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Should Prostitution Be Legal?

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  • +69 +126 -57 Kitty Jan. 27, 2014
    "I'm a professional escort and I get sick of the LE out there spending all there time and money trying to stop an adult like myself when they can be out there searching for murderers, rapists, child molesters etc. I don't see anything wrong with legalizing it and if they did then this government would sure get out of the whole financially with the taxes it would generate. I'm an adult and what I do with my body is my choice. What 2 consenting adults do is their business. If someone wants to pay me $500 for my time, what we do in that time is OUR business and no one else's. Let me ask this question of all the high and mighty politicians and LE people: do you have spouses? do you give them money and gifts? do you have sex with them? Well then if you answered yes to those questions then you are no different. You're giving money and gifts and get sex as well. People really need to back off their moral horses and wake up. This is 2014. You will NEVER stop it. It will be here forever and as long as I'm able then I will continue to do so."
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    • +9 +17 -8 V Jul. 5, 2014
      "I may receive gifts from people I date, but it's not expected that I must have sex with them under any circumstances. If a man tries to pressure me sexually, I instantly leave him. Sex is something I only do purely for sexual desire. I think it's unhealthy to do otherwise. When money gets involved in that way, it creates pressure. I don't think it's good for anyone to get used to the idea that they can pressure others into sex or that their sexual desires matter more than the person that they are sleeping with. It's not a healthy thing for society. I wish you well. I hope you don't get hurt out there. I hope you will meet someone who will show you how much better relationships and sex can be. Good luck fellow woman. I may disagree with you, but I'm not against you."
    • +6 +9 -3 Victor Greywolf Jun. 24, 2015
      "I agree with you, Kitty. LE needs to focus on the RWAL criminals, not what two consenting adults do, but remember, the antis want to do this, because you know the old saying "misery loves comany", and they <3 to see us miserable, and not only that, it gives them power by imposing their viewpoints, plus we know how lousy THEY would be, if they worked in that profession, so by making it ILLEGAL, it gives them power over us, and when you legalize it, as they did in Nevada in 1972, they feel as weak as a baby mouse. Their arguments for keeping it illegal are as flawed as a wet napkin when you use it to hold something, but unfortunately, the public leaders have no balls to stand up to them, and their corrupt way of being. But hey, antis, we know you <3 <3 <# the victimization of those people, because your egos can't handle that someone out there may be better than you, and ironically, it is YOU that drives US to prostitutes, but if it helps you sleep at night, keep up your delusion. One day things will change and when it does, it will be better for us pros, and you will know how we felt."
    • +6 +9 -3 Crystal May. 10, 2015
      "You go girl!!!!!"
    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 25, 2016
      "@thesuperego, you are correct to a certain point. in the 1990's and early millenium, people DID pay for the actors who had sex with them on camera, and they still do to an extent, but they weren't really paying the actor with very few exceptions (unless it was a porn star who made a video with their fans. Some still do, but they are hard to find) Mostly, what they paid for was room rental, time, video tape, or film, the copy if they wanted it private, or to release it, if they wanted it to be out in places. So, YES, they did pay the actors to do it, but they also paid for the time to do it. It isn't like that anymore, but people have been doing that since who knows when. So, to a point, you were right, but not entirely."
    • -7 +2 -9 Unanimous Oct. 12, 2016
      "So you don't mind having sex with a random man who could have a STD or STI? Do you not care for your own personal health, or the health of the person you are having intimate relations with? Marriage is a sacred thing, and sex is a natural thing with marriage, as well as giving gifts of your love. Do you love the people you have sex with? Do you even know most of them? If you answered no to these questions, then you are lying."
  • +53 +82 -29 trd Jul. 27, 2014
    "Good grief... this is easy. If someone can get paid to perform sex in porn movies in front of a camera, then there isn't any reason consenting adults should be restricted from having sex in the privacy of a room/home or any other reasonable location outside of the public's view without a camera. The operative words are "consenting adults" and government should not interfere with consenting adults engaging in business or pleasure or both that is not harming either party. Is it possible for exploitation of women? Yes... is it possible for exploitation of men? Sure there is, but people will be people and sex is biological. Government should keep their nose out of adults making adult choices about their bodies and the way they live that does not cross the line in causing harm or damages to another. My government should not attempt to act like a parent and legislate morality."
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    • +7 +7 0 Jack Welnn Jun. 5, 2015

      You have a very flawed argument. There are plenty of occupations that don't help people, feed the hungry, house the homeless, produce a helpful product, or contribute meaningfully to the economy. And as far as break up marriages: I would love to see the stats on that one. I can't imagine too many men leaving their wives for a prostitute, but many men have left their wives for secretaries, neighbors, business associates and so on."
    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 1, 2016
      "Well, the super ego, I have to disagree with you on one part, and that part would be with the "actors." Sure, you're not paying them to have sex, unless you make the videos with the porn star, as a lot of them started to do in the late 90's to the beginning of the millennium. So sad they don't do that anymore, but they weren't paid for the sex part. They paid for facilities, publicity, marketing, etc. It would be nice if people could do that. I like the way you think, trd. People will be people, and it isn't exploitation if both parties agree to do it, and if they are terrible at it, a good chance to come up with some material for future jokes. As a wise woman once said "No one can make you feel bad without your consent." It should most definitely apply to this, since most people would love to do it, but with mentalities out there, ti is hard to get them to do it. Probably because most people would be lousy at it. After all, nobody is forcing them to watch or look, but we know they will, just to have something to gripe about. Why? That is human nature. All they believe are sob stories because someone wanted to play a victim in a way that gets them 15 minutes of fame Chris Rock: Boo me if you want, you know I am right."
    • 0 +1 -1 The Super-Ego Nov. 16, 2016
      "When you make a porno, it's not the "actors" paying each other for sex. It's very different.
    • -9 +1 -10 Victoria Apr. 27, 2015
      "Actually, legalizing prostitution IS legislating morality, in that it casts the government in the position of pimp. "Legal" prostitutes would of course be subject to medical and criminal scrutiny, (johns, of course, would not) have their 'licenses' inspected and taxed, and enter the 'conventional' workforce with nothing positive to show about their influence on general society. In fact, I would submit that prostitution as an occupation is universally negative. It doesn't help people, feed the hungry, house the homeless, produce a helpful product, or contribute meaningfully to the economy. Instead, it spreads deadly diseases, (again, johns don't have to be tested and condoms break) contributes to the breakup of marriages, and exploits women who have no other perceived choice, and abused children who become adult sex workers. Again, where is the social positive here? My government needs to stay the heck out of such self-destructive activity."
  • +23 +44 -21 Well-Duh Aug. 4, 2014
    "Anti-prostitution laws are primarily jealousy in legal clothing. Some of that jealousy is just financial and some is sexual leverage in relationship - but jealousy nonetheless. Since that jealousy and slutty/unfaithful behavior will exist regardless of law...the legal aspects should be dropped.

    Make the laws about the negligent health behaviors (passing VD) or litter of public places or violence regardless of prior sexual involvement or marriage contracts or lack thereof.

    Unfortunately most the stupidity (VD passing, etc) and violence will exist regardless of laws and prostitution as well. Specifically the people advocating everyone should be faithfully married is just lobbying for being beaten by the same person regularly without chance of escape.

    LOL many bad marriages would probably be more lasting friendships if implemented as repeat customers. Some high end prostitutes can be fairly discriminating in who and how."
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  • +19 +40 -21 ae em Nov. 10, 2014
    "Would give an alternative to men, compared to marriage with the American woman filled with entitlement issues. This would force more women to think about their own behavior. American woman would have to do self improvement in order to qualify for marriage"
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    • +10 +11 -1 European Guy Nov. 27, 2014
      "Outstanding!!! You are absolutely correct"
    • +7 +8 -1 Victor Greywolf May. 19, 2015
      "You have a very good point. Seems that alot of people think that way, like they are princesses who are allowed to tell people how to think, and then they become bitter and angry when someone wants nothing to do with them, right? Wow, I wonder why? It is because of their attitudes towards us guys alot of times. I mean, the cons, or antis as I call them, their thinking is almost laughable, they should be comedians, especially since they never went to the bordellos, and if they did, the customers would demand refunds on the spot, and that's being polite. I mean, what are the antis threatened by someone who wants to have sex for a living?! I mean, it is good that some people are becoming sex positive, but it is a long time before it is accepted into society, but the antis apparently LOVE the sob stories on the networks, and the crying those people do when in reality, the antis are the cause of it, and because they are miserable, they want other people to be like that. You know the old saying, misery loves company. I guess the women you spoke of, ae em, they like society to be miserable, because they fel empowered, not wanting us to feel empowered. Something to think about. I agree with your statement, 100%"
  • +18 +31 -13 Open minded Aug. 20, 2014
    "Sex business is not ment for everyone. It should not be conducted carelessly or with out knowledge. Like any business it should be SAFE and PROFESSIONAL. And to those performing it as such, they should have the support they deserve. There are ways to monitor and regulate it.
    To be in this business it takes a certain character and mentality. Though it is not the ideal job you would want for your daughter, neither is her being sexually active.
    There are a lot of women who have sex for all the wrong reasons. Lots of people have unprotected sex, spread an std or get pregnant with out being related to prostitution.
    Spend our tax dollars trying to catch the real criminals. Conduct stings specifically targeting those criminals not people who are not harming anyone.
    Let them do what they do It's a service it's also a form of entertainment.
    We all do what we gotta do to survive and we all have the right to choose how to make an earning so long as we are not harming or threatening ones life in the process."
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    • +9 +9 0 ashley May. 1, 2015
      "You are so right,,police officers who work Metro VICE purposely target Strippers,Porn stars,Massage parlor workers,Escort agencies (that advertise in your local telephone book since 1984),escorts who work for agencies,Independent call girls who charge over 500.00 to 4k an hour and street based hookers/pimps. The sex industry has plenty or racial,age and gender discrimination issues. To regulate it means sales tax to every state who approves it for publication and behind closed doors. Also wemon and male sex workers like those who work in orn could get a card and get tested weekly at the local health department and they can also file Federal income taxes without lying on W2's. Police enjoy stings because their goal is to drive sex workers to commit suicide or disappear like a homeless person on the streets. Prosecutors are just as bad with these "Offer to Commit,"Escorting Without a License" b.s and "Solicitation of Prostitution charges. Enough let the ladies protest for their civil rights hands down!!"
  • +14 +31 -17 Ryan Bruch Sep. 21, 2014
    ""The ILO [International Labour Organization] report admits that most women 'choose' prostitution for economic reasons. Surely no one can argue that this is free choice any more than the cattle in the squeeze chute choose to go to their death."

    Hmm, if it is for economic reasons, then I can argue that people choose to become janitors because of economic reasons too. High-paying jobs need credential, that is a fact. People have limited choices of jobs because of this fact. Legalizing prostitution would add one more job to the list of available jobs for women. Whether becoming a janitor is better/more comfortable than becoming prostitutes or vice versa is up to the woman herself; it is for her to decide. Whether or not it is okay to objectify YOUR OWN body is also that woman's choice. Also, women should be allowed to limit the way sex should be performed; they are the ones who give the service so it should their choices how it should run. Thus, any bodily harm behind close doors should be dealt with by the law like any violence behind close doors. Also, prostitution does not corrupt people like drugs does. Anyway, it is better to make more choices available."
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  • +13 +22 -9 Wesley Nov. 30, 2014
    "What if pimping and underage Prostitution remained illegal and penalties were dramatically increased. In addition What if a license is required that requires Monthly testing for STDs and a Masters Degree from accredited University? That should solve at least some of the arguments opposing It."
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  • +13 +25 -12 Chad Sep. 10, 2014
    "No one should be able to tell anyone what they can do as long as its not hurting others not involved in what said person/persons are doing. Otherwise it WOULD be a fascism"
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  • +13 +27 -14 Victor Greywolf Apr. 10, 2014
    "Hey, as far as legalization goes, it is beneficial to BOTH the prostitute AND the client. The client, because they get to have some no strings attached sex, and for the prostitute, because they get money. Also, if it were legalized, prostitutes would be protected by law enforcement, and have health care, and could refuse service to a client for whatever reason, if they so chose to. Now, the antis want to keep it illegal, because they <3 the sob stories, and exploitation, not to mention they would be so lousy in their performance if they worked at this profession, people would be demanding refunds. Antis have also made money from that, which is another reason why they want to keep it illegal, only they won't admit it. Bottom line, prostitution is going to happen, legally or illegally. LEGALIZE IT ALREADY. END OF STORY."
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    • +12 +12 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 30, 2015
      ""V", you're right, but it will be what will be. As far as antis go, they do, since they are the ones who go, and I know, because when I went to legal brothels, I saw a few, so your comment is invalid. Why risk it so a few people can get off? Life is about risk, whether you go drive somewhere, or listen to people who have lame sarcasm. It won't stop all illegal prostitution, but prohibition doesn't work. It didn't work with alcohol, and it didn't work with pot. As far as the "clearly hidden", it's because most people's viewpoints clash, due to passionate sides on both parts, and the ostrich head in the sand mentality, when it comes to sex. As far as the other things you mentioned towards the end of your post goes, until society viewx sex in a more positive way, which I sincerely doubt 99.98% have the education or desire to, NOTHING will change, and the problems will get worse. It's a fact. As far as the orgasm "deficit" if more people were willing to be more open minded about that, it could be, but again, until mentalities change. To respond to what you said with less demand, there will always be a demand, but that is because of society, not sex. Illegal will happen, because of no control over it. Try again.:)"
    • -11 0 -11 V Jul. 15, 2014
      "Murder is going to happen anyway whether it's legal or illegal, so you know what legalize it. Great argument. **sarcasm**
      lol Antis don't bother to pay for sex, because they don't need to, so they can't be all that bad at Legalized prostitution won't stop all the illegal prostitution from happening, on the contrary; it will make it easier for things most pros and antis consider clearly wrong to stay hidden. Why risk such attrocities for a few people to get off? Why not focus more on building a society where people approach sexuality with more sensitivity and care? Why not instead focus on how to close the orgasm deficit between men and women? Fewer women have orgasms then men. If they did, more of them would have all kinds of sex with more men and there would be less demand for prostitution because there would be so many more people excited to have sex for free. Sexually, I do whatever my boyfriend wants pretty much whenever because he makes me feel so good and I feel so good making him feel good. I don't think anyone should settle for anything less."
  • +11 +24 -13 EuropeanGuy Nov. 27, 2014
    "Prostitution is illegal only because of the god loving people, who say it's immoral. I have been going to prostitutes ever since I was 14, with friend after school, or when out drinking, we just went to a brothel for a fun time with my lads. Many times I went with my brother and father. Our wifes know about it, and as long as we use protection and don't bring anything home, they don't mind. This is in Europe, where people are so uptide, and close-minded. Legalize prostitution, and all of the guys who can't get a girl would finally get some fun out of life, and there would be not so much rape. Every time I am in Europe, I do it, along with my friends, its a tradition, and noone gets ever hurt, and is always fun."
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  • +10 +16 -6 caleb azbill Mar. 31, 2015
    "i believe prostitution should be legal because it would keep prostitutes off the streets and provide them with a home. Their is corrupt people in all sorts of business areas but they are not criminalized"
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  • +10 +15 -5 Sally Jane Mar. 24, 2015
    "Hi happyhookernw,
    I have just read your post and totally agree with what you say. I am currently doing research into legalizing prostitution. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direct to help support sex workers!!??"
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  • +10 +16 -6 Jade S Feb. 25, 2015
    "Some woman have bad records, so nobody would want to hire them for a job. They need money somehow. So they have sex with random men who could have some kind of diseases, but they need money so they doo it anyway. Also some woman do it for pleasure."
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  • +10 +14 -4 mario Feb. 24, 2015
    "Freedom is what made America...if somebody wants to be a what they call escort by there own choice then let them..I don't agree with it I personaly disagree and disapprove of mother inlaw disapproves of beer drinking but to each there own,I won't go to jail because we disagree.some people like lobster some don't but you won't put somebody in jail because they like isnt it the same when it comes to this.they want to eat lobster like some girls wanna do this you won't arrest a lobster eater so we shouldn't arrest a lady who wants to do sex sales,,they both chose and want to do it...America was founded on freedom to do as you want and say what you want don't take our freedom...America is about freedom.don't take freedoms. Freedom is what makes our country great the freedom to like or dislike Obama,the freedom to like or dislike shrimp or say go green bay Parker's or Dallas cowboy's, the freedom to live in new York or utah. Were Americans and have the right to be free"
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  • +10 +19 -9 Michael Jan. 20, 2015
    "First off ~ The state capital of California was built by a madame ! and Men would have less problems with their Prostate , and women would worked would have Health Care, and generate revenue ! and won't have Rapes & no more sex offenders ! and less abortions"
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  • +10 +21 -11 Scott E. Browning Jul. 15, 2014
    "I believe that prostitution should be legalized for the following reasons: I. We will be able to regulate according to business standards. To the best of my knowledge, all of the Nevada brothels, carefully check to see if all women are of legal age. 2. We will be able to reduce the amount of sexually transmitted diseases that are present right now. All of the prostitutes in the Nevada brothels use plenty of lubricants, condoms, etc. to keep it as disease free as possible. 3. We will be able to eliminate pimps. After all, in the illegal world of prostitution, pimps are jerks, because they treat their women like garbage. At the brothels in Nevada as far I'm concerned, prostitutes are not dehumanized."
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  • +10 +17 -7 Sokami Mashibe Jul. 5, 2014
    "Prostitution is voluntary, It is arbitrary to state there is anything wrong with it, even in the slightest.

    Morality is not dependent on ones on 'values', but purely dependent on the consideration of how ones actions affect other people. There are neutral actions that create neither a positive or negative condition upon people, then there are positive and negative actions, respective of the conditions they put upon another individual(s). Positive freedoms are liberties one can have because they do not affect another person negatively. Negative freedoms are liberties people cannot have because they do affect other people negatively.

    To specify more closely of what classifies as a 'negative condition' upon another individual, a negative condition occurs when Someone is harmed, hindered, Arbitrarily restricted, or treated unfairly based on the actions of another individual. Based on this notion above, it is in fact absolutely immoral to keep prostitution illegal, or a whole hose of other non-negative liberties illegal.

    As a last specification, an individual is one who can consciously reason out their own existence. Something that cannot figure that one thing out about themselves, is not an individual."
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  • +10 +21 -11 Robin Crockett Dec. 27, 2013
    "I am a firmly be-leave in the individuals right to choose for themselves. And what happens between consenting adults should not be dictated or controlled by government agencies. No matter how you look at it it all comes down to making a choice as an adult then accepting the consequences as a responsible adult. If a man or woman willingly chooses that line of work, whether it's to support her family or schooling or even just for the adventure, then where's the harm in that? If it is regulated in a safe and health conscious manner then that can be a good for everyone. What makes it bad is when people are forced into it, often times as an under age teen or worse a small child. In all too many cases they are deliberately hooked on drugs and forced into it to support the habit as well as the pimp. This is why I say it should be legalized and regulated. It would make it safer for both the worker and the customer, opening jobs for those willing to do this for a living, and additional income tax revenues for both state and federal funding. And to top it off the worker could choose to quit at any time without any harassment or threats from their employer. The illegal prostitution rings don't give that option."
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  • +10 +22 -12 Kristine Dec. 21, 2013
    "I think it should be legal. It fufills a need like any other service. As far as it being immoral, theirs nothing immoral about giving a healthy sexual outlet. And prostitution can be charitable for people who can't get it any other way. I think it is more of a cial service than a social evil."
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  • +9 +12 -3 Donald Jan. 14, 2016
    "It' is an outrage that prostitution is illegal. The US constitution guarantees the right to privacy. Therefore, a private "contract" or agreement between two consenting adults is non of the govt's business, period. This is how Canada was able to legalize prostitution, lets do the same here. Rape is less common where prostitution is legal."
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  • +9 +14 -5 Derpolli Apr. 8, 2015
    "It says in the con arguments that legalizing prostitution will increase the likelyhood of rape. I say the lack of prostitution is what increases the likelyhood of rape.

    Think about it. There is a ton of lonely white males (even sexy ones) who have the short end of the stick, just for being born male and straight. They would do anything to have sex, and some of them would even rape to get it, or even cheat on someone.

    If prostitution were legalized, how many people would bother jumping through all those hoops, just to have sex, when they can just pay 25 dollars for the best moment of their lives? (It'd probably be cheaper than that, since it would be rather common).

    Also, women would be less likely to hate men, and fear them. They may be more likely to give men what they have been longing for for YEARS. Prostitution must be legalized. It will keep things even. Women want money, men want sex. It's a perfect exchange, that will keep everything in balance."
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  • +9 +17 -8 Zena Jul. 7, 2014
    "Yes of course, it is the OLDEST profession. It has caused jealousy in the states and areas it is legal. No one should be discriminated against because he or she works at a brothel weather performing or not. It is a shame if its not "mary" or "mary magdeloine"
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  • +9 +18 -9 zena Jul. 7, 2014
    "I believe prostitution should be legal. If controlled and handled with respect. It is the OLDEST profession, and it is a natural need to have sex."
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  • +9 +17 -8 robert carr Jun. 25, 2014
    "I found all of the reasons to criminalize prostitution to be unconvincing save one. The feminist argument that the act of prostitution is inherently an abuse of women has gone largely un-refuted here and in other forums. As a feminist I felt very sympathetic to this argument. However, their argument is almost wholly based on the terrible effects that prostitution has on women, which I'll grant as being true in many cases; however, this can not be an argument for something being "bad" a priori. You can only argue that something is inherently evil if its evil manifests in every case and I can find many cases where payment for sexual services is mutually beneficial.

    The real "feminist argument" against prostitution is that it offends their sense of "sisterhood." Feminists see prostitution as an insult to the harmonious association of women in society because prostitution is not egalitarian. Specifically, in prostitution women who are younger and more physically attractive are advantaged over those who and older and wiser. In this debate feminists argue less like sisters as they do matriarchs keeping their wayward daughters in conformance to standards of conduct that suit the hierarchy at the expense of individual freedom."
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  • +9 +20 -11 Jane May. 23, 2014
    "It's the same thing as an Escort Agency. It's so hypocritical, because the law is practically saying "Oh you can be a hoe, you just can't be a freelance hoe, you need to be a part of an agency"...but both still involve having people give sex & pay for sex -_-"
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  • +9 +17 -8 Alec C May. 14, 2014
    "Prostitution is a victimless crime. Why does it make sense to arrest someone who has consensual sex for money? What harms are they doing to them self? If the prostitutes are actually "victimizing" them self by selling their body then why are they the ones getting arrested? Arresting a prostitute because the sex might harm them is as dumb as arresting a depressed person because they may possibly become suicidal. There's no point in calling out prostitution as an exploited job. In all honesty, it's no more exploiting than the porn industry is. Isn't it more degrading to SOCIETY with naked pictures of men and women surfacing all over the media? Also, aren't porn stars technically prostitutes? They are selling their body/sex for money, in a sense. So it makes no sense to say prostitution should not be allowed, yet pornography should. There are also a TON of spillover benefits to legalizing prostitution. Like the health of prostitutes, the cut back of STD's/HIV, reduced violence, and reduced rape. There will be plenty of regulations on the prostitutes them self, ultimately making it a safer industry. It makes sense to legalize prostitution. It's going to occur no matter what the legal status is."
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  • +9 +16 -7 brandon Apr. 4, 2014
    "yes! because the rate of herpes is too damn high!
    it's bad (the herpes part)"
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  • +9 +18 -9 Brayden Apr. 3, 2014
    "Prostitution has been around for hundreds of years. It's your own decision, and your fault if you get an STD, r become pregnant. It's stupid to legislate because all you have to do to get around it is film it."
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  • +9 +16 -7 Andy williams Apr. 3, 2014
    "Its the persons choice to become a prostitute to fulfill their own needs. sure there's a chance some people are forced to do it, but by banning prostitution you would be limiting a persons right to freedom."
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  • +9 +20 -11 Meisha U Apr. 1, 2014
    "I am all for prostitution being legalized. I feel that women should have a choice to pursue any career path that she chooses. The choice is hers just as the choice for the customer to pay for the acts of sexual pleasure.

    I do not agree with women being forced into prostitution or sex trafficking. The women who chose to go into the profession of prostitution should definitely be smart and protect themselves.

    The choice is theirs and they must smart about the decisions they make."
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  • +9 +17 -8 Domme Mar. 17, 2014
    "First lets get rid of the BS that prostitutes spread STDs. No they don't, if they did their business would literally dry up and there would not be any point to doing it. I think it is safer with a SOBER ADULT PROSTITUTE, then with a drunk one night stand you find at a bar that you had never completed a full conversation with (that you can remember).

    What I CHOOSE to do with my body is of none of your concern. i should be able to go to the doctor and get medical assistance by being 100% honest about what is going on with me and my activities without fear of repercussions. we keep mixing so many things into the equation instead of the issue. SEX FOR MONEY. that should be legal. i should not go to jail for buying or selling. PERIOD."
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  • +9 +18 -9 Jason Mar. 6, 2014
    "lmao, increase rape and homicide, yeah right. the government doesn't have the right to your body"
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  • +9 +16 -7 Rudy Feb. 9, 2014
    "legalize , tax and control( medical inspection)
    stop hypocracy of politicians"
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  • +9 +18 -9 Molly Feb. 7, 2014
    "Prostitution should most definitely be legal. I say this since; it is no one the person's choice what they wish to do with their own body..people believe that taking away the right have a firearm is an issue; I completely agree! I also feel that what a person does with body is their own business, as well as what a person does with their own money. Conclusively, not letting it be legal is WRONG.. no prson, government or organization should have to right to control a persons body, or their money."
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  • +9 +19 -10 Erika Feb. 6, 2014
    "Prostitution should be legal in all of the United States. It has been proven to be safer for all involved. It is also wrong to legislate morality. The stigma that people are not supposed to be sexual is completely Victorian. Consenting adults have a right to do with their bodies as they please."
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  • +9 +27 -18 gabe Jan. 17, 2014
    "its always a good time ;)"
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  • +8 +14 -6 Victor Greywolf Apr. 19, 2015
    "Been reading alot of the con arguments on the reason it shouldn't be legalized, and I have to say in all essence, their solutions are nothing less than a bad Fozzie bear joke. I mean, legalizing it is a step towards civilizing the situation, and empowering people. I agree, we need to live in a more sex positive society, but often, especially with the messed up mentalities of alot of people, that is often easier said than done, especially since the "holier than thou" types have power, and yet they are the biggest hypocrites around, since we know for a fact that are caught with prostitutes more than anyone, and head to legal brothels more. By legalizing it, and keeping it in those places, we take down the exploitation, since it is in the hands of business people, instead of criminals. Now, to the issue of street walkers, we also have to address that. One way is to make them allowed to be independent, and instead of chastizing them, have them work and pay taxes, so at least they are contributing to society, rather than destroying it. It will exist either way. Shouldn't we stop the hding heads in the sand and try to seek alternatives to prohibition? It's something to think about, people. Have a great day."
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  • +8 +16 -8 Mike Rotch Nov. 19, 2014
    "I totally agree! "Love is an open door." -Frozen. if you want to go and sell off your body, go for it! Many would love it. (:"
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  • +8 +20 -12 Johann Hollar Aug. 21, 2014
    "It's a waste of taxpayer money to jail these poor souls and quite frankly I don't give a damn what society thinks of them."
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  • +8 +15 -7 George Jun. 18, 2014
    "They pay individuals to go into a ring and fight and hurt each other, but will jail an individual for providing a sexual service that for many have no where else to go.This would reduce sexual crimes, and also there are a lot of lonely people, again with no where to go for some comfort."
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  • +8 +15 -7 Elise May. 4, 2014
    "vivre libre"
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  • +8 +14 -6 sara love Apr. 24, 2014
    "I believe prostitution should be legalized, I believe its safe and no one is hurting any one. Its the same people hiring prostitutes that are putting them in jail, they just do it in other jurisdiction and know how to play the system. CEO, High Profile people and more that are hiring prostitutes with out the people like them prostitution would not be in business it is a billion dollar industry and why is that because of you. Wake up AMERICA its happening and its not going away LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION. I AM SMART AND EDUCATED I LOVE MEN WHY NOT MAKE IT WORK ITS FUN AND IM SAFE!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 4, 2017
      "You go, girl. It's about time. Wives and girlfriends feel threatened, because they can't hold it over their husbands and boyfriends. Stupidity spreads with the antis arguments, and a lot of them are almost laughable. It is good to hear someone NOT believe the stories. Do you know how many actresses later recanted said stories? It is so awesome to hear a woman not believe those stories. Glad to hear you enjoy the work.

      As far as the antis go, one day, something may happen that will change their point of view. Not violence, but circumstances or a twist of fate. It will, antis. I know, since I used to believe your crappy arguments, and then life changed, and I had to go. I'm not ashamed to admit I went to them. In fact, they would be better in three seconds than all the antis would be in a year.

      Go ahead, keep it illegal, and believe the Nordic model, it only makes your arguments against it laughable, even by a kindergarden standard. You know you go, and you love the sob stories, only you won't admit it. I guess denial is bliss, since by legalizing it, you would lose power over people, and not be able to bully them. That is what it is all about with you antis, whether you admit it or not. Have a great 2017 and beyond."
  • +8 +17 -9 Kyle Mar. 27, 2014
    "Yes, I think putting a price tag on the rental of my vagina will gain me so much more respect from men.
    Yes, I would support my own daughter's business to sleep with strange men for money...then expect her to find a fiance who has to wait at least 3 dates before getting to first base.
    No, he should never solicit a prostitute.
    Yes, I think my genitals are a prize.
    No, I'm not a hypocrite."
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  • +7 +8 -1 j Oct. 30, 2015
    "It's interesting that most of the "pro" comments have to do with people's rights to make their own choices. Most of the "con" comments have to do with "people ought to live their lives by what I think is right."

    Laws should protect people's freedom and safety, not legislate the ideas and values of some as more important than others. I'm constantly baffled that people of moral and religious conviction don't understand this basic principle. They are perfectly happy to have laws protect their religious freedoms, but filled with judgements and righteousness about what other people value. It is a stunning and embarrassing level of hypocrisy.

    No-one on the pro side is arguing for human trafficking and child abuse. The issue at hand is what an adult can choose to do legally. Selling products is legal. Having sex is legal. People who are not prostitutes exchange sex for reward under the guise of more palatable arrangements and use sex for manipulation all the time.

    Your views about objectification and what standards we all should live by and what people should be doing are YOUR views. Recognize you are not God and allow people the freedom to choose to live by their views and have that freedom protected."
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  • +7 +15 -8 Vic Oct. 3, 2014
    "Prostitution should be legalized because of three reasons. One - it is a victimless crime since the act of practicing prostitution results in the consent of two adults. Two - the rape crime would decrease by a statistic showing of 25% yearly. Lasty, three - it is simply moral. It's in the same reasoning as selling chocolate to people or just being in the chocolate buying industry."
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  • +7 +16 -9 Bopco Feb. 9, 2014
    "prostitution is a good way for many beautiful women to give sexual pleasure to men, without the need for social encounters. It's just a fact of life, that men enjoy playing with and looking at naked pretty female bodies. Put a Cutie on the cover of any magizine and it sells 4x what it would have, if there was a picture of a donut on the cover... Is "Prostitution" really any more degrading then fliping burgers for minimum wage???"
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  • +7 +22 -15 erik Feb. 6, 2014
    "i like it"
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  • +7 +15 -8 Mike Schwab Jan. 30, 2014
    "This is common sense. Of course, it should be legal. I'm not saying it's a good thing, and I'm not recommending that people should get involved, but just because people don't like other people doing it doesn't mean it should be against the law.
    People should be able to choose what they want to do with their bodies, as long as it isn't harming others. The arguments that this sort of behavior is hurting others are very weak.
    We are wasting taxpayer money by having cops going around trying to keep people from charging others to have sex with them. It's silly. I'm not sure about how I feel about turning this into a business for tax revenue, but prostitution should definitely be decriminalized."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Angela Jun. 1, 2016
    "What another woman or man does with his/her body is nobodys business. The government should stay out of my womb and stay out of my sex life. As long as the women and men are taken care of it should be legal."
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  • +6 +8 -2 ahmed e. Mar. 16, 2016
    "Because why not"
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  • +6 +7 -1 Irem Nakip Mar. 3, 2016
    "Of course! Let's be honest: You're never going to end prostitution. Might as well regulate it! Safer for the prostitutes."
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  • +6 +14 -8 Joey Mar. 21, 2014
    "No one in this world should be able to tell you what you can and cannot do with your own body. If you want to sell it for sex, so be it. I don't think prostitution is fantastic or anything, but I don't believe that anyone should be able to tell you what you can and can not do. It's your own life."
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  • +6 +14 -8 Georges Mar. 4, 2014
    "I consider that prostitution should be legal. The benefits for the sex worker are obvious - access to the right level of protection of her or his rights, or to social insurance, for instance, which cannot be secured as long as the profession is practiced hidden.

    One of the major arguments of opponents to legalization is the fact that prostitution, in itself, is detrimental to the well-being (particularly psychological well-being) of the prostitute. I do not deny that this must be a very tough profession. But then again, very few people have the chance to work in a position or a field in which they strive, to perform tasks which nourish them mentally. Most people who have ever worked on a production line, and experienced the mind-numbing, body-breaking repetition of movements, eight hours a day, would not call it a pleasant or a fulfilling job. We all sell eight (or more) hours of our time every day, the strength of our limbs, or the skills learnt by our brain. The only real difference I see with prostitution is that there is sex involved - which for quite a few people is still tainted with immorality and sin."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Victor Greywolf Jun. 30, 2016
    "Ah, the same old arguments the antis bring up that are oppressive, outdated, and quite frankly for a lack of a better term, comical at best. I mean, did it ever occur to people, outside of the old biddy Melissa Farley and other so-called "hero" types that it would be better to be paid NOT to be in an office, and how phony the sob stories there are out there on television, and quite frankly a great source of comedic material for open mic night they would be. The arguments or the reasons the antis say it are based on nothing more than conservative right wing people who do more abusing of prostitutes, whether male or female, in order to feel empowered about themselves, and feel that they are the heroes when they are nothing more than abusive, decieteful charlatans, and people who are only good people in their own minds? Nevada had the right idea, because, unless you want more problems to come up, prohibition doesn't work. Alcohol was prohibited once, and who rose to power, right? By making it illegal, you make criminals rich, and more exploitation happens, because you enable it. Besides, I know antis have partied with them whether they want to admit it or not. LEGALIZE IT ALREADY!

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  • +5 +14 -9 Danny Mar. 17, 2014
    "Prostitution would lower sex related crimes such as rape by allowing people a place to satisfy their sexual urges, which is a natural human function, those unable to express themselves in other ways will have a legal outlet."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Anonymous Joe Dec. 24, 2016
    "We live in a new age, prostitution should be legal.. The spread of Aids and other STD have always been around.. Everything would be just as is if not better because there is a lot of lonly ppl out there who would benefit from this, in the end it should be up to one self rather or not they want to take the risk or not. all about choice"
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  • +4 +5 -1 dds1964 Jul. 20, 2016
    "This will at least control the the diseases if they have to be checked can also be taxed.The person selling their body for sex has to be an adult."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Jim Jul. 16, 2016
    "I am for legalization because why should any consensual sex between two adults ever be illegal ? How dare people tell me what I can and can't do with my body ! Shouldn't Roe vs Wade also protect sex workers and their clients just as much as a women can have an abortion ? This need to be a free country again."
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  • +4 +6 -2 B Apr. 26, 2016
    "Did this entire argument forget about male prostitutes?"
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    • +4 +4 0 Jessica May. 9, 2016
      "Males are free prostitutes already anyways."
  • +4 +6 -2 Amanda Apr. 16, 2016
    "I've being doing research for why America made prostitution illegal and found nothing but bull. None of their arguments make sense and every theory given out why it is wrong is contradicted with data a proof from countries that allow prostitution. I believe prostitution is the freedom of our body to do what we want with it. Prostitution can help the economy and even help lower rape cases and sexually transmitted diseases. Why is it still illegal?"
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    • +5 +5 0 Victor Greywolf Apr. 25, 2016
      "I couldn't agree with you more. Seems the antis have alot of power, and only want to keep it illegal because it gives them power over us, as tyrants do in other countries. It is all about power, and false heroism in their eyes. If it was the other way around, they would be doing other things. With alot of free time on their hands, seems they have nothing else better to do. I agree with all your statements, Amanda, you've said it best."
  • +4 +9 -5 Ledsey Dec. 10, 2015
    "I believe prostitution should be legalized because it has become such a popular "job". It's easy to walk down a street and get picked up quickly. Women get severely judged for selling their bodies for such a cheap price. But in reality, women aren't the only ones to be blamed. If the rate of prostitution doesn't decrease, then we should at least legalize it so we could decrease the possibility of STD's and mistreatment of these women. Not t mention the taxes the U.S. government could attain with this."
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  • +4 +9 -5 Brian Aug. 20, 2015
    "It would help people who are depressed. Depression is a huge problem in the USA some people are looking for a special kind of relationship to feel better. Also it would put people to work and it would be safe plus it would put money into the broken economy. It is legal in part of Nevada and there are rules the men have to follow plus the woman have a panic button in the room in case something bad happens.Also out on the streets there are not panic buttons or rules about it. Woman on streets doing it are killed and physically abused because it is illegal and there are no rules. Plus on the streets disease is spread because there is no regulation about condom,s and no health checks of the woman."
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  • +4 +8 -4 sam maknouni Aug. 14, 2015
    "Most of mass shootings are committed by young man who are single and can not get laid often. Men should get sexual release often to be healthy otherwise we would have a sick society. Also by legalizing prostitution number of rapes will fall dramatically. Prohibition will not eliminate prostitution, it will only make it hard to control. By legalizing, it will be safer."
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  • +4 +10 -6 Rich Jun. 20, 2015
    "If prostitution were legal it would be safer for ALL parties involved!
    NO pimps would be necessary because it would not be done in the shadows where a pimp is needed for protection.

    The sex worker could be mandated to be checked for STD's monthly.
    NO spreading of disease if the sex worker has been checked, and cleared to be free of STD's.

    Many people have fantasies which could be acted out in the bedroom by a consenting partner.
    NO rapes would be necessary since role play and fetishes could be acted out in private by two consenting adults.

    Black market=
    NO taxes are paid on the Billion$ spent on prostitution now.
    If legal, it could be taxed and done above board in the light of day.

    GROW UP! Two consenting adults should be able to do what they want without the gov, or anyone else, up their butt.
    Laws against sex work only benefit pimps and spread disease. If someone wants to pay for sex or sell sex they are going to do it whether it's legal or not!

    Legal and SAFE,
    Illegal and DANGEROUS."
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    • +8 +8 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 2, 2015
      "You said it best, brother. I couldn't agree more. However, remember one thing, the ANTIS out there hate it, since it takes power away from them, and makes them feel inferior, due to them not having control over others. Think about it for a few minutes. They make money off of it, by paying actresses to portray victims, when we know it isn't true, and ask people to donate to causes that THEY show, and people have proven P.T. Barnum right with his catch phrase, and somehow they make it work. I agree it should be legalized, and I salute you for telling the truth, but the fact of the matter is, until the legislation changes, as well as mentalities, and feminine attitudes also change (probably because they know they are the reason it should be legalized) nothing will chage, but I agree 100% with you on the legalization of it. Nevada had the right idea, which the antis seem to hate, but we all know they go to them, they just don't want to admit it. Seems kind of pathetic on their part, but what should we expect from people who <3 <3 <3 the exploitation, since they can use it to their advantage to chide and bully people, right? LEGALIZE PROSTITUION ALREADY! It needs to be regulated and all that."
  • +4 +15 -11 no Apr. 11, 2014
    "no shouldnt have a yes section"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Im 14 Jan. 18, 2017
    "We all are stupid if we think that a profession that is consensual should not be legalized. If we legalized prostitution then the prostitutes would have a safer environment to do their job. But if we treat them like criminals then their work will be treated undercover and could become more dangerous for the prostitutes when all they are doing is getting payed for what they are choosing to do. Its the same as getting a pedicure. You pay someone to do your toes. Its your body, you should be able to choose what to do with it."
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  • +3 +4 -1 sinker Jan. 2, 2017
    "Prostitution for Adult unmarried only ought to be legalised to supports the modern society. The moral argument against prostitution is that it destroys marriages, well, not for the population that is unmarried. unmarried adult should have the right to do whatever they want. AND keeping prostitution illegal for married adults insures the cheater a low punishment with the option of fixing the marriage. The freedom of paying for IT for the unmarried adults enables them to have real reasons for dating and not just for sex. paying for IT is a real and healthier alternative for the new illness of internet porn."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Ronshea Dec. 15, 2016
    "I'm a tell you about me being educated on the legal stuff and done all that I can do that's my comment from me to you ."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Ramone Dec. 8, 2016
    "Thank you guys who commented on this post, I completed my *-page essay because of you, LOVE ya'll"
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 10, 2016
      "Good for you, Ramone. I hope it turns out well. We need to have someone other than the biased media and conservative right wing tell us how to think. Where do you plan on sending it to? Maybe a newspaper, or magazine? Be sure to give us credit, if you choose to submit it somewhere. What is the title? Can't wait to see it. Have a great one."
  • +3 +4 -1 Victor Greywolf Oct. 27, 2016
    "The way it seems is that with all the negative mentalities society has, and preaching about abstanance is causing more harm than good. I agree that we need a sex positive society, but the way it seems is that until it gets changed, nothing really is going to be accomplished, and more problems will come as a result of it. Prostitution is a benefit for men who can't have a relationship with women, because of their high standards, and the way that they are taught to behave, which is keeping them single. On top of that, it is very difficult for someone to have no strings attached fun, or just a release, especially with the mentalities that are out there on it. First, we need to change society, and this is coming from a pro on prostitution, and once that is done, and people look at sex from a positive viewpoint and be open about it, we can change it. Now, I did some antis that paid for it, when I went to the houses in 2008, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I went to those houses, and I am in favor of legalization of them. However, the way mentalities are set, they need to first change.

    There is nothing wrong with going to prostitutes, because they are providing a service. What two consenting adults do is their business, not ours."
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  • +3 +4 -1 N Sep. 25, 2016
    "I think it's a modern way of women empowerment. Women need have a choice what they want to do with their body. This is a very interesting issue as women have come along way and be able to decide what they can and can't do to their body shouldn't be on someone else hand anymore. More discussion and integration are need to be done on this issue so that we can make sure that women dignity and worth are not being taken advantage."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 16, 2017
      "That is true. The only ones who want to oppress that are peolpe who are just threatened that someone can do something other than what the elite and the moralists and right wing feel are the "norm", which is actually pathetic, since they feel things such as sex and beauty should be oppressed.

      Truth of the matter is, by legalizing it, it will give power to the prostitute and let her or him make decisions for themselves. The antis may one day find themselves going to them, and made them pro. Happened to me. I used to be an anti, but sometimes, circumstances force you to change your mind, and become pro.

      The sob stories you see on networks such as MSNBC, you know how many later recanted their stories? More times than you thought about going to legal brothels in Nevada. A sex positive society might be the first step, but until mentalities change, nothing is going to get better, but the antis love it, since they love to make people suffer, so they can profit off of it. Think about it for a few minutes, why do they fight to keep it illegal, unless they profit off it. This is why I love it when anti politicians get embarrassed and humiliated by the media. Once legalized, things will change and for the better. I guarantee it, people."
  • +3 +5 -2 The Dork Sep. 13, 2016
    "Reading the other comments made me notice that people don't realize men can prostitute themselves too. Every argument they make is absurd! It would be consensual, it would most likely be a law to need to wear condoms, if one of them is abused they can safely go to the police with the full story. I'm not doing this argument a HUGE ton of justice, but the others on the Pro side give good points. Even if you are on the Con side of this, at least read some of the Pro comments to see both sides!"
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    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf Oct. 30, 2016
      "I agree. Practicing safe sex is the way to go. Most antis think differently, because they feel they can get anybody, but one day, something may happen in their lives that might make them think differently. It happened in mine. I know, since I used to have the same point of view that the antis did, and then I realized that what the antis believed didn't apply for me, since life didn't work out that way, and once I changed my mentality, I realized that most of what the propaganda the antis believed was nothing more than that, and pretty lousy propaganda at that also. Something may happen in their lives for whatever reason that might make them change their minds. Only a matter of time.

      Just because a man goes to one, it isn't a reason to chide him, or whatever. Women have gone to them also. I know since I saw both couples AND women in those houses when I went to them in 2008, and I realized there is no shame, since it is consentual, legal, and most important, a way to have a release. Sure, some might not agree, but those are the exception, not the rule. Trust me, one day, something is going to happen in the cons lives and they might side with us, or have a different viewpoint. Give it time. Peace."
  • +3 +5 -2 michelle Apr. 29, 2016
    "It will help woman and men that rare poor or have a criminal record haerd to get ajob to make money and not live on the streets."
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  • +3 +7 -4 Dan Feb. 18, 2016
    "Although I am writing on the Pro side I try to look at both sides from a needs point of view. Guys a lot of times look at a situation with logic for a solution. He really wants a woman's touch but his wife said NO. He could get a massage but is that what he wants?

    In frustration guys look for a short term solution. He doesn't want to force her that would be assault, real problems and a break up. Not looking for an emotional attachment because he still wants to maintain his marriage so he makes a choice. Money for what he chooses. Is it right? That is still being debated. Is it cheating, is it unhealthy, unsafe and against the law possibly. I guess it depends on who you talk to.

    I think it is unfortunate there is not a strong enough bond that the guy will wait for his partner and not go out on his own but I think a lot of times there isn't that assurance from his wife to say, "that's OK honey, it will be OK tomorrow". The guy thinks OK I can wait.

    It seems to me when the woman just says NO without any understanding or sentiment the guy feels let down, shunned or betrayed. So then he reacts on that feeling.

    Women often disdain men who look for women outside of marriage. Some men think it an option."
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    • +4 +4 0 Dan D Feb. 26, 2016
      "To clarify:

      I think the strongest argument for legalization or decriminalization is reducing violence against women. They would be able to report the crime to police. As shown in the past prostitutes are targets of opportunity for anyone wanting to commit violence against them.

      I also think spread of disease would go down since testing would be required and use of protection would be required.

      Also believe violence and police involvement against girl friends and wives would go down as men would seek those willing to perform.

      Strongest argument against - Moral."
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 24, 2016
      "Well, to be honest on this one, Dan, ironically it is the WOMEN who drive men to go to prostitutes, whether they choose to believe it or not. They want to play the victims when men go, but they don't want to admit they were partially or totally at fault for such actions. Hey, nobody forced the woman to marry the man, and vice versa. There are not victims in that situation. What is a man supposed to do? If a man can't get a girlfriend, is he supposed to be bitter and masturbate for the rest of his life? No, he will go to wherever he can get it, and the women have only person to blame, and that is themselves for their attitude. Same with cheating. it takes two to make a rotten relationship. Sure, he was the one who cheated, but who was the one who drove him to it, right? He didn't want to do it, but the entitled person drove him to it. Again, there are no victims in something like this, whether you choose to believe it or not. Feel however you wish, but you know it is the truth. People want to behave like that, they can't complain when a guy breaks it off with them, since they drove him to it. That is the bottom line any which way you slice it."
  • +3 +6 -3 A Y Jan. 14, 2016
    "I believe it should be legal as there is so much controversy about it. In the UK, there has been an increase of just under 200 human trafficking allegations. And 142 defendants were arrested. WHY HAVE IT ILLEGAL? Prostitutes have their own body and they should be able to do what they want, when they want and how to do it. The UK Government must do something as it would help Mr Osborne and his Tory men."
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  • +3 +11 -8 Kiera Gremelspacher Apr. 29, 2015
    "Its our human right to have control over our body and what we do with it."
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  • +3 +11 -8 marie Apr. 24, 2015
    "Yes , Everyone has the right to-do what they wish with their body , and everyone has different struggles everyone gets out of them different ways ."
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  • +2 +3 -1 m Feb. 28, 2017
    "Escorts are just as much of a profession as a secretary. Same benefits too. Consistent hours, exemplary looks, exclusive clientele, well paid sex-worker. I see no difference, therefore, I don't see why a government, that probably deals in more sex than an escort, should ban such acts that keep them happy and satisfied."
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  • +2 +3 -1 VIctor Greywolf Feb. 22, 2017
    "It amazes me how many people who say they want to help the so-called "victims" of prostitution, but when someone tries to offer a solution, it isn't right. Sounds like the sympathizers of crime and the sob stories you see in television networks. The antis seem very threatened by the legalization of it, not realizing THEY are ironically the reason it should be legalized in the first place, and that is the truth any which way you slice it. True, a sex positive society would be a start, but we all know the odds of that happening, especially with the elitists who are also threatened by legalization of it, and half the arguments of the antis are nothing short of laughable at best.

    Legalization is the only way to go, since it will give people who can't get female companionship, or NSA fun without the bull crap. What's the matter, antis? Threatened by someone who will obviously be more pleasent and better in bed than you will ever be? If that is the case, then maybe you need to change your sense of entitlement. Besides, it is existing already, and we who go, are enjoying it now more than ever.

    Legalize prostitution already, and get rid of the sob stories, especially since they are a joke, even by drama club standards. Peace/"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Victor Greywolf Nov. 6, 2016
    "There have been a lot of ignorant comments from the antis, especially one or two that say only sex addicts want it legalized. The ones who want it legalized are the ones that understand that people have a need that needs to be filled.

    The Nordic model is nothing more than delusional, and one that only conforms to idiocy, and that is being polite.

    An educated person would know that people have a right to have sex, and NSA fun if they desire. How dare the moralists and the conservative hypocrite right wing who are insecure impose how we should behave. Now with people such as Melissa Farley, and CATW, they are just people who want to impose their way, because they are miserable, and want to impose it upon others. I can guarantee something is going to happen in their lives that may make people side with the pros, and get the laws changed. It happened with alcohol and marijuana. Prohibition doesn't work.

    Also, for those who watch MSNBC sob stories, did you know that many people who were on them recanted their stories, because of threats made to them by the producers, and talk shows have done the same thing.

    People, try to see the situation from pros point of view, or go to the houses in Nevada. It'll change your views."
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  • +2 +4 -2 lucy Nov. 3, 2016
    "yes because people are gonna do it no matter what, at least if its legal the people who do it can do it safely and protected in nice places and they can tax it which means the goverment can make more money."
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  • +2 +4 -2 Bailey Jul. 28, 2016
    "I'm pro because it is a victimless crime, especially when regulated. By regulating it, we could ensure there is no spread of AIDS, it's all consensual, and no children partake in it."
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  • +2 +7 -5 Alberto Jan. 7, 2016
    "Prostitutes will form Unions with lawyers and police to protect their adult individual right to decide when, how and with whom have sex for hire and how much to be paid. Pimps will be arrested or even hurt or kill in self defense for rape or abuse. Then woman can represent themselves also, and use guns, karate, tasers, pepper sprays and other self defense methods to remain free citizens. Then adult woman will not accept child competition and they will police child and any illegal prostitution or criminals.
    Prosecuting prostitution is religion based laws, same as it was prosecuting LGBT people. It is unconstitutional.
    LGBT nor prostitutes can force others to "sin" with them and hence Xtians forced to celebrate gay weddings are forced to work as slaves of LGBT. Same with Xtians that rent to prostitutes with their clients. IS ABOUT PERSONAL FREE WILL TO SPENT YOUR LIFE AS YOU PLEASE, JUST BECAUSE IT IS YOUR LIFE."
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    • +5 +5 0 Alberto Jan. 16, 2016
      "I am sorry for my sexist comment. I forgot there are also man prostitutes, gay prostitutes, lesbian prostitutes and so on.
      Legally speaking the declaration of independence says "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" Off course today it means all human are created equal, and each human has liberty to define what happiness means as long as it does not interfere the neighbors happiness logically. I don't like prostitutes, but it is my duty to respect them, same as I have to respect people getting drunk or in the other hand people saying earth is only 6,000 years old. It is about respecting the right of others to exist and have a life. Not that you have to be a part of their life, but just let them be."
  • +2 +7 -5 Paul Dec. 9, 2015
    "Why do so many cons bring human trafficking into the simple question of whether prostitution should be legal. Of course, if someone is forced or coerced into selling their body, that should be illegal with draconian penalties. If an adult chooses to make money through prostitution without coercion, that's no one else's concern. As with any public service business with health issues, it should be licensed, controlled, and monitored--and taxed."
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 1, 2016
      "Because they have no other way in their eyes to argue against it, and because as P.T. Barnum's phrase, a sucker born every minute, they believe the sob stories on the conservative channels, when in reality, the moralists and right wing elite pay them off to parrot stuff they most likely read off of a cue card, as they have done in talk shows.

      Truth of the matter it, legalized prostitution is safer than going into a bar, getting drunk and hooking up with someone and getting an STD. At least if it were legalized, they would have a better chance to have no strings attached fun, and live a good life.

      Most of the people who want it illegal are nothing more thna bunch of insecure drama queens who can't make someone interested in them, so they try anything, like a little kid throwing a tantrum for not getting their way, which is sad. Legalizing it will improve the economy, and give people something to do. Sure, it would be nice if they taxed it, licensed ad controlled, but the biggest crooks of them all, the politicians are too spineless to do it. Nevada was smart, and didn't give in. Now, will they change it? Only time will tell. Once they legalize it, things will be better. Food for thought."
  • +2 +8 -6 Robert Oct. 26, 2015
    "It's a service that should be available to those people that can't get it at home and don't want to find a new relationship."
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  • +2 +9 -7 Ned Jul. 6, 2015
    "Prostitution should be legalized but also regulated. The act of sex work itself is not a huge problem but the exploitation of people has been a huge issue for centuries. Instead of banning sex work as a whole we should focus on providing medical care, better pay, and create a safer work space for sex workers. The sex industry wouldn't be so awful if it weren't left free to do whatever. There needs to be rules and regulations. That's whats what."
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  • +2 +13 -11 Robert Apr. 26, 2015
    "Legalize it! That way, people will no longer need to do crazy things such as raping and molesting. Its legalization must have laws, however, protecting sex workers."
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  • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Sep. 17, 2017
    "All the antis solutions, and their so-called pride, and liking the "Nordic" model for it is nothing more than crap. Study history with the prohibition of alcohol. When it was prohibited, who rose to power? The gangsters. Same with prostitution, you people come up with very childish answers, and some claim the model of the Scandanavians work. Well, I am here to tell you, it doesn't. All it will do in reality is make people go underground, cause MORE problems, and spread STD's. Nevada and other places have the right idea. I don't care what anyone else says. Circumstances in life will force you to change your point of view on the situations, but we all know antis LOVE the exploitation, because it gives them a reason to complain, a sense of empowerment, since their husbands have to stay with lousy lays, and bring more chaos, so you can feel good about yourselves, when in reality, you are the ones who contribute to the negativity and problems that prostitutes have.

    Legalization takes power away from the underground crime organizations, will get them tested, and examined for STD's, but we know you antis don't want that, because then you don't feel empowered. The solutions you people have are laughable at best, and that's being polite"
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  • +1 +1 0 Abraham M. Aug. 24, 2017
    "If prostitution is legalized then the government can help with prostitutes not getting pregnant. If the female does get pregnant and doesn't want the baby then she could abort it or give it to the father. If the father doesn't want it then it would be put up for adoption."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf May. 29, 2017
    "I wanted to add, as one particular person mentioned that guys wan to go to prostitutes to have sex with someone signifigantly more attractive, that it is a very ignorant remark and quite frankly very laughable and infantile.

    There are a lot of reasons people go to prostitutes:

    1) Wives and girlfriends who are a pain in the ass. Yes, women are the reason men go to them.

    2) Sometimes, there are certain practices that wives and/or girlfriends aren't willing to do, and it could be a very minimum thing, such as fulfilling some fantasies either party has, but they are too afraid to do it.

    3) Because some people like to experiment with things, but are too afraid, due to upbringing, or whatever to talk to their signifgant other about that.

    By legalizing it, the problems stop, and women and men are protected. The nordic model that so many people claim to like is actually even worse and a backwards mentality that only encourages the exploitation. Customers of prostitutes aren't criminals, contrary to what antis might believe, since we all know you go, only you don't want to admit it, because fo whatever reason. Fact of the matter is, Nevada and others have the right idea by legalization, Peace out."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Liv May. 22, 2017
    "If it becomes legal, it will be easier to protect the people in the business."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf May. 9, 2017
    "Looking at many antis statements of ignorance on why it needs to stay illegal, it amazes me the amount of both stupidity and hypocrosy there is out there. Some of the statements are laughable, and the . You antis have obviously never been in a situation where going to prostitutes was the only way to get laid, and obviously have gone to them, and shamed people into thinking your way. I am so surprised at how much comedic material has come out of half of the statements that I have read, such as people only approving of it are sex addicts as one woman said, or the others.

    Fact of the matter is, there are people who go to them for whatever reason, and the ignorance that antis has, only elaborates MORE of the reasons that it should be legalized. Only drama queens are wanting to keep it illegal, because this way, it forces a person to stay with them, or whatnot. Nevada had the right idea to legalize it, as should the entire country, and the stupid statements about human trafficking arguments, nobody on here who is pro is in favor of that, so again, the arguments against it are extremely laughable, even by kindergarden standards. Have a great 2017 and beyond."
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  • +1 +3 -2 joe Apr. 18, 2017
    "It should be legal"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 14, 2017
    "Well, it seems the antis have the most ridiculous arguments as to why prostitution shouldn't be legalized (juveniles, human trafficking, stable relationships, etc.) I have to say that they are almost laughable. When prostitution is legalized, those things won't exist. Seems that in a nutshell, the antis WANT to keep those things happening, so they can kvetch about it all day long.

    Truth of the matter is, in the so-called "stable, committed relationships", it is the person you are with, that is the biggest threat to it, not prostitutes, since many go to the brothels for some fun. There is also swinging, or being in an open relationship, so that argument is flawed.

    the others are sob stories. I don't buy them, and the "Nordic" model, another laughable argument, since that is done by idiots and morons who can't try to explore other alternatives.

    In conclusion, if prostitution is legalized, all those things will disappear. So, antis, please come up with a better argument other than these. You sound like propaganda parrots, and that is being extremely polite. Legalization is the only way to go, since the prostitutes will be better lays that you will ever b. both male and female. Have a great 2017 and beyond."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Draca Mar. 16, 2017
    "I am pro because what what if someone wanted to be a prostitute and was willing to risk the chance of being tricked by a sex trafficker. it is their choice to be a prostitute and I think if they they are tricked by a sex trafficker they can just let it happen. I also think what if they actually want to be a sex slave by letting themselves be sold for sex. I mean it is their choice so if they chose that path they should be allowed to do it."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Victor Greywolf Mar. 8, 2017
    "The reason for legalization is so obviouys, and the reason is because of women who act in certain ways, and treeat men like garbage, and withhold it are the #1 reason for legalization, whether they want to admit it or not, pure and simple.

    The fact of the matter is that circumstances in people's lives also are the reason that prostitution should be legalized also. I can guarantee you, cons that CIRCUMSTANCES, and a twist of fate will change your minds from being con to pro, whether you want to admit it or not. Just wait and see.

    The "Nordic" model is the worst and stupidest model out there for society in general, especially since it doesn't do anything productive, no matter how the feeble minded people decided to work it, and it is at best a laughable so-called "solution" at best.

    Prostitution helps people on both ends. One, to give males and in some cases, FEMALES (Yes, females have gone to brothers) a chance to have no strings attached fun, and two, they prostitutes have money, they can use, and helps them, no matter what type of backwards and oppressive mentality females who are jealous of their men going to have.

    In conclusion, sure you claim you are a victim of being cheated on, but it's a two way street, people."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Shaniqua Mar. 6, 2017
    "I think prostitutes should be legalized because anything you do you can get hurt or shot. You still makin that moolah for you and your family. If you happen to get aids or something that's one of the prices you pay for prostituting."
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  • +1 +3 -2 J. P. Feb. 1, 2017
    "It will cut down on illegal sex trafficing. Inspection will cut down on disease. It will be one less thing funneling money to organized crime."
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  • -1 +1 -2 1Bambinone May. 29, 2017
    "It's tricky, it's dangerous and it can be evi to wish that prostitution be legal without any help from the government. When a man gives money to a woman in exchange of a sexual service it is already a crime. If the government declares it legal then the the gov. need to ensure that a prostitute will have ways to get out of prostitution and the gov. need to check that every tax receipt was issued. If they make it legal without any verification it all menas that the gov. is corrupted and immoral therefore an immoral gov. will lose its functionality and goals. If they make it legal for every prositutute it all means that pimps cannot be persecuted by law. You can clearly see that by making it legal the gov. is asking taxes one year in advance and such bad move is spreding into the entire artistic field where now workers need to pay taxes one year in advance. I'm talking of painters, carpenters, artists etcetera. It also cause a boomerang effect where those who do not accept such system will turn their business into an illegal activity."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 29, 2017
      "Well, by making it legal, they can keep the ones that shouldn't be in it out, and they can offer help to those who want to get out of it, if they so choose. Circumstances force people into that, not what some people on so-called documenbtaries say. People have to learn to help themselves, and not have the government intervene. After all, the government shouldn't be inside people's bedrooms. It's NOT a crime if a man has to pay a woman to have sex with them. It's a motivator, same as if someone you want to do something, money is a positive motivator. Pimps can be prosecuted if they are trying to put minors in it, or force people, which they never do. Too much exposure for them, so since they operate best with a low profile, they aren't going to risk it all by committing violence.

      I don't know where you got some of this stuff, but the government won't do that. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol, or marijuana, so making it legal is the only way to go. They have to have verification if they want to work legally. THAT is why Nevada and the other places that worked with it did so well. Try again, and do a little more research on the legal parts of it. Have a great 2017 and beyond."
  • -2 +1 -3 1Bambinone May. 27, 2017
    "I believe that there are problems in handling legal prostitution. The first problem starts when a prostitute ask too much money just like illegal prostitutes thus a legal prostitutes should be a honest women and charge no more than 20 dollars. If they charge a lot of money there can be nothing legal because soon or later they will end into the hands of traditional pimps. The second issue is taxes they need to pay before starting their service. Such model cause these issues: there will be no control from the IRS for receipts; it will scare a prostitute feeling afraid to be unable to work enough to pay the tax and loose her licence; it will also spread more corruption into poltics."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 2, 2017
      "Legal prostitutes have to pay for a lot of things, just like a place that hires people, they have to pay for a facility, whether they are holding a meeting, or teaching, everyone has to pay. The prostitutes who are legal also have to pay for a doctor to examine them to see if they are cleared for work, they have to pay for condoms, as well as other stuff. I agree they shouldn't charge so much money for performing sex acts, but legalization will give them rights, such as the right to refuse clients or performing certain types of services or acts on a person, and in the event that a client doesn't take no for an answer, as some have, they can be protected by law enforcement. If legal, they can have it in a place, such as Nevada does, especially for privacy, where they can do what the act is in peace, without onlookers and interruptions. As far as taxes, they are for everything nowadays, but that is because the government overspends, and can't stick to a budget. They can deduct money for taxes. This was the same thing that was used with strippers in the 80-new millennium on why strip clubs were not to be allowed, and they became legalized, and people have gone to them. This is a better argument than the other ones. I'll give it that"

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  • +20 +194 -174 M Jul. 18, 2011
    "I'm con for legalising prostitution as I live in the UK where prostitution is already legal. Its the way in which the business is conducted that makes it illegal.

    I have no problem with escorts and those who work in massage parlours. But when their company takes 50% of what the sex workers make that should be illegal. Telling the workers what to do and how to do it with their own bodies is a form of abuse. Its profiting from prostitution by controlling it and should be controlled itself by the law.

    On-street prostitution however is anti-social. I don't want my wife or daughter walking out of the house and being approached in our street by men for sex in exchange for money. And if i don't want it in my street with my family why should I want it in anyones street. Besides which I can't let my children play in the local park or even walk my dog in the playing fields because of the condoms and needles left behind by prostitutes and their clients. Thats the part thats illegal and should stay illegal."
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    • +33 +37 -4 Tom Dec. 11, 2011
      "I agree that the exploitation should be deterred. Pimping should be illegal. Sex workers should be allowed to form co-ops and hire employees to help them operate an establishment. But outlawing prostitution leaves the sex workers totally without legal protection from exploitation."
    • +15 +22 -7 Victor Greywolf Feb. 3, 2012
      "Then what would you suggest should be done outside of prohibition, which has been proven on a few times to be a failure? What would you suggest?

      As far as other wives and daughters go, if that is what they want to do, so be it. It isn't anyone's business but their own.

      To respond to the companies taking 50%, guess what, ANYONE who works for someone, such as in sales takes 50%, whether you are a prostitute, or a sales person, or a person represented by a talent agent.

      Then, what do you suggest they do about the street walkers, and all that? Can you give us an honest answer, since making it illegal only makes it worse. Thank you."
    • +8 +14 -6 Pondera May. 23, 2012
      "The concept of 50% from "sales" is an interesting one.

      If a shop assistant on $15 per hour takes 1 hour to sell a $2,000 TV the employer takes a far far larger percentage profit than the shop assistant. Is that wrong?

      Employment agencies regularly take a 25% to 35% mark-up on the employees from the customer. Is that wrong? The difference is the sex service is the employee collects the money on behalf of the employer. Proper, licensed and inspected employers would protect the girls and support them.

      If you look at escort and sex service sites like in relation to the UK where prostitution is legal you will see in the likes and dislikes of the service providers they CHOOSE what they will do. They consequently do not meet clients who want what they do not offer. In the USA these carefully worded escort ads make no statement on what is on offer so its a matter for negotiation when the parties meet. Surely it is far better, for instance, that the anal sex lover meets a woman who is prepared to do that than forces one who is not?

      Legalising sex services would result in safer, off street conditions so your wife would be safer. How do you know the condoms and needles belong to prostitutes by the way?"
    • +5 +5 0 ashley May. 1, 2015
      "Dear sir, You are referring to street "Hooker's" who at onetime in the 1870's-1950's worked in brothels. When those brothels shut down in the early 1960's due to corruption,political bribery and change in taste. Many wemon either worked in bars,resorts or built their own black independent books during the 1960's and 1970's."
    • +5 +9 -4 Joseph Nov. 7, 2013
      "The flaw in your logic is the street scenario. I don't recall people advocating allowing "street walkers" to operate legally. That would be the change. It would be taken off of the street. I believe that most of us that are for legalization view it as a service rendered much like a bar, legitimate massage parlor, or even places (in the USA) where you can rent and shoot a firearm as a responsible adult.

      I can go to a bar in the United States and drink six beers, down 5 shots of Bacardi, and polish it off with a whiskey sour. That's legal. It leads to much trouble which I've witnessed. How hypocritical is it that I can do the aforementioned and drive away in my car possibly injuring or killing myself or others but I can't call a prostitute, schedule a meeting, view their health creditionals, swipe my credit card, put on a condom, get laid, then go home?

      Having sex in public would still be illegal. Go to the woods near a College Campus. It isn't prostitutes and johns that are littering the woods with condoms. Where there is opportunity people will do it."
    • +4 +8 -4 Casey Jan. 22, 2013
      "Its still going to happen if its legal or not. It just makes for an even bigger risk, that it is illegal. Your not gonna stop people from leaving their used needles on the side walks or roads. Drugs are illegal, and look people still do them. If you make something illegal its is going to spark interest in a few people and make them want to do it more. People get pleasure and satisfaction out of defying the government and the law. It happens. Why not make it legal, and just give them rules. Like set places. And times. You kinda like a bar has rules, and certain times that they can be open. Give the people what they want, and make life a little bit easier."
    • +4 +6 -2 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "It isn't 50%, have you actually been to a brothel as a customer or a worker? Clearly not."
    • +3 +3 0 Chloe Feb. 28, 2016
      "Not all prostitutes shoot up drugs, nor do their clients. Trust me, if you shoot drugs in places you leave your rigs like that, you probably don't have the money to pay for sex."
    • 0 0 0 1Bambinone May. 19, 2017
      "I am a traditional man. To me it all looks funny and weird. As a believer I ask myself where is this move coming from? Wasn't Germany a strong supporter for the Bibble? When a government legalize prostitution it all means that anyone can have sex with a prostitute and it comes down that their girlfriends or wives can say nothing about it because it becomes a good people can buy while paying taxes. At the same time the gov. is not making the life of a prostitute any harder, the new pimp does, because she only pays taxes thus she pays less than what she used to pay with the ex-pimp. In a good scenario if she was aked to pay 20% taxes and 40% of pension plan and 10% of socilal services it would become a deterrent. You can say that the streets are cleaner however somewhere esle is getting dirty."
  • +2 +44 -42 V Jul. 11, 2014
    "Support sexual equality! Let every person's sexual desires be honored and respected in sexual sitution. When people meet in bed, they should meet as equals with equal desire. No "servicing" of another, no money. Prostitution is a degrading way to for certain individuals to benefit from the poverty and vulnerability of others. This is not healthy sexual behavior and should not be legalized, because legalization will not stop the abuses and only encourage this degrading way of thinking about sex."
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    • +1 +3 -2 Dan D Mar. 2, 2016
      "Sorry, but that sounds more like a slogan than reality. In an ideal world that could happen. But in the real world things are different and that equal desire mate is mostly not there. There are haves and a lot of have nots.

      Those that do not possess those particular social or communication skills to achieve that ideal situation but have other skills what do they do? How do they achieve that equality that equalizes the playing field?"
    • +1 +2 -1 Kendrick H. Feb. 16, 2016
      ""Prostitution is a degrading way for certain individuals to benefit from the poverty and vulnerability of others."

      The idea of "certain" people, businesses, and industries, benefiting from the financial situations of others, is not new, or unheard of. It's typically how businesses get people to work "menial" jobs (I hate this term, but figure you'd know what jobs I'm referring to), that pay minimum wage. As for it being degrading, that's more of an opinion than it is fact. I personally think whether it is or is not degrading, greatly depends of how it is done. It can be done in a clean and safe environment, with adults (both free of STD's) that choose to be there. Or it can be done in a dirty/unsafe environment, where STD's are unchecked, consent isn't mutual, and violence, abuse etc. are rampant. It all depends on how the service is carried out.

      "This is not healthy sexual behavior"

      Hmm. like most things, I'm sure there are both good and bad things to say about the effects (physical, psychological... and other) of prostitution, for both parties. I guess what matters most is whether of not there are any benefits (regarding health) from it, if the good out weight the bad, and if the bad is all that bad."
  • -1 0 -1 Brandon Sep. 21, 2017
    "It's just disgusting in general and is a disrespect to women. Also it's clearly unhealthy and can give you diseases, and legalizing that will not stop that."
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  • -1 +6 -7 Robert C. Hall Mar. 27, 2017
    "Legalizing prostitution will only exacerbate human trafficking for the sex industry. The recruitment for the sex trade will only become more blatant."
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  • -3 0 -3 1Bambinone May. 19, 2017
    "It look like the German approach with legal prostitution did not work. There was no good intentions to turn a prostitute into a normal woman and no programs where implemented to give them a normal job. There is no protection to grant a prostitute her rights to chose her clients. The Swedish approach is spreading rapidly and America is trying to twist it by impementing fines for drivers only. A prostitute is not a marketing good for rich people therefore the Swedish approach will teach them a lesson. Those who play with prostitution often play with the stock market because they have no good intentions to be honest with women."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf May. 19, 2017
      "The Swedish approach is even more dumber, and that is being polite. The only thing that the Swedish system is good for is a cheap laugh. The German approach works, since it takes away the stupidity of the Nordic system. Germany has the right idea. When it is legal, the prostitute can refuse service to clients. The Swedish model is backwards, as well as ANY ANTI COMMENT! There is protection. It might be up to your specific standard, but it does work. Just because you don't agree with the German standard, doesn't mean that it doesn't work. I don't know who was the moron who made the Scandinavians do that, but whoever it was is a world class idiot.

      I doubt the Swedish method is spreading rapidly since I don't believe anyone out there would be so stupid to follow that standard. Nevada, and other countries have the right method, which is more than can be said for the anti standard. Only fools would impose the Nordic model.I mean, the Swedish model is the most ignorant."
  • -6 +20 -26 rextr Feb. 9, 2014
    "The Netherlands legalized prostitution in October of 2000 with the intention to better control and regulate the sex industry, combat involuntary prostitution, and improve the health, well-being and public opinion of prostitutes (Brants). What the legalization had done for the Netherlands was to be realized in 2007 with the mayor, Job Cohen of Amsterdam, taking action to begin shutting down large parts of the red light district because the according to him "we've realized this is no longer about small-scale entrepreneurs, but that big crime organizations are involved here in trafficking women, drugs, killings, and other criminal activities" (Vanderstok 7)."
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    • +9 +10 -1 Me Jun. 4, 2014
      "The issue brought up here is one of mismanagement not an issue with Prostitution. Enron in the US was the result of horrible management and a lack of over site by those who were in place to police their actions. Should we close all businesses because those in charge of enforcement don't do their jobs? Siting this as a problem with prostitution is not looking at prostitution but looking at gang activity and saying prostitution is the problem NOT the GANGS."
  • -6 +19 -25 Molly Feb. 7, 2014
    "Prostitution should most definitely be legal. I say this since; it is no one the person's choice what they wish to do with their own body..people believe that taking away the right have a firearm is an issue; I completely agree! I also feel that what a person does with body is their own business, as well as what a person does with their own money. Conclusively, not letting it be legal is WRONG.. no prson, government or organization should have to right to control a persons body, or their money."
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    • +7 +8 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 13, 2015
      "I would love to shake your hand, Molly. You said it best. The antis, who love to keep it illegal have a very hypocritical and backwards mentality, since it gives them power over the prostitutes and the people who need them control over society. It is about time it was heard from a woman's point of view. I can actually respect that, since it shows that not everyone in this world has as backwards a mentality as the antis. And by legalizing it, it will reduce alot of problems, bring money into the economy, etc. I mean, the prostitutes get money, and we get sex. A good arrangement, right? As far as other problems go, there will always be those, but that is because of people not being happy with each other. I'll never understand their backwards way of thinkiing, especially since I know they went to them when I was in the legal brothels in Nevada in 2008. Again, I salute you for saying it. To the antis, it must be great to impose keeping it illegal, so you can feel empowered, right? Shows what a bunch of schmucks they really are."
  • -7 +48 -55 Grant Jan. 22, 2014
    "The biggest problem with legalizing prostitution is the way that it affects society. By legalizing the sale of women's bodies to men, we further validate the idea that a woman's worth is merely the sum of her body parts.
    This issue isn't limited to prostitution. Watch ads closely and you will begin to notice: The man in a business suit has a watch on his wrist. He is smart, suave, sophisticated. We turn the page. A woman holds out a bottle of cologne. She is mostly covered by the flowing purple sheet, and her expression betrays her longing for you. She is...just sexy. No personality, no brains, no aspirations. She has a beautiful body, and nothing else to recommend her.
    Legalizing prostitution would only enforce this pattern, and when women become objects rather than people, we begin to see a culture where rape is sexy and women don't mean no when they say it. This is hugely degrading, and very dangerous.
    Also, the line between voluntarily working as a prostitute and being coerced into it is also notoriously blurry. Has a woman who has given consent to an emotionally manipulative and abusive boyfriend to be sold for sex a voluntary worker? I would say no, but the law would probably say yes."
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    • +12 +12 0 Trevor Feb. 25, 2014
      "you do realize men are prostitutes too..."
    • +10 +10 0 thad Jun. 25, 2014
      "I agree with most of what you are saying except the word merely. I think we should validate and recognize that part of a persons worth (male or female) is their physical attractiveness. If you have a problem with that, blame our creator. The fact that when people sell sexual services they bank on their attractiveness, youth and sexual interests may be unfair but that should not make it illegal. Should professional basketball be illegal just because most are am too short, old or fat to compete?

      This bemoaning about objectification of women is merely a lament that nature has made physical attractiveness a prime motivation for men in their sexual fulfillment. Prostitution doesn't cause this nor does pornography. They do bring this fact out into the open and force us to accept this as part of life. My sisters and daughters will succeed in life partially based on their physical attractiveness. You may think this is unfair as I do. But I would not make any woman a criminal just because not all women can make as much money as a prostitute as those more physically blessed. I certainly would not make a man criminal because he has more wealth than physical attractiveness and chooses to trade wealth for sexual fulfillment."
    • +8 +8 0 well-duh Aug. 4, 2014
      "The #1 reason for Western prostitution is drug money and discount access to those drugs -- not physical force or manipulation. Drugs that where almost always initially taken by choice. Its why women who charge a weeks pay per encounter do not disappear to another location. Loss of discount drugs connections.

      Manipulative boyfriends may undermine thoughts of getting off such drugs - but usually said boyfriend is just as addicted. And female friends are quite often at fault as well. Bad party friends, friends who borrow too much money, and even female lovers...prostitutes tend to have a higher than normal rate of lesbian relationship in lieu of men.

      #2 reason is children. Plenty of pimps and club owners allow prostitutes to earn far better than fast food joints. Those strippers and prostitutes (usually not working the streets) are actually worried about being fired from where they can connect to customers!!!!"
    • +8 +9 -1 robert Jun. 25, 2014
      "I would point out that the same arguments were used to try to outlaw pornography back in the 70's and 80's. The advent of the computer totally debunked any arguments as to the evil of porno. No one can argue that the most recent decade where pornography has been universally available - even to minors is worse for it. Rape and violent crime is down, spousal abuse is down, and today's youth has not been harmed in any meaningful way.

      I would guess that we would find the same with legalizing prostitution. It would be more widely available but hardly anyone would notice. The police would just have to find others to roust and bust for drugs or whatever."
  • -9 +5 -14 Unanimous Oct. 12, 2016
    "Please note than many prostitutes want out of the business. How can one stand allowing women to sell their bodies, something very sacred to them for thousands of years, for only a few bucks at most. I don't feel this should be allowed, I don't feel it is right. I feel that instead of allowing prostitution to be legal, we make new jobs for them to take, allow them a way to escape, rather than lock them into a profession that most of them never wanted to be in. We must allow women better access to jobs, rather than selling their bodies to older men who usually are married, or who may abuse them."
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Oct. 18, 2016
      "How do you know this? Did you talk to the "prostitutes?" Did you sit down with them one on one and interview them, or is this assumption? Did you talk to the people who solicit their services? I am sure a lot of you "cons" or antis as I call you probably didn't and often contribute to the so-called "problems" they have, only people don't want to admit it, because it makes the antis feel in power when in reality, it only enables it. A lot of people have abused them, and guess what, 99% of them are the ones who want to "save" them. As to your question, about women selling their bodies, it is their decision, not yours. Hey, I went to Nevada, and the houses, and you know what I found out? I found they were nicer than conventional women, so how can you say they are exploited, when it's legal, they can refuse a customer, and if a customer get nasty, they can be banned from the place and arrested. There is a reason men go to them, and that is because of some women who feel they are princesses and treat men badly. Think about it.

      Besides, I would rather be with those girls than some women who feel entitled, and are nasty. Hell, Nevada had the right idea. Try again. Your argument is highly flawed."
    • +2 +2 0 Alex Mar. 1, 2017
      "If prostitution is legalized, laws and protections can be passed so that they are never taken advantage of or abused. Right now, if someone takes advantage of a professional escort or someone of the sort, then the abused person cannot take the matter to the police because then they would get in trouble as well. But if their job was legal, they could take anything bad to the police and the abusers would be taken care of.
      And who says that some people don't enjoy their job? Who says that some women are not forced into it? Have you taken each and every exotic dancer and professional escort aside and asked them all personally? Who are you to make the choice for the thousands of women that rely on that to make money? If we give them more jobs, we will be taking jobs away from others that need the jobs. We can't just make more jobs, either. Not that many. If we could, don't you think we would have already done that for immigrants and the thousands of homeless, jobless people in America? No, the only smart choice is to legalize prostitution. It is safer and smarter and will bring far more good than harm."
    • +2 +2 0 Devil's Advocate Oct. 13, 2016
      "By making prostitution legal, there can be federal laws set in place to help protect these women. They can call cops if something goes wrong and not have to worry about being arrested themselves."
  • -9 +8 -17 demi Apr. 18, 2016
    "I think the people actually approving prostitution are just sex addicts. Prostitution leads to nowhere good. The only thing that it would do semi good is take people out of poverty but maybe the government should stop being lazy and start helping these poverty places . They are just trying to clean their hands."
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    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 4, 2016
      "Wow, of all the statements that cons made, this one has to be by far the most ignorant. You are 100% wrong on this. The people who do approve of prostitution are not what you believe them to be. Most of the ones who approve of it, are, believe it or not, just regular people who have had experiences in the different side of life, thanks to right wing moralists and people who force others to conform to what religious organizations say and all that stuff and mumph.

      That statement is a very ignorant statement, and shows just how far not only bias has gone, but lack of education on society, as well as a backwards and oppressive mentality, and I have to say in all honesty, I feel very sorry for you, as well as the rest of the antis.

      I know a lot of antis have went to those houses, and I can guarantee you, one day, something will happen, that will make antis side with legalization.

      The reason that it needs to be legalized, is because it is existing already, and with legalization, it can be controlled, and prostitutes can get tested. Now, if the only thing that makes antis happy is people playing Russian roulette with their lives in hook up bars, you might be the one to get it,. Hope you try to get more education on society."
  • -10 +37 -47 V Jan. 18, 2014
    "Legalizing prostitution is normalizing behaviors and attitudes that encourage people to be treated as objects. No-one should ever feel "entitled" to another's body under any circumstance. Money in prostitution creates this unhealthy situation. Even in the so called "best case scenario" of the highly paid prostitute by a more gentle John, the fact of the matter is that money is presumed to replace sexual and emotional desire on the part of the prostitute. The prostitute is doing for money what she/he would otherwise be unwilling to do. It's not ok to support people doing sexual acts where mutual enjoyment does not exist. This is degrading. Stop deluding yourself you Johns out there, they don't really desire you! Go seek sex from women who would sleep with you for free. For the prostitutes out there who claim to be proudly pro-prostitution, let me make myself clear. I'm not out to tell you how to live your life. I believe that you deserve to be treated with care and respect. I just don't think legalizing prostitution is going to help that. I do think that laws should be enacted so that the police are on your side as far as protecting you is concerned. I'm against punishing prostitutes. I believe that Johns should be punished."
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    • +4 +9 -5 robert Jun. 25, 2014
      "The flaw in your reasoning is the idea that because men pay for the sexual favors of prostitutes that they have no sexual or emotional desire for them. We tend to frequent those who we are most comfortable and compatible with. sometimes you just have to take a chance but usually we look for reviews and recommendations. Prostitutes would be very poor indeed if it weren't for repeat customers.

      We men who seek out prostitutes would gladly have sex with women for free, if they existed. They don't. We always check the personals and Adult Friendfinder and such before we resort to paying for it.

      You believe that johns should be punished because you are sexist. You think men like the idea of having to pay for sex? If women were more loving, affectionate and sexual by nature the whole issue would be moot. Women use sex as a controlling weapon against men. Our ability to pay money for it lessens your power over us.You can not control our nature or desires so you enact laws that keep us from finding our happiness and fulfillment."
    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 29, 2017
      "Oh, brother. V, as you call yourself, of all the dumb comments you made, that one takes not only the cake, but the whole recipe as well. Man, antis make the worst arguments around, and that is being polite. Please, don't speak anymore.

      It happens in the USA, because people in power are either too spineless, hypocritical, or stupid to change the laws to protect the people in the business. That simple, but antis love it, because when they "rescue" someone, they can give themselves a phony pat on the back., and get phony recognition, for something the ignorance of society contributes to. Nevada and other countries had the right idea, just because it doesn't fit into drama queen prisses who feel insecure that they couldn't even get a man to look at them if they paid them, and they are the reason men go to prostitutes whether they want to admit it or not, but hey, whatever floats the delusional antis boat. The antis contribute to the stupidity, as well as women who are bitchy and insecure, and they don't want it legal, because they see it as a threat.

      LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION, and the problems will be solved. Try again. :)"
    • -4 +4 -8 V Jun. 28, 2014
      "The reason some men/women have to pay for sex is because they want it from someone significantly more attractive than they are. If all the physically unnatractive people in this world would simply be kinder and more understanding of each other there would be less prostitution. There are plenty of women who want to get laid. The other day, on my street a woman was running from her pimp. She was so scared she shook uncontrollably at the sound of every car passing by. He had been to jail and been let out after raping someone. She was afraid of being beaten. This happened in the USA by the way. By being a John, you are enabling and supporting the abuse of other people. You may not necessarily see it. It may appear that she is acting alone, but she is not. Her pimp was following in a car, checking on where she was going, ready to beat her up if she didn't give him the money."
  • -11 +3 -14 yoda_bob May. 2, 2016
    "prostitution should not be legalized. If it was then so many people would be at a higher risk of getting some type of STD's"
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  • -11 +8 -19 R Apr. 26, 2016
    "It should be illegal. It is wrong."
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  • -11 +15 -26 Y'all need Jesus!!! Oct. 14, 2014
    "Personally, I believe that your body is your sacred temple. The one thing that bothers about this whole prostitution thing is that you can never tell the age of that person unless they provide evidence...."
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  • -11 +28 -39 bruce Apr. 14, 2014
    "It should be illegal. You can't be serious right? you think it's OK to use women for sex? I wonder where people's morals have gone today? do you people have any respect for our women being exploited and used? Why don't you just be a real man and work to get a women?

    Women are not toys, they can't be bought like a fucking object or product, when are people going to understand this? women are our daughters/mothers/sisters. I wonder if you would be happy to let your them do this kind of work.

    It was a women who fucking raised you, have some respect. Real men don't treat women as objects. Grow some balls."
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    • +9 +10 -1 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "For one thing, that should be a CHOICE. Not for you or anyone else to make that decision for everyone."
    • +4 +5 -1 Kai Dec. 11, 2015
      "You're completely forgetting the fact that there are also male prostitutes."
    • +3 +3 0 N Sep. 25, 2016
      "Prostitution doesn't only apply for women. Prostitution applies to all gender."
  • -12 +1 -13 laney Dec. 8, 2016
    "I honestly think prostitution is not a great thing in the states because it doesn't help them or us they should go find jobs if they don't have any but those who have jobs and do prostitution just for exta money should just stay to their day jobs"
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  • -12 +2 -14 The Super-Ego Nov. 16, 2016
    "I mean isn't it obvious?
    Degrading the weak
    Promoting sex trafficking
    Promoting the behavior of viewing people as sexual object
    Promoting overall deviance
    Not to mention all the health issues!
    Sex is not a hot commodity. It's everywhere you go.
    Why make this disgusting "trade" legal?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Alex Mar. 1, 2017
      "If we make prostitution legal, we can pass laws and protections for the workers. Prostitution would not be promoting sex trafficking, it would be promoting honest work. Part of the reason people are viewed as sexual objects is because they are oversexualized in movies and books and music videos. If prostitution were legalized, then stations and buildings could be built to get each worker health checks and medicine and medicinal treatment. It isn't degrading the weak if they are treated with respect. And i still don't know how it promotes overall deviance."
  • -12 +5 -17 Midori May. 17, 2016
    "shouldn't be legal
    get a life kids"
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  • -12 +3 -15 Jessica May. 5, 2016
    "Think about it, prostitution is for emotional, economic needy reasons. The only men I know that go and hires a prostitute's service are single, old, ugly men, men that is having marriage problems or men with AIDS. If a men is happy with the women he has he would not even think about a prostitute.
    Would you like your little teen girl selling sex on the streets to get some money? Aren't you able to feed her and teach her how to work and be successful at school? It would be heart breaking watching how a prostitute's daughter follows the mother's steps. Think about it, do you want to die from AIDS?, do you want to be exposed? would you like to have hard relationships and probably experience violence while in a relationship because they know about your past?... Think about the future! it is NOT about the money ladies!"
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    • +5 +5 0 Victor Greywolf Sep. 19, 2016
      "Wow. That is a very ignorant statement, quite fraknkly. You have shown how far bias has gone. Most of the people who buy it are not what you have labeled them as. That is a very narrow minded statement. Most people are not, I repeat, NOT the way that you have described them, but what would we expect from an anti, right? I guess you've nevr put yourself in the shoes of those people, or listened to those sob stories and proved P.T. Barnum right with his catch phrase. I pity you, and I hope you start learning more about society. If it were legal, the prostitutes, both male and female would require testing to prevent STD's, and it would be safer. I don't know where you got your information, other than the television specials created by anti sex feminists, moralists, and right wing nutcases, but please. Try to put yourself in other people's places, and maybe you might understand better."
  • -12 +3 -15 michelle Apr. 29, 2016
    "It will increase STD's and it will lower property values,also set wrong examples for children"
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  • -12 +9 -21 Jayde P Feb. 25, 2015
    "Woman should have higher standerds, they should be prooving men that they are not sex toys, instead of having sex with random people. People have diseases, you cant tell if they have them or not by just looking at them. Some of yall woman have kids. Thats not Being a good role model for your kids..."
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    • +12 +14 -2 . Mar. 16, 2015
      "Woman don't have anything to prove to met other than the fact that we are our own people. If we want to have sex for money, so be it. Men should stop trying to make women feel shameful for enjoying sex. An artist is allowed to enjoy to paint, and they get to make money off of it, so why can't a woman like to have sex and get paid for it? Just because woman have sex doesn't mean that we want to be seen as sex toys, we just want to be seen as people that enjoy something that is totally fine for a male to enjoy."
    • +11 +12 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 10, 2015
      "".", ironically, it isn't men that make women feel ashamed, but many times, women are the ones who do, probably because they feel threatened by the fact that they are better than the seething, catty ones who are jealous of them. As far as money for sex, it is a motivator to have someone do it, since nobody really gives it for free. I agree with your point of view 100%, as it should be. If people enjoy it, why can't they, right? After all, true freedom is enjoyed on all levels, not just the ones some stupid elitists believe that people should have. I like the way YOU think, ".", If only more of society felt that way, but due to their ostrich head in the sand mentality, when it comes to sex, it will most likely stay that way, but remember the old saying, those who condemn something publicly are often its most private supporters. After all, if it were legal, alot of so-called"feminists" and anti activsts wouldn't make any money, so they keep it illegal, so they can have their phony media publicity, their love me remember me martyr syndrome fed, and also, a chance to make themselves feel like heroes, when in reality, they are the source of the problem, and also, because they have no better way of feeling good about themselves. :)"
    • +2 +2 0 Anon Mar. 21, 2017
      "Some of the women that have kids are prostitutes because they are trying to pay the expenses for having kids. Maybe being a prostitute isn't a good thing to do for how your kids see you, but being a person who is willing to do anything for their kids is a good role model. At least those kids actually get taken care of and are loved."
  • -12 +9 -21 Hols Jul. 23, 2014
    "Changing how the law views it just changes statistics: of course if you legalize it the # of arrests go down. Does that really mean you're changing the problems associated with prostitution? All of mankind is not emotionally ready for the maturity truly needed for legalizing prostitution as of yet. It won't stop trafficking. It won't stop rape. It won't stop drug use. We need a better society; not just a "quick" fix."
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  • -12 +15 -27 Jessi Feb. 26, 2014
    "Women find prostitution a quick way to make money by giving away their love and sex. Prostitution hurts women who are involved, including pornography."
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    • +9 +10 -1 Jon Mar. 18, 2014
      "You're making several logical errors in just two sentences. Pleas explain how both prostitution and pornography harm women.

      All evidence shows that both prostitution and pornography actually increase the standards of living for women. However, you might be referring to the violent crimes that are associated with prostitution as in most places where it is illegal, crime tends to follow it due to the fact that a prostitute cannot seek help from law enforcement."
  • -12 +14 -26 Jose Apr. 22, 2013
    "ofcourse not , it is the womens' choice of being paid for sex. It is cruel to take away the choice because if she is in despreate need of feeding her children and theres is no other choice it could apply to her."
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  • -13 +3 -16 Lonni Gilmore Sep. 14, 2016
    "I Vote No because,
    Making Prostitution legal would cause more Rape, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and it would increase more crimes. Not decrease them. It is not a right thing to do in the first place and I think it shall never become Legal."
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  • -13 +11 -24 Will Jun. 7, 2015
    "I disagree that you wrote Indonesia as a country which legalize the prostitution. In fact, the prostituin in Indonesia have many haters and it's not tolerated. for example, the prostutition in surabaya. In Bali, it's not legal but the FOREIGNER who come to Bali make it legal. they bring the bad things to our country so easily."
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  • -13 +5 -18 T Dec. 26, 2014
    "I don't know why women let there selves be treated like this they don't care if men laugh at them or not and they are too lazy to get a job that they sit there and sell there selves and mess there own virginity and they sit here and let these men make fun of them just to be stupid. They just don't know what trouble there in to."
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  • -13 +13 -26 meg Apr. 17, 2013
    "any selling or buying of human flesh is exploitive and dangerous. Whether it is legal or not. once it is legal more people will engage in it. Because it is legal does not mean they use protection. Aids and other stds will skyrocket and be given to a married mans wife."
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  • -14 +6 -20 Victoria Lierheimer Apr. 23, 2015
    "Prostitutes present a very real impediment to stable, committed relationships. Being in a marriage or committed relationship is hard, and when a sexual issue comes up, going to a prostitute to get a 'need met' is a lot like lighting up a meth pipe. It might help for a little while, but the basic issue in the relationship is still there. Sex worker, you're not helping stabilize relationships, you are helping destroy them. Do you really want that?"
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    • +13 +13 0 ashley May. 1, 2015
      "For your information Victoria,,there are married couples who "swing" and there are some who also seek out mid-level and higher priced call girls. Not all married men pay wemon for sex,,what about the single men? Who frequently use wemon for sex,cause pregnancy scares and are commitment phobic? Stop blaming other wemon for your short comings! Typical love sick female who reads romance novels all day.Relastionships take time and the bonds don't happen over night. Throwing stones simply won't bring prince charming at your door because you lack confidence to hold a man for the long term."
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 14, 2016
      "That is true, Ashley, and some even visit the brothels. I know, since I ran into some, when I went to the houses. Most people who want prostitution to be kept illegal are the jealous people who want to dominate their husbands/boyfriends, or oppressors who want to have power and control over people, by trapping them in unhappy relationships, so they can bully people. To the antis, ironically, you are the reason we go to the prostitutes. It's not the prostitute themselves, it is the controlling wives and girlfriends who make the prostitute and "cheating" you people like to throw around feel more tempting. You can disagree all you want, but facts are facts. One day, something is going to happen in the lives of the antis that will make them side with the pros. It happened to me. I used to think the same way you antis did, and then something happened in my life that made me re-consider, and learn that the reason the antis are against it are nothing short of rubbish, and that is being polite. But keep up the attitude you people have, and you will see people leave you for prostitutes. Don't take my word for it, look at your lives, and you will see. AS far as relationships go, change the attitude you have. Peace out."
  • -14 +4 -18 Naomi's desk partner Apr. 17, 2015
    "No. People can do it on their own without having to spend money that would save diseases and bacteria from getting inside. Not worth it."
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    • +6 +6 0 ashley May. 1, 2015
      "Not all prostitutes are disease carriers first all a sex worker who responsible will use condoms. Secondly female and male sex workers get bad reputations if they catch a veneral disease. They can loose clients,especially for those who charge over 500.-4k per hour. Street based workers are more at risk because they aren't that selective as to higher priced escorts/callgirls. Are homosexuals prostititutes or working professionals. Anyone can catch a veneral disease. So stop blaming adult workers for societies ills. Stereotyping has ruined this stupid country..especially when it comes to race,religion and politic's."
  • -14 +4 -18 Michael Mar. 13, 2015
    "It should be considered illegal. Bond between a man and a woman in sexual intercourse is always overlooked. This is a God ordained act and is very powerful . The needs on both sides buries that reality. Wonder is can we help women to escape this trap? There are clinics for sexual addiction is prostitution included in this therapy?"
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  • -14 +5 -19 Luis Miguel Monegro Feb. 26, 2015
    "i'm con because these men are trafficking these girls to men that can hurt them and possibly kill them these girls sometimes have no free will they have no way of escaping unless they get caught buy police. and these girls never get to see their families again because they are taken away from them and if they try to get away their pimp could kill them just because they think the the girl is a liability she could get him arrested and they don't like to take that chance so they try to tie up loose ends."
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    • +6 +6 0 Rich Jun. 20, 2015
      Do you even realize that all your reasons for your 'con' comment would disappear if it was legal? Legal= No pimps, no arrests, girls can excersize their own free will and legally make a living in a healthy, legal, taxable fashion. THINK MAN THINK!!"
  • -14 +6 -20 Daija M. Nov. 17, 2014
    "No it shouldn't be legal because people are giving their bodies up for sex. Then they wonder why they have a disease and have to be rushed to the hospital. Their just mainly doing it for money;but the sad thing is that their not able to keep all their profits.How are they supposed to make a living out of it? People are being raped and used for their bodies. that shouldn't be allowed in the USA."
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  • -14 +23 -37 debidas ray Nov. 9, 2014
    "No Sister,daughter or mother is meant to sell their body for surviving in ths world"
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    • +7 +8 -1 ashley May. 1, 2015
      "Stop lying...when a man proposes marriage to a needy and desperate female who has "wedding bells" on the brain. That ring,marriage license,wedding ceremony and child cost tremendous expenses. Here's the punch line...What about the wemon who trap men in marriages like Kobie Bryants wife.."Gold digger"..ho! Micheal Jordans wife who recieved 100 million dollars from a divorce settlement. So it's okay for divorced lazy -greedy ex wives to recieve $$$ money child support but a woman can't Dance top-less or Nude on stage? Pose nude in a magazine or adult film for profit? Or even engage in the dirty for profit? Here's some advice..don't get married and when your hubby begs you for "adult attention". Then by biblical law he should beat you for denying him for his private property. More love sick,emotionally clingy and weak feeble minded broads! What next your gonna attack gay men for the aids virus again??"
    • +7 +8 -1 MJK Apr. 8, 2015
      "Prostitution is not the selling of one's body. Even if it was, people should be able to do as they please with their own bodies."
    • +6 +6 0 Rich Jun. 20, 2015
      So according to you, a woman who could earn money by helping a man feel like a man shouldn't be allowed to, it would be preferable to let her live in the street or starve to death?
      Not what I could consider an intelligent opinion."
    • +5 +5 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 13, 2016
      "ashley, and Rich. You two are the most intelligent people I have seen on this board. I truly salute your points of view on this, and ashley, you said it best, with clingy women with wedding bells on the brain, for whatever reason. Rich I agree what debias ray said wasn't a very intelligent opinion, probably because they watch those sob stories, created by the moralist right wing idiots in order to pretend to be helping, when in reality they are contributing to the problem. Glad Nevada got smart ad legalized it, so they could shut these people up once and for all. Better than the alternative, or going to a bar and playing Russian roulette with your life. Apparently that is a better option according to the cons, or antis. The reasons for keeping it illegal are almost absurd, and I mean, talking to hear yourself talk absurd.

      Legalization will DECREASE the amount of STD's. What, do people think going to a bar and meeting someone is safer? Those people don't get tested for STDs. I guess people want others to play with their lives rather than go to someone who gets tested. Also, ashley, good one with the adult film part, but if we saw the antis in the films, they'd be so lousy, if people paid, they'd demand a refund on the spot."
  • -14 +14 -28 Eliel Morales Oct. 3, 2014
    "More prostituion will lead to more sexually transimtted diseases, such as aids or STD's. More human trafficing will ocur and it will lead to more homicide and rape. It's also a repssion of woman made by men. It is inhertely immoral, commercially explotative, and it also empowers the criminal underworld."
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  • -14 +9 -23 thad carr Jun. 25, 2014
    "The long liberal arch of progress in social issues over the last half century gives me confidence that the libertarian argument will prevail and just as drinking, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, and marijuana use have become legal and accepted, so will prostitution.

    Why is this bad? Well like the other vices mentioned, legalizing prostitution will complicate our lives. It will lead us all into making choices about our sexuality we never had to before.

    I can not agree that making one half of the "sex for money" transaction legal and the other half criminal is just, but It may be effective at reducing the harmful sequella of prostitution. There may be other possible ways to achieve the same ends but it is only the men who are disadvantaged with the feminist solution. Certainly legalization does not provide a panacea and make the problems associated with prostitution go away. Abuse, trafficking, and corruption of minors could be dealt with by instituting new programs in conjunction with legalization but the laws in Sweden and Norway have the advantage of making men criminals."
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    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 2, 2016
      "This has nothing to do with "libertarian or liberal" as you so put it. And the Nordic model is at best, for lack of a better term, laughable and junk law, that is only good for comedic material by Fozzie Bear and every open mic night comic in the world. They have it all backwards, and it won't allow progression in society. What needs to be done is first of all, get rid of the anti sex mentality, and replace it with a sex positive mentality. People can't legalize a sexual orientation, because sexual orientation is what it is, regardless. By making it legal is one step towards progression, but it also has to be regulated, and controlled. Making it illegal, will only drive people underground, and continue the bad parts. If they made it legal, more people would be able to have fun without being tied to a person, and can relax and enjoy life. I do agree new programs can help, but most people will not vote for them, because they love to fund the people who are against it, due to mentalities, but also fund the sob stories on tv, such as Fox news, and all that stuff for their own personal gains. I agree with much of what you said, but the Nordic model will not, I repeat, NOT the best answer for the situation. Peace."
  • -14 +17 -31 Kelsie Nicole May. 2, 2014
    "Why would you want to be a prostitute? what does that get you out of life? There are better ways to get attention then being just used for sex by guys. People wonder why this world is coming to an end."
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    • +9 +11 -2 Robert carr Jun. 26, 2014
      "This world and our society are in its best shape ever. There is more freedom, less poverty, a better standard of living then ever before. Slavery is rare, bigotry is waning and the wars we wage are getting smaller. Count your blessings.

      Most prostitutes I know like the easy money but many like meeting men and making their lives happier. I would always pay extra for women who enjoyed their work. It is hard to argue that you are "being used" when you earn $250 an hour for something you enjoy. Outlawing prostitution makes criminals of call girls charging top dollar to put their kids through college just as much as a streetwalker looking to make $20 for her next fix."
  • -14 +6 -20 V Apr. 1, 2014
    "I do not see how legalizing prostitution should have less people with STI's and crime. I think this would bring more STI's and crimes because the victims some times have no say so. It is just inhumanly to sell your body for money. Just my opinion."
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    • +9 +11 -2 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "If you are the V that suggested "find a willing friend", Have you seen the DIVORCE rate. Divorce's destroy many many lives because one or both parties of a marriage "seek out a friend" to fulfill their sexual needs."
  • -14 +23 -37 Think about it Mar. 22, 2014
    "My questions for those who believe prostitution is a pro is what about human trafficking? Do you believe prostitution has nothing to do with men exploiting women's bodies? Human trafficking is a result in the sexual objectification of women's bodies. It doesn't matter if a women consents to being used as sexual object her consent does not make the action right. I believe that people do have to keep a moral high ground here because if you adopt the belief that people should just do want they want then you compromise people's rights and freedoms. I do not see how anyone can think that this behavior should be legal. I encourage people to take time any really think about this- people are much more than their bodies, much more some dollar amount. Women are not empowering themselves when they allow themselves to be treated this way. It's absolutely crazy that some women value money more than any self-respect! Is it too much to ask that we respect people for who they are and not use them as some type of commodity? Doesn't anyone wonder why something is considered immoral? It's immoral because it belittles people, it hurts people, and it's treating people unfairly and unequally. Nothing changes that fact, not even the woman's consent."
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    • +6 +10 -4 robert Jun. 25, 2014
      "So you are the arbiter for what is good for all women? You want to make women criminals because they can make a good living providing sexual services to needy men. You want to be the matriarch that tells your daughters that they can not get rich because her older and uglier sisters can not thrive as prostitutes.

      Youth and beauty are desirable attributes, as are wisdom and intelligence. Making money by using your sexual prowess and good looks is not fair to those who are old and ugly just as using your intelligence to become a doctor is unfair to the dolts who can't pass Organic Chemistry. I don't see the difference. Just because aspects of life are not fair does not mean we have to use the power of the police state to enforce your more fair version of morality.

      People are much more than their bodies. Their lust and technique are just as important to becoming a successful prostitute as their looks.

      Nearly all of the problems associated with prostitution results from the fact that there is little intelligence required and no training available to those who can make a lot of money by selling their service."
    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 1, 2016
      "It seems you are putting all of us in one basket, and once again, you are wrong. Us pros are not, I repeat, NOT in favor of human trafficking. as you so righteously claimed in your post. If she consents, then it is ok to have sex. Once again, you have it backwards, as most antis do. They are empowered, since they can say "no", and contrary to popular belief, we do respect that. If a person says no, we go to somebody else. As far as morality goes, if you did the research on most of those people who impose it, they are the biggest bunch of hypocrites around, since they impose their values on people. Does that make it any better. I guess you are more in favor of the oppressors who tell people how to think, rather than let them make their own decisions. I encourage you to try to get out of that way of thinking, because one day, you or someone else might be in a position of needing those people and their services, as many are, and I can guarantee you, your feelings are going to change. Try to look past the anti sex moralists and instead look outside of it, and you might be surprised what you find. I don't see how people can think that making it illegal should continue. And you are entitled to your opinion, but we are also. Take care."
    • +3 +3 0 summer Dec. 16, 2015
      "the human trafficking? women are in prostitution because they want to whether its for there family or just because they want to you can not try and tell people if its not right to give your body to another person for money, if your married you do it all the time you go to movies and get gifts and in return they give you sex therefore its prostitution. i encorage people to think really hard about whether it should be illeagel or not why send a single mom to jail whenshes just trying to make a living for her kid? if her kids not doing it it shouldnt matter"
  • -15 +8 -23 jasmyn Apr. 24, 2014
    "No No No NO i say no because human traficing is wrong because people could get pregnent and not know who the father is and its wrong"
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  • -15 +21 -36 Mrs. Deadmau5 Mar. 24, 2014
    "Women who sell there bodies into sex slavery are desperate and need help. Men don't need to walk around thinking they can shove a dollar in some overexposed girl's panties and get really good sex. so... so wrong."
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    • -7 +1 -8 Thad Dec. 30, 2014
      "You are so right that many if not most prostitutes need help. I don't see them getting that help in prison. Christian charities won't help. Who will?"
  • -16 +6 -22 elizabeth Sep. 7, 2015
    "With no mention of the "Nordic Model," and the results it's had, this website for "pros and cons" is really misleading. Without mentioning that decriminalizing prostitution traditionally means decriminalizing the prostitute herself rather than the pimps, traffickers and johns this website betrays it bias and ignores the work of those most familiar with this problem who have dealt with solving it the longest - like CATW and Kathleen Barry. And without mentioning how decriminalization of johns, pimps and traffickers has led to more violence against women and organized crime of all sorts this website obviously gives a slanted view that favors johns, pimps and human traffickers."
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    • +9 +9 0 Victor Greywolf Oct. 20, 2015
      "The nordic model, as you so graciously put it, is nothing more than a buynch of bs, and that is being kind. Everyone knows prohibition doesn't work. When they did it with alcohol, who rose to power? Al Capone, Dutch Schulz, and all those people. CATW, and Kathleen Barry are just pawns, in a game that favors only the corrupt moralists and those who truly exploit, the pimps and human traffickers. In order to get rid of the exploitation, legalize prostitution, and allow people to get sex. Come on, the nordic model has more of a backwards mentality than anyone else. The cans or "antis", as I call them, their solutions are at best pitiful, and don't really offer a solution, other than to keep what is going on happening. Truth of the matter is, legalization like Nevada does is the only way to go, since this way, you take the power away from the criminals, and give it to the good people, but hey, antis love the exploitation, since they get a kick out of the sob stories, and they know it, only don't want to admit it. The problem won't be solved with organizations such as CATW, Kathleen Barry and Melissa Farley, since they are the ones who make money off of it, so why eliminate their source of income, right? Who will? Not them."
  • -16 +6 -22 Mark Ogilvie Jul. 18, 2014
    "If prostitution is made legal then anyone can be a prostitute. As a society are we ready to accept that? What happens when the first graduating high school student who gives a valedictorian address proclaims that she is going to pursue a career as a prostitute?"
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    • +8 +9 -1 Corey Dorsey Aug. 24, 2014
      "I would be ready to accept that. If someone wants to be a prostitute, it's none of my business. I strongly doubt it is going to be a choice for a graduate that is delivering a valedictorian address. They would more than likely be on their way to college to do something else."
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 1, 2016
      "It depends on who you approach, and what their said viewpoints are. I would be ready to accept it. I went to the houses, and once I did, I found most of the beliefs that the antis have are nothing but crap. What will happen if the first graduating student who gives a valedictorian address proclaims that she is going to pursue a career as a prostitute? Well, it depends on who is there, and if they are pro or con. If they are con, and the type who don't let people think for themselves, they get mad. For the ones who are pro, they will salute her. The rest will be like to each their own. It works in Nevada, since it is legal, and the places where it is legal, there is prevention of that. Only some misguided people would make a big deal out of it, and try to convince them otherwise, but those are the exception to the society, not the rule. If someone wants to be a prostitute, they shouldn't look to society for approval, because in the end, the only person who people should look to approval from is themselves, and themselves only. Besides, it's her decision, and her decision entirely. and I know some antis will be going to her, only they won't admit it. I know I would. One day, society might change to accept it. Give it time. Peace.:)"
  • -16 +14 -30 Claire Oct. 1, 2013
    "I disagree with the legalization of prostitution due to the impacts such as health problems, human trafficking, juvenile prostitution and degradation of moral value. I am from Asia and prostitution is a very big concern here because not only it is something we should avoid doing but the ethical values will also be tainted.

    By legalizing prostitution, then prostitution is a legal job. People will then feel that it is no use to receive education when they can get easy money just by giving body service. What will then happen to the quality of the human resources? What is then the use of emancipation especially for females??

    If by being a prostitute is a choice made by the person him/herself, I am not going to judge however is it worth it to end up as a prostitute??"
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    • +8 +9 -1 Greg "dratsab" Dec. 19, 2013
      "Guess it should be illegal to work at McDonalds too, right?"
  • -17 0 -17 Jacob H Jan. 15, 2016
    "no it should not be legal. Because more people will get diseases. And wont be heathy"
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  • -19 +7 -26 Julianna Prine Apr. 11, 2014
    "no prostitution hurts women and every time u do it u loose a part of yourself. that's why the bible tells us to wate till your married."
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    • +8 +8 0 Corey Dorsey Aug. 26, 2014
      "What if one waits until they are married, then they're spouse uses sex as a weapon and denies them?"
    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 26, 2017
      "Good question, Corey Dorsey. Many wives have done that to husbands, and it is wrong to do that, especially since there are a lot of services out there where men can get it, and wives get upset. Sure, the husband cheated, but who was the one who drove him to it, right? It takes two to make a rotten marriage, especially when you have women who feel entitled and feel they can do that to a husband, because they are the. Those types of women shouldn't be married. By legalizing it, men can go to someone who will give them attention. It's bitchy attitudes, and insecure people who want to keep it illegal, because they like the power it gives them to keep a person in an unhappy relationship. If it were legalized, they would lose the power, and that is why they want to keep it illegal, to keep power over someone. I hope society changes their mentality, and maybe see it as something that is empowering, and makes those types of wives see that you can't do that. There are no victims, as far as those wives are concerned, since they are the ones who forced their significant others to cheat. Peace out, and have a great life."
  • -20 +8 -28 Darren May. 18, 2013
    "There is already enough court cases and enough problems of stupid things. This will add to it (if prostitution were legal.

    There will be court cases on "well they promised to pay this amount etc" . Then there will be cases on "whether it was an act of prostitution or not" because if someone 'promised' to pay money for them having sex, and didn't pay then what? how would they know who was lying or not.

    Then it comes to validity, because yes you could monitor the act, but then what makes them qualified, how many people do it? What is the cost? Do they need a badge etc. Do they need different types of tests.

    How would know someone is qualified to do this act. Would they look online or what??

    You see this adds more time, more problem which the government doesn't need."
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    • +7 +7 0 robert Jun. 25, 2014
      "At this time if a prostitute agrees to go down on a john for $150, she gets paid up front. Why would this change if prostitution were legalized? The difference would be if the john stole his $150 back under legalized prostitution she could file a police report to have the guy arrested.

      If prostitution were legalized you could have them obtain a license, join the BBB. advertise with endorsements. etc.

      The government would have to find other people to roust for drug busts and snitches."
  • -21 +8 -29 Frank Aug. 31, 2013
    "It's an anachronism. We hear all sorts of excuses, like it won't stop it to make it illegal. Well, the same goes for burglary, but who is advocating making that legal? In this crazy world anything is possible. It should be outlawed. Prostitutes are extremely greedy people and they use sex to extract money from men. I don't accept that they are exploited in the majority of cases, they are the exploiters. It's way past time this obscene trade was brought to an end."
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    • +7 +7 0 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      ""It's way past time this obscene trade was brought to an end". Really? Good luck with that, since there's a reason it's called the world's "oldest profession". It's simply supply and demand. As long as there are men, there will be demand. You comparing it to Burglary is a logical fallacy. There's a reason burglary is illegal, because it's wrong to break into someone's home or steal something which doesn't belong to you. It's nowhere near being the same moral equivalent to prostitution. Prostitution is considered a crime purely because of those who wish for their religious beliefs to be the law of the land."
    • +6 +6 0 Greg "dratsab" Dec. 19, 2013
      "You're right, it's just like burglary. You know like, when I pay a guy to break into my house and take my stuff. Burglary is a mutual agreement.

      Also, I agree... car salesmen are also very greedy, I think it should be illegal to purchase cars."
  • -21 +37 -58 Faith Jul. 8, 2012
    "I don't believe prostitution should be legalized. I grew up in Southern Nevada, in Nye county where prostitution was legalized. It was taxed andhad regulations just as every business has. But even though it helped the community from the taxes and through donations, it still didn't help those who were forced. Better know as human trafficking or sex slavery. It still happened in the city next door. Better know as Las Vegas. It didn't slow down street prostitution or escorts, nor did it stop "massage" paroles from popping up. Children we're still being trafficked and young men and women were still being sold. Even in Nye county. (Las Vegas is in a different county were prostitution is illegal, but its only about 45 minutes from Nye county were prostitution is legal.) So no. I don't believe it should be legalized everywhere or anywhere, because it didn't stop these other shops and brothels, plus it didn't slow down sex trafficking. Which is closely entwined with street prostitution. It may be better for the economy but if people still want to do their own thing and not work in these legalized brothels, it won't help the dangers these women go through. And there will always be those who want the young child or the underdeveloped teen."
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    • +13 +15 -2 Victor Greywolf Jul. 9, 2012
      "Then what the hell is it that you would do as a possible solution. Since it is prohobited, because of antis who go to the illegal ones more than anyone else, what do you suggest that should be done. Seriously, what do you suggest? I mean, this was unbelievable, and with the way people like antis such as yourself say it. It is almost bizarre and frightening.

      What would be a realistic solution, because with antis who want to keep it illegal, you are contributing to the problem, not solving it.

      It doesn't work, because they don't address the problem with the street walkers, but making it illegal IS NOT THE ANSWER!

      Well, as far as that goes, I don't know what to really say, but I know one thing, the teen part, I really can't imagine that one, but I bet alot of the antis want that, since they know nobody, not even a street walker would take them."
    • +12 +13 -1 dale Aug. 25, 2012
      "Human trafficking isn't prostitution. Trafficking IS and SHOULD be a major crime, but it's disingenuous to say that because some people are forced, it should be illegal for voluntary employment.
      What you haven't mentioned is that in the places where it IS legal, licenses are issued to women who've been sponsored by a brothel. And that brothels have to conform to very strict regulations. A remote location is one. Regular STD testing and mandatory use of condoms are another. In Nevada, gainful employment as a prostitute is very difficult to achieve. So.. try again. The regulations and laws against it are what encourages the things you're talking about. Being forced? That is a crime, but I drive an 18wheeler. If someone put a gun to my head and told me to do my job.. it would be the exact same thing. A legal act coerced by an illegal act. Would it make ANY sense to throw me into jail because of a crime someone committed with ME as the victim?"
    • +10 +11 -1 Kyle Jul. 13, 2012
      "Faith you say that it did not help with trafficking because it still went on...where prostitution was illegal Think about that for a second. The fact of the matter is that legalizing would not increase the problems surrounding it even if it did not accomplish the goal of decreasing them as those that believe as I do think they would. Legalizing prostitution between consenting adults does not mean ignoring the sex abuse to children or women forced into it."
    • +9 +9 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "So what you are saying is that in an area where it IS illegal trafficking occurred and where it legal there wasn't a trafficking problem yet you are against it being legal? Thus you support trafficking. Okay fair enough."
    • +7 +7 0 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      "If you think the human trafficking didn't occur prior to prostitution being legalized in 11 Nevada counties, then you're naive. Even if it doesn't stop trafficking or street prostitution, what's your point? It's a serious logical leap of faith to suggest this is somehow grounds for re-criminalizing it, because then you will ONLY have street prostitution and human trafficking, without the tax revenues which accompany legal brothels."
    • +7 +7 0 Hill Jul. 25, 2013
      "One reason trafficking persists in legalized zones is because of sex tourism that results from it being outlawed in other areas. Everyone flocks to an area where it IS legalized, and there aren't enough legal workers to keep up with the demand. So, legalizing it in ONE area really doesn't eliminate the problem. In fact, the problem will NEVER be eliminated because the demand exists. There are illegal workers in all kinds of fields. Should we criminalize construction because of the numbers of illegal workers? Your problem is with worker's rights, not prostitution."
    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 3, 2017
      "Well, prostitution will always be out there, especially since girlfriends and wives with their attitudes will always make men go. I went to prostitutes, and I have to say, they are better company than conventional women will ever be. Making it unacceptable is not the solution "V", as you call yourself

      True, there are people accepting same sex marriage, but if you look in the news, more people are opposing it. (e.g. Kim Davis and her followers). The real solution is to change the mentalities, and for wives and girlfriends to stop acting like entitled princesses, since we know they are not. When wives and girlfriends change their behaviors, and start acting less b*****, things may change. Single men should have a right to have female companionship. Circumstances in life will change your point of view, as it did mine, and I know it may change yours. There will always be a need for the prostitutes, especially since girlfriends and wives are proof of that. Keep the old mentality, you antis are only convincing people to go to them. Have a great 2017 and beyond."
    • -2 +3 -5 V Jul. 5, 2014
      "@ Victor Greywolf

      The solution is to make it even less socially acceptable to buy sex. No sex buyers, no prostitution, no problem. Simple. Former sex buyers go find people who would consensually have sex with them for free. Social change is possible...i.e. more people are accepting of gay marriage than ever before."
    • -3 +2 -5 Kendra Feb. 15, 2013
      "How incredible. In a place where a simple 1 hour drive could make it possible for a person to have access to a legal prostitute, people still overwhelmingly choose to seek out much less safe, illegal prostitution.

      Your experience living in that area is proof that legalizing prostitution won't irradiate illegal prostitution. It is illegal already, and that isn't stopping pimps. How will legalizing prostitution change anything?"
  • -22 +8 -30 not a hooka Oct. 4, 2013
    "we could stop the spread of more STIs people need boundries and selling your body is disrespectful to your self and wrong"
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    • +11 +11 0 Joseph Nov. 7, 2013
      "Being irresponsible and promiscuous spreads disease yet it's legal. Who are you to set boundaries? Are you God? It's better to have prostitution hide in dark places? Stop being naive. You can screw your boss for a raise or promotion and not go to jail. It might get you fired, but it can also get you an extra 10 grand a year. Legalize and control it. Don't try to force morality on others, especially if you didn't wait until marriage to have sex."
    • +7 +7 0 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "at least 80 % who get married, are in that same position. Huh. Look at the divorce rate. If one of the parties of a marriage does not satisfy the other, that one goes out to get satisfaction from a "friend", therefore, usually a lawyer gets rich !"
  • -22 +12 -34 Pannalal Apr. 24, 2013
    "How many adult men or women would like feel it good if their mother earns money by prostitution.If its for survival they may taller it but they would wish for a world that could provide better facilties for a poor mother.Some may even taller it when sex is offered as gift & not in exchange of money probably.Think a little bit "Should everything be allowed in support of the hunger beyond its worth of health worthyness-physical mental & emotional social economical & spiritual-lastly scientifical."
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    • +5 +5 0 Robert Carr Jun. 26, 2014
      "Prostitutes, if related to
      me or not, should be judged on the same basis as any other professional in the service industry. Do they provide a good service? do they give good measure as advertised? are they reliable in making/keeping appointments?

      You are correct that most would not feel good about their loved ones being involved in prostitution. But if don't feel bad about my relatives who were prostites just like I never felt bad about my homosexual relatives. Once you get past the framework of sex being inherently sinful, all of your protestations fade to insignificance."
  • -22 +12 -34 Frii Mar. 29, 2013
    "I changed my mind from Pro to Con. As a male trying to figure out why people view prostitution as a crime. I think it is they feel maturing sexually with out the walls of love damages sex. They want to control how women are treated. Even porn can give believe that demonizing women is the object of sex."
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  • -22 +26 -48 Your Mom Dec. 9, 2012
    "I like the laws in Sweden, Norway, and Iceland that keep prostitution illegal, but don't punish the women. They only punish the men. I think women are the victims, and the vast majority of them are just desperate for money. They deserve better than to be treated like scum by idiotic men.

    Now, I do support progressive policies that would help these women to get out of their situations and find a real job where the minimum wage is enough for them to live off of. Like I said, the women are victims. I don't want to throw them in jail. I want to help them.

    Of course the claim will always be made that outlawing it doesn't stop it from happening, but I think if these three nations worked to enforce the laws better, they could get the laws to have a stronger deterrent effect. We all know that people respond to incentives, and it's hard to make a law work if nobody's ever given justice.

    Some of my fellow liberals claim that government should stay out of morality, yet they support forcing rich people to be moral with their money through redistribution of wealth. If the government has a role in that, which I believe they do, they should have a reasonable amount of involvement in anything that brings harm to members of society."
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    • +15 +16 -1 Victor Greywolf Jan. 27, 2013
      "I hear you on that one. Legalization is the only way to solve the problem of exploitation, but the people who are against it want to keep it alive, because they need a hook for something to kvetch about.

      @Rich, I am with you on your statements. We should legalize it, if only the people who could were having a back bone and stand up to the antis and hypocrites."
    • +11 +14 -3 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "I am actually surprised they allow this anti-male hate speech on here. You are a sexist bigot ma'am and you should be called out for your hateful sentiment.

      You obviously are a radical feminist, no better than the KKK or the skinheads. Your kind asks for mass castration and male genocide worldwide."
    • +11 +14 -3 Victor Greywolf Dec. 18, 2012
      "Wow, big talk from someone who sounds bitter, and has to trap someone into a relationship or marriage, because they know not even the pimps would give them the time of day. Remind me never to associate with you. What you stated with that is so embarassing that it wouldn't even be worth using on an open mic night. Are you so bitter that you have to think that way? Yeesh.

      As far as Sweden goes, they are going about it the wrong way. All it does is make people go underground more. They should make it legal, and this way, maybe you might find someone to give you the time of day.

      As far as harm goes, you antis are more harmful, but I guess with the statement such as yours, deep down you LOVE the exploitation, since you want to keep it illegal.

      Help them? No, you antis DON'T, since you want to keep it illegal. I truthfully pity you for the statement you made."
    • +10 +10 0 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "How can the women be the victims if it is their choice? There are male prostitutes as well, and I am so glad of that, because if I were to be single or something was to happen to my husbands sexual wand, then I MIGHT would need to seek out a male prostitute. That would be my choice. Better than a divorce."
    • +7 +8 -1 thad Jun. 25, 2014
      "Those countries have it totally backwards. It should be legal for the men and not the women. The problems associated with prostitution stem from young, naive girls having too much money for which they didn't work too hard for. They become drug addicted, give money to pimps, and keep making bad choices for themselves.

      If it were legal for the men but not the women, men could advertise their needs and pick the best woman for the job rather than having the women advertising or strutting down the boulevard.

      Why the Scandinavians would tolerate living in such a matriarchal society is beyond me. Feminists just want their matriarchs to dictate to young, pretty girls that they cant use their talents to succeed where the old, unattractive ones might fail. Why listen to the old and ugly about sex when you don't pay them any heed as to fashion or music?"
  • -22 +25 -47 Carolemarie Jan. 8, 2012
    "Considering that most prostitutes began their careers when they where 14 and under, it is outrageous that anyone could possibly defend this as a career choice!
    Prostitution hurts women and their children.. It is the option of the powerless...."
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    • +21 +25 -4 Victor Greywolf Jan. 10, 2012
      "What is your source on this? The MSNBC specials, or the interviews that Tyra and Diane Sawyer did? Come on. Diane Sawyer is a very biased person, and Tyra as far as when she did her interview and went undercover as one were a joke, and she was upset because no man wanted her when she went undercover as a prostitute. As far as what you said goes, I have to view it with some skeptisism.

      It only hurts the ones who are forced in it. Has it ever occured to you that maybe there are some that want to be in that profession because they like the sex, or the money? In response to what you said about hurts women and children, how about other things, such as being forced to conform to things they can't, because society says so? Think about it. That is all."
    • +6 +7 -1 B Burns Feb. 21, 2013
      "Why would you assume that legalizing prostitution would entail legalizing child sex? Beer's legal, you still can't buy it or drink it til you're 21. Nobody is going to argue for legalizing child prostitution.

      If prostitution were legalized, it would certainly be regulated --- like alcohol --- and with those regulations would come recourse to law by sex workers.

      This would mean no pimps. Anyone operating as a booking agent or manager could be limited in the percentage of profits he or she could take. Abusive clients could be reported without the sex worker ending up in jail. Clients could EXPECT to be reported for misbehavior thereby deterring that misbehavior.

      Legalization would also mean that many of these things could be monitored by a non-police organization thereby freeing up police resources to pursue crimes against children and trafficked or kidnapped people.

      And let's not forget about the male prostitutes, either. The fact that they are so seldom talked about makes me wonder if we're not being terribly misogynist in our efforts to "protect" women. I'd rather we empower them."
    • -10 +4 -14 Andrea Lavigne Apr. 26, 2012
      "I agree. Prostitution is not a profession, not the oldest profession, but the oldest oppression of women and girls under a patriarchal society. If men and boys where the majority being prostituted, then the johns and pimps would end up in prison and get the same treatment that pedophiles get when they land in prison. Prostitution is rape -for-pay. Weather someone goes into out of perceived or real lack of economic survival choices or physical force, it is rape-for-pay. Until men and boys are 90% of those prostituted in prostitution, I say we don't legalize it. When men and boys become the ones who are used as cum receptacles for sexist pigs, then let's how the pro-legalization of prostitution people stand."
  • -23 +7 -30 MM Jun. 20, 2013
    "I think prostitution should not be legal because if a girl end up getting pregnant the rate of abortions will get higher. And people are against abortions so why shouldn't they be against prostitution?"
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    • +10 +10 0 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      "You have no idea how legalized prostitution works, do you? When it's a legitimate trade, rather than some alleyway street negotiation, condoms and regular health check-ups are mandated."
    • +9 +9 0 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "You're assuming unprotected intercourse, A pretty big assumption and if prostitution were legal all working prostitutes would be required to use protection and remain in organised, safe institutions. Laws give us the chance to regulate and control standards."
    • +7 +7 0 std free for 30 year Mar. 17, 2014
      "Why on earth do you think prostitutes would engage in such a stupid act? COME on yo make it sound like prostitutes don't have good enough sense to protect themself"
    • +3 +3 0 Sean May. 30, 2016
      "they could put the child up for adoption"
  • -23 +8 -31 Evelyn Mar. 5, 2013
    "I think there right.. Prostitution shouldn't be right at all.. There's women and girls out there being violated and raped out there..prostitution should be gone..I think women should have a saying in this.."
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    • +7 +8 -1 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "If it were legal, brothels would be regulated by work unions and law would require protection of all kinds. It's the safest way for women who choose to be sex workers."
    • +4 +6 -2 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      ""There" signifies a location. I believe you meant the contraction of "They're" as in They are right, since a location can't have an opinion. Prostitution is already illegal in many countries and guess what? Women are getting violated and raped in those countries. Legal prostitution doesn't increase rates of rape, so your "point" is wholly invalid and illogical."
  • -23 +20 -43 Spencer May. 8, 2012
    "Is this really needed to advance our society? There is always a better solution then just legalizing something."
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    • +16 +17 -1 Victor Greywolf May. 9, 2012
      "I don't know, but I do know one thing, it is a place for people who are against it, a way for them to lose their virginity.

      What is your so-called "solution"? Seriously, what is it? I, along with who knows how many people both pro and con can't wait to hear it. We await your reply."
    • +14 +15 -1 Pondera May. 23, 2012
      "Yo Mammaaa - There are many disGusting jobs. Would you want to be a slaughter man in an abbatoir? How about a scene of crime (especially murder) cleaner? What of those people in India who tread leather in pools of urine?

      Rape is sex WITHOUT consent. Prostitutes consent once the price is agreed. If they are under the age of consent then it is illegal and should remain so.

      Why would you want to sell yourself? For the money to live? To support your family?

      Everybody meets someone for the first time. Legalised prostitution leads can use sites like Adultwork where working girls can pass on information on the men that use their services and gain advice on how to look after themselves. In that case the bad men can be identified.

      Closing one's eyes to the sale of sex for money will not make it go away. It just puts at risk those women (and men) who work in the industry."
    • +12 +13 -1 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "So are you saying we should re-criminalize alcohol like it was in the Machine-gun Kelly days? Who benefits from prostitution being illegal? Prostitutes don't, it's their chosen livelihood, at least temporarily while they need to. Clients don't, as many go to prostitutes because they are frustrated by their lack of a sexual relationship. Oooh I know! How about Law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, and even defense attorneys? The latter three make CUSIP money perpetually for every day a convicted person spends in jail or in prison. That's conflict of interest. For there to be due process of law in convicting someone, there must be a sworn affidavit from an injured party. You're not going to see too many of those among prostitution cases."
    • +11 +12 -1 Kyle Jul. 13, 2012
      "Actually Spencer there is never a better solution then legalizing anything that does not directly harm an individual not involved by choice. It is what the word freedom means and it is not the governments place to say what is moral and what is not. There is a difference between not penalizing someone and agreeing with their behavior."
    • +10 +11 -1 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "So we shouldn't have freedoms because there is always a better way than freedom?"
  • -23 +48 -71 Krissey May Sep. 26, 2011
    "My heart breaks reading all the pro's and con's. It breaks because Woman and Men feel like prostitution is basically their only way out. It breaks because these men and woman are worth so so so much more and they don't even realize it. So many say they choose this lifestyle and that they enjoy it but I think deep down they just desire to be loved and told they are beautiful. They do not understand. My heart breaks over this issue."
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    • +9 +11 -2 Nwarguy Apr. 23, 2012
      "Your heart may break over the issue... but it's still their CHOICE. Personal feelings should NOT be a factor in legal matters. Do you think prohibition was a good idea?"
    • +8 +11 -3 Victor Greywolf Apr. 20, 2012
      "I don't know where you get that they feel like that, but truth is unless your IQ is less than 13, you know what you are getting yourself into, and yes they DO understand. I don't know why you made a statement like that, especially since people put themselves in there, there are no victims, except for stupidity, and idiocy. They are worth what they want to be worth, not a sob story that teleivsion, or talk shows with media skanks such as the moralists, and feminists who not even a sexual predator would give a second glance to. Stop living in that fantasy world, and come down to reality, instead of that world where everyone lives in candy shaped houses, and see life as it really is."
    • +4 +7 -3 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Well toughen up cupcake.

      Whether it bothers you that reproduction is the evolutionary driving force for all living things or not and that some need and want to pay for it/sell it does not matter."
  • -24 +20 -44 Rose W Jun. 15, 2012
    "I recommend Victor Malarek's The Natashas: Inside The New Global Sex Trade and Siddharth Kara's SexTrafficking: Inside The Business of Modern Slavery. These authors present findings based on their extensive research of the sex industry, including the fact that in nations that have legalized prostitution, human trafficking flourishes. Criminal organizations victimizing young men, women, and children more easily operate behind the veneer of legality."
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    • +16 +17 -1 Victor Greywolf Jul. 11, 2012
      "I agree, Phil, but you have to remember, these are antis, which LOVE to exploit the people who are in it, and bitch about it, because if it was legalized, they wouldn't be able to abuse and exploit the prostitutes. Think about it, they believe the sob stories, they go out to the back alleys, and enjoy the abuse they inflict upon the legal prostitutes, and they constantly tell people it is wrong, when THEY are the ones who want it illegal, so they can do it, and get away with it. Why do you think they fight so hard to keep it that way? And also the anti sex feminists, who are miserable, because not even the prostitutes or pimps give them a second glace are getting more than they are, and they want to spread it, so this way, they can make everyone else miserable, because they are miserable. Besides, they want to bitch, and get fame and make money, when they are the biggest hypocrties of them all. So, we'd be wasting our time showing them positive things, when they are the abusers of the prostitutes. I went to Nevada, and it was a blast, and they were treated better. Take notes, antis, maybe with this, you will learn beyond your stupidity."
    • +13 +13 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Oh whoopie, he is award winning? You mean tons of moral nazis and feminist radicals who hate men have purchased his books to the point where he got awards? You mean radical biased fringe nuts with a lot of influence and money endorse him?

      If prostitution is legal the cops both have more funding and more manpower/resources to go after trafficking, your argument is irrelevant and his argument is clearly falsified. That's easy to do, just study high risk areas for trafficking and if the countries just so happen to have loose prostitution laws also then your point seems made, the public needs not know. I don't buy it sorry."
    • +13 +14 -1 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "In other countries it's a different situation than in the US. In the US, we have laws that protect all employees, that other countries don't have. If you want to know what it would be like with legalized prostitution in the US, look at Nevada, not at third world countries that have major human rights problems that span their entire society, beyond prostitution."
    • +13 +15 -2 Victor Greywolf Jun. 26, 2012
      "Because most of those stories are biased. Award winning. Please. You sound like the type that would go to those people, like the antis on here, which I know for a fact do, because when I went to the brothels in Nevada, which are LEGAL, I saw alot of antis that went.

      So, I don't have to give credibility to someone based on information that isn't even true, and since you believe him, I pity you.

      No, I am not biased, but you are.

      What motivates YOU to promote a book that may as well be obviously biased. I've seen those stories on television, and read them, and half of them make me laugh, just like most of the antis on here.

      I am an honest man and I claimed that, ANTI, as I like to call the cons on here. So, you know what he can do with something as frivolous as that.

      Thank you for your comment"
    • +13 +16 -3 Victor Greywolf Jun. 18, 2012
      "No thanks. Many of those books, and interviews are very biased, and they don't hold anything that will really be of value. Kind of like the sob stories you see invented by antis and moralists. Thanks for the recommendation, but not really interested in something like that. Legalization is the way to go, and besides, I bet those researchers probably made up half the stories, because they couldn't get those people to want them, so why read it in the first place, right?"
    • -14 +3 -17 R Walker Jun. 23, 2012
      "Victor G., the writer of one of the books I'd noted is an award winning author, the recipient of national acclaim in Canada for his excellence in journalism. No honest man could rightfully claim that he "made up" the testimonies of the victims of slave trafficking, as you so self-righteously assume. Attempting to reduce the extreme suffering of such bartered persons to mere "sob stories" is cold hearted. What motivates you to discount the scholarly research of the two authors to mere bias? One might correctly assume it is your own bias and lack of knowledge."
  • -24 +20 -44 freedom love Nov. 19, 2011
    "in the state of minnesota 609.324,subd.2 prohibits soliciting engaging in personal contact or penetration, it does not prescribe a spectific age under that statute. Now can a person who solicit a person to engage in prostitution be also charged with soliciting a person to practice prostitution."
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    • +30 +30 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 30, 2011
      "This is a very confusing one, so the response is hard to make out. Can you clarify what you mean by this one in more detail? Thank you."
  • -24 +47 -71 Lance Jul. 5, 2011
    "First, call me old fashion but what kind of a man pays for sex? Statistically these men are abusers, cowards, and the majority of them are married (do your research). Something intended to be sacred is now a commodity. Not just any commodity but one that ranks third on the charts of highest grossing crimes in the world (right behind drug and firearm sales.) I am part of a team in NYC that prevents these types of crimes from happening and we are far from winning. I see these women. I know their names. Not a single one chose this life style but at some point their freedom had been taken from them. That does not mean they were all drugged, raped, or locked in a basement. Some of them were trapped by circumstances. Whether it's the fact that they are not legal citizens, don't speak the language, don't have an adequate education for a job, or they need fast money, it is easy to get trapped in this cycle.

    If this becomes a legalized industry those victimized will certainly multiply while leaving a small percentage of women with a less than desirable job. We all know that the demand for sex is great which makes this a very lucrative business. We cannot sacrifice the masses so that there is another taxable market."
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    • +27 +30 -3 Victor Greywolf Dec. 9, 2011
      "Well, alot of people, like Spitzer, Haggard, Swaggart, and alot of prominent people. Cowards are the ones who either go to children, or rape. Not all people who are paying for it are the ones you stereotype them as.

      As far as legalization goes, the money will help improve the economy. It would be beneficial financially, and the sex workers would have more protection, such as with law enforcement, and also can pay doctors to examine them, to make sure they are clean.

      How do you know they didn't choose that lifestyle? Do you think they will tell you the truth? No, because they know they won't get money from you. They made the choice to do what they do. What lured them? Money. Nothing more. As long as you pay, they will be with you, end of story."
    • +27 +30 -3 Vanessa Sep. 3, 2011
      "Actually I disagree. If prostitution becomes legalized, there will only be less "victimized". When a little girl sees a prostitute on the street (where they won't be if it becomes legalized), she is then exposed to the world of prostitution. Behind the doors of a brothel, they cannot be seen and she will remain ignorant of that world.

      Besides, if a man is going to cheat, he is going to cheat - whether it is with a prostitute or the next door neighbor."
    • +26 +28 -2 Harley Sweet Oct. 10, 2011
      "Not if you only allow professional women to handle the job. Would you hire one of those to clean your house to get them off the streets? These are the women that you are working "hard" for but I don't see anyone else offering them a hand and helping them to step up in the world."
    • +12 +15 -3 AlexHunter Oct. 26, 2012
      "In a sense, all men pay for sex. Wives and girlfirends aren't just going to give out free ones whenever their partners feel like it, they like to be put on a pedestal first.
      Secondly, not all men who go to prostitutes are abusive or unfaithful husbands. Often they're just lonely men who want some physical intimacy."
    • +11 +12 -1 Victor Greywolf Aug. 20, 2012
      "I hear you, Phil. Besides, as far as that one goes, maybe Lance who made this post is probably the one who pays for sex the most, but then again, ALL the antis do, but they just don't want to admit it. Most of them, if not at least 98% love to bully them, and want to keep it illegal, especially since if it was legal, they wouldn't have the power over the prostitutes, and that is what they want, the power over someone, because they don't have power over the hookers if it were legalized, and Nevada has the right idea, since they were the first state to do it right, unlike the rest of the USA. If people did legalize it, there would be help for those who want to get out.

      Bottom line, there are no victims, no matter what the sob stories edited by moralists and the right wing, so cut the bull, because antis LOVE the exploitation, so they can bully people, otherwise why fight to keep it illegal, right, ANTIS? You want to stop exploitation, LEGALIZE IT! Nevada did, and they helped alot of women. Something to try, antis, but you want to bully people, otherwise, why not fight to legalize it, unless you know I am right. End of story."
    • +10 +11 -1 Phil Jul. 7, 2012
      "Congratulation on having a wife that doesn't hate sex. The horrid situation you describe in NYC is BECAUSE it is illegal and prostitutes have to exist as an underworld group. Also, because it's illegal and therefore done in an unprotected environment, healthy normal women don't want to participate in it, resulting in innocent young women being tricked and forced into prostitution against their will, often by being forced to get dependent on drugs. In a legalized environment, many women willingly choose to work in a brothel, where they have they can work safely in a structured environment where condoms are required and where their working conditions are regulated by state employment laws. I saw a special on TV about the Nevada brothels, and those ladies seem to be okay with their working conditions and they chose their line of employment. What you see in Nevada is what you would see anywhere else in the US that it gets legalized. If they're not forced, then they're not victims. If you're forced to flip hamburgers or do any other job against your will, you're a victim. Some con people point to conditions in 3rd world countries; not a fair comparison, because civil rights are bad there in general, not just for prostitutes."
  • -25 +8 -33 Julie Sep. 4, 2013
    "prostitution spreads disease and is a death sentence for some women!"
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    • +6 +7 -1 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      "Not if it's properly controlled through governmental oversight. Your fear of the spreading of disease is exactly why prostitution SHOULD be legalized. Thus, you've utterly failed to make your point."
    • +5 +6 -1 Greg "dratsab" Dec. 19, 2013
      "I'm pretty sure most escorts use condoms, and if the people involve choose not to... well... they know what they are getting into, and they have that right to act stupidly, right?"
  • -25 +9 -34 samantha simonds Nov. 18, 2012
    "i am against it because there is more likely hood of teenage pregnancy because adults sell kids for money and that is just wrong. also the spread of diseases is a big factor."
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    • +10 +10 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "That's called human trafficking not prostitution. Nobody here is for human trafficking.

      In fact if the cops were free to chase them and had added tax revenue and prison space, the mafia that trades children would be taken out of town. Right now they chase adults who chose to be in the sex trade. That's not fair on any level to the legitimate prostitutes who consent and terrible for those being abused."
    • +9 +9 0 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "That, I believe is the point of legalising prostitution, so that working unions can step in for the employment protection of all workers, health insurance and legitimate tax returns. Government watch dogs would be all over legal brothels and anyone operating outside that model would be punished to the full extent of the law, which in the case of human trafficking is life imprisonment."
  • -26 +8 -34 It should be banned Feb. 7, 2013
    "It should clearly be illegal. The idea of prostitution itself is so antithetical to me because first and foremost it's WRONG. No one should go out and have to pay for sex while the other party is forced to work from sex to earn a living. It's humiliating. The Swedish Model is the only viable option out there."
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    • +5 +6 -1 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      "Antithetical to you. So what you're saying is your opinion should be the law of the land and your moral beliefs should govern everyone? Saying it's wrong is an opinion, not a fact. The scenario you presented relates to paying for sex from someone FORCED to do it. That is not what legalized prostitution is. Legalized prostitution doesn't make human trafficking legal and what you've outlined is trafficking, which exists irrespective of prostitution laws."
  • -26 +10 -36 rober Oct. 31, 2012
    "Being christian and having in mind that my body is the temple of God,i cant offer my body for sex in reward of payment."
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    • +14 +14 0 tony Dec. 4, 2012
      "this isn't about you, no one is making you prostitute yourself. But just because your belief prohibits you from doing so which is totally fine you have no right to say others cant either. In the same way you can be christian and no one can say anything about it."
    • +12 +12 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Then don't. However Jesus didn't force people out of what he declared sinful either. Jesus was against forcing morality on others."
    • +8 +8 0 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      "No one is forcing you to do so. However, YOUR Christian beliefs don't let you get to tell someone else what they can or cannot do."
  • -26 +11 -37 asim shaiban Oct. 12, 2012
    "no of curse not ........ I do believe in freedom but I can't agree with using woman as a cows .......... it's really not respectful for woman :( . Also, I think that people don't know what is the killing result of this 'sin' which is having sex with a man who is not her husband or the opposite :
    1- it's increasing AIDS .. because AIDS happen when a woman having sex with a different man at the time ,but that does not happen if the man have a sex with a different women because the problem is when the men's seminal fluids are gathered in one place and that also would make too many Diseases .
    2- (cheating) is affecting partner's relationships because if one of the partner want to have a better sex he or she will be more susceptible to sex Diseases and then he or she will be causing his or her partners (his wife or her husband) to have a sex Diseases even if the partner was honest and didn't cheat on his or her partner,and that is completely injustice .
    Therefore, don't think individually and let many people hurt for your own happiness, you might enjoy an hour but you also might loss whatever .. :(
    you might own your body but you never own their lives .....

    I hope everybody live a happy and honest life :)

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    • +13 +14 -1 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "First off, with prostitution people can have safer sex i.e. manual stimulation (hand only), in fact it is considered so safe that almost nobody has been recorded getting any form of STD from it. Very few, very very very few in history at all.

      Second of all, with regulated prostitution Nevada has not had a single case of HIV. How many wild nights of unprotected sex from bars result from men NOT having protected sex in a regulated environment and how many cases of HIV result? Clearly countless more occur from bars when people go home not in their right minds.

      Now also, this has nothing to do with cattle, it has everything to do with sex, normal reproductive urges. We are all just reacting to our need to reproduce, that's what this is all about and "Objectifying" is what we are -SUPPOSED- to do, that's why we were born pal."
    • +12 +16 -4 Victor Greywolf Oct. 18, 2012
      "Typical anti response. If you do believe in freedom as you claim, then you would realize that everyone has the right to do with their body as they so choose. As far as cheating goes, hey, if the person didn't want to settle down, they shouldn't have gotten married in the first place, or do something to keep the partner they were with from straying away. It takes two to make a rotten relationship.

      As far as diseases go, it is that way, because people are so stupid not to use protection, or as far as semeninal fluids, not to put it where it can get in touch with eyes, face, ears, mouth, etc. That is where common sense comes into play.

      What increases aids is if a person has sex with someone who has the disease, and stupidly doesn't use protection, such as condoms, or barriers, or even getting a test."
    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 2, 2017
      "As far as sexual practices go, there are sex acts that DO NOT get the women pregnant. People just only want a release, and there is nothing wrong with that. The only ones who feel threatened by prostitution are those who feel that they are good, when in reality, even horny people would laugh at their performances, as well as wives and girlfriends who want to have power over their partner by at times with holding it. There are no victims as far as cheating goes, other than the ones who have that kind of attitude. That is the truth, takes two to create a rotten relationship.

      By legalizing it, antis, you take away power some people hold over their partners, it is the PARTNER who causes the problems.

      As far as losing whatever, it isn't always the case, but it depends on what you are feeling at that particular moment.

      Antis, we know you go, and we know how lousy you'd be in a relationship. One day,. circumstances mind you, might force you to look at things differently, but your arguments are a great source of comedic material and for that, we thank you."
    • -2 +4 -6 Sara Jan. 25, 2013
      "You think that if someone really wants to cheat on their partner whether or not it's legal will stop them?"
    • -8 +4 -12 Asim shaiban Oct. 25, 2012
      "You might didn't understand this words at the end "" you might own your body but you never own their lives ....."" what I meant is that if you want to destroy your life, you are not allowed to destroy someone els's life . What I see from your respond that there is no responsibility that people should have for everything and that is a misstake even in the law . they try to keep allowing relationships without married as much as they can that they allowed killing babies before they born ''''you know condoms do not always protect you ;) '' .. Lets face it : having sex without getting married is a huge misstake ... not just because you do it you want everybody to accept it because that what all criminals do when they do a crime .. just because they don't want to feel Guilty......... This not my opinion this simply the truth whether you like it or not."
  • -27 +12 -39 R Walker Jun. 14, 2012
    "Consider why prostitution had been outlawed in France: an epidemic of 10-year-old children infected with VD. Because these children were poor, they had no medical attention and were dying in mass numbers from gonorrhea, a fatal disease in left untreated. Men had their legal marriages to women, as well as legal access to women in brothels. This apparently wasn't enough for them, and the lack of restrictions imposed severe inhumane hardships on children, an epidemic of pedophiliac assaults. This embarrassed the government of France, which then determined prostitution is incompatible with the dignity of the human species."
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    • +15 +15 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 31, 2012
      "Kyle, don't waste precious energy with someone like the one who posted what your replied to, since they're an ANTI, which meane they LOVE the exploitation, and the bullying they do to the people who works as prostitutes, don't you, ANTI? They love to bully people who are in that industry. Making it legal would mean they lost that, and they have to accept the fact that other people will get the ones who they want. So, it's not even worth it, especially with the sob story they tell. Think about it, the antis love it, because this way, they can judge people, and come up with quite frankly ridiculous explanations, when they don't want to admit that they love bullying the males and females in the industry, and they know they can't do anything about it, so they want it illegal, because for them it is a power trip, right, ANTI? Why don't you anti's admit it?

      LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION, this way, the antis who we KNOW go to them more than anybody will give up their bullying of them. Thank you"
    • +12 +14 -2 Kyle Jul. 13, 2012
      "So 1 + 1 =50? There is absolutely no connection between pedophilia and prostitution, legal or not.It makes no sense whatsoever."
    • +11 +12 -1 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Gonorrhea is not fatal if left untreated.

      Second, you brought up an emotion based intellectually dishonest straw man. That human trafficking still exists, because now the police are arresting consenting adult prostitutes instead of the mafia who sells kids and forces them into sex labor."
  • -27 +17 -44 ss Feb. 6, 2012
    "Well prostitution should be illegal b/c it is nothing more than sex slavery. Women who go into it willingly are just greedy b/c they don't want to work at McDonald's. Men who support prostitution do so b/c they don't want to be faithful to gf's/wives. Well I say these prostitutes and their clients should all get AIDS and die. Why should we make it legal and spend money for their healthcare, AIDS testing etc.?"
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    • +18 +20 -2 Victor Greywolf Feb. 7, 2012
      "Usually those who are against it, are often the ones who need those people the most. Besides, have you ever had interaction with them, outside of the illegal part, or aspiring? I doubt it, and you probably watch those moralist MSNBC sob story specials.

      As far as being faithful to their wives and gf's, what's your source on this, other than just beliefs or stereotypes? Most of you antis probably go to them, and want to push your point of view on others. To the antis, we know you go, or wish to keep it illegal so you can have those people to yourselves, as some have proven throught their feelings. Man, you con people sometimes crack me up."
    • +11 +11 0 Osama Jul. 18, 2012
      "If someone wants to earn more money then its there choice on how they want to legally earn it. The Universal declaration of human rights' article 23 clearly states every body has free choice of employment."
    • +4 +5 -1 Anonymous Mar. 4, 2012
      "I disagree.
      1st, prostitutes usually do not claim all of the money that they earn, a pimp or another boss usually controls all Thier money. Prostitutes barely get any money form Thier superiors or Thier clients.
      2nd, prostitution isn't just a woman's job, men England 50% of clients were married, or cohabiting. According to Kinsey's report, 70% of adult men have engaged in prostitution at least once. Male prostitutes sometimes report that their clients include married men who identify as heterosexual. do it too."
    • -16 0 -16 Vinathi Feb. 6, 2012
      "Couldn't have said it better."
  • -27 +26 -53 vinathi Feb. 2, 2012
    "Just SICK.
    1) Have you ever seen places where prostitution is legal? Trucks & billboards driving around with naked girls on them. This is deeply disturbing for those of us who want to stay religious.
    2) The prostitute might get killed in the process and the murderer would get away
    3) MOST IMPORTANT: what happens if she gets a kid? I know there are birth control methods that makes it unlikely, but it's still a huge possibility. If she gets a child, the child doesn't get to have any type of dad or the child gets sent to an adoption center or the child gets killed (aborted) before they even get to see life."
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    • +14 +15 -1 Pondera May. 23, 2012
      "1) Prostitution is legal in the UK. I have not seen any billboards with naked women on them advertising sex services.
      2) Legalised prostitution would enable the girls to openly note the details of their clients and this would reduce attacks.
      3) She can abort it. Professional sex workers, like professional drivers, are far less likely to make a mistake. It is the drunk teenage amateur at her first adult party who is far more at risk. Should we ban parties?"
    • +13 +15 -2 Anonymous Mar. 4, 2012
      "1st, Prostitiutes are more at risk to get raped(82%) than to get killed
      2nd, if morality is the issue then your argument isn't valid"
    • +13 +17 -4 Victor Greywolf Feb. 3, 2012
      "Well, that's planned parenthood is for, and if she chooses to have an abortion, that is her business, and her business entirely. I say, go for it, if she chooses to.

      Prostitute might get killed in the process, but then again, ANYONE can get killed doing anything, whether it is having sex for money, or driving a cab, or even going for a walk in some areas.

      As far as naked girls advertising they do it in Vegas alot, but in Vegas, it is illegal, ironically.

      If it is disturbing, don't look, that simple.

      it's not sick, what is sick is the illegal aspect of it. I have seen places where prostitution is legal, and it is much nicer than the places that aren't, but don't worry, we will be seeing the cons or antis as I call them with them at some point. It will happen. If any antis become those, remind me not to pick them. End of story."
    • +10 +10 0 Natasha Jul. 2, 2012
      "1) I'm sure that wouldn't happen in a place like the U.S. where you can't even say 'sh**' on television. We're overly sensitive about censorship.
      2) The point is that if the prostitute feels threatened by the client, they can deny patronage and have authority figures deal with them.
      3) (As for female prostitution because no one takes into account male prostitution), it could be a job requirement to be on birth control. Besides women can get accidentally pregnant by a man they don't know without prostitution. It's called a one night stand."
    • +7 +7 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "All straw men.

      First off, don't look at the billboards and get over it. Nobody gave you the right to oppress others for the sake of your religion, including your religion I am pretty sure.

      Second, yes well it is much more likely the prostitute will get killed if we keep it illegal. They have no protection from the law currently and are more likely to be victims of violence now.

      Third, Unlikely but if she does it is no different than a single mom getting her kid from a one night stand. That's legal, why does money make it different?"
    • +5 +5 0 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "1) Censorship decided by each country would dictate the fashion in which advertising can exhibit.

      2)The point of legalising prostitution is to regulate all activities with the assistance of government entities, unions, and health providers.

      3) WHOA you have this out like birth control isn't effective. Birth control pills are 99% effective and under legal supervision [and therefore standards] all would be required to employ the use of condoms, which are also 99% effective.
      On the off chance of impregnation, abortion is always an option, and abortion is legal."
    • +3 +3 0 Sean May. 30, 2016
      "There is NOTHING WRONG with adoption. I know from experience because I was adopted and I am perfectly fine and happy. Adoption is regulated and gives children better homes if they being abused or mistreated."
  • -27 +26 -53 Tim Fred Oct. 16, 2011
    "it should be illegal to work under a company or agency or contract or other business agreement (it already is illegal)

    i have found human sex trafficking victims, and in all cases, they were from other countries and came to the USA via an illegal business posing as an "escort service" with a "contract" binding them to work off their debts under threat of being sued... stupidest thing ever, and the victims don't believe me when i say the contract is void, they can leave any time"
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  • -27 +30 -57 paola lopez Oct. 3, 2011
    "it morally wrong plus condoms break and people get pregnant then they abort and kill an innocent baby"
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    • +23 +26 -3 Victor Greywolf Jan. 13, 2012
      "Well, if you buy inferior quality condoms, then yes. Where did you get this morally wrong thing? Besides, if you put it in the birth canal, and don't use protection, then YES, there is a chance. About the innocent baby, who cares, it's not yours, and it's not mine, so why should it bother you ro me!? They have the right to do what they want, as we have the right to do what we want. So, they want to have sex, what's the big deal. If they keep it out of the birth canal, and use good quality condoms, or they have sex with someone who can't get pregnant, there is no problem. So, if a person wants to do that, why should it matter to you, right? I'm not attacking you, just offering another viewpoint."
    • +16 +17 -1 The Jester Mar. 4, 2012
      "Morality isn't a valid answer"
    • +10 +11 -1 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "Well then you must not be a Democrat. Democrats believe in separation of church and state."
  • -27 +33 -60 Christa Jun. 3, 2011
    "It promotes using women and only demands more abuse and use of others. It is a crime and no women in prostitution wants to be, poverty and circumstances put them there. Our children should not be able to grow up with that as a choice of a job. It should not be accepted socially. I vote no and you should too!"
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    • +13 +16 -3 Victor Greywolf Feb. 23, 2012
      "Well, I vote yes.

      As far as our children, if ithey want to, that is their choice, not yours.

      What are your sources? Religion? The talk shows or MSNBC specials? Give me a break! Why not look at it from a different point of view?

      It should be accepted socially."
    • +11 +13 -2 sergio Mar. 14, 2012
      "You're wrong. It would promote using women if it remains illegal. What you call "using women" is being made by your wife and most women who, by lack of a accepted option, end up marring the fatter more perverted man because of his money. You are probably one of them, that would lose their pretty wife if they could get "financial help" in an accepted way. As you see, both sexes use the other to get something, and women will continue doing it regardless of it being legal or illegal.
      Also, those fatter perverted men get that perverted thanks to their possibility to "buy" woman, at high cost, and that "prohibited" and "luxurious" factors make them to get exited about that.
      If it was cheaper and safer, it wouldn't be that exiting anymore, actually giving wives a new reason to appreciate the.
      Also, if women have the choice to "finance" their life with the guy they like the more (not the more perverted one who hides in the underground) you could be surer that if a woman is with you, it's because she likes you. If she wouldn't, she could be with someone else."
    • +6 +6 0 Casey Jan. 22, 2013
      "Why is that everyone is assuming that every single person out there that has ever sold their body, has to be a woman? You can't use the defence of,

      "It promotes using women and only demands more abuse and use of others. It is a crime and no women in prostitution wants to be, poverty and circumstances put them there."
      It can very easily be a male that is a prostitute. Dont just assume that if it involves a sexual act for money, that the 'victim' is always a woman."
    • -11 +2 -13 Vanessa Sep. 3, 2011
      "I completely agree with the promotion of using women statement and that is about the only reason I would say no to legalizing prostitution. Children already have it as a choice of job. Prostitution IS out there. Right now. The reason why cops don't arrest most of them? Because they have better things to do and prostitutes often help them in investigations as they are familiar with "that kind of crowd". I'm not trying to attack you here, as you have every right to your opinion and its good for you to express it, I'm just adding to the conversation and pointing out that you brought up a good argument."
  • -28 +16 -44 Kenny Jun. 8, 2012
    "No I dont think it should be legal, If I cant compliment someones breasts that should be legal. It is absurd and mean spirited to make compliments a crime. Decrimalize compliments especially of the bosom. Racism is not a crime, then why should anyone serve time for giving someone a compliment about their breasts, clothes and cleavage. Calling it "commercial sex" how stupid does that sound? Career option, how is becoming a harlot a career or an industry or trade or whatever? And how does one abuse others through sexual intercourse anyway? What an absurd idea."
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    • +19 +19 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 8, 2012
      "Your statement is very difficult, except for the first part to know what to make of it. Alot of the things you said are thought provoking, and intriguing, but I don't know, outside of the first part of your statement, what to make of it, if you are pro, or con or what."
    • +15 +15 0 Kyle Jul. 13, 2012
      "Phil you left out the ones that benefit from the prohibition the most and they are the worst among them. I know it's hard to believe there are worse people then lawyers, but I am referring of course to pimps. The laws that attempt to punish or curb immoral behavior that there is a demand for only create and escalate violent crime."
    • +15 +15 0 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "From your second sentence on, you're off the subject. Why should prostitution not be legal? The only ones I see benefiting from it remaining illegal are judges, prosecutors, and even defense attorneys, all of whom make CUSIP money for every day that a convicted person spends in jail or prison. Did you know that for there to be due process of law, there has to be a sworn affidavit from an injured party? They hope you don't know that so they can convict you anyway, even without due process of law."
  • -28 +42 -70 tyler Sep. 26, 2011
    "it violates everything women have fought for"
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    • +32 +35 -3 Lily Nov. 7, 2011
      "No, it doesn't. Women have fought to have equal rights. If a woman wants to work as a prostitute, let her. Her working as a prostitute does not hurt any of her rights. The lack of regulation provides easy ways for women to be taken advantage of and have her rights taken away."
    • +28 +31 -3 Victor Greywolf Dec. 9, 2011
      "you tell them Lily. And Kendra, yeah, they should have that right. freedom of choice is what it is, and people should have that right. They want to do it, let them. To the antis, try to come up with something more original, okay? Thank you. You go, Kendra and Lily. You go, girls"
    • +28 +30 -2 Kendra Folsom Oct. 31, 2011
      "Agreed. But what about the men who wish to be prostitutes?"
    • +16 +19 -3 Savannah Jan. 26, 2012
      "like you would know! we can do what we want if we want to so get over it!"
    • +12 +14 -2 Linh Mar. 26, 2012
      "what has women fought for? is this every women out there? I'm a girl myself and think the idea of making it legal is insane why we are even debating on the matter. but why not? women are already doing this all over the world as today when it is still illegal in most states. How does this violate everything? and what is everything? There's many levels of classes of women. The women who think this is the only way to make money. Then let them stupidly do it. For those who will never even think of the idea won't ever do it no matter if its legal or not. Same goes for the whores. People have no morals. That's all bullshit. I'm against the idea but i don't see why it cant be legal. Crime rates will decrease. Imagine if weed was legal. In some states it's already. Same concept applies except i believe our government should be involved in weed rather than prostitution."
    • +7 +7 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Everything? Their bodies their rights? I don't think so."
    • +5 +8 -3 The Liberalist Mar. 4, 2012
      "Do you realize that most prostitutes are actually men?"
  • -28 +24 -52 isei Jul. 11, 2011
    "there are other mean of earning income then selling your body..?
    is it safe to hook up with a prostitute or not?
    prostitute goes for money. would they care about health virus and other type of virus that will infect them and there client?"
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    • +12 +12 0 Victor Greywolf Apr. 19, 2012
      "So do alot of other people, so on the money part, your argument is blown. Is it safe to hook up with a prostitute? That depends on how you look at it. If you go to a legal house, it is, because you know they are checked, and not only that, you are assured that you can live out your fantasy without people gossiping about it, and also bragging to someone how lousy you were, and become a laughing stock later, due to your poor performance.

      As far as selling your body, people do that all the time, and sex isn't always part of the equation. Example, people sell their bodies for science, such as test subjects for medicine, and products like soap and cosmetics so animals won't be used. Should that be illegal? They also sell their bodies when they model clothes, or cars, or nude paintings should that be illegal also? They also sell their bodies when they have to do stunts, such as race car driving, or boxing, and I guess you get the point. And many times they earn money for it, so how should prostitution be any different. Seems having sex is okay, until money is discussed. Hey, if a woman wants to sell her vagina, it's hers to do as she wishes. End of story."
  • -28 +34 -62 thepowerofno Jul. 11, 2011
    "whether legalized or allowed, most prostitutes are victims ... more women than most people realize are forced into the business under threat of violence to them or someone they love and it they are taken to places where it is legal or simply allowed to flourish ... many many children are forced into this ... it is NOT good ... do you really want to live in a world where this kind of market is allowed and tolerated to exist? where children can be used as sexual slaves? anyone who is pro prostitution is unwittingly saying that it is ok to create a haven where children can be sold for sex ... even if it were legalized, women (and boys too) would still be considered and treated like "non human" by society and it would open the door to even more victimization ... i have a feeling that many people that think it should be legal have no idea what it's like to be forced to do something "legal" like that and be judged in a negative light because of it ... i am well educated and have been in the business and i know with every fiber of my being that prostitution is a crime against women (or boys) and legalizing it is not the solution at all ... legalizing it is a step back for civilization"
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    • +24 +25 -1 Tom Dec. 11, 2011
      "Where it is illegal, no prostitute can go to the police to report a crime against themselves. Legalizing it would allow the workers to seek police protection from beatings and coercion. Let the cops go after the pimps, and let the workers work as legal service providers."
    • +18 +20 -2 Victor Greywolf Feb. 3, 2012
      "Legalizing it would be a step toward civilizing the industry and moving society forward instead of backwards thepowerofno. I don't believe you have worked in that industry as you claim, and I believe that you have sources on this that are quite faulty like Diane Sawyer and that Tyra, who are very biased. I am sorry, but I can't take what you said as far as this seriously. Have a good day."
  • -28 +30 -58 Taylor Jun. 29, 2011
    "I dont want my daughter to one day ask me what is prostitution ? What would you say "hun its were a women freely has sex with someone she doesnt know and she gets paid for doing it". For our goverment to say that this is right you try to explain that so a young girl. Prostitutes can spead STD's. The only reason you of you want prostitution should be legal for taxs, for your enjoyment thats sad that you have to pay someone to have sex with you. There are tons of other ways you can get money other than selling yourself."
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    • +25 +26 -1 Anon. Sep. 25, 2011
      "..First of all, taylor. If prostitution was legalized, it would be regulated and have to follow a health code, just like any other buisness. Its legal in many other countries, and regulated to protect not just the workers but their clients as well. legalizing it would actually be safer then keeping it illegal for that reason alone."
    • +17 +17 0 Taylor Woods Jan. 30, 2012
      "Excuse me. It's a profession not a hobby. If your child understands enought to ask you then they know something about it already. Just explain to them that these women are trying to make a living, not exploit themselves."
    • +15 +16 -1 Victor Greywolf Feb. 16, 2012
      "Usually those who are against it, are so, because they know no man wants them.

      I would say, that in the case of that, it is your choice, since you are the one who is selling it to someone. They want to pay you for it, it is a bonus.

      I doubt they would take a young girl. Most people would want an adult who is willing to do it. I don't know what your source is on this.

      Most women who are against it, do so, because of the fact that they know men get turned off by them, and are bitter, and want to spread that bitterness so they feel empowered to make other people miserable."
  • -29 +5 -34 Sarah Dec. 19, 2012
    "If you need a job to pay for your family theirs always mcDonalds selling your body is vulnerable and weak!!!!"
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    • +12 +12 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "All humans are vulnerable and weak. Just consider what happened with pandemics of the past, the black plague for example killed such a huge chunk of Europe yet we cure it with a mold.

      Please remember we humans are human regardless of gender. Our needs and painful experiences are just as bad regardless of the gender. Men need this, women need this, it helps women survive in ways men cannot and it helps men keep their heads on straight and gives opportunities for sexual inner peace to those who are rejected by the whole world, unmarried men to boot. Men who cry themselves to sleep at night. With women it literally saves lives and MacDonalds cannot support 2-3 kids. Even so, it is their business what they do not ours."
    • +11 +11 0 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "What about women who find it empowering and freeing?"
  • -29 +14 -43 Andrew O'Leary Oct. 20, 2012
    "You are selling your body and soul to the devil."
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    • +13 +15 -2 Victor Greywolf Oct. 24, 2012
      "lol. How much would I have to pay for yours? I mean, come on. Selling a soul? That's ridiculous. Yeesh. I mean, can you come up with a better argument that "selling your body and soul to the devil?""
    • +11 +11 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Keep your religion to yourself."
    • +9 +9 0 TheAvatarofSet Oct. 1, 2013
      "That's their prerogative. It's their body, not yours, so you don't get to making their choices for them or force your false morality upon another. That's the very definition of sanctimoniousness."
    • +7 +7 0 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "I have been married 3 times. Guess what, the Bible does not condone divorce. I'm pretty sure I would have been much happier if I could have chosen prostitution as my lifestyle and employment. Maybe I would actually own a nice home right now instead of living in a trailer that is coming apart at the seams."
  • -29 +27 -56 Eleanor Oct. 25, 2011
    "No matter what any of these comments say, women who subject themselves to prostitution are at a much greater risk of contracting STD's. Enough said. Not to mention that those participating do not pay taxes on their income which means they are using our roads, government funded healthcare, and public school system without chipping in. I am absolutely all for protecting personal rights, but quite honestly prostitution violates my right of living in a nation where women can survive through their intelligence and where men can be loyal to himself and his family."
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    • +13 +13 0 Nwarguy Apr. 23, 2012
      "First.. prostitution wouldn't be limited to women. 2nd.. if it were made legal... it would be taxed silly. How would it be ANY different (from a money perspective) than someone who gives massages or cuts hair?"
    • +12 +12 0 Max Apr. 23, 2012
      "“We see very little STD among the working girls in these brothels,” says Dr. Randall Todd, who as state epidemiologist is in charge of tracking sexually transmitted diseases. “Brothel sex is extremely low-risk, probably a lower risk than to pick up someone in a bar whom you don’t know.” Dr. Randall Todd (Preforms the required STD tests for a Nevada brothel)

      In legalized prostitution in Nevada condom use is required and the rates of STDs are very low. And being legal workers the prostitutes pay taxes."
    • +8 +8 0 A Humanist Jun. 11, 2012
      "Isn't it rather sexist to assume that men can't be faithful to their significant others if prostitution is legal? You ignore the fact that women cheat too, and I'm sure the rates are comparable."
  • -29 +45 -74 Teecara Apr. 28, 2011
    "I think prostitution shouldn't be legalized! It's a ridiculous idea to start with. In my English 1102 class we're writing positions essays, and I choose this topic because I feel that if the government were to ever make this legal it's like saying to the world it's okay to be a prostitute! I mean what would that say to the kids today when we're suppose to be setting an example...In taxing it like it's a career, is our society that desperate for money that it is willing to stoop so low to get it?"
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    • +17 +21 -4 John May. 15, 2011
      "You can't start a debate by asserting that the opposing view is "ridiculous" without showing how. Why is it not okay to be a prostitute? Perhaps, if it were legal, it would be respectable. If your point is that it is messy and dirty, then we should make it illegal to be a garbage man?

      We cannot stop the fact that prostitution occurs, but by it being illegal, we open the door to criminals rather than workers."
    • +14 +16 -2 Harley Sweet Oct. 10, 2011
      "I understand where you are coming from. I want children one day and a husband, but there are a lot of jobs that we pose as careers that are not moral and set a bad example. Modeling is a career that is idolized but you have to be a certain size to obtain it. What kind of an example is that? A plastic surgeon is legal, so is that imposing that it's great to have plastic surgery done? Or what about the music and pop stars and movie stars that your children look up to? Are they the best examples? Setting the example comes from the parent and if your children want to something shouldn't you support them?"
    • +6 +8 -2 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "It -IS- okay to be a prostitute.

      It -IS NOT- okay to be egotistical, self righteous, or high and mighty. Unfortunately you are guilty of the latter.

      Even Jesus said so, read the Bible. Judge not lest ye be judged."
    • -12 +3 -15 Anonymous Mar. 4, 2012
      "Do you realize that many of these women and men are forced into this? It is never a choice.
      Most prostitutes don't even get half the money for selling themselves it all goes to Thier pimps.
      If I were you I'd be more concerned about the people who force the women into selling themselves and their clients."
  • -30 +16 -46 Autumn Feb. 20, 2012
    "Sex without marriage is cheap. Sex for money is way underpriced. No question about it, women are being undervalued as just a way to get sex. It's harmful and not helpful in any way. There are so many better things you could do with your life. When you have sex before you're ready or doing it like this is very hurtful to your body, your emotional health and your social health."
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    • +14 +15 -1 Logan Mar. 22, 2012
      "All of you who say " oh the women are forced to" or "they don't like it" are just flat out wrong. She wants to do it so she should be allowed to. She knows what she's doing. A prostitute once said that a job she had before a prostitute was more life demeaning. Explain to me why a prostitute should be forced not to be a prostitute because it harms her health. Why don't we illegalize the military, football, hockey, lacrosse I mean come on. People volunteer to join the military just like people want to be a prostitute. You may not like it or want your children to be one, and I would agree with that, but for some its a last resort job and even if its not its their body."
    • +13 +14 -1 Nwarguy Apr. 23, 2012
      "Opinions should not be used in lieu of actual facts which is what you are doing. Prove how it's harmful and not helpful in any way. Just look at what criminalizing alcohol has done for instance. If it were legal, we would be able to monitor the businesses that sell sex, make sure they're up-to-date with health codes, have protection available for customers and workers. And to mimic what another poster had said... there are MANY jobs that is hurtful to your body, your emotional health and social health. How about celebrities?? Loooong hours that usually hurt them physically and emotionally and are usually not a "good" influence on society.. yet I bet you idolize some of those celebs."
    • +11 +12 -1 Carl Apr. 22, 2012
      "If you think it is underpriced and undervalued, then DON'T become a prostitute. SIMPLE as that.
      Leave those who do choose to be prostitutes accept their own decisions."
    • +8 +8 0 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "You make no legal argument whatsoever.
      Perhaps more importantly, even though the 'hard pressed, forced into it' minority are well publicised, they are still the minority."
    • +8 +8 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "These days you would be lucky to have sex IN marriage. What's the point? Besides that's a preference you speak of, not something that should be legislated."
  • -31 +21 -52 Yooo Mammaaa Mar. 30, 2012
    "Prostitution is discusting and considered by me RAPE. Why would you want to sell yourself for money, by somebody youve never met. Not only that, but not knowing where theyre from or what they possibly have. Its just wrong in my opinion and not a smart desicion."
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    • +16 +17 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 2, 2012
      "People choose what they want to do with their lives, and if someone wants money, and can sell themselves, why not.

      As far as decision goes, the people who are selling themselves do it, because they want to. People sell themselves all the time, in cases such as working for someone, you're selling yourself, doing baby sitting, you are selling yourself, modeling and acting, you are selling yourself. Getting money for sleeping with someone is a bonus, so what is wrong with that? Usually those who are against it, either go to prostitutes frequently, or are the kind that I described, such as bitter, ugly, bitchy women who know that not even a human trafficker or pimp wouldn't even give them a second glance. That wouldn't be the xase with you, would it? It isn't wrong to the person who is doing it, or the person who wants to buy it. Live and let live. You have the right to your opinion, but others have the right to theirs also. It is existing, so why not legalize it?"
    • +14 +15 -1 Get at me Apr. 26, 2012
      "Prostitution isn't rape, that doesnt even make sense. The prostitute is obviously not getting raped since they offered their body in the first place. And as long as your 18 you should be able to make the choices you want concerning your own body. And if prostitution was regulated the business would be much safer and the possibiltiy of STD's would be considerably decreased. What people do, and who they do is none of your or anyone else's right to regulate. I dont want to be a prostitute. I dont like the idea of prostitution. But, you should be able to have sex for money if you want to."
    • +13 +13 0 Kyle Jul. 13, 2012
      "I find your spelling disgusting, but I digress. Others have pointed out the absurdity of calling it rape so I'll leave that alone. There are a lot of things that are "just wrong". That is not a valid reason to make something a crime. Should we imprison people who have affairs? They do more damage to more people and are the same thing at the core. Sex that people believe to be immoral. Whether it is or isn't (I believe it is), is not my governments place to say."
    • +12 +12 0 Natasha Jul. 2, 2012
      "Some people have so much sex with others they don't really know and enjoy it so much that they say, 'What the hell? Why not make some money out of it?' Legalizing it would mean prostitutes have the legal right deny customers who refuse to wear protection and this could PREVENT anyone unwilling from being FORCED into the business."
    • +10 +10 0 daisey winthrope Jul. 7, 2012
      "although prostitution isn't your taste, it is not rape. clearly if it was rape you do not have their consent and you don't get money at the end of the day for it. not saying prostitution is right but there are so many better comparisons you could've said.and with your errors perhaps you didn't make the smart DECISION to write on this topic. consider yourself educated."
    • +7 +8 -1 Jessica May. 14, 2013
      "Everyone is free to do whatever they want, you may see it as gross but put yourself in those womens place for once. Do you really think that they enjoy doing that? Of course not but sometimes they have to do it because they have kids to raise, family to support maybe you should think of ALL the reasons why women do that job instead of just judging and being ignorant."
  • -32 +19 -51 Mike Hawk Feb. 7, 2012
    "It's nasty. It'd just INCREASE the HIV/AIDS because more people would become prostitutes because it is LEGAL and more people will get HIV/AIDS because the people that already have AIDS will receive service from the uninfected prostitutes that will catch the HIV/AIDS and it will just spread from there on."
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    • +23 +24 -1 Victor Greywolf Feb. 7, 2012
      "What is your source on this? If you knew anything about it, you would know that in the cases of LEGAL prostitution, the girls would get checked. It's when people out there do stupid things, such as sleeping with someone WITHOUT PROTECTION, is when the people get HIV/AIDS. If they have it, they shouldn't do that. And as far as the people getting HIV/AIDS, it's because not only the ILLEGAL aspects of it, but because they are stupid enough to do it to begin with. If people had more sex education, and instead wee encouraged to practice safe sex, it wouldn't happen.

      What you said is unbelievable, and I don't mean that in a good way."
    • +19 +20 -1 Anonymous Mar. 4, 2012
      "Look, in many societies prostitution is highly frowned upon.
      2nd,Making prostitution legal would help those who do do it become safer so that they could afford condoms and etc....
      3rd, whta statistics support your statement?
      73% of people who are infected or are Carter's of HIV are men
      66% of transmissions of HIV/AIDS are through "male-to-male" sexual contact
      18% is transmitted through sharing needles
      Only 15% is actually caused by heterosexual intercourse
      If you truly want to avoid AIDS consider avoiding sharing needles and oral sex.
      4th, if you feel that prostitution is "nasty" that's a moral problem not a legal problem."
    • +18 +19 -1 Kylie Mar. 12, 2012
      "that's not the problem with prostitution, that's the problem of real life! What do you think college students do? What do you think sluts and whores do? The only thing that's different is that prostitutes get paid for it!"
    • +11 +11 0 Kyle Jul. 13, 2012
      "There is not a woman in the world that stays out of prostitution because it is illegal. The penalties are not so stiff that it's a factor in their decision. It comes down to morality, finances, and their willingness to accept being villified by society at large. As far as diseases go, there is a lesser risk if it is in the open because testing would be required as would strict condom policies."
    • +10 +10 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Even though Nevada hasn't had a single case since they started screening for it with their LEGAL prostitutes decades ago. Yep, quite possibly the weakest argument of them all.

      Not to mention sex workers use condoms more often than bar chicks."
  • -32 +32 -64 Jessica Oct. 20, 2011
    "Think about the harm it's doing to her body. She is just being misused and only hurting herself the more and more sex she has. Even if a prostitute knows she has an STD or HIV, they continue to expose more people."
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    • +26 +27 -1 jodie Dec. 26, 2011
      "you dont know what you are talking about unless you have been there. isn't she being even more misused and abused while being called a criminal? drunk girls in clubs do the same exact thing and expose other people to stds. very hypocritical and you are a woman. makes me disappointed"
    • +12 +12 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 13, 2012
      "Hey, ANYONE can get an STD, such as the girls who hang around the bars and hook up with someone and go to the back alleys. What about junkies who inject themselves with tainted needles and all that. As far as the STD, if it was legal, they would have examination to catch the STD BEFORE it was spreading to prevent it from spreading. It's people like you who are making it more possible to spread. jodie, I like the way you think, you seem to have common sense, which is more than I can say for this person on here, along with the rest of the antis who we KNOW go to the prostitutes and pimps, even though they don't want admit it. There's no shame in it, but what there is shame in is the fact they want to keep it illegal, which is wrong, because as I stated on other posts, when you make it illegal, you give it to criminals, who don't care about anything but money. So, cons, or anits as I like to call you, keep making it illegal, you are giving the criminals all the money they want, and the victimizers aren't them, it is YOU, the cons, or antis as I call you. Leave it on your concience. End of story."
    • +9 +9 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Straw man, disproved over and over and over. It has been disproved over and over and over. Do you get it when I repeat that over and over and over? Look at Nevada, look at their condom usage vs the general population, read the studies."
    • +9 +9 0 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "For the prostitute and the client alike, isn't having sex without insisting on a condom kind of like choosing to drive through the woods with an 8 ft. 2-by-4 sticking out your window? I don't see that STD/AIDS thing as an argument against legalizing prostitution. If legalized, prostitution would largely be done in brothels, where they can set the rules requiring condoms, verses illegal prostitution where the client has a lot more to say about it. Look at Nevada. The brothels require condoms. Harm to her body? That's gradual. It seems she can gage that and change jobs if she wants to, without others stepping in, taking over that decision, and limiting women's choices of employment."
  • -35 +36 -71 Daniel Nov. 14, 2011
    "Ah, Democrats and Libertarians. With any social issue, it's just the same argument over and over: IT'S MY CHOICE!

    What more people need to realize is that a lot of your choices affect other people. I really like the comment Jared made on what is currently the most popular post on the pro side. It really will hurt a lot of women. No woman should ever feel forced to stoop so low. And while you may say it's their choice, for a lot of them it isn't. Many women simply feel that they don't have a choice. However, becoming a prostitute will only make their problems worse. Trafficking would also increase, and I shouldn't need to tell you how awful that is.

    Prostitution is NOT a business. Don't use that word, it makes this...DEVILISH act sound like it's for smart people who work hard. What next, are they going to start offering sex majors in college? Will prostitution "companies" become household names as big as Wal-Mart? Will kindergarten children be told that prostitution is just an alternate lifestyle, no different than someone who chooses to be a firefighter or policeman? I can just picture it right now, some prostitute coming home to her husband... "boy, that was a hard day at the office..."

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    • +32 +36 -4 Victor Greywolf Nov. 29, 2011
      "Yes, the media 9 times out of 10 is extremely biased, especially when you look at who is doing the interview, such as the 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, she was extremely biased, as well as the other shows when you have people like her interviewing people who worked in that industry, but the media has always had a bias against things such as that.

      If people learned more about sex education, and practiced safe sex, these things wouldn't happen.

      Nobody's asking you to back down, that is what makes America and the internet great, is that you have the right to your point of view, which I respect.

      Yeah, more research would be great, but check the sources, because as I stated in my posts, there are passionate opinions on alot of things, and sometimes passion goes to the extreme, and to the point nobody pays much attention to the other side, and feuds increase because of that.

      As far as the traffickers go, if it were legal, you might cut them off at the knees, but we need to stop being like ostriches burying our heads in the sand, and face reality. Instead of oppressing people's viewpoint, try to look at it from both sides, that way, maybe the biases will disappear, and people can finally look at things as they truly are."
    • +31 +33 -2 Kendra Folsom Nov. 17, 2011
      "Calm down... the pornography industry has been regulated for some time and no kindergartners are told that they could be a porn star when they grow up.

      I actually foresee a future in which the legalization AND regulation of prostitution makes for less human trafficking. It is explained in my post."
    • +6 +8 -2 Jorge Apr. 22, 2014
      "That's stupid Bree. Don't bring prostitutes into schools then. Simple as that."
    • +6 +9 -3 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Why shouldn't we accept sex? Reproductive urges and stimulation methods were never wrong in the beginning and will never be wrong. Society just flipped out when it seemed like God was angry and things were growing on genitals after too much promiscuity. They thought these were curses and they began making monogamy mandatory. You have it all screwed up seriously.

      IT ----IS---- OUR CHOICE."
    • -2 +3 -5 V Jan. 20, 2014
      "I think you're right. There's a saying from the comedian Tim Minchin "Don't be so open minded, your brain falls out." The bottom line is that in prostitution a person is having sex they don't really want to have. They're not doing it for their natural urges. It's gross for the rich to exploit people like this. The survey here says nearly 30% of rich people are all in favor of prostitution. Ha! I told one man who admitted to me that he saw a prostitute (son of a rich man) that if he really thought prostitution was a good idea and saw it as non-degrading, he should prove it by doing it himself. He said "no but I'm wealthy, I don't need the money. oo but that's dangerous. I don't want to do that." Well exactly! If you can't do it, why the hell would you expect other humans to do it."
    • -5 +2 -7 Bree Dec. 2, 2013
      "I completely agree with you Daniel. If prostitution is legalized, and then considered a "job" that can be managed, what will stop children from wanting to become prostitutes as well. What will stop schools from bringing in prostitues on "career day" and telling this child that they can get money by having sex with strangers. Is that the world that you would want your, or any child living in. Like you said Daniel prostituion is not a business. When is it ever ok to teach the youth of this world that sex for money is okay."
    • -21 +3 -24 Daniel Nov. 28, 2011
      "Sorry maybe you're right that I overreacted a bit, also maybe it was mean to stereotype Democrats since a lot of them are probably against prostitution.

      But that doesn't mean I'm backing down on what I said. Of course it seems ridiculous right now to suggest that kindergarteners will be taught about prostitution, but let's think farther into the future. I mean, 100 years ago, when having sex before marriage would often be considered a disgrace... do you really think they ever would have predicted that the kind of sexual media that's around today would have ever existed? I'm not even just talking about pornography and prostitution, but even just the stuff you see in magazines, on TV, in music, in video games, on's just awful that something as pure as virginity can be treated like a joke. Like no one would seriously wait until marriage. Like sex is just some recreational hobby. It's really sad to me that people would absue something that gives us the God-like powers of bringing children into this world.

      Also, I'm not sure what to think now about increased trafficking, maybe the sources I heard it from are biased, but I'm sure a lot of people who say it would decrease are also biased. I'll have to research more."
  • -36 +8 -44 @Jford_MN Apr. 26, 2012
    "imagine the African American community 400 years ago. There slaves. immoral, degrading and oppressed. leap to 2012. they received their "Freedom". Thanks to Dr. King And Malcolm X and others that helped our fight for equality. Now our countries are in a depression and its all of our faults! So Say the African community wanted to go back to the slave mentality, but in ways that make it "legal" where they can make a profit.would this be right? all the fight we and did to get this far! how about all the lives lost in this battle! whether African Uzbek Ukrainian Irish or any ethicist group you belong to you should have pride in your culture history. if The African community did this all other nationalities would follow in order to make money. where would all the pride go down the drain! along with all the things that make us human. If a women or man for that matter see their only way to make currency is to degrade themselves picture what kind of world we would live in 10 20 30 years from now! one that no one would want to live in. we legalized lots of things to make money and strengthen our nations,and we still fail to keep a balanced economy. We would eventually run out of ways to make money an lose real human nature.- @Jford_MN"
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    • +12 +13 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 26, 2012
      "Oh, man. I am so embarassed for you, I truly am. First off, if it is legal, it means that it is regulated, and under control. It is a choice if a person wants to sell their genitals. If they have something to share, why not. What is your source on this? Number 2, if it is legal, they enter the business because they want to. it's a mentality like the kind that was expressed by you that puts people back a step from advancing. Finally, if they want to do it, it is their business, not anyone elses. I suggest you get out in the real world, and explore. I am so embarassed for you, I truly am. If a person wants to do it, they should have the right to do so. It is their body, and it is pride, in the sense of individualism, nothing against culture, because alot of people in EVERY culture go to prostitutes.

      Yes it would be right to profit off of them, because they are the ones who choose, when it is controlled and regulated."
    • +9 +9 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Oh for the love of God really? Now we want to bring MLK into this?

      Equality means we have equal rights to do what we want. Freedom is the ability to do what we want. I think MLK was a moral person with strong Judeo-Christian values and would have frowned upon anything going against the Bible.

      However, dare I say it, it wasn't MLK's dream or mission to oppress other people's lives with his morality."
    • +2 +2 0 Angela Jun. 1, 2016
      "I find it disgusting youre using the BLACK community. We wil never be slaves again and it shows who you are as a person. A woman freely giving herself for money is not slavery. Nowhere near it. She CHOOSES to have sex for money and who cares if she does. You not paying no womans bills or rent."
  • -36 +29 -65 beast Oct. 19, 2011
    "they get violated and get taken advantaged of"
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    • +19 +22 -3 Tom Dec. 11, 2011
      "That happens now because sex workers cannot go to the police and report crimes against themselves."
    • +12 +14 -2 Waffle Feb. 13, 2012
      "Believe me, they are not being taken advantage of. They want it just as much as the guy does."
    • +6 +6 0 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "Who exactly gets violated and taken advantage of ?"
    • -4 0 -4 anastasia Dec. 5, 2012
      "this is true even thogh you havent been violated now dosnt meen you wont in the futuer"
  • -36 +34 -70 Clarisa Apr. 28, 2011
    "I think a lot of people tend to forget about the spouses, partner, etc. (both male and female) of these people using victims of this crime as well...

    What I don't understand are those prostitutes or strippers (online or not) who agree to be what they are as a form of 'work' or 'job' when there are other things available for them...These men and women don't seem to realize they HURT other people by doing their 'job'. They are partners in destroying people's lives and families and perpetuate this stupidity and addiction...They can't grasp the concept that they may feel there is no victim there, but you know what there are - broken families, broken hearts, hurt feelings and lifelong suffering of STDs of the partners..."
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    • +23 +25 -2 Reemo May. 4, 2011
      "If you have given your faith and decided to share your life with a man who chooses prostitution, then you have chosen the wrong man. If prostitution was extinct the same man that seeked it when it was available will still seek sexual conduct when its not. Legalizing or banning prostitution will not change that. I am a man that has always been faithful to my wife. I have never cheated on her, because the moment I want to is the moment I will no longer be with her. What your describing has nothing to do with the act of prostitution, but with the deminer of the man you are with.

      I say legalize prostitution, and almost immediatley you will see the negative impact of it dissapear."
    • +22 +23 -1 Porsha Nov. 7, 2011
      "The reason it has more negative is bc it is bs. First off, if YOUR husband cheats on you, with or without a prostitue, it is the same. He is the one doing you wrong bc he is the one that is supposed to care and love you. You can't expect that from someone who doesn't even know you or that you even exist. Your man owes you honesty and faithfulness. Affairs occur at corp and offices as well. Most prostitutes use protection bc this is a business to them. Affairs lead to feelings for someone and unprotected sex. At least he is not having feelings for a specific person other than you. Which is probably what he would do had he not paid for sex, considering he is the cheating type regardless. It is not the women that hurt you, it is your husband. You are your own victim. Only you can make yourself happy, no one else can. If your unhappy, change it."
    • +21 +22 -1 Harley Sweet Oct. 10, 2011
      "I agree completely with Reemo. Prostitutes aren't the "bad" people here, then married men who cheat behind their wife's back are the negative energy in this business. You talk so much about emotions and how hurtful it is but honestly wouldn't you feel safer knowing that your spouse cheated on you but they went to a Brothel, where the women are checked weekly, and you have less of a chance getting an STD. If your home was meant to be broken then it would happen one way or another. You can't control that."
    • -22 +1 -23 justsayno Jul. 11, 2011
      "i can not understand why your comment has more negatives ... you make most excellent points that many people do not even consider"
  • -38 +28 -66 xxhaimixx Sep. 21, 2011
    "i say oh no because its just nasty i mean i know that times could be hard and everything and so geta job mcdonalds will do i mean not a lot of money but hey it will work ps you dont hav to sell your body!!!!"
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    • -10 +1 -11 The Jester Mar. 4, 2012
      "Working as a prostitute equivalents to having a minimum wage and having a home barely worth 10 bucks"
  • -39 +27 -66 Angela L May. 28, 2011
    "I read through most of the pro's on this subject..I must say that everyone has good points (from their point of view)..however, i consider myself to be a Christian and I completely disagree. Prostitution should be illegalized. Many of the Pro-er's said that a person should have the choice to do with their body what they want...well what about illicit drugs? Should a person be left alone to inject, swallow, sniff or smoke drugs to get high? No! Why? Because it is dangerous. Going to the Biblical aspect of the thing, Yes God gave us the freedom of choice, BUT he also gave us rules to live by and if we broke them we had to ask for forgiveness and to have our sins "washed away." There was a prostitute mentioned in the Bible who suffered from a blood disorder - probably an STD - and she knew that if she was to touch the hem of Jesus' garment she would be healed. When she touched the hem of the garment Jesus said she was healed by her faith. She did not return to prostitution because she wanted to follow Jesus and live to his standards. Her name was Mary Magdalene. For those of you who are the Pro-er's look it up. Prostitution - in my opinion and beliefs - needs to be illegalized all over the world!"
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    • +25 +26 -1 Vanessa Sep. 8, 2011
      "I'm a "pro-er" and a (devout) Christian too. That is a problem with some of us religious people: we think that because we believe something it should be put onto everyone else. Kinda like that England thing that America was running away from...oh yes, religious oppression.

      While I disagree with prostitution morally and advise against it for their own health (as you so politely put), there is no good reason for it not to be legal. In fact, if it were legal, officers could focus on the harder crimes such as homicide, drug and gun trafficking, and the like."
    • -13 +8 -21 Lawrence Jun. 18, 2011
      "If any of the pro views are logically valid, I have a hard time understanding how an omniscient deity would disagree. I fully support your freedom of religion but, the subject of morality is strictly a matter of logic and common sense, not faith."
  • -41 +14 -55 Andrea Feb. 3, 2012
    "Prostitution should not become legal until 90% of prostitutes are men and boys who have not other way to survive, but to be used as sperm receptacles and until men and boys let others gang rape their a**holes for pay. Then let's talk about legalizing it."
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    • +18 +21 -3 Victor Greywolf Feb. 3, 2012
      "Hmm, interesting notion. They tried to make it legal in Nevada with men being that, but it didn't pan out too well.

      Gang rape their a**holes as you put it? Hmm, talk about graphic. Remind me not to talk with you about sex, lol.

      Now, legalizing it means people won't be forced into it, like they are with the illegal part of it. And I am sad to say that people who are against it are what are causing the problems, especially those antis who will go to them at some point, as I can predict for quite a few.

      Now, if you are against it, thats find you have the right to your opinion, but you should realize that by keeping it illegal, you are contributing to the problems that are arising.

      Something to think about."
    • +13 +14 -1 Max Apr. 23, 2012
      "I can't find any statistics about the number of prostitutes who are forced into it. But if prostitution was legalized then the demand for prostitutes would remain the same but the number of ones willing would increase. Since it wouldn't be a crime then it would be easier and safer to go to a legal prostitute than an illegal one. Legalized prostitution does not have to function in the same way as illegal prostitution. Also in your argument you don't give a reason as to why the simple exchange of sex for money should be illegal. Not to mention that just by substituting women and girls, with men and boys wouldn't make the suffering any less severe. Take a minute to calm down."
    • +9 +10 -1 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "You are speaking pure hate speech. Just plain and simple that was a sexist, bigoted comment and you should be VERY ashamed of yourself.

      Sex between men and women is why you breathe."
    • +4 +4 0 Alberto Jan. 16, 2016
      "This sounds clearly as a desperate measure to keep prostitution illegal. Gang rape for pay likely is a lot of money, and "to survive" depends on how much an individual spent.
      High income certainly will drop for prostitutes in states that is currently illegal. Criminals do crimes for money, not out of poverty in reality; when you make things legal, then criminals get out and search other illegal things to sell so to make a lot of money again. In Mexico for example some drug cartels are starting to kill kids to sell their organs since they do not make money from cocaine anymore.
      So let ignore the criminals and just address prostitution as the act of adults that just don't want to have sex for free."
    • +1 +3 -2 The Liberalist Mar. 4, 2012
      "Of it remains illegal many of the boys couldn't escape from it if it WAS illegal, they'd be arrested."
  • -49 +22 -71 Nom Nov. 7, 2011
    "Its sin its against the bible, something God doesn't want and it is a sad horrid sin along with the fact that these men, women, and children are forced to have sex and lose their virginity out of marriage."
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    • +18 +19 -1 Victor Greywolf May. 25, 2012
      "Oh, please. You expect to convince people to follow point of view with something as superficial and shallow as that?! Give me a break. I mean, you couldn't convince a three year old to follow that, let alone an adult, Nom. Come on. I am sure alot of people are laughing at what you said even as we speak! People have a choice, and only morons with an IQ of less than 1 would believe somethig as laughable as that. What is your source, other than potential schitzophrenia, and edited MSNBC specials? I mean, if you want to sound believeable, try to come up with something like statistics or a link to something feasable. Yeesh, I am so embarrassed for you, I truly am."
    • +13 +14 -1 Logan Mar. 22, 2012
      "I respect that you have beliefs and I am a Christian as well. You and I both know that we don't know what God knows. So just don't say that. If prostitution was legal then we could regulate it to ensure the safety of the worker. People that are forced to have sex is not prostitution its called molestation. We don't live in southern Asia or Africa were their is no control. If you are going to make an argument please have facts to back it up."
    • +5 +6 -1 madisen Jun. 6, 2014
      "no one really cares what god has to say get over it"
    • +3 +3 0 Alberto Jan. 16, 2016
      "US Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.
      Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"
    • -11 +1 -12 Anonymous Mar. 4, 2012
      "Look, it dosen't matter if god doesn't like it.
      People are forced into it. It's often not a choice. Prostitutes are driven to homelessness and rely on Thier pimps to give them shelter and support. If you really are concerned, you should be hunting down the people who are forcing the girls into it and the people who buy it."
  • -56 +32 -88 Ramesh Apr. 28, 2011
    "I have living examples of women inducted as prostitutes in legal brothels in Australia and other advanced nations, subjected to inhumane treatment and conditions having the most undignified living, and no legal protection... By legalising there will be free abduction of our daughters and sisters."
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    • +33 +34 -1 John May. 15, 2011
      "By it being legal, the inducted women can quit, or if they are being abused, they can call the police as victims rather than conspirators."
    • +25 +27 -2 Elizabeth May. 8, 2011
      "If your evidence is what I think it is, you have your wires crossed. You are referring to practices (mostly in wartime) where women from certain countries were captured and enslaved in other countries to provide "comfort" for their troops.

      The Australian cases are from a different era and involved the native peoples being subjugated because they were considered "inferior".

      What is being proposed is a LEGAL, CONSENTING contract entered into freely by an ADULT who wants to do the work. Your fear of "free abduction of our daughters and sisters" would be laughable except that your own culture encourages much worst treatment of those same women you claim to be worried for."
    • +22 +24 -2 Victor Greywolf Jan. 16, 2012
      "Where are your sources other than heresay and personal beliefs? Do you have something tangible? I for one doubt it, and on top of that, if you are believing it, I suspect you watch those specials or talk shows that are anti. If it is LEGAL, LEGAL, mind you, nobody is forced into it. That's just a misconception that they are forced into it. I suggest you come down to the real world, and talk to people who aren't making up sob stories in order to get people on their side for something that they did to themselves. There are no victims in this world, as far as the legal aspect, they knew what they got themselves into it, regret it and do a sob story, that is all there is to it. Now, if people want to believe them, I feel sorry for them, but if you have a viable and documented source, please show it. That is all."
    • +15 +15 0 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "I disagree. I believe that with legalization, abduction will be replaced with HELP WANTED signs. Also, prostitutes will be able to assert their civil rights, as others are able to, in their daily dealings with others and not have to put up with abuse. I don't know ... it seems clear to me."
    • +10 +10 0 A.J.S Sep. 30, 2013
      "There will not be any abduction!!! What are you talking about we are talking about women working by themselves not working under someone else. You my friend are an idiot. The women would have to be of legal age first. You need to search up facts more. They can call the police if they are being abused,harmed, or raped."
    • -23 +4 -27 justsayno Jul. 11, 2011
      "i'm so surprised that there are so many negatives on your posting ... thank you for making your point, because I'm with you on this one"