(Closed) Spinoff: Prostitution

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: should prostitution be legalized

    yes

    no

  • Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes, it should be legalized. 

    Human trafficking, while related to prostitution, is done for many more reasons than just the sex trade. Most people would be surprised to hear the stuff that goes on in their own neighbourhoods and how people are kept against their will.

    Vulnerable people will be exploited but if their profession is legal it gives them more rights to fight against their persecutors. 

     

    Post # 36
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    Bee Keeper

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    @abbyful: Completely agreed.

    Post # 37
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @Mr.Smithsgirl: Help fight prostitution? I’m not saying prostitution should stop, but those who prostitute should not feel like criminals and should be free to go to the police (or other authorities) for help when needed. The reason why we see so many problems with prostitution is because it’s an underground activity which has no rules and regulations. There is no fighting prostitution, it will never go away, nor should we seek for it to stop. Instead we should try to make it as safe as possible. 

    By The Way, prostitutes are not just women. There are plenty of male prostitutes.  

     

    Post # 38
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    Bee Keeper
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    @Mr.Smithsgirl – People die from alcohol too. And from driving cars. And from drowning. Because someone can die from something isn’t the same as comparing the high risk involved with certain control substances.

    All those things you mention are not any higher risk when the sex is paid for versus when it’s free. In fact, the risk may even be less when the sex is paid for (where prostitution is legal) because licensed prostitutes get screened for STDs, where random people hooking up in a bar may be carrying/transmitting STDs they don’t even know they have.

    The potential consequences of sex are the same whether it’s paid for or free. The potential consequences of cocaine/heroin/meth are far riskier/greater than that of legal drugs (such as alcohol).

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Isn’t it already legal in some US cities, and then the prostitue gets some health benefits because he/she has a job. This means–regular check ups, less STDs, less change that someone’s cheating bf/gf/spouse comes home with something icky.

    I think it’s super gross (personal judgement, sorry), but I also think we’re all better off if it’s legal, regulated, and taxes. Right now I’m all for taxing ANYTHING at this point though.

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee

    I say no.. people saying people are doing it so let’s legalize it.. well people do cocaine, heroine, ecstacy, and whatever else, does that mean we should legalize that too..

    i think selling your body is so sad and I feel bad for prostitutes and I feel like with it being illegal child prostitution exists, imagine if it was legal, child prostitution would be even harder to track..

    SO ABSOLUTELY NO =(

    Post # 41
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    Bee Keeper
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    @pandaboo – People are already having sex. Sex isn’t illegal. Why should paying for it be illegal? And I don’t see how legalizing prostitution so 2 consenting adults can enter into a business transaction is even remotely related to child prostitution. That’s like saying since alcohol is legal it makes more people do heroin.

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

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    @pinesey: Wow, you make it sound rational, I’m beggining to think it’s not a bad idea.

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee

    I’m leaning towards yes, it should be legal. More protections for the prostitutes (male and female!) as well as more regulation/testing/standards for the “customers”.  Why is it illegal anyway? Sex gets traded for goods every day if you think about it. 

    Post # 45
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    Honey bee

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    @pandaboo: not sure how it can be compared with child prostitution. Porn is legal; child porn is not. 

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Not in favor of legalization, but women sleep with men for money all the time anyway.

    I would really hate to see street walkers on every corner.

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