(Closed) Spinoff: Prostitution

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

    yes

    no

  • Post # 91
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

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    @KateByDesign: That is not true.  Sex workers rarely spread STD’s, and rarely catch one.  Sex workers, in fact, are far more likely to practice safe sex than normal, everyday people.  And if a girl didn’t practice safe sex, well, word got around.  It was quite self-regulating.

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    @MrsFuzzyFace: You said, “Men who visit prostitutes are not interested in the kind of sex that could be legalized.  They want to dominate, abuse, degrade, and hurt to satisfy their “need”.” 

    I’m sorry, but most of the men I met were the sweetest, kindest men.  I remember this one gentleman that brought his guitar and serenaded me.  Many took me to a lovely dinner, and several even cooked for me.  Maybe I had better clients, but that was my experience.

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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @rubyred605:   Okay, I saw that on the discovery channel.  Just relaying what I saw.

    Post # 93
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

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    @KateByDesign: Oh!  Ok.  Maybe they were talking about girls in other countries… idk.  Smile

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @pinesey: THIS.

    It’s much less dangerous if properly regulated. And seriously, it IS “the oldest profession” and it’s not going anywhere.

    Post # 95
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    @burris4: 

    You work with a specific population of workers, so of course you hear a lot of sad stories but that is not representive of all the women and men in sex work.  I lived with multiple sex workers and believe me they were not all abused or trafficed, nor did they have pimps. One had a masters degree from an Ivy League school, another worked at a non profit supporting willing adult LGBT sex workers to be safe, gain the legislative rights and protection they deserve and fight against laws criminalize them, which in turn make them vulnerable to bad situations such as trafficing.

    To characterize all sex workers as victims gets a lot of goverment grants and pays a lot of non-profit executive directors salaries but it’s not true. There is more than one reason why women and men go into sex work and there is more than one sex worker experience.

    Post # 96
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

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    @Ambi D: Exactly! 

    Post # 97
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @rubyred605: Thank you for sharing! I always appreciate hearing first hand accounts of anything – whether about where to go for wedding cake to where to get a good dog walker to this. One of my best friends from high school is an escort in Vegas and she’s been arrested twice, but that still isn’t stopping her. She hasn’t had to register as a sex offender yet though. I agree that often people assume any female who works in the sex worker industry was molested as a child, addicted t odrugs, and just a sorry creature – and I know from journal articles and books I’ve read, as well as from friends that this is not the case for every indidividual.

    Post # 98
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I also think it should be legalized, for the same reasons that  

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    @kat2014: stated.

    Post # 99
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

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    @KatyElle: off topic, but my SO is a pilot for an air evac helicopter company- almost every night he has to go and fly someone who got into an accident and is pretty much at deaths door becuase they didnt have a seat belt on.  Just saying, the laws are there for a reason (although I do think there are allot of laws that are just plain dumb)

      People talk about how if prostitution was legal it would just impower pimps more, or how human trafficing would just get worse, but I really dont see it like that. Pimps would actually LOOSE their power, and it would be given to the women.  They would not have to ‘depend’ on the pimps for protection (although the thought of a pimp ‘giveing’ protection makes me sick). I read about a sex workers union and I am all for it. There are a few organizations like it across America that are pro-sex worker, and are all about health care and support.  If these women want to do it, I wont judge.  

    I was a sex worker for years, and loved it, everything was on my terms and I NEVER did anything I didnt want to.  Why? becuase I worked for a high class Madam who cared, not some scummy pimp, and because I wanted to. I didnt need the money, for me it was about exploring my sexuality, and helping others along the way.  So many people see sex in such a negative light – or if you dont do like they do, you are dirty/scanky /whatever-  but in my exsperience, most of the clients I saw were very unsure of themselfs, and just plain didnt know how they could make their wifes or GF’s happy in bed. Also, now that I think about it, I had quite a few clients that were widowed, and just needed to be held. But I guess that would be wrong too, right? I actually became best friends with one of my clients, and I love him like a brother- he’s even walking me down the aisle, but I’m getting off topic. All of the working girls I knew took great care of themselfs, and since we were independent from pimps, we could screen our clients and see however many we wanted to a week, who we saw, what we did/ did not do.  Its the womans body, why should anyone say what we/they can and cannot do? Women should be able to take control of their own sexuality and do with it what they like. 

     

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    @rubyred605: I applaud you for shairing your exsperience. I wasnt going to share mine untill I read what you wrote,  kudos for standing up. 

     

    edit- I come from a happy home, dont do hard drugs, and am all around a good person. And I believe God loves me. 

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