Should Prostitution Be Legalized?
Posted Mon May 09, 2011 06:12 PM
Posted Mon May 09, 2011 06:16 PM
Personally I think it should be legalized to protect the women who offer these services and prevent the spread of disease etc. even though I don't agree with the 'profession' or the participation in the services. Legalization could possibly even decrease the underage aspects of the industry as the legal businesses would more readily report the illegal ones.
I believe that this is one issue where personal feelings toward it should be moved to the side and action should be taken to do the right thing. As much as many would like to eradicate the industry all together, its one of the longest running professions on the planet which has been tried to be stopped before.
Posted Mon May 09, 2011 06:56 PM
Posted Mon May 09, 2011 09:00 PM
Posted Mon May 09, 2011 09:36 PM
Posted Tue May 10, 2011 06:27 PM
I was about to say the same thing. They're also checked periodically for STIs, etc.
Posted Tue May 10, 2011 07:16 PM
Posted Tue May 10, 2011 07:35 PM
Yep it should be legal, for sure! I think it is the role of all governments to effectivly look after people. STI's, mugging, rape and more are a real problem yet at the moment with prostitution being illegal it's seen as almost an occupational hazard and pretty much ignored. If governments made it legal the industry would have to be regulated and that costs money. As well as that it is a very taboo subject, especially amongst older generations, which are the majority of people that bother to turn out to vote!
So I think cost and fear are the two reasons it hasn't happened. Sad really because I know if my teenage daughter ran away from home and turned to prostitution I would hope someone was looking after her.
Posted Tue May 10, 2011 07:37 PM
Posted Wed May 11, 2011 10:27 AM
This post has been edited by pictor: Wed May 11, 2011 10:28 AM
Posted Wed May 11, 2011 11:00 AM
Exactly. This is a perfect example of how the governments extension of power in plenty of cases is a bit too far reaching.
You can tell me what I can do in public, in my car, and what I can and cannot do to another person or property and I will agree. You cannot however tell me what I can and cannot do with my own body, in the privacy of my own house with a willing partner.
I am a man, I would pay someone for sex if it came down to it. I would also receive money for sex if I needed that as well. Why in hell should I have to worry about going to jail for doing what would otherwise be done between two consenting adults for free.
Posted Wed May 11, 2011 12:22 PM
And it should be taxed heavily to fund anti-trafficing initiatives. Can't have that going on.
Posted Wed May 11, 2011 09:11 PM
Posted Wed May 11, 2011 11:13 PM
Posted Wed May 11, 2011 11:36 PM
Posted Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:50 PM
Posted Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:46 AM
I find it OK for an adult person who chooses to have sex for money to be able to do it, as well as for people who choose to pay for that kind of service to do it legally. I have no prejudices against either.
Posted Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Posted Sat Dec 07, 2013 09:23 PM