Law Forum : Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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  1. Liberty

    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Proponents of legalized and regulated prostitution, argue that it would reduce crime, improve public health, poverty and free consenting adults to make their own choices. They also claim that prostitution is a victimless crime, and 11 counties in Nevada have practiced legal, regulated prostitution for years now.

    Opponenents say that legalization of prostitution will increase STDs like HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, violence, rape, homicide, an immorally commercially, exploitive environment, where lives are not safe.

    What say you?
     
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    all 'vices' should be legal, regulated and taxed.
     
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    What is it about sex between consenting adults that's illegal? A man paying a woman for the pleasure she's given him...is that illegal? Then why isn't it illegal for someone to pay a stripper for a lap dance? Or, for a concert goer to pay an artist for performing for them? Again, is it the sexual act that's illegal? What's so wrong about sex, that a person could be arrested for engaging in it?

    I don't think it should have ever been a crime.

    Every non-virgin woman in the world has received some type of benefits for sex, in one way or another...and there's nothing illegal about it. PLEASE, Ladies, that's not meant to be an insult. The reality is: men wine and dine women, every day, in hopes of a sexual pay-off...and vice versa. Let's see: Dinner + (dancing or a movie) + a couple drinks = as much as one to three hundred dollars...depending on where you go, and what you have.

    Should that be illegal?

    As James say, legalize it, regulate it, and tax it. on the way, put requirements in place, around medical checkups, etc...just as a dining facility has to meet strict requirements, or they'll be shut down. In Canada, prostitution is legal. what's illegal is another person profitting from the prostitute's work. i.e. a pimp cannot profit from prostitution. the intent is to keep prostitutes from being enslaved by pimps and others, who only want money.
     
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    And, let's not forget to add gigolos to the. conversation.

    One thing hat stands out in my mind is the Lamar Odom story. Does legalizing prostitution put prostitution in the price bracket of $79,000.00 for 3 days, or an where near that?
     
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    "The reality is: men wine and dine women, every day, in hopes of a sexual pay-off...and vice versa. Let's see: Dinner + (dancing or a movie) + a couple drinks = as much as one to three hundred dollars...depending on where you go, and what you have."

    I'm not mad, though, cuz I have heard many men say this. I know some men AND WOMEN, think and operate that way. It's that "sure thing" mentality. You aren't factoring in conversation, compatibility, chemistry, future or anything. Just money=sex. That's pretty crude for a woman who can afford to buy her own food and drinks. Now, if a sista is really hurting for a meal, that's a new ballgame.

    But, all of us don't operate like that. In fact, it would be insulting to us.

    I even let them know off the top that this ain't gonna be about sex.

    For me, I might reciprocate by making him a nice home cooked meal with candles, nice music, and ambiance, that no restaurant could compete with. My company, his favorite foods, drinks, and movies, maybe a romantic massage, if I am feeling him like that, and I think we are even.

    If we get to the point of having sex, it will be a reciprocal act. Not me owing him, or him owing me, but us both wanting it equally. I couldn't put a price on sex that way.
     
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    i guess i need to reevaluate how i say things...because it wasn't my intent to imply that there was an expectation of sex...just a hope of a sexual payoff. but, if there is an attraction, that hope is there from "hello." as for the dinner, movie, dancing, thing...he's trying to get to the point where he can give the romantic massages, etc.

    now, educate me on the feminine mind: do women not hope for sex...with a man they're attracted to?

    i mean, i hear that all the time...that a single woman will see a man they find attractive...and say things like that.
     
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    I can only speak for myself, and the sistas I know. Let's skip back a bit though... You were talking about spending 100-300 on a date. I wouldn't let you spend that much. Maybe 100, but no way in hell would I allow you to spend more than that on me, unless we were in a relationship. I would have to be a fool to not know what you were expecting.

    I work in reverse. A man starts with 100 points and from there he can stay, or he can talk himself into ä hole.

    Yes, it's difficult for women. We see attractive men all the time. But, we can't just go for it like men do. There are grave consequences for a woman who puts herself out there like that.

    The difference in women and men when it comes to getting sex is a woman can always get sex. She can get sex, when she can't get a hamburger. I always say "I got 99 problems, but getting' d*** ain't one". LOL
     
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    Myths and Facts about Nevada Legal Prostitution

    What does legalization of prostitution mean?
    Legal prostitution is state-sponsored prostitution. Legal prostitution means that the state of Nevada legally permits the buying and selling of women in prostitution. Nevada’s counties collect taxes from the sales of women to men who buy them (johns or tricks).

    In Nevada legal prostitution, the counties are the pimps, collecting taxes. In legal prostitution the john is welcomed as a legitimate consumer. Since we know that prostitution always harms women, the legalized buying and selling women is in effect the promotion of and profiting from women’s poverty, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual exploitation.

    Similar in effect to legal prostitution, decriminalized prostitution is even more extreme.
    It means that all laws regarding prostitution would be removed. In other words, buying a woman would be the social and legal equivalent to buying toilet paper. Prostitution in all its forms – street, brothel, escort, massage – would be legally permitted. Pimps and traffickers the world over would become Nevada’s new businessmen, Johns would be welcomed consumers.

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    Regardless of its legal status, prostitution is extremely harmful to those in it.

    Read more

    http://awakenreno.org/myths-and-facts-about-nevada-legal-prostitution/
     
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    NO. Demand puts prostitution in that price range. Sex has always been in demand. Sex will always be in demand.

    i want you to take your personal opinions/preferences out of the equation.

    does sex do any more harm to a woman who have a one-night stand with a stranger she picked up in a bar, than it does to a woman who have sex with a stranger...and receive money at the end of it?

    suppose the pimp/trafficker is taken out of the equation, would you be opposed to two consenting adults having a conversation about "paid for" sex? AND, shouldn't it be a woman's individual right to choose what she does with her vagina? if she chooses to support her family by using her body, shouldn't she be able to do that without fear of reprisals from the legal system?

    i'm not saying that women should be used for sex, i'm saying that women should have the option to be paid for sex...if that's the path they choose to take.
     
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    they have legal prostitution in Netherlands for decades. no harm.
     
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