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Should Prostitution be legal in the U.S.
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Posted 11/7/08
For some odd reason my tv is always on CNN so I started listening to these people fight over whether prostitution should be legal in San Fransisco. Prostitution is legal in some part of Nevada & Rhode Island and now their thinking about legalizing it in San Fransisco. In my opinion it should be legal it's that persons choice if they want to be a prostitute, what do you think?

link to CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/21/san.francisco.prostitution.ap/
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24 / F / in my bf's arms
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Posted 11/7/08
Wtf?!?! Hell no. If they want they can go work in a strip club or something
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Yes, but mainly for protective rights of prostitutes. Do I support their behavior? Not necessarily; they lower the status of woman and men equally by portraying men as sexual crazed idiots and women as sex objects. Then again, these personal opinions shouldn't get in the way of doing what's helpful to the prostitutes who chose to be prostitutes. It'll give them protection from their pimps and better security from their clients. Even though their job isn't great, they're still human beings and deserve protection.
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Posted 11/7/08
ide have to say no... they tend to spread illnesses / std's
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Posted 11/7/08

Shabbernigdo wrote:

ide have to say no... they tend to spread illnesses / std's


Actually, if the other states were as smart as Nevada then stds 'n such wouldn't be that much of a problem.

"Under Nevada law, once a prostitute begins working in the legal brothels, they are tested weekly for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and monthly for Syphilis and HIV. If they are found positive for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or Syphilis, they are immediately prohibited from working, and cannot return to work until they are adequately treated, followed-up, and test negative on a subsequent test. For HIV, they would be immediately barred from working for life."

Info from:
http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Other/Q8899.html
Posted 11/7/08
legalize it and tax the hell out of it
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25 / M / Kangarooooo Kountry
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Posted 11/7/08
YES SPREAD THE AIDS
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24 / bOx
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Posted 11/7/08
maybe coz it is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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M / PLANTS
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Posted 11/7/08
random question again..lol
but nah it won't happen
but there is alot of prostitution going on
Posted 3/19/09
wow another strange topic.....

OT ------- no....that might increase the chances of more kidnappings of both adults & children....
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Posted 3/19/09
prostitution is legal and tolerated in the rest of the developed world including canada and we don't have problems with kidnappings
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30 / F / Singapore
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Posted 3/19/09
What gives rise to physical abuse and disease is precisely the fact that prostitution operates on a black market. On a legal market, both prostitutes and their solicitors would be screened and monitored much more carefully, and prostitutes who suffered abuse would have legal recourse. Obviously, involuntary prostitution and sexual abuse of children must be outlawed and diligently prevented by the legal system.

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Posted 3/19/09
I don't think it should be legal, but I also don't think they should be punished for it. They need help, not punishment. And remember it's not by choice for everyone, especially with the recent rise in pimps selling and trafficking young girls without them knowing what's going on.
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34 / F / Sweden
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Posted 3/19/09
sure, why not?
it's the individuals own right to decide whether or not they want to sell their body for a certain price so i see no issues in letting them when there's a market for such things.
of course assuming it is indeed not forced under any circumstances by a third party and that the person in question is of appropriate age.

over here the act of prostitution is legal but buying the services of a prostitute is still illegal XD
guess this does provide another level of safety for the prostitutes as they can turn to the police for help regarding clients, unless they use this to their own benefit and just scam/steal money from potential buyers >.>
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65 / M / Croatia
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Posted 3/19/09
I am all for it! If someone wants to earn their money that way, it is OK; as long as they are not forced into it. I mean, there are so many single males out there, it is easier for them that way In many countries in Europe prostitution is not only legalized, but prostitutes actually pay taxes and have health insurance and whatnot.
As for people saying stuff about diseases (biased fools), legal prostitutes must have proof that they are not carrying any disease, and client can ask for it, and use of condom is obligatory. (any people from Red Light District to confirm that?). Porn stars (and there are sooooo many in US... lucky bastards)already must have that proof (about their monthly examinations etc...), otherwise they cannot film any porn.
So if there are so many women out there who do it for money on video, what is the difference from doing on the street?
And after reading the comments... i didnt know that kids today are so biased and close minded. What, if you dont legalize it it will go away or something? it will increase the kidnappings? It could do the opposite (constant checking on behalf of government).

Btw: in a survey few years ago 40% of schoolgirls in Russia said they wanted to be prostitutes...
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