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View Poll Results: Should remunerated sex be legal between consenting adults?
Legal and regulated. Albeit controversial, it is a profession, basically. 49 79.03%
Not criminal, but it shouldn't be condoned and/or regulated by the legal system. 8 12.90%
Illegal, clients only. Pornography and/or striptease is a different thing. 1 1.61%
Illegal, prostitutes and clients. Pornography and/or striptease is a different thing. 1 1.61%
Illegal; professional pornography and/or striptease should be illegal as well. 3 4.84%
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Old November 13th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #151

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lol, maybe vote buying is not a crime in the U.S. because it is not rampant. In the Philippines vote buying and prostitution are both illegal, but look........

There are places in my country where there are signs and notices that provide, "no throwing of garbage" and look what are those......
Now that I think of it, I think there are still laws from the 19th century that prohibit the buying and selling of votes.

But it does happen. I know that votes in California were going for an average of 19 dollars and change on eBay, though some sold for much higher than that. A friend of mine sold his on Craigslist for $25.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #152

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^oh, I thought that such only happen in developing countries like mine. In my nation no candidate ever lost every after election, they're only cheated, lol

Losers have all the excuses. Sorry for the diversion of the thread, folks. Just stating some things as peripheral discussion.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #153

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Considering the "oldest profession" to be illegal is a joke. Many women "legally" prostitute themselves to men they marry for economic reasons. And what a person chooses to do with their own body is their business as long as it does no harm to society. And since prostitution has been an intrinsic part of society from its' inception, prostitution is a manifest process that emerges from human socialization.
Moreover, prostitution is a way for any male or female to acquire sexual release with another human being without having to impose it on an unwilling partner. It is also a way for many individuals to get release if they unattractive or very shy. Plus, if your husband, wife or partner is seeking the services of a prostitute, there is something definitely wrong with your sexual performance or your sexual relationship. No one is going to go out and willingly pay for something that they can get for free.
Moreover, why should anyone be prosecuted for the use of their body for wages? Almost everyone else does this everyday if they are employed at any job. And quite often have to put up with far worse abuse from whomever provides them employment. And most daily workers do not come close to the hourly rate the average young prostitute earns. Most decent prostitutes earn in one hour what the average worker makes in one week. It is very hard to argue against this form of financial acquisition, when someone is having difficulty finding a job or is not making a sufficient amount to live on..
Legalizing prostitution provides many positive incentives to society. It offers the legal opportunity to monitor and elminate STDs. It offers a more realistic and honest approach to human sexual needs and it can accomplish a categorization of quality and services available. Thus leveling out price and competition. And it also provides an additional source of revenue for governments and eliminates the wasted expense of police intervention. An activity that only seems to generally occur during election years.
It all comes down to who controls our bodies. The state, society, religion or ourselves? Since all other employable services are considered legal in the use of one's body, offering the exchange of one's body for pleasure should also be included as well.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #154

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A friend of mine sold his on Craigslist for $25.
( JFK addressing the nation: ) Is this the price of our democracy?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #155

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No voice in favor of a ban...
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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #156

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Wrote a post on this three days ago, it's been on my blog since (check the link below).
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Old November 28th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #157

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It isnt wrong for me when I dont go there.

I have no objection to someone else doing wrong with women who perform the profession.

There is no sense in banning anything wrong.

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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #158

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I still haven't heard a good reason for it to be made illegal.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #159

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Prostitution should be made legal and should have frequent health checks and the women and men are well looked after from the undesirables. I just don't like the idea that some pimp turns a vulnerable person into a sex slave. If it has to exists its got to be regulated and pay tax.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:30 AM   #160

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I've never come across a young girl who said, "When I grow up, I want to be a prostitute."

Women (and men) who chose to sell their bodies for sex without any form of coercion (physical, emotional or economic) involved, should not be stigmatised; it's their lifestyle choice. I have a friend who got into the game through economic necessity, found she was making far more money doing what she enjoyed, than in a "normal" job, so she made a career out of it. She eventually found her soulmate and retired.

She may have been lucky, unfortunately the world is full of those who prey on the vulnerable and defenceless to turn a profit, this is what makes the sex industry tawdry and unsavoury. This is the aspect that should be illegal in my view.
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