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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 December 9th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #191
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As to the videos they are not arguments. They are self-serving promotional videos posted by some one who wishes to make a dollar off of the sex industry. I find posting those videos quite offensive and insulting to my country.
There are prostitutes everywhere. Why do you feel insulted?
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Old December 9th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #192
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They got it wrong.
It's like saying drinking a cup of coffee is legal in Costa Rica.
There is no regulation on coffee drinking or prostitution. The state has no interest in it, if they did then the state would regulate it as it is in Germany.
See the difference?
Nope.

With all due respect, it is you who is getting this wrong.

There is no difference; both coffee drinking and prostitution are legal in Costa Rica.

Prostitution is not forbidden (let say like it is explicitly the case for most of the US), it is legal.

That is exactly why the minors prostitution needs to be explicitly forbidden by the article 160 of the Penal Code of Costa Rica; because adult prostitution is legal. Otherwise, the age limitation would not be needed.

Naturally, if you may find any material offensive, feel free to delete it; I have already tried to do that on my own but sadly it was just too late for editing my post # 182.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #193
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This is the Spanish webpage of the Costa Rican System of Juridical Information (Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica in Spanish) as actualized for this year (2012): Sistema Costarricense de Informacin Jurdica

I'm still looking for an officially authorized English version.

The articles 160, 167, 168, 169, 170 & 171 are relevant for this issue; they fundamentally confirm what has been explained in previous posts; minor prostitution and pimping are forbidden, but not adult prostitution.
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Wrong post: please delete.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #195

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Your paying for sex either way, except one is pay-up front deal while the other is whether your partner is up to it while paying bills, gifts, children, etc. I see no problem with it and would call it a profession as long as the woman is the one getting paid, not being controlled by a pimp or any other forces. So I see no big deal really, it's just sex for pleasure, not a "ritual".
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Your paying for sex either way, except one is pay-up front deal while the other is whether your partner is up to it while paying bills, gifts, children, etc. I see no problem with it and would call it a profession as long as the woman is the one getting paid, not being controlled by a pimp or any other forces. So I see no big deal really, it's just sex for pleasure, not a "ritual".
Exacta. It's so ridiculous when it's said the purpose is to "de-commodify" sex and make it "solely for pleasure". Who are lawmakers to decide on sex at all? It's the re-introduction of religious, moralist legislation which has no place in public life.
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Exacta. It's so ridiculous when it's said the purpose is to "de-commodify" sex and make it "solely for pleasure". Who are lawmakers to decide on sex at all? It's the re-introduction of religious, moralist legislation which has no place in public life.
Especially considering many of those lawmakers are using prostitutes themselves!
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Especially considering many of those lawmakers are using prostitutes themselves!
Or accusing those who think it should be legal to do just that. As for that, I can only quote Lincoln from his debate with Stephen Douglas, in a campaign marred by accusations of the horrible sexual misdemeanor of miscegenation;

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I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. My understanding is that I can just let her alone.
Those are entirely different issues, but the logical fallacy of requesting your opponent to either suppress or engage in something is everlasting.
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This map from wiki-commons seems to be a good summary of the current legal status of sex for hire:

Green Prostitution legal and regulated
Blue Prostitution (the exchange of sex for money) legal, but organised activities such as brothels and pimping are illegal, prostitution is not regulated
Red Prostitution illegal
Grey No data

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This map from wiki-commons seems to be a good summary of the current legal status of sex for hire:

Green Prostitution legal and regulated
Blue Prostitution (the exchange of sex for money) legal, but organised activities such as brothels and pimping are illegal, prostitution is not regulated
Red Prostitution illegal
Grey No data
I've seen this many times. A great rendition.

You could believe it's a democracy index map, until you look at the US, Sweden and Norway.
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