal value. Monogamy, in nature, has value in some species for the survival of offspring. Being able to have recreational sex, and having the ability to have "safe sex," offspring survival is not a concern. Monogamy is a societal more that has been perpetuated by a majority through modern times and has its roots in religion. Religion sometimes isn't as moral as it may have been meant to be. In the grand view of ensuring our species's survival, spreading our genes to as wide a genetic spectrum as possible actually increases our chances of survival and chance to make a meaningful evolution to adapt to our changing environment.
<quoted text>
The fact is joejoe, most people aren't really paying a prostitute to have sex with them, they're really paying the prostitute to leave afterward.
lmao
Mr Helper

Dunmor, KY

#21 Nov 7, 2012
In the areas where prostitution ahs been lagalized and regulated it has helped reduce the spread of disease and has lowered crim in the area of legalization. Prostitution is a fact of life and a hrmless vice (if indeed it is a vice at all).
Prostitution will never be fully legal in all parts of this country however due to the hypocrisy of community leaders.

Hope this helps.
Mr Anderson

Madisonville, KY

#22 Nov 7, 2012
It is legal here but they call it going out with a coal miners and sleeping with them for their money. In other words prostitutes without that name.
j e n

Madisonville, KY

#23 Nov 8, 2012
coal miners , people who work all the time, in exchange for a lot of money for most likely a job they hate
Social worker

Dunmor, KY

#24 Nov 8, 2012
Mr Helper wrote:
In the areas where prostitution ahs been lagalized and regulated it has helped reduce the spread of disease and has lowered crim in the area of legalization. Prostitution is a fact of life and a hrmless vice (if indeed it is a vice at all).
Prostitution will never be fully legal in all parts of this country however due to the hypocrisy of community leaders.
Hope this helps.
Prostitution isn't a "harmless vice." The average age a female enters prostitution in the US is 14. This makes the term "prostitute" a misnomer. if they were middle class girls, they would be considered rape victims. Most are run-aways who fall prey to the predation of ruthless pimps. Over 90%, regardless of age or gender, were sexually and physically abused as children. If you want to legalize high-class call girls of the ilk used by Elliot Spitzer, then go ahead....but these women (those who truly enter the profession willingly) make up less than 1% of the prostitutes working in this country. Legalizing it might protect those under the age of 18, but it would not change the traumatic backgrounds and desperation that leads someone to offer their body up in every imaginable way to anyone who happens to have a few extra bucks.

“Power To Overcome”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago

#26 Nov 8, 2012
Social worker wrote:
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Prostitution isn't a "harmless vice." The average age a female enters prostitution in the US is 14.
You see, though, Social worker, that under age prostitution happens anyway. The only difference is that if it were a legal business, then prostitution would come out of the underground and into the light. Laws could remain the same regarding age of consent and legitimate adult brothels and the such would have more reason to ensure those laws were not offended. As of right now, any business of prostitution won't speak up because they are seen as criminals. If adult prostitutes were not criminalized, then what would keep them from telling the cops if they saw children being exploited? Nothing. They keep the law off their backs while they run their business. If it is their own agency exploiting children, they can whistleblow; taking down their pimp might get them a promotion, or they could go into self-prostitution, or they could just work for another brothel. I imagine like the porn industry, the companies would ensure their personnel were clean. People in big porn get tested at least once a month for STDs. If prostitution wanted to ensure their customers felt safe, they would do something similar, regularly, and provide the reports for customers.
Social worker

Dunmor, KY

#29 Nov 8, 2012
Cade Foster wrote:
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You see, though, Social worker, that under age prostitution happens anyway. The only difference is that if it were a legal business, then prostitution would come out of the underground and into the light. Laws could remain the same regarding age of consent and legitimate adult brothels and the such would have more reason to ensure those laws were not offended. As of right now, any business of prostitution won't speak up because they are seen as criminals. If adult prostitutes were not criminalized, then what would keep them from telling the cops if they saw children being exploited? Nothing. They keep the law off their backs while they run their business. If it is their own agency exploiting children, they can whistleblow; taking down their pimp might get them a promotion, or they could go into self-prostitution, or they could just work for another brothel. I imagine like the porn industry, the companies would ensure their personnel were clean. People in big porn get tested at least once a month for STDs. If prostitution wanted to ensure their customers felt safe, they would do something similar, regularly, and provide the reports for customers.
This only addresses the issue of age. What about the other issues I raised? Let me ask you a question. What kind of history/circumstances would it take before you would allow anybody (regardless of physical appearance, hygiene, aggression toward you, etc) to do anything they wanted to your body in any orifice? This is not a transaction that occurs between two equally consenting adults, because it takes horrific trauma and desperation to make most females, usually underage girls, "consent."

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