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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:20:04 AM

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Legalizing prostitution would make it easier to regulate it. That would help eliminate the ugly side of the business; pimps, human trafficking and the exploitation of minors.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:43:30 AM

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It should be legalized. It's been legal In Europe for years. It's a moral majority law that no politician wants to touch.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:13:15 AM

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JbStone wrote:
It should be legalized. It's been legal In Europe for years. It's a moral majority law that no politician wants to touch.




Just for those that are interested there's a table below regarding the state of prostitution in Europe. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link below the table. The link explains an awful lot more, particularly the difference between prostitutes and brothels as to why some are legal and some are not.



Procuring of prostitution in European Countries

Denmark...................... Not legal
Belgium........................ Not legal
Finland.......................... Not legal
France.......................... Not legal
Ireland......................... Not legal
Italy............................. Not legal
Latvia........................... Not legal
Luxembourg.................. Not legal
Norway......................... Not legal
Poland.......................... Not legal
Portugal........................ Not legal
Spain........................... Not legal
United Kingdom............. Not legal
Sweden........................ Not legal
Greece......................... Is legal under license
Netherlands.................. Is legal under license
Germany...................... Is legal under license
Hungary....................... Is legal
Austria......................... Is legal





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Europe





JbStone
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:04:54 AM

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Thanks for clearing that up Luce Nicely done.

Cheers,

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hayley
Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 2:44:56 AM

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absolutely... oh my.. think of the rise in GDP Shhh

angel7

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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:30:04 PM

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We have legalized gambling,marijuana,gay marriages,can orostitution be far behind lol
bill11
Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:26:51 PM

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Look at the tax revenue it would generate!!
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:33:13 AM

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Wilful wrote:
Of course it should be legal. Criminalising sex work is nothing more than political posturing. The role of government is to protect its citizens from harm, not legislate on morality in order to appease the puritanical, and often hypocritical sensibilities of the self-righteous.

It's the world's oldest profession for a reason. It needs to be legal. It needs to be safe. And the participants need to be protected.


that.
1nympholes
Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:02:41 PM

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The profession of pleasure will never be eradicate with laws and I doubt with the morality of the hypocrites who want to control pleasure between beings.

Control would be wise, but do we really need the benefit of the government controlling one more facet or our lives. But there could be free clinics that girls/guys could go to determine their health status and their client could be assure of that status at some certain date. I do not know for sure what we would do to protect the girls for the decease of their clients.

Even with Brothels their will always be girls working the street and girls who pickup clients in bars and clubs. The danger to this part of the profession is immeasurable. However, there is no cure for this risk that I can see.

As a woman I see nothing wrong with providing pleasure for cash. In a Brothel you would very much be obligated to provide services to any client, except for cause. But as a Escort you may be selective for any reason subjective or not.

I was young and spent the weekend with an older couple. They took me to places of pleasure I had no idea existed. Met a lot of powerful and influential people through them and have benefited by these contact all my life. When I was about to leave the wife handed me an envelope and it was clear it had money in it. I returned it to her and told her I was not that kind of girl. She replied "We are all that kind of girl, just some of us are called wife".

Yes, I too am in favor of legal "Pay of Pleasure", but it will not solve all the problems of the industry






The girl who started early at this game of sexual pleasure, This girl that never seems to get as much as she wants, at least from the right people. But now certainly the woman that will test all the paths of pleasure with you.
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 9:32:54 PM

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If there is human trading going on then no, prostitution should be illegal. If a person wants to start a voluntary legitimate business (no money laundering or underage people) then yes, it should be legalized.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 1:43:01 PM

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Well, Canada almost got it (a legal sex trade, that is). The bill to change our prostitution laws in response to a Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the old law is now through all its legislative hurdles and can be signed and proclaimed. Unfortunately, it's actually moving towards a stricter legal regime than the one it replaces, including the criminalization of those who buy sexual services like escorts, prostitutes, and erotic massage. Many are already saying it may not stand up to a court challenge and there's an election looming in a year so all may not be lost for those, like me, who think that the purchase and sale of sexual services (the new law criminalizes the purchase but not the sale) should be a legal, regulated business, leaving criminal law to focus on things like human trafficking. But, for now, it's buyer take care in Canada's sex trade.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tory-prostitution-bill-gets-senate-approval/article21450839/

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Crystalmeh
Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 6:17:23 PM

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I'm all for legalization of it. Hell, I might even consider it a line of work ;P
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:06:25 AM

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Yes I agree it should be legalized & regulated. In fact it is in Reno Nev. about the only city in the states I know of.However this is the united States A country bound by Idiocracy. A country that has A Constitution that claims separation of Church & State. And yet The Religious fanatics still have A strong hold over our government. And has had from the beginning.All tho we have been slowly overcoming our ridiculous vice laws, and gaining civil rites that were promised us in the Constitution.( yet were denied us ) We still have A long way to go. Lets face it change in this country comes slowly. After we get it the fanatics can't accept it & start organizations and movements to try to repeal it. Look at Abortion, It's been legal for how long now? Will they ever accept that? Not A snow balls chance in Hell. I doubt we will ever truly be A free country, but we keep on trying.Brick wall My 2 cents
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1@#$%^&*
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 4:17:18 AM

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I live in Sydney Australia and prostitution is legal. No issues as in brothels have to have health checks etc
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:50:05 PM

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pegasus2126 wrote:
I live in Sydney Australia and prostitution is legal. No issues as in brothels have to have health checks etc


Sooooo...what's the IT job scene like in Sydney? 588-rolleyes

Actually, the pro-legalization side here in Canada generally uses New Zealand as their example. Is Australia similar?


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Frustration and Relief

The April Stories:

April's Secret - A college student learns a sexy secret from his girlfriend's past

The Pastor's Secret - A lonely minister seeks solace from an escort
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:07:55 PM

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Anything that involves consenting legal adults (that causes no harm to the general public) should be legalized.





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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:38:27 PM

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While I agree that prostitution should be legalized, I think it is naïve to think that there will not be a continuation of human trafficking. The underbelly of this industry will go on, just as it has with drugs and any other examples of the wonderful world of pleasures. You argue that it would be regulated, medical examinations, etc. But what if a woman has been in the industry 10 years and contracts a STD? Do you honestly believe she is going to quit or do you think there might be corrupt regulators that for a price will look the other way? And what about the fallout in marital relations? There are many ills that just won't go away with magically waiving the wand of legalization and there are numerous problems that might be exasperated.
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why not .. 21st century .. take the right precautions .. I would pay for sexual fun .. $5 an hour I see as good value.

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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:57:03 PM

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simplyjohn wrote:
why not .. 21st century .. take the right precautions .. I would pay for sexual fun .. $5 an hour I see as good value.


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Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:17:08 AM

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simplyjohn wrote:
why not .. 21st century .. take the right precautions .. I would pay for sexual fun .. $5 an hour I see as good value.


I know a coupla women who'd let you pay them $5 an hour to watch them do their nails. At the salon!

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 3:06:05 AM

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I'm basically a Libertarian. So anything that doesn't hurt another should be legal. That includes Prostitution, ALL Drugs, that will help weed out the gene pool. Heck, even selling a kidney of other organs. I find it astounding how closely the basic Libertarian credo mirrors that of the Wiccan, do what thou will but harm no others. I have my own, perhaps, cruder way of putting the same thing. "Everyone has the right to go to Hell in their own way, just don't drag anyone else along with you.

BTW, haven't most politicians been screwing people forever, to line their own pockets?

amy

love, amy
cooldaddy
Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 2:45:04 PM

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1nympholes raised a point. "Even with brothels, there will always be girls working the streets and picking up in bars........." Wouldn't it be safer for them if there was somewhere to take their clients, instead of back alleys, waste ground, or wherever they do take them? A hotel, (hostel, whatever...) where working girls could hire a room by the hour. I agree it would cut into the girls earnings, but it needn't be too expensive, and she might think it worth it for the safety.


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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 5:38:52 PM

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I've said before on this subject that it definitely SHOULD BE legalized, regulated and taxed. Will that alone eliminate ALL of the problems associated with it? OF COURSE NOT! People are STILL going to be people and some will ALWAYS ignore the laws. BUT, it WOULD be huge step forward and would make dealing with the remaining problems easier to do.
As well as providing:
#1. LEGAL outlets for people who do not have or cannot FIND other outlets for their sexual needs.
#2 A means of GREATLY reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
#3. An ENORMOUS source of additional revenue that could be used to pay off our nation's STAGGERING national debt (PROVIDED the politicians could be FORCED into USING it for that purpose. ) Good luck, but maybe...
#4 Freeing up police units, court dockets, jail and prison space that COULD be used to combat human trafficking and other ACTUAL crimes.

The problem is that it would REQUIRE politicians to STOP listening to the repressive religious groups who would certainly oppose it "on moral grounds" (read in HYPOCRISY) and act in a responsible and adult manner where sex is concerned. (Also HIGHLY unlikely, given the yahoos who are all too often elected. The sorry collection of primarily clowns who have held the office of President since JFK is silent testament to that, nevermind the idiots who abound in Congress and the Senate or other lesser offices.) My 2 cents

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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:54:56 AM

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Prostitution should be legalized, but regulated. By that I mean that prostitutes should be able to work free of pimps and traffickers, form unions and decide their work conditions and pay. In addition, attention should be paid to providing the necessary health care and and health training to keep them alive and free from disease.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:24:36 PM

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Vanellus wrote:
Prostitution should be legalized, but regulated. By that I mean that prostitutes should be able to work free of pimps and traffickers, form unions and decide their work conditions and pay. In addition, attention should be paid to providing the necessary health care and and health training to keep them alive and free from disease.


Yes I agree. In A perfect world that would work. However this isn't A perfect world. God gave us free will, The religious fanatics take it away. They believe in God then say he's wrong. ( Go figure ? ) angel7
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