Post Reply Why is prostitution frowned upon in todays society?
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hiya34 
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Posted 5/29/13 , edited 5/29/13
Just as the question above asks, why does society look down on people who are either into pornography or prostitution? Prostitution is the oldest profession, and is done often in the kingdom animalia. If this is the case, then why is it damned by humans?
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Posted 5/29/13 , edited 5/29/13

hiya34 wrote:

]Just as the question above asks, why does society look down on people who are either into pornography or prostitution? Prostitution is the oldest profession, and is done often in the kingdom animalia. If this is the case, then why is it damned by humans?


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Posted 6/1/13 , edited 6/1/13
I don't think I can even hope to compete with Cumulo's answer (it's a damn good one, that's for sure), but I would suggest that religion has a lot to do with it. This topic ties in closely with one of my articles (which isn't available anywhere for public consumption yet >_<) and it's a topic I feel rather strongly about.

There are a few factors other than religion as to why prostitution is illegal here in the UK. STIs are a common problem here (as I'm sure they are worldwide), and it seems to be the thought that those engaging in prostitution wouldn't undertake the proper precautions (which is laughable, but I have genuinely heard this given as a reason). There's also the fact that the police don't want these people getting hurt; the scenes in books and films where prostitutes are sometimes mistreated by their pimp because they haven't met their quota is unfortunately true in many cases where prostitution is still legal, not to mention some of their clients may misinterpret what they're allowed to do. It also keeps people off the streets and giving "Good Old Blighty" a bad name.

Personally, I think absolutely anyone should be able to do whatever they like with their body without someone telling them otherwise, however one should always be aware of the risks that come with the territory - you wouldn't go to a football game wearing a shirt that says "Screw you, [other team]" without expecting some kind of consequence.
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Posted 6/1/13 , edited 6/1/13
Christian morality and sexual exploitation (sex trafficking)
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