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22 February 2011 - 8:01pm

Should Prostitution Be Legal?

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Hi CL Members,

Prostitution is a very controversial topic. Many people have strong beliefs whether prostitution should be legal or not. Here in the US there is very few states where it is legal. In fact Nevada is the only legal state in the US.

Some feel it is wrong for religious reasons or just plain wrong to sell your body. Others feel by it being legal it is the safest way to protect against disease and safer for the prostitute.

Does your country allow prostitution and/or do you feel it should be legalized?

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22 February 2011 - 10:23pm
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1 vote for legalizing it....and parts of my country do approve of it(Nevada being 1 part)

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Yes. Legalize and regulate the industry. Make them have health checks and generate revenue by taxing them.

If this becomes legalized, will prostitutes be able to write off lubrication and condoms on their tax returns at the end of the year? Wink

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23 February 2011 - 2:20am
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It is legal where I live. They have to do tax returns and all. There are laws though that they can't solicit on the side of the street and no brothel can be within a certain distance from a school. If it means the workers have better rights, proper health checks and are less likely to be exploited then I don't see a problem with it. Like it or not the demand is always going to exist and although I think its terrible that some people want to work like that, its their decision to make.

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25 February 2011 - 1:28pm
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I do believe that even if legal, they are not ever going to get the respect from certain sects due to the nature of their biz.

Perfect example of that would be what if one of them got raped. How much would the system back them up in the court of law. No matter what your vocation is, no one deserves that. Rape is not a sexual act, it's an act of violence. So how protected are they within legal issues as this?

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26 February 2011 - 6:06pm
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Well, I never thought I would say this (years ago), but I believe that it is a waste of time for our law enforcement to waste time chasing and prosecuting what goes on between two consenting adults. If they concentrated their efforts on the underage and the traffiking and protect our young people and runaways, etc., instead of worrying about what goes on between two consenting adults, the world would be a better place. It really gets me angry when I read about another "big sting" in the paper while other crimes are ignored, neglected. So, there is my two cents. And, again, if you had asked me five years go, even I would have had a different response, but as I get older I figure "live and let live."

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26 February 2011 - 6:11pm
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I also get angry at the stereotype that all escorts were sexually abused as children. Not true at all. Some are just more sexually unhibited, liberal, etc., and as long as they practice "safe sex" and both parties have mutual respect, then all is good. That is such a myth, a lie, etc.
***The reason I have changed my mind on this entire topic is that I found out one of my close friends is an escort. It is what she chooses to do for a living, and there is a mutual respect between her and her clients. She screens well to increase her safety and security. She is shunned by society but loved by her family and friends who understand what she does. She is a rare person in that she does not hide what she does for a living and is not ashamed. Knowing her has changed my views and educated me on this world I knew little of in the past.

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26 February 2011 - 6:13pm
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Some are afraid to report, Usne, but others will report no matter what. I guess it depends upon if others already know what they do for a living or if it is a "second, secret life" on whether or not they will report abuse. The downfall many make is not properly screening, much like the beautiful young victim of the Craigslist killer. Sad

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Thats a good point about rape Usne, but I don't think whether prostitution is legal or not really makes a difference. You're right, its never seen as a respected profession and its always going to be a hard thing to prove.

The interesting thing is you can use the same legalisation argument for all sorts of controversial things - drugs, guns, gambling etc. Funny thing is my answer changes depending on the thing you're talking about: gambling - yes, prostitution - yes, drugs - yes, guns - no way. Its not because I like or even use/do all of these things - its just that the whole "war on drugs" etc has undoubtedly proven to be a colossal waste of time and money. Its about doing things smarter not "tougher" which most politicians seem to love.

Anyone seen the season of "The Wire" where a police commander allows the dealers free reign but only within a couple of blocks? All the drug users, dealers, prostitution and stuff all moves there. The rest of the city sees crime rates drop massively, people can walk the streets at night safely and he's a hero until his bosses find out what he's done. It was really interesting and thought provoking.

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28 February 2011 - 5:45pm
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Interesting concept on "The Wire," CL-Ed.

I really learned a lot watching the Brittish version of Traffik SO much better than the US movie. Tells the history of the war on drugs and what we did to the farmers of the poppy fields. One of the main characters fighting the "war on drugs" ends up with a daughter who is hooked on heroin. I have the entire four VHS tapes and we couldn't stop watching (just one more tape, lol). I, too, see the "war on drugs" as a huge waste of time, and I get so angry when someone can harm or even kill a child and get out of prison in a few years, same with rape, but drug addicts are sitting in there for a lifetime, in some cases. We really need a new paradigm in so many ways, but not sure it is ever going to happen. Seems to get worse instead of better, when legitimate pain patients are marked as addicts and the addicts seem to get whatever they want/need. Crazy world we live in.

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4 March 2011 - 5:13am
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Thats a good point about rape Usne, but I don't think whether prostitution is legal or not really makes a difference. You're right, its never seen as a respected profession and its always going to be a hard thing to prove.

The interesting thing is you can use the same legalisation argument for all sorts of controversial things - drugs, guns, gambling etc. Funny thing is my answer changes depending on the thing you're talking about: gambling - yes, prostitution - yes, drugs - yes, guns - no way. Its not because I like or even use/do all of these things - its just that the whole "war on drugs" etc has undoubtedly proven to be a colossal waste of time and money. Its about doing things smarter not "tougher" which most politicians seem to love.

Anyone seen the season of "The Wire" where a police commander allows the dealers free reign but only within a couple of blocks? All the drug users, dealers, prostitution and stuff all moves there. The rest of the city sees crime rates drop massively, people can walk the streets at night safely and he's a hero until his bosses find out what he's done. It was really interesting and thought provoking.

I think you are right Ed and it does change depending on your stance on certain issues. One thing i have noticed and there tends to be a pattern, once something is legal or available then we know longer have the same passion and interest in it. It is sort of like eating that forbidden fruit that we derive pleasure from.

I have seen things in my own state suddenly become legal or a product become available and suddenly sales go down drastically. I guess that goes to show we always want what we can't have!!

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Sounds interesting Hope, I always wanted to watch Traffic but never got around to it. I'll have to get the dvd and have a look.

Too true Usne. Treat em mean and keep em keen ...

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True Usne. Look at our attitude on alcohol in this country. In some other countries, children have a glass of wine with dinner from the time they are twelve or thirteen: no big deal. Here? Kids gear up for that big "21st birthday," then try to down their 21 shots and end up in the hospital, or worse, from alcohol poisoning. The forbidden fruit.

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CL-Ed wrote:

It is legal where I live. They have to do tax returns and all. There are laws though that they can't solicit on the side of the street and no brothel can be within a certain distance from a school. If it means the workers have better rights, proper health checks and are less likely to be exploited then I don't see a problem with it. Like it or not the demand is always going to exist and although I think its terrible that some people want to work like that, its their decision to make.

Disagree. I think it should be illegal everywhere because the people who are making these poor choices are not in their right state of mind usually. They either lived a horrible and miserable life filled with child abuse, are alcoholics, drug addicts or not completely, "there" mentally. They shouldn't be used like that....nobody should.

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I see your point - although saying that prostitutes are "usually" not mentally right is debatable - but how does criminalising it help these people? It just forces the whole thing underground where the ones who are being used or need help the most are less likely to get it for fear of being jailed. Criminalising prostitution and drugs etc is the "easy" option that just ends up creating a whole host of other problems further down the road.

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CL-Ed - well said and sadly very true.

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mdah, that's very complicated thing. In my opinion, there is no universal solution for every country and nation. There are many cultures, with different views and beliefs, different lifestyles. When the nation is not very open to such things, it may cause disaster. However, it is better for making the process safer and make the prostitutes and the clients healthier than now. Legalization also would help to reduce violence.

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prostutution illegal ? I do not think so... BuT in would be nice for tham to work easily

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19 October 2011 - 6:19pm
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I agree with Salivan_Genius, that id depends on the society and its degree of openness and freedom. But actually, I'm for legalization, as prostitution is everywhere, with or without legalization and everybody knows about it, and it's always better to have everything legalized, that just shut eyes on "some" illegal things.

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Like smoking weed Joking) in many countries where it is not legalized, everybody knows that people smoke weed, but in most cases, they use that "shutting eyes" technology Joking

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Salivan-genius are you smoking weed?

marijuana is better . trust me i`m pro in this D:D:lollol

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Oh Tiberius i think like you Joking marijuana is better! But, what did you say? Surprized You are pro in this? Joking

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Yes i`m Bariga in my country selling weeds lollol:

Kidding Bro lollol

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do you mean dealer? Joking) ha haa Joking)

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