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Post Reply Should prostitution be legalized?
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Posted 10/23/16 , edited 9 days ago
It's one of humanity's oldest professions. What do you think?
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Probably, although some work would have to be done to be completely on board. The government's role should not be one of legislating morality, if something you are doing isn't infringing on the freedom of another individual than there is no reason to ban it.

As long as the parties are consenting, taxes are collected, STD testing is done, the human trafficking aspect is removed from it, and everyone involved is an adult I'd say yes.

One does not personally need to agree with the morality of things to promote its legalization: I personally find prostitution, cigarettes and drugs disgusting, but I also don't think that gives me the right to tell others how they should live their life and make their own decisions.
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Legal = more prostitutes = less cost = happy people and paid workers.

I see no downside
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Main positive I see more than anything is a reduction in sex slavery.
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Go to Nevada
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More sex slavery, more disease, more divorces, more children with a prostitute for a mother ...so, no.
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I really think it should, but there is a lot of work to be done to insure fair and better treatment and the improvement of the sex industry in the eyes of the public (as a license to freely abuse and discriminate against them is a major problem). As well as its acceptance and legitimacy. And, getting rid of pimps, giving proper regulations, and improving relations with law enforcement (*whelp*). This would be a massive change to the status quo, be really hard to swallow, and very difficult too, IMO.


You would need either a massive shift, or the patience to do it over time step by step. Mistreating sex-workers is wrong, but we are still a society that believes in the old Greek myth that women exude an aura that forces men to rape them, and that sex-workers are lessers.

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Yes it should be. It's hard to understand here in Australia. It's illegal yet brothels are everywhere, as are rub and tug massage places and everyone knows where they are and yet it's extremely rare that any of them are ever shut down.
And esscorts advertise openly also.

I think it being legal makes it cleaner and safer. Makes the chances of disease spreading lower as the girls are all regulary tested and also its much safer for the girls.

I know alot of women use prostitution or stripping as a way to pay for their education or for their kids educations or etc and some Asian girls do it for a while here then send money back home or go home fairly wealthy.

Plus, all men pay fo pussy regardless. Whether it's buying a girl drinks all night, buying her dinner, shouting her drugs, being in a relation ship, buying her gifts, being married, etc so...
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I think it should be legalized like they have in Nevada. The workers are protected by government regulations and safeguards against STDs and abuse. As one said it is the world's oldest profession and it seems to inevitably spring up wherever you go. The best solution for the prostitutes is that they protected by the full force of the law so that if something does happen they have legal recourses and protection guaranteed by the state and justice system.
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Yes as long as the government is regulating and is involved with it. To avoid human trafficking and underage victims.
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I don't see why not.
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MopZ wrote:

...And, getting rid of pimps...


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Theres a lot of pros and cons, so I don't think there is a clear answer. That said, I am definitely in favor of decriminalization at least.
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Yes, prostitution is a perfectly acceptable profession.


The government's role should not be one of legislating morality, if something you are doing isn't infringing on the freedom of another individual than there is no reason to ban it.


I don't really have any more time for the forums but that's kind of impossible. All laws have a moral basis by their very nature, and no one can be given freedom without restricting others or yourself in some way. It's a bit of a paradox. It's just a matter of debating which freedoms should and should not be allowed.
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No, because we would not be able to control it. Not like we can control it now, but if it's legal, more taxes, more paperwork, more dead trees, bad for environment.

So I gladly say no hell no.
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