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Old 09-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Status: "Done with the 100s (hopefully)?" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Originally Posted by LordBalfor View Post
Not in Las Vegas or a few specific counties of Nevada - legal in at least parts of many other Nevada counties though.

From Wikipedia: "As of July 2004, brothels are illegal under county or municipal law in Washoe County (which contains Reno), Carson City (an independent city), Douglas County, and Lincoln County. Eureka County neither permits nor prohibits licensed brothels, and has none. The other 11 Nevada counties permit licensed brothels in certain specified areas or cities."

I remember taking a bus tour around Lake Tahoe (from Reno) and among the places the bus passed by was one of the legal whorehouses.

Ken
You're absolutey right. While it's legal in Nevada, there are some Nevada counties that prohibit it. Clark County (Las Vegas) is one where prostitution is illegal. I think the counties have to be rural and under a certain population in order for it to be legal. That's why there aren't brothels in Vegas and Reno.

So all this talk about Las Vegas being overrun with "non sanctioned whores" has more to do with it being ILLEGAL rather than legal. I saw a report on "20/20" a while ago about some of the Nevada brothels. Some of them appear to be more like luxury resorts. The ladies are tested regularly for STDs and HIV. If they acquire any such diseases, they aren't allowed to work there anymore.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I *think* that prostitution should be legalized but I think that people are under the impression that they make endless amounts of cash and that is most often not the case...
Oh yeah? How much do they make? And what do they spend the cheddar on? Rent? Groceries? College loans?

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When a couple marry and the husband says, "I make lots of money and I don't want you to work." Then what is really being said is, "I will financially support you, but make yourself sexually available at any time."
What are the stats on this arrangement in this day and age?

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There are those who want to be taken care of financially, that would also be prostitution. Its just a nicer way to dress it up...
Yeah, I hear what you're saying. Back in the *Old Times* in the *Long Ago*, they had this thing where the Man was the Provider and the woman was the *Do Everything Else*. Nowadays in the *Now Time*, you have the Man who goes to work and earns half or less of the salary and the *Prostitute* or *Wife* or *Better Half* or whatever you'd like to call it who also works and provides and um... does everything else AND earns half the family income or more.

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I strongly believe that there are those that have entirely too much of a problem with it. If someone has to be high before they do it, stay high while doing it and get high afterwards to forget about it, its not for them.
Well, I might agree with this, but who are we to say. Let's go from experience. If you were prostituting, would YOU need to get high, and if so, would that necessarily ban you from the trade? I think you're being a bit judgemental about the whole thing.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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Oh yeah? How much do they make? And what do they spend the cheddar on? Rent? Groceries? College loans?.
It depends on whom you work for and what you work for. If you work for an escort service you may make money on tips and get a percentage of the cost that is paid directly to the house. I know that some of them will pay that percentage in a check you get once a week or every two weeks. There are those that start out thinking its going to be long enough to get on their feet and wind up doing whatever for 10-20 bucks and work solo. Some do get it together to pay for college loans and groceries and rent. Some take the money and establish their own business . Money is also spent on maintenance.


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What are the stats on this arrangement in this day and age??.
Go look for your local trophy wifes. I'm not going there.



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Yeah, I hear what you're saying. Back in the *Old Times* in the *Long Ago*, they had this thing where the Man was the Provider and the woman was the *Do Everything Else*. Nowadays in the *Now Time*, you have the Man who goes to work and earns half or less of the salary and the *Prostitute* or *Wife* or *Better Half* or whatever you'd like to call it who also works and provides and um... does everything else AND earns half the family income or more.
I already told you there was a difference. So, apparantly, you did not hear anything I said. I am not going to argue some inane stance I was not going to take to begin with.



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Well, I might agree with this, but who are we to say. Let's go from experience. If you were prostituting, would YOU need to get high, and if so, would that necessarily ban you from the trade? I think you're being a bit judgemental about the whole thing.
Lets go from experience. I worked as a dancer for 14 years and I have been across the US 3 times. I was not a prostitute but I met many of them. I met a lot of them in Las Vegas, which just in case your interested-it will be hella competition because why would someone pay someone who is not going to have sex with them the same amount that they would pay for someone who will. Most clubs will toss you on your behind for prostituting and hopefully that will happen before the other dancers get a hold of you. Just in case your interested, anyone who goes farther than they should will most often find themselves, at some point up, against a wall in the back room.

Now, had I gone into prostitution I might need an opium den. Just saying. However, your going to run into that in any aspect of the sex industry. The name of the game is to keep your eye on the money. You can get lost real quick if your not paying attention. No, I don't think that they should be banned.......initially. Now, if you start out as a drug addict and you turn to prostitution to support your habit, your not interested in money but drugs and you should be banned.

Lets say, that prostitution is legalized and that red-light district opens up in wherever. Lets say, that there are good houses and trafficking is not an issue. Those houses would need to not only test for std's but have to be able to nurture the women that work in them. A great house would say before beginning, what are your goals? Remind them that they are human. Etc. and so on. I think if its known that this person is having difficulty with it then help get them out of it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Hormones + mututal interest -> -> -> -> sex. And despite the movies and dolls and plastic vaginas men still seem to prefer sex with real women. If all the external pressures, laws and commentary were removed, the only thing left of great concern - and the real issue- is public health and how to control the spread of sexual disease.
It can be controlled easier in the brothel than it can in a motel room or in the back seat of a car. The only part 'morals' seem to play in sex is to legislate self-control; it doesn't stop desire.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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FYI......prostitution is NOT LEGAL in Las Vegas.....YES it is here.....YES it is riddled with AIDS etc.....YES it should be legal, licensed and controlled.
AIDS in this country is primarily a drug-related illness caused by sharing needles; and a disease that is also predominately in the gay community. The chances of a man getting AIDS from an infected female during normal sexual relations is less than .03 percent statistically. Again, if the stigma of prostitution being illegal was removed, it would attract a much better class of woman and the likelyhood of having the disease would be lessened considerably. If you have ever seen the television shows featuring the legal brothels in Nevada you can see that the ladies that work there are usually educated and very professional in their approach to their work and lifestyle.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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i have seen brothels in Nev and the hookers there are independent contractors who negotiate their own prices anywhere from 100 dollars to more than 3000 at the moonlight bunny ranch...(i could only afford the tee shirt) and they are tested for std's once a month and are made to take a week off until they are cleared.. but in my opinion whether a women is hooking in a brothel or a truckstop they are the same and i think the only thing separating them are the std tests. If 2 women are waitresses one in a country club the other at dennys they are still just waitresses... But i supposes if you were a hooker it could make for an interesting take you kid to work day...
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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Um, americans are not a moral people. They are hypocrites who would rather shove problems aside and make laws against it and then say that makes them moral. Idiots really. Prostitution is not bad, because the people who engage in it do so willingly and that is their perrogative. No one elses and if that makes them immoral to you than its just you. Morals are not absolute. Everyone is different and by making something so readily available than you are not doing anything that actually willl make you morally superior.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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Um, americans are not a moral people. They are hypocrites who would rather shove problems aside and make laws against it and then say that makes them moral. Idiots really. Prostitution is not bad, because the people who engage in it do so willingly and that is their perrogative. No one elses and if that makes them immoral to you than its just you. Morals are not absolute. Everyone is different and by making something so readily available than you are not doing anything that actually willl make you morally superior.
Are you saying that people who stand up for morality are idiots or free will equals morality ?? so if that being the case and an adult rapes a kid but he believes it was right he or she is a moral person?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Are you saying that people who stand up for morality are idiots or free will equals morality ?? so if that being the case and an adult rapes a kid but he believes it was right he or she is a moral person?
There are very few things that are acceptable by the majority. The majority would say that the rape of any person is wrong and should be punished. But if a person wants to sell his or her body in exchange for money than that is up to the individual to decide. And not for society. Because according to the post i was responding that would make the individuals inmoral. Which is not true. They are adults they can do what they want without needing to have someone hold their hand. And by making something illegal that most adults participate in and than claim that it is because you are moral actually makes you less. But why bother you would not get it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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[quote=60-minutes-II;5369694]There are very few things that are acceptable by the majority. The majority would say that the rape of any person is wrong and should be punished. But if a person wants to sell his or her body in exchange for money than that is up to the individual to decide. And not for society. Because according to the post i was responding that would make the individuals inmoral. Which is not true. They are adults they can do what they want without needing to have someone hold their hand. And by making something illegal that most adults participate in and than claim that it is because you are moral actually makes you less. But why bother you would not get it.[/Q but a majority have spoken against prostitution and the laws are on the books...as well as murder,rape and arson....ohhhh i see now!!! The lawmakers are immoral now that makes sense.
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