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Old 03-09-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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The only question is whether we own our own bodies or whether they are the property of a god or a church or a government or a parent or something else.

If we own our bodies, there should be no laws against prostitution. But if someone else owns them, it's up to that someone else.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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The only question is whether we own our own bodies or whether they are the property of a god or a church or a government or a parent or something else.

If we own our bodies, there should be no laws against prostitution. But if someone else owns them, it's up to that someone else.
But sometimes there needs to be protection for the vulnerable. So prostitution should be legal and regulated.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I'm capable of deciding whether I'm vulnerable. If I'm not capable, it's still my right. Following your line of reasoning, people whom someone in power judges to be vulnerable to the blandishments of a deceitful political candidate should have a government agent vote for them.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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The only question is whether we own our own bodies or whether they are the property of a god or a church or a government or a parent or something else.

If we own our bodies, there should be no laws against prostitution. But if someone else owns them, it's up to that someone else.
I am not sure how they do things out in Wyoming but most people would agree that a person is not property and therefore cannot be owned by anyone else. Except for in the case of minors under the custody of a parent or guardian, but I think we all agree that prostitution would be 18+ so the parent thing is also a non issue.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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I'm capable of deciding whether I'm vulnerable. If I'm not capable, it's still my right. Following your line of reasoning, people whom someone in power judges to be vulnerable to the blandishments of a deceitful political candidate should have a government agent vote for them.
I have to give that point to you....who could we trust to decide which among us is vulnerable? (obviously, we are not talking about children here). .. It is a downright scary thought that someone would claim so-and-so is vulnerable and therefore needs protection, and is merely angry that the person doesn't beleive the "right way." So I agree....good job.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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I don't think that it should be illegal. If a woman wants to sell her "services" she should be able to. And if man wants to pay for those services, he should be able to. Whether it's regulated or not, I don't see why it's illegal. I only speak for adults. Obviously the sex slave trade and prostitutes that are minors should be illegal. Women who are not prostitutes have done things sexually in lieu of dinner, concert tickets, help with their rent, gifts, etc. Dinner, gifts, cash...what's really the difference? Sometimes people just want sex and don't want a relationship and don't want to deal with "dating". Or they're married or butt ugly or whatever. I don't know if this still holds true, but about 10-15 year ago, the Dutch government actually included a visit from a prostitute to homes of single people that were handicapped, bed ridden etc, as part of the national health care. The thinking behind this is if a person is single and home ridden or paralzyed, he or she may still want some sort of sexual life, even if it's kissing or whatever they are able to do. The program was optional and a "perk" for those who requested it. There are adults sites on the internet for adults who want to "hook up" just for sex. In this lame economy, if someone throws you $300, good for you. Sex sells. It always will and legalization or not, prostitution will always be around.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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It is impossible to stop prostitution.

The fact that it is illegal is not slowing it down at all. But jus making it more more dirty and spreading disease.

I have seen widespread prostitution in every single US city I have been to.

These days, most of it in on the internet. It can't be stopped.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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I am not sure how they do things out in Wyoming but most people would agree that a person is not property and therefore cannot be owned by anyone else.
Yeah..we call that one the 13th Amendment...
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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I've always believed that if a person wants to pay another person for sex, then that's between the two parties involved. It is absolutely ludicrous that we waste so much time, money, effort and jail space on something as primal as prostitution. It's been going on since the beginning of time, and it will never go away.

I personally find sex for pay disgusting. But then, I don't have to do it, do I?

What I find ironic is that pornographic movies are legal. Isn't that also sex for pay?

Just leave the moral judgment out of it sex for pay and let people live their own lives.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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I am not sure how they do things out in Wyoming but most people would agree that a person is not property and therefore cannot be owned by anyone else.
No, a person owns themself, which means they can do whatever they want with their body. Whether or not people want to admit it, criminalizing prostitution is a violation of human rights.
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