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Old 03-10-2015, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Isn't sex out of marriage not only a sin ( fornication) but spitting on Gods marriage deal ( covenant?) or if they are married adultery? Did I miss something in translation or maybe I'm as seculars call it "religious" and thereby a badman? If not at least
take your cap off ....your in church albeit the house of God !
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:44 PM
 
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I think it should be legally regulated. Making it completely legal without any regulation would probably increase the already high levels of abuse street prostitutes suffer.

Currently, there are two basic forms of prostitution: 1) Street walkers, and 2) Internet escorts. Most street walker endure horrific abuse, suffer from substance abuse and other mental health issues, and aren't paid well. Conversely, escorts are usually paid very well, and while I'm sure it's not glamorous having sex with stranger for $, rates of abuse and coercion are fairly low.

Since it's exceedingly difficult to target internet escorts, I doubt legalization would effect it much. More people might actually opt to do it if it were legal, but that's about it. Rather than jail, I think extensive counseling and rehab should be offered for street walkers, to at least give them a chance for a better life. More areas seem to be going this route, which is encouraging.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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For many years before the 20th century brothels were licensed and taxed. We are one of the last 1st world nations that it is still illegal. The only debatable reason it is still illegal here is a religious one and that should not be a deciding factor.
The religious one is not the main one. Women don't want men to have an easy and affordable alternative for sex. And women vote. Remember that it was the Women's Union in the 30s who led prostitution prohibition efforts.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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The religious one is not the main one. Women don't want men to have an easy and affordable alternative for sex. And women vote. Remember that it was the Women's Union in the 30s who led prostitution prohibition efforts.
What makes you think it would be affordable? The prostitutes who could pass a medical exam, or even be desirable to most men would demand a premium for their services, and get it. Most likely, it would be way out of the vast majority of men's budgets.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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What makes you think it would be affordable? The prostitutes who could pass a medical exam, or even be desirable to most men would demand a premium for their services, and get it. Most likely, it would be way out of the vast majority of men's budgets.
Because I know (not think) how much it costs in countries where it's legal and regulated, e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, etc.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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For many years before the 20th century brothels were licensed and taxed. We are one of the last 1st world nations that it is still illegal. The only debatable reason it is still illegal here is a religious one and that should not be a deciding factor.
You really nailed it with your last sentence.
I think it should be legalized. Legalization (which would include prostitutes paying for checkups by an approved list of docs - I don't want to see payoffs to pass men or women prostitutes) would bring in money and would keep diseases down.

There are so few jobs out there that opening this up should be allowed. We need work somewhere! It is not and should not be turned into a religious issue. If Italy allows it, this trumps the stupidity of the US not allowing it. If the religious people don't want a prostitute, don't go and leave us alone.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:27 PM
 
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Because I know (not think) how much it costs in countries where it's legal and regulated, e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, etc.
People still date, and get married in those countries. The women in those countries aren't starting protests, and screaming in the streets about making prostitution illegal because no men want to date, or marry them because of prostitutes. The idea that women are opposed to prostitution because they are worried about the competition is absurd. Women know that most men enjoy, and seek out having girlfriends, and wives. They also know that a man who has anything at all to offer, and just wants sex can go to a bar, and probably find someone.

The opposition is almost exclusively religious/moral objections, some feel it's just "icky," and more recently, concerns over exploitation.

In 1st world countries the cost can be in the hundreds per hour. Most men are not going to be able to afford a legal prostitute very often. Healthy, non exploited women interested in doing this are not going to give it away cheap, not to mention the regulation/tax costs added on.

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Its funny, just bringing up the phrase prostitution changes things, even cultures. Women can give it away, but charge for it. Well there's the problem.
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