Prostitution should be.......

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/15/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Prostitution should be(…………………………… ) and why.

“Morally” I think it should be banned (obviously)
if many women and men (Teens and Adults) were not forced into it….then…..it could be a profitable business………just like Escorts.

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Charlie - posted on 08/16/2010

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Its worked for Australia , most establishments are run by women i can tell you the seediest prostitutes earn a lot more than cocktail waitresses considering what they advertise for a blowjob the higher class escorts can bag between 5 - 10 , 000 dollars according to a recent story on the news .

Some women do , do it because they think there is nothing else they can do and some do it because they genuinely like it ( mostly the higher paid escorts ) you can read many of their sex blogs .

Any way i feel it will never go away why not make it safer !

Valerie - posted on 08/15/2010

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I used to think it should be legalized, regulated and taxed (like in the Netherlands) - the problem with that is, environments where it's decriminalized and even regulated are often havens for human trafficking. There's too much money in those cartels, they just buy their way into places where hooking/escorting/cathouses are legal. I'm probably the most liberal person you'd ever meet, but on this issue, I'm firmly believe prostitution should be illegal.

Sharon - posted on 08/15/2010

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....should be .... legalised, taxed and regulated. Oh and unionised.

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Valerie - posted on 08/16/2010

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I have my doubts as to whether the pimps could ever really be removed from the equation; even in the safest and most regulated settings, given the intimate and physical nature of the work there are always security concerns for sex workers. And the quick and easy fix for that is to have "some guy," call him a pimp, manager, whatever, whose making money off the back of these girls.
And no matter how safe and legitimized the setting, most girls don't make Heidi Fleiss money (they'd make about the same as a cocktail waitress). Most of the ones doing it are either in some form of serious trouble, or have been duped into it with promises of some awesome lifestyle. It's a trap, and most of the time some jerkoff laid the bait. The idea that it can be some empowering industry for women to take advantage of men's weakness is alluring, but it's realy the other way around. Men don't pay a hooker for the sex, they pay her to leave. The whole game plays into men's hands, not women's, no matter how you slice it.

Johnny - posted on 08/15/2010

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I completely agree with Sharon:

"...should be .... legalised, taxed and regulated. Oh and unionised."

Charlie - posted on 08/15/2010

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Well it is legal here like Nikki said and it has benefited their industry with regular health checks , no pimps , they have their own workers union and pretty much everything nikki said "highly regulated and checked by authorities, to ensure the girls are over age, hold Australian visas, work place health and safety issues are in check, I think they even have mandatory drug checks."

Prostitution will never be banned its the oldest working profession in the world better to regulate it legally then let the criminals run it .

Nikki - posted on 08/15/2010

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I have never thought of that Valerie, I am from Australia and we have legal brothels here, and from my knowledge in my area there have never been any problems, not that I am involved in any underworld circles where I would have access to that kind of information. However I believe that our brothels are highly regulated and checked by authorities, to ensure the girls are over age, hold Australian visas, work place health and safety issues are in check, I think they even have mandatory drug checks.

I suppose I think about the girls involved, it obviously isn't the best career choice, however if they choose to do it, or feel the need to do it for the money, I feel they have the right to be protected, as does any other working individual.

Being illegal clearly isn't going to stop it, it put individuals in risky situations and tax payers would end up footing the bill when things go wrong. For example increased rates of STD's an increase in police presence, money spent on prosecuting offenders. I find it hard to fathom why governments would not want to legalise it, because as others have said, think of all the tax they could be charging.

Shelley - posted on 08/15/2010

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legalised, regulated, taxed fairly.Clean it up make it safe.
I think once you make it legal you take away the mystery and it won't be used as much.
Get the tacky drug addicted girls off the streets and into forced rehab and make johns accountable for street prostitution by setting harsher fines and possible jail time for numerouse offences. Stop trafficing.

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Legalised as a legitimate career, which would make it safer and cleaner and would also make the government some money via tax!

Forced prostitution is a whole different problem - that should stay illegal.

Danielle - posted on 08/15/2010

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"Licensed, screened, monitored, off the streets and taxed to the eyeballs!"

^ Couldn't have put it better myself.

Tara - posted on 08/15/2010

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regulated, screened, protected, taxed. Sex for money or trade has been around since the beginning of recorded history at least. It's never going away and making it illegal only keeps it risky, dangerous and potentially deadly.

C. - posted on 08/15/2010

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Illegal (as if you all didn't already foresee that answer from me) b/c there are so many other jobs out there that are much cleaner and much safer. Not to mention I just think it is morally and physically revolting.

Nikki - posted on 08/15/2010

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While I personally don't like the idea of prostitution, I think it has it's place in society. I do not agree however with ANYONE being forced into prostitution, but that's a whole other issue.

Prostitution should be legalised in clean, safe brothels with regular STD screening, safe conditions for workers and clients.

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