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Should Prostitution Be Legal?

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  • +72 +131 -59 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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    • +11 +11 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."
    • +3 +4 -1 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."
    • +2 +2 0 Nevaeh Copley Feb. 26, 2019
      "I agree, if the government wont mind their own bees wax they might as well just make it an actual job. They have full power to check what their age is, and they could check them for possible STD's and STI's. They also could give them a card providing the information they need to do the job."
    • -1 0 -1 Ashley May. 13, 2019
      "Choosing to prostitute your body is not an adult decision; it is an act of desperation that soon leads to a life of emptiness. I do agree it is no different than porn. In fact its the same exact thing. Those men and women end up being forced doing things they did not agree on. They feel they are in debt to just to go with it because they are being recorded and have been payed to act as if they enjoy it. I dont know one person that has told me they want to grow up to be a porn star or a fucking prostitute. What if it was your kid?"
    • -1 0 -1 L May. 3, 2019
      "This upsets me. Prostitution is, simply put, morally wrong. Because of prostitution, millions of men, women, and children are sold every day. Usually, it's NOT a choice. People are kidnapped, drugged, or somehow tricked into prostitution. Making prostitution legal would cause so many more people to become trapped in prostitution. Even if it's a choice for some people, it's not a choice for many others. I urge everyone to think about ALL the consequences of prostitution, not only the consequences for people who chose to be prostitutes."
    • -2 0 -2 Courtney Mar. 27, 2019
      "But, prostitutes face potential abuse and could get seriously hurt. Someone shouldn't be forced into a dangerous position simply so they can make money."
    • -2 0 -2 lachus Oct. 30, 2018
      "So you think government should not interfere in a sector if most ppl in it are suffering, and abused? Also, consent is not enough to prevent abuse."
    • -3 +1 -4 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.
    • -12 +1 -13 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."
  • +22 +62 -40 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 +45 -26 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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    • +10 +11 -1 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!!"
    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 27, 2018
      "Truer words were never spoken. They do harass people for the wrong reason. With it being legal, people can get their rocks off, and enjoy life. I've read a lot of the antis arguments, and the only honest thign I can say is that they give more material to us than we would give to them. If I had the personal email address of every stand up comic ut there, I would recommend most of the antis arguments, not only in this, but also in the gay marriage one, because they are funny. I mean, half of these arguments against prostitution are laughable, even by kindergarten standards. You're right, open minded, it isn't for everybody, just as working with disabled people isn't for everybody either. You made a very good argument, which is more than I can say for the antis I also agree, let them do what they do. They aren't harming anyone, and they made that choice, whether they choose to admit it or not. I salute you for bring a mature and very professional part in the pro arguments. Antis, you could learn a thing or two. If you stop being anti, and fight to make it legal, there will be less problems. Prohibition doesn't work, and keeping it illegal only emboldens the abusers. Plus, your arguments against it are highly amusing. Have a great day"
  • +10 +28 -18 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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    • +2 +2 0 Glory A. Apr. 30, 2018
      "That would still lead to underground agencies because most of these people don't have the money for a full education but they can go to a free clinic or healthcare could be provided for them"
  • +9 +16 -7 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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  • +9 +20 -11 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 +19 -10 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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    • 0 +1 -1 Lachus Nov. 14, 2018
      "I have done a bit reasearch myself too. Legalization creates more victims and is generally "feeding the dragon" of human trafficking. If you want to support sex workers then you should follow the nordic model. Btw did you know that legalisation is likely to increase human trafficking?"
  • +9 +18 -9 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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  • +9 +43 -34 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 +13 -3 European Guy Nov. 27, 2014
      "Outstanding!!! You are absolutely correct"
    • +7 +10 -3 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%"
    • +2 +3 -1 anonymous Sep. 14, 2018
      "Agreed, but that's only one side on the argument. Also, it would give an alternative to women. For women trapped in sexless marriages or with a husband/ partner that can't sexually please her (which let's be honest, is a probably a large percentage of men), she too could visit a male or female sex worker. And men would have to try harder to sexually please their woman and do more self improvement to step up their game."
  • +9 +37 -28 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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  • +9 +25 -16 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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  • +9 +21 -12 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 +22 -13 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 +21 -12 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 +35 -26 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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    • +13 +13 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.:)"
    • -12 0 -12 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."
  • +9 +20 -11 brandon Apr. 4, 2014
    "yes! because the rate of herpes is too damn high!
    it's bad (the herpes part)"
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  • +8 +14 -6 ahmed e. Mar. 16, 2016
    "Because why not"
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  • +8 +11 -3 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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  • +8 +18 -10 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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  • +8 +15 -7 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 +19 -11 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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  • +8 +18 -10 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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  • +8 +21 -13 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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  • +8 +27 -19 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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    • -2 0 -2 M Jan. 17, 2018
      "But there is no way to know that the women you are paying for sex haven't been forced into the industry. The majority of prostitutes are victims of sex trafficking and abuse and often cannot escape."
  • +8 +19 -11 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 +18 -10 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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  • +8 +28 -20 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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  • +8 +23 -15 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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  • +8 +19 -11 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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  • +8 +20 -12 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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  • +8 +19 -11 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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  • +8 +17 -9 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 +17 -9 Elise May. 4, 2014
    "vivre libre"
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  • +8 +21 -13 no Apr. 11, 2014
    "no shouldnt have a yes section"
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    • +3 +3 0 person May. 11, 2018
      "Question mark?"
  • +7 +9 -2 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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  • +7 +9 -2 B Apr. 26, 2016
    "Did this entire argument forget about male prostitutes?"
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    • +5 +5 0 Jessica May. 9, 2016
      "Males are free prostitutes already anyways."
  • +7 +12 -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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  • +7 +13 -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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    • +9 +9 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."
  • +7 +15 -8 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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    • +2 +2 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."
  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +8 -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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    • +6 +6 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."
  • +6 +11 -5 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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    • 0 0 0 Ameobabe May. 8, 2019
      "sir yes sir"
  • +6 +15 -9 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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  • +6 +15 -9 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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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    • +3 +3 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."
  • +5 +7 -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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    • +5 +5 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."
  • +5 +8 -3 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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  • +5 +10 -5 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 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."
    • +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."
  • +5 +10 -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 +5 -1 Victor Greywolf Jul. 29, 2018
    "Man, the amount of backwards thinking the antis have is amazing to me. Most people don't realize that the keeping it illegal is what is causing the problems. As far as stable committed relationships go for reason against it, don't blame the prostitutes. They aren't a scapegoat for that. Wives and girlfriends are. People want to have sex, they should have the right to have it. The nordic model? it is a joke. If the men are made criminals for it, wives and girlfriends should be also, since they force us guys to go to them. Don't believe me? Ask the prostitutes. The shows on TV? They are the dumbest. Prostitutes aren't a threat to marriage or relationships. Many married couple go. I know, since I saw some, when I went to Nevada in 08. The reason the negative things with it are out there, is because of antis backwards mentalities. Bottom line, they provide a service, and guys go, in order to have some fun. If wives and girlfriends didn't have their attitudes with us, we wouldn't need to go. What are you people REALLY threatened by? Are you afraid we might like someone more than you Grow up, and quit your mentalities, or there will be more of us going to prostitutes. "Boo me if you want, but you know I am right" - Chris Rock"
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  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +5 -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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    • +3 +3 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."
  • +4 +10 -6 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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    • +7 +7 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."
  • +4 +12 -8 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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  • +4 +16 -12 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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  • +3 +4 -1 Reese LeMaste Jan. 8, 2019
    "It creates jobs"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Shannon Jul. 10, 2018
    "10 yrs ago I was a Escort. I grew up believing that it was wrong. Today, I don't 100% believe that anymore. I would never encourage anyone to take that path but I don't think it should be illegal. It is our bodies and we should have the right to do with it as we wish. No one talks about all the woman that are out there having sex with every Tom, Dick, or Harry but the only difference is they don't charge money and I would bet money that there are more of them than there are of us the only difference is one gets money for it and the other is more accepted and I have a whole lot more to add just not enough space"
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 12, 2018
      "I salute you. More people need to think like you. I went to them, and the funny thing that I learned is that they aren't as bad as people make them out to be. Only jealous, prissy b***** types feel threatened by women in this profession, because it takes away power from them. THAT is what it is all about: Power and control over someone. I am glad to see your point of view changed after you worked in this profession. I agree, it should be legal, for those who want to work in, as well as those who go to them, and not be judged for it.

      If you mean more of them than us, as in saying there are more pro, you are probably right, but they are too afraid to be out, because of mentalities, or being brought up to think a certain way, religion, etc, but I am glad to see you and I aren't afraid to be open.

      Rock on. :)"
  • +3 +4 -1 Fred May. 25, 2018
    "Interesting. 100 people here are pro-liberty, and 100 are anti-liberty (pro-slavery)."
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  • +3 +4 -1 John May. 17, 2018
    "HELL YES! What consenting adults do in their privacy of their own private interactions-whether or not money is exchanged-is their OWN DAMNED BUSINESS! Adults make choices to either sell or buy sex. Let them accept the consequences of voluntarily engaging in either action!"
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf May. 17, 2018
      "If only society would do that, John, but unfortunately, too many insecure people, and people who want to force someone to stay with them are the majority of the problem. That, and the antis won't make money if they profession was legalized. I often wonder, what are the societies we live in threatened buy. Why are the sex acts of consenting adult such a fear to people. Nobody really seems to be willing to answer that. When nevada and other places legalized it, everyone seemed to have lost their minds. I agree with the people who are pro, and the antis arguments, it lead to so much comedic material that open mikers I showed it to often have used it for jokes in their performances. The fact of the matter is, Nevada had it right, and Rhode Island would've, had that idiot who was governor hadn't closed the loophole. I agree with you, it is their own business what THEY do behind closed doors, not ours, unless we are involved. Unfortunately also, there are too many controlling hypocrites and busy bodies who feel threatened by people who don't like people who can think for themselves. SO sad that insecurity reigns on society.

      Peace out."
  • +3 +4 -1 Annie May. 11, 2018
    "Prostitution doesn't do anyone harm honestly. If someone wants to be paid to sexually entertain people then why could they not? I mean strip clubs are a real thing and they are legal. Why is prostitution any different? I understand that sexual orientation is in fact involved but that should segregate people who want to be prostitutes."
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 16, 2018
      "Annie, sexual orientation wouldn't be as prevalant as you think. I mean, Gia Carangi was a prostitute, and she was a lesbian. As far as the reason prostitution is different is because of the exchange of money for it. Sex is still a very taboo subject, despite the fact that mentalities have changed. Swingers clubs people have sex in it is legal, but states and counties have rules that have to be followed, such as on premise, or off premise. The reason antis still have power in the states outside of Nevada is because of stupidity, and still anti sex mentality. Rhode Island could've legalized it, if it wasn't for the schlamiel who was in office who closed the loophole.

      I agree that it doesn't harm anyone, and the antis arguments are incredibly ridiculous, especially with the human trafficking thing, cheating on their significant other, nordic model, etc. It's all stupidity. Mentalities need to change.

      As far as being paid to sexually have an orgasm goes, porn stars do that also. It's a great.

      I also agree that people who want to be prostitutes should be seperated, but the antis love to force their mentalities, so we don't have as much freedom as you think, due to backwards logic society has. Peace out"
  • +3 +4 -1 karensue S. May. 1, 2018
    "How has the criminalization of the sex trade worked out so far? Has it slowed down one iota since the beginning of time when sex was first considered a trade? Why don't we ever learn that governments have a purpose, but should it include acts and activities of two consenting adults?"
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf May. 30, 2018
      "That is the $64,000 question, karensue S. The antis do go, they only want to kep it illegal, because they enjoy the victimization of people. If history has taught us anything, prohibition doesn't work. Only women who are insecure, and wanting to trap a man in a relationship, or feel empowered to force someone to stay with them, or keep them from not having pleasure when they can't. The old saying is true, misery loves company. Lousy lays feel threatened with the legalization of it. If they want to stop spreading STD's, have the sex workers be able to get access to doctors. The criminalization only empowers the antis because they are busy bodies and people who enjoy doing this. Otherwise, why keep it illegal. Their arguments are infantile at best. I am glad to see a woman on the pro side. Good thing Nevada had the right idea Rhode Island could've legalized it, if the moron who was governor closed the loophole. Politicians and high power people are hypocrites and get caught with them. You really said it best. I salute you."
  • +3 +4 -1 ethan Apr. 10, 2018
    "I think it should be legal because it is a free country."
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  • +3 +6 -3 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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  • +3 +7 -4 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 +9 -6 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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    • +4 +4 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."
  • +3 +10 -7 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 +3 -1 It should be legal May. 8, 2019
    "If a woman wants to have sex for money, and it is consensual, I don't see anything wrong with it. All of the Cons be like, "It would transmit STIs and STDs," but with proper regulations set in place this could be eliminated. Women signing up for this job would know what they're getting themselves into. Grow up, and legalize prostitution."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf May. 20, 2019
      "Yeah, because it is ILLEGAL, mind you, STI's are ALREADY transmitted, and it is because of making it illegal, that the problems arise. I agree with what you said, and some of the cons or antis as I like to call them, their arguments are not only absurd, but laughable, even by Fozzie Bear standards. Regulation and legalization is the only way to go. Besides, there is no abuse, or forcing when it is illegal, not matter what some people say. They, my guess would be, probably watch a lot of Hannity and Colmes, or Fox news, and believe the right wing and sob stories on television, or talk shows. I didn't know which one to laugh at first, but I have agree, Nevada had the right idea, same as with other places that legalize t. The antis apparently love to keep it illegal, since it gives them power, and when they do something, it also gives them a phony martyr, or hero syndrome. When it became legal in Nevada, those problems stopped. Too bad the rest of the country can't do the same as Nevada did. If they did, it would be a better place. It will build the economy, and make the world a better place. You have a lot of sense, and the antis are so amusing. Thank you for all the material, Antis."
  • +2 +3 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 26, 2019
    "As the scandals recently have proven, making something illegal only makes it more interesting. As we all saw with the most recent politician arrested for going to a place outside of Nevada, to get their rocks off. Now, with all these things happening, shouldn't it be legalized? This way, we can all be left alone. I didn't know which arguments, as far as cons or antis as I call them, was funnier. The so-called looks good on paper, or the abuse thing. Is that the only song most people know? The "abuse" argument? Where did half of you get that?! Fox news, or Hannity? Google? Puh-lease. Man, these arguments against the legalization of prostitution are laughable at best. These people probably watched the right wing television specials, and like P.T. Barnum proved us right, with a sucker born every minute. He was right. Legalization is the only way to go, since this way, they can be protected, and not get that. IN Nevada, the tourism for sex there, it helps pay for services and thing. Antis, get out more, and get away from Fox news and all the conservatives. You know you contribute to the abuse, and want it illegal, because you like to use it for phony martyrdom. Why not admit it? You;d be feeling better and being more honest. :)"
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  • +2 +3 -1 Rick Mar. 3, 2019
    "The issue here is not legalization but decriminalization. Decriminalization of this is clearly allowed by Roe v Wade.
    The legal issue in that case was a woman's interest in the ability to do with her body as she chooses, i.e. have an abortion versus the State's interest in protecting the life of an unborn child.
    As the Court ruled, the woman's interest in being allowed to have a procedure was paramount to the State's interest in protecting a child's life.
    That is a substantial blow to 'State's interest' related claims versus the individual rights of citizens. A citizen's interest in engaging in prostitution is easily a less harmful act than an abortion. One of the people engaged in the act of abortion die. Every time. Only one of the people in involved in an abortion provide consent. Not surprisingly, the one who can't is the one that dies. Both sides consent to the act of prostitution, if properly regulated (i.e. decriminalization). The private interest, at least, does not kill anyone and the State's interest in saving a life is much stronger that it's interest in saving the life of an unborn child.
    The legal standards required in a case such as this unquestionably rest with decriminalzation."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Victor Greywolf Dec. 28, 2018
    "Yeah, bud. I have never in my life, looked at so many of the comments from the cons, or antis as I call them, and I have to say, I wish I had the email addresses of Leno and Letterman's writer. The hours of material that people have given me, unintentionally could fill a whole bunch of comedians jokes for at least 8 television shots. Truth of the matter is, despite prostitution being illegal, the legalization is the best choice, since the other alternatives aren't so pleasant, such as getting diseases, getting accused of rape, or getting a girl pregnant and ruining both lives. The nordic mode on it is such an embarrassment, that comedians can get more material from it. I have to thank the antis for the fact that their solutions at best are laughable, and the so-called "evidence" one particular one had was laughable, even by Fozzie Bear Standards. Nobody is forced, and saying they are makes as much sense as suing a bar, because they serve booze. The only real solution, no matter what, is legalizing it and regulating it. It's the only way to go, despite anti's objections, and their laughable solutions at best, an that is being polite. Legalize it, because the alternatives aren't so pleasant. Have a great 2018 and beyond"
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  • +2 +3 -1 Debate Dec. 12, 2018
    "I admit, prostitution would not be my first choice of work. But it is or could be a lucrative business. If a woman or man needs money and is willing to have sex to get it, we should not inhibit that. Certainly we should provide other options, offer support for those mistreated in the business, and prosecute those who exploit women for their own benefit.
    But prostitution is not inherently abusive - rather it is supposed to be a mutually beneficial arrangement between two consenting adults. If the agreement is harmful to either side of the party, they should feel able to approach the police for protection or assistance. With the current state of things, that is not happening. Prostitution has never been fully stopped with laws, and the fear of being arrested makes prostitutes more willing to put up with abuses from customers.
    I am not encouraging people to have sex for money. I am simply acknowledging that some do not mind doing so, and others desperately need the income."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf Dec. 12, 2018
      "Also, if it was legalized, like it is in Nevada, the prostitute can refuse services to the client, as has been done many a time. If the client is mature, they will accept the decision. The reaction is something to do with the person being refused service and soliciting it, not the prostitute. It could be a lucrative business, I agree. I agree with what you said. It can be beneficial between two consenting adults, as it should always be. When it is legalized, the client can be arrested if they persist, and charged with the crime, not the prostitute. If the agreement is harmful, the prostitute can always say no, right? You said it best. You came up with a good point. I salute you for it. Hopefully one day, it will be that way, and prostitutes can get rights. Fight the good fight."
  • +2 +4 -2 dirtbag Oct. 12, 2017
    "it should be legal and unregulated allow the market decide if there is a mass std boom marriage and abstinence will return and will be prevalent. until the generation after will complain about people being in their bedrooms. there was a reason sex work was illegal lets find out."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jan. 30, 2019
      "Are you saying it should be unregulated?"
  • +2 +4 -2 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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  • +2 +4 -2 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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  • +2 +5 -3 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 +5 -3 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 +5 -3 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 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 6, 2018
      "I totally agree, J.P., half of the arguments the antis use would be eliminated if it were legalized, especially some that were the most laughable. You said it best. I have to agree, especially since we all know making things illegal and forbidden not only helps organized crime, but also increases interest and desire in it. ONe thing history has taught us is that prohibition doesn't work. Never has, never will. It also will cut down on the illegal aspect, I have to agree, and with legalization, it will give them rights. I had to laugh at some of the arguments the anits made, and I will say this: If I had the email addresses of famous joke writers, I'd recommend some of the antis to them." They use the victim arguments. I mean, come on. Saying you are a victim of a profession you chose is like suing a bar, because you chose to get in there, and got tipsy. You can't police stupidity. If we want true freedom, we have to allow people to make choices and pay the consequences of said choice. That is it in a nutshell. Antis, I thank you, for the laughable arguments. You give us reason to read yours. Keep them up, and maybe one day, you'll get paid for the cheap laughs. Have a great 2018 and beyond. Peace"
  • +2 +7 -5 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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  • +1 +2 -1 SEX POSITIVE AF Mar. 25, 2019
    "Who are you to tell a consenting adult that they can't have sex? Most of the cons are only focusing on the "negative" impacts it has on women, as if they aren’t people (men) buying the sex. Once again society is trying determine what women do with their own bodies!! I do believe that the prostitutes should be over 21 y/o with permits and frequent testing (not sure how often, every other week, after 5 partners). I also think that the buyers should have permits to buy to sex. And there should a data based where the listing could be at like to see who is available for the time being. I think legalizing prostitution will make it easier to spot traffiking because of the need of permits to perform the activity. There would no need for pimps. The income would be taxed which will boost the economy. It's quite easy to make laws that protect the buyer and seller. I have tons of ideas but bottom line is that prostitution should be legal. And yall really need to mind the business that pays you!!! It may even cause some men to look into prostitution and make it more acceptable for women to buy sex too."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 26, 2019
      "Women are doing that right now, in the legal bordellos in Nevada. True, the cons are focusing on it. Shows how powerful the vagina is, if it has this effect of people, same with the penis. Those things must be very powerful to have this kind of effect on CON-servative types. I don't know how it would happen to make people buy sex with a permit or license, but I agree with prostitutes being licensing You are very wise with what you've said, but unfortunately, the prudes, and elite don't like it, since they can't make money their way off of it. The legalization is the only alternative to go, since we all know prohibition doesn't work. What should also be done is them signing something saying they are consenting to work in it, and also to allow them to leave whenever they want, no threats, no stalking, and offer them protection if someone does that. The moralists and right wing, and people who have an infantile mentality are to blame for the problems. The way it should go is have a sex positive mentality, and get rid of the older generation who is anti, and have a more liberal mentality. Most cons, I agree, women should have the right to do with themselves as they see fit. See how powerful the vagina is to these people. Rock on"
  • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf Mar. 11, 2019
    "The most amazing thing here is that people claim they want to let people do what they want, but when it comes to this, it is a problem. Can we say hypocrosy? You claim you want to stop "abuse", yet you won't allow legalization where there can be laws to protect them. There is no abuse since they put themselves there. THEMSELVES, mind you. Not these sob stories they show by the right wing on tv. It's pathetic. You want to believe the sob stories, you are a fool.

    Now, with legalization, and regulation it is good, because it can be enforced, and customers who "abuse" as some kooks call it, can be removed. STD tests cam be made mandatory. The people who work there, know what to look for, and they have refused clients. The antis arguments are laughable, and I have read many. I didn't know which one of them was the funniest one. I wish I could hire them as joke writers, since they will give me dynamite material. Now, with all the scandals going on, wouldn't legalization take that away, and people can express their desires in a closed enviorment? The current situation with the making it illegal isn't working. It didn't work with alcohol, it didn't work with marijuana. Why continue to keep it prohibited? LEGALIZE IT ALREADY! Thank you"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Nevaeh Copley Feb. 26, 2019
    "It should be legal. However, there should be certain circumstances. For example you should have to be a certain age to be able to do it. To many people it may seem as if it is promoting STD and STI's. We can solve that issue with the technology we have today. A program can be created to where people can be checked for any of these. If they have it they will not be able to do it."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 26, 2019
      "You said it best. Also, if a client has an std, or sti, maybe they might try to invent a barrier on them that can prevent the spread. It would also be nice if they can invent a condom that doesn't allow sti to get into the person you are having intercourse with, but unfortunately, it is the mentality, and stigma that prevents the people from making it legal. That, and the antis stupidity that prevents it from being legalized, but get rid of the criminal element like Nevada did, and you will have less problems. Half of their arguments, as I stated, I wish I had the email addresses of joke writers, since they will make comedians rich. The technology, although advanced will never replace actual contact with people, but it might help with satisfaction on SOME level. I agree, legalization is the only way to go, despite some people who believe the opposite, which we all know contributes to the problem, instead of solving it.LEGALIZE IT ALREADY!"
  • +1 +2 -1 rvm Feb. 16, 2019
    "Sex work will have positive effects on society at large, for the following reasons:

    1.) Men and women dissatisfied with each other emotionally won't stay in it for the sex. I feel like this is a problem for men especially, because most men have a scarcity mindset. Having the ability to pay for sex with an attractive person almost guarantees that you're having a relationship purely for the emotional connection.

    2.) Women victimized by clients or pimps will be more enabled to come forwards, since they haven't committed any crime.

    3.) The government has no right to interfere with any consensual exchange between adults behind closed doors. How do they prove that prostitution isn't just a gift of money that happens to coincide with a sexual encounter?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 23, 2019
      "You said it best. The government has absolutely no right to intervene with what two consenting adults do. I agree with number one. Remember if a man wants to go with other women, i's his choice. Women are the reason that men go astray, whether they want to accept it or not, and who cares who is offended by this statement. Get offended if you want, but it is the truth. WHen prostitution became legal, the workers had more rights, and the criminals couldn't operate as freely as they did before. THIS is why prohibition doesn't work. It makes people go underground. When it is legalized, and I don't care if it looks good on paper, as one person said, I'd refer them to some comedians so they can get a job being a joke writer, and the nordic model is even more ridiculous. THe solution is to change the mentality of the culture, and adapt a sex positive culture, and one that doesn't look down on sex. Sex work DOES have a positive impact on society, I agree, rvm, I totally agree with you on this one. as far as the current mentality, it is a joke, and that is being polite. You said it best, man. I salute you."
  • +1 +4 -3 Victor Greywolf Nov. 9, 2017
    "Many of the antis arguments are often from the moralists and the right wing people saying things, and encouraging others to parrot their propaganda for making themselves seem like they know what they are talking about, when in reality, they don't know crap.

    How many of you antis are willing to admit you went to them? I bet none. You people come up with ridiculous and preposterous arguments against it, when in reality, when Nevada legalized it, alot of those things stopped, because they took money away from the criminals, and put it into the state. Prohibition didn't work with alcohol, or drugs, so this needs to be eradicated. They give single men something so they don't resort to other things. What's the matter, antis? Feel threatened? The Nordic model is the dumbest thing in the world, and I can guarantee if it were the other way around, you wouldn't be so quick to defend it. Instead of hating on it, try to make it legalized and regulate it. Nevada and other countries did, and they don't have as many problems. Instead of prohibition, let's try to come up with ways to get a positive thing done. LEGALIZE IT ALREADY! The sob stories, a lot of the so-called victims retracted. let's try a positive change."
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  • +1 +5 -4 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 +4 -3 Liv May. 22, 2017
    "If it becomes legal, it will be easier to protect the people in the business."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 29, 2018
      "You are so right. Forget most of the arguments the antis have, especially since they are the most laughable, even by kindergarten standards. What they don't want to realize, for whatever reason is when it is legal, the prostitutes WILL be protected by law enforcement, judges, and the states, and they will have rights. In Nevada only one person attacked a girl, and he was charged with a felony. By legalizing it, you take away the criminal element. There are no victims, despite what some jokers say, and it is almost comedic, when you look at the sob stories. Leno and Letterman could use people like that, since they will come up with better jokes than their writers. legalization beats the alternative, which contributes to the problem, rather than solving it. By legalization. they can also get access to a doctor, and get tested for STD, and if they are infected with one, stop the spread, and/or cure them, but antis don't want that, since it takes away power for them, and that is what it is all about, power and control. The anits don't want that, since they won't have power, and that is what legalization does, takes power away from criminals and antis, and gives the prostitutes rights."
  • +1 +6 -5 joe Apr. 18, 2017
    "It should be legal"
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 28, 2018
      "I couldn't agree with you more, joe. It should be, and for so many reasons, but unfortunately, the people in power are either too spineless, or they are too much followers of idiots who thrive off the misery of people who are using sob stories created by people like Hannity, and MSNBC, Tyra Banks, etc. Little do they realize that their excuses against legalizing it, are contributing to the problems. They are very backwards, and many have come up with the most amusing arguments as to why it should be kept illegal. (Leno and Letterman would have a field day with this.) Yet, we all know that they go to them, but are too spineless to admit it, because some make money off the suffering of prostitution being illegal. When Nevada legalized it, they took money away from those people, and instead, made the people have rights and choices. Something antis don't want, because they can't label themselves as "heroes" for "saving" the prostitute. The "Nordic" model they praise is even a bigger joke, and that is being extremely polite, because only bitchy wives and girlfriends who don't want their men thinking for themselves can't force them to stay. If there is a reason to legalize prostitution and cheating, they are the reason for it. :)"
  • +1 +5 -4 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 +5 -4 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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  • 0 +4 -4 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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  • 0 +6 -6 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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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 31, 2018
      "Truer words were never spoken. Like with so many other things, people who regret it often use the "being tricked" as a scapegoat, and it is almost comedic to see people do that, and that is what activists against something use to prey on people, in order to exploit a situation for the activist's and media benefit, when in reality, for people such as those who know better, the "victims" are nothing more than a great source of comedic material, and that is being polite, and they deserve to be. I like the way you think, Draca. If only more people would think that way, the people would make fewer mistakes. There need to be less scapegoats, and people need to realize that things that happen to them with extremely few acceptions is their own fault, and not some twist of fate, or just because "the tricked me." Sounds so childish, and it is almost embarrassing that people can't be adults, blame themselves and take personal responsibility.for their own mistakes. More people need to do that, and exploitation will stop. We need more pro people like you, and me out there. Rock on. :)"
  • 0 +5 -5 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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  • 0 +7 -7 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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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 10, 2018
      "Best thing to say ever. I agree. I like the way you think. It should be legal. After all, if people choose to get into it, and in a legal enviornment, they do, they shouldn't cry and play the victim, but take responsibility for their own actions. You made a good one. If only more women thought like you do. I salute you"
  • -6 +3 -9 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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    • +4 +4 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."
  • -6 +2 -8 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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    • +4 +4 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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  • +34 +227 -193 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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    • +34 +38 -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."
    • -1 0 -1 Hermilton May. 5, 2018
    • -1 0 -1 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."
  • +4 +13 -9 lachus Oct. 30, 2018
    "Legalization sounds good only hypothetically, in reality the rules cannot be applied, prostitues dont register, the stigma remains, and the pimps get even stronger abusing more victims. This is empirical experience, knowledge of legalized countries."
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    • +3 +5 -2 lachus Nov. 10, 2018
      "Wait, did you bought prostitutes?! I have evidence, you dont, after this if you still want to live in denial I cant help you. peace."
    • +3 +5 -2 lachus Nov. 7, 2018
      "Google "rape and other sex offences in Nevada 1990-2007". Whats a choice?! You forget that forcing ppl into prostitution exists even when its made legal. No, thats the majority, look it up. Your knowledge is superficial about prostitution. Try again, when you looked up how many of them are tricked or forced. These choices are not made without pressure or threats."
    • +2 +3 -1 Lachus Sep. 26, 2019
      "Evidence further amounts that legalization generates more victims, previously there were studies on trafficking and now even criminal pimps are getting jailed who fought for legalization. Of course criminals dont want to be punished and they want legalization and this phenemenon is spotted in practice. Legalization empowers criminals."
    • +2 +4 -2 Lachus Nov. 15, 2018
      "Victor, first of all, you should start with the following scientific article: "Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking?". That supports that legalisation is likely to increase human trafficking. If you are open to learn, I can help. Peace."
    • +2 +4 -2 lachus Nov. 5, 2018
      "In Nevada rape rates are still higher than average, the legalization didnt seem to help. Your argument is not opposing my claims, i didnt say that stigma is not societal, but that it remains after legalization, i didnt say that prostitutes cant register, but that they dont. Pimps dont give a damn about registering, their profit comes from illegal abuse, which they can do more if their activity is partially legalized. Conclusion remains: legalization equals to more victims."
    • 0 +1 -1 Victor Greywolf Oct. 10, 2019
      "Your "evidence", as you so self righteously put it, is laughable at best, and that Is being extremely compassionate. History has proven prohibition doesn't work. When alcohol was prohibited, it embolden criminals, and THEY became rich. I don't know why you come up with all these arguments against it, but I would have to say, I'd recommend you to Leno and Letterman, if I were best friends with them, because you are very entertaining. Your way of thinking sounds only good hypothetically, and that is being kind. I have to say, you've given me more laughs than all the sob stores I've seen on the news and read about combined. I have to side with the pros, and I thank you for convincing me they are right, and you are wrong. Please, stop these arguments, since they are laughable at best, unless you are trying to be a comedian."
    • -2 +2 -4 Victor Greywolf Nov. 15, 2018
      "Okay, I read the article, but I have to say, it doesn't say anything different than what people have said from before. But I want you to know I read it, and I read as much as I could, and I am sad to say, it didn't sway. I thank you for presenting a more professional way. I salute you for it, but it didn't sway me to say maybe I should change my point of view. Prohibition doesn't work, but I did look at the article and read it, but I don't agree. Thank you, and have yourself a great day. I have to side with the pros.

      Have a great 2018 and beyond."
    • -2 +2 -4 Victor Greywolf Oct. 30, 2018
      "Well, in Nevada, they are. If only other states would do the same. Now, as far as the stigma goes, that is society, especially people who are he holier than though and judgemental people who will attack them. Also, cultural mentalities of some, and I say SOME places. Until that particular mentality changes, the problems will still arise.

      In places that have legalized it, they don't have that, and prostitutes can register. Now, as far as the pimps go, they operate underground, and THAT is where the problems are. If pimps are required to register, and the requirements weren't so stigmatizing, they wouldn't need to operate underground. A bit of a good argument, I will give you that, but still a long way to go. Try again. :)"
    • -3 +2 -5 Victor Greywolf Nov. 13, 2018
      "You have evidence? Maybe in your mind you do. And if that is the case, I have to thank you, for showing me your lack of a case. All I can say, is from your previous arguments you used, you don't have evidence to make me change my mind, or side with you. Live in denial of what? What is there to deny, except listening to someone who claims that they have evidence, but only their saying they do without actual showing it. Amusing. Only saying a pros point of view on prostitution is shallow. MAybe they anti is more shallow. You haven't proven anything, except maybe we pros are right in our thinking. You haven't shown me one shred of evidence as of the last two arguments that might make me change my mind, or maybe re-think my view point of prostitution. All you are showing me, is maybe I am right. Now, if you had some evidence to show me, I might say you may have a point., but you haven't. Maybe you are the one who is living in denial. If you argue, Please show me actual evidence, or come up with better arguments. I hope the next time, you could back up your arguments ANd in answer to your question, yes I did, and I am proud of it. More than I can say for the antis who did, but deny it. Admit it, and the world will go good. Peace out."
    • -3 +2 -5 Victor Greywolf Nov. 7, 2018
      "You know, I was almost ready to side with you, or at least agree with you on SOME of your points, but the way you're presenting it, makes me not agree with you. Besides, in the legal enviornment, a prostitute can refuse service to a client, it's been done, and if a client gets violent with them, they can have the client arrested. It's happened in Nevada and places where it is still legal. AS far as google goes, I wouldn't trust it if I had my life depending on it. Sure, some are tricked, but who was the one who listened to the person who spoke to them, and believed it? It takes two people, one to speak, and the other one to believe. No, my knowledge on prostitution isn't superficial, as you claim, since I went to those houses, and actually interacted with those ladies in the bordellos. I found out a lot of interesting things, and they were every open. Besides, I always asked what their ground rules were, and respected them. In the legal, LEGAL houses, if you violate their rules, they can throw you out. I doubt it is forced when it is legal, because people apply. Why do they apply? Your guess is as good as mine. Moe people are tricked into coming illegally into the USA, for minimum wage jobs. I don't buy this, sorry"
    • -3 +2 -5 Victor Greywolf Nov. 6, 2018
      "Do you have an actual source on this part, or is it based on the sob stories the moralists, right wing, conservatives, and Donald Trump supporters? As far as them not registering, that is on them, not us. I doubt legalization would equal more victims, since it is a choice? Choice isn't victimization. THey choose to do it. I do believe some that are not in it because they were either tricked or whatever, but that is minimal. I don't buy the victim argument, sorry. That is not true. You can't be a victim of something, when you put yourself in it, and that is the bottom line. Only drama queens claim victimization, when they made the choice. In Nevada, where it is legal, it is a choice to work. Key word: CHOICE! . The victim argument lessens the strength of what you are trying to dispute. When something is legal, they choose to be in it. Therefore, legalization DOESN'T cause victimization. By claiming victimization when people made a choice, despite what the mainstream media says, by saying people are victims, when they put themselves in there, it weakens your argument, however I respect your point of view, but I don't agree with it. Try again."
  • +2 +3 -1 Lachus Sep. 26, 2019
    "Step aside from speculations and lets see what happens in the real world. Criminals who traffick and force victims have been fighting and lobbying for legalization/decriminalization, because they can have more sex slaves if its decriminalized. Check the story of Alejandra Gil."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Chase May. 9, 2019
    "I turned from that line of work a long time ago. Women deserve respect and are far too valuable to be selling their bodies to strangers. To prevent women from making the mistakes I've made in the past, I believe it should stay illegal."
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  • 0 +18 -18 M Jan. 17, 2018
    "Prostitution leads to the trafficking, exploitation, and rampant abuse of women. The tiny minority of prostitutes that choose their work are lucky. The much larger majority are mostly women and children who have been kidnapped, beaten, abused, and forced into prostitution. Legalizing this immoral and unethical "service" will only make it easier for pimps and traffickers to profit off of their victims."
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    • +5 +6 -1 Victor Greywolf Jan. 25, 2018
      "Wrong again. The only thing that makes those things happen, such as the kidnapping and being forced into it, is making it illegal, and not allowing it in licensed places. By keeping it illegal, you are enabling the kidnappers, since they operate in the shadows. By making it legal, you give people a choice, and help them get out if and when they choose to get out, and be protected. There is noting good that can come out of the current mentality of it, which antis have, and the mentality is what is causing all these things to happen. When Nevada legalized it, they took the power OUT of the kidnapping as you put it, and forcing people to do it, and instead made it a choice, as it should always be, and by making health and age checks mandatory, you eliminate the forcing people in it. By making it LEGAL, you take away the money from the traffickers. When alcohol and marijuana were illegal, guess who rose to power. Well, but legalizing prostitution, you make it easier for the prostitutes to have protection, and get out without fear of being hunted down, since they are protected by the state. Try again. :) Peace."
    • +2 +2 0 Mike Apr. 8, 2019
      "What about the male sex workers?
      Also you're talking about forced prostitution. if it's legal then those people WON'T HAVE TO FORCE WOMEN OR MEN TO DO IT. There would be willing people, like in porn that want to do it. thus taking out the need to find and force."
    • -2 0 -2 lachus Oct. 30, 2018
      "This is reality. Many of the pro guys dont understand that legalization helps the traffickers to avoid police and makes impossible for victims to get out of the business, which is only legal on paper."
  • -2 +3 -5 karissa gross Mar. 27, 2019
    "I don't think that it should be because all it does to people is it just tears people down"
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  • -2 +8 -10 Reese LeMaste Jan. 8, 2019
    "it promotes STD or STI"
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    • +3 +3 0 Nicole Cox of Dallas Feb. 6, 2019
      "90% of sex workers use protection while working.Also 90% of cheating spouses dont so you are most likely to catch a STD from a cheating souse banging your best friend than a sex worker."
    • +3 +4 -1 Victor Greywolf Jan. 10, 2019
      "Wrong. UNprotected sex promotes that. Please make a legitimate argument. Try again"
  • -2 +22 -24 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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    • +4 +5 -1 Victor Greywolf Mar. 27, 2018
      "Really? The legalization of it will deter the human trafficking. Think about it. When prostitution was legalized in many countries and in Nevada, they had it run under different types of people. The human trafficking DECREASED! Why? Because they took it away from the pimps and criminal organizations, and put it into the place of the counties, and the government. It won't become blatant, due to the fact that it will be well controlled, and also be better managed, and with law abiding citizens managing it, there will be help for those who want to leave, without fear of whatever happening, and on top of that, getting STD tests and checked. By continuing the ILLEGAL trade, as is currently going on, all the problems are happening, because criminals are controlling it. But hey, that is what the majority want, so you people have NOTHING to complain about, since you are exacterating the human traffickers and making them more bold. But that is what people want, since it is illegal. So, until people chance, nothing will improve. So, you people can't complain since you are part of the problem, but whatever floats your boat.

      Have a great 2018 and beyond."
    • +2 +2 0 ron Sep. 2, 2018
      "I can give you an example of a town that years ago had legal prostitution and there was little to no problems in that town and then the state came in and shut them down within a very few days the towns jail was not large enough to hold the people that no longer could get their rocks off so violence, abuse and conflict began to be once again a serious problem for the community, it resembles what would happen if they legalized drugs taking the profit out of dealing in drugs would sure slow things down i have been around people that do drugs and one of the things that attracts them to drugs is the forbidden aspect something in human nature that is attractive to a great number of people in the world."
    • +2 +3 -1 Jimmy Nov. 11, 2017
      "There is scant evidence that a connection exists between the sex industry and human trafficking. I am not saying it does not exist, but it is minimal at best ...
      I don't mind declaring I've used sex workers most of my life. I respect them as people and respect their work. In all my involvement with them I don't think I've ever seen a single incidence of human trafficking. Again, I am not saying it doesn't exist anywhere - but the claim that the sex industry is rife with trafficking is nonsense.
      It really is about a certain set of people who simply want to prohibit a common universal human activity for ideological reasons."
  • -2 +20 -22 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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    • +4 +5 -1 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 +3 -1 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 +3 -1 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."
  • -3 +9 -12 Hermilton May. 5, 2018
    "Um why would i want to go and abuse my body just so i could get money we have a word for that these days we call it WRONG!! also im only 14 so im still growing even when I am an adult, i still wouldn't want to go and cheat on my husband for money if anyone would approach me in that manner id be like, "Boi i was in the military if you go and survive maybe i'll look at you." normal people would aggree to whatever the person who approached them said. Im not normal.
    help me"
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  • -3 +10 -13 Natalie A. Mar. 15, 2018
    "Our world does not need to further degrade people's worth by allowing these acts to take place. If this were to be legalized, think of all of the young children who would be raised to think it is okay and then have to live their lives a prostitute just to survive and provide for themselves and their families."
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    • 0 +3 -3 Victor Greywolf Mar. 17, 2018
      "Man, this one, I wouldn't know where to start. You must've watched either a lot of those stupid sob stories, or that public service announcement where the girl said "You are worth waiting for." Oh, man. I am so disappointed with this one. Nobody's worth is being degraded. I don't know where you get that one from. If it were legalized, people would act differently, but unfortunately, it is the antis mentality that brings things such as this up. Young children WOULDN'T think that, no matter what you people say. If it were legal, once they decide to call it quits, like they did in Nevada, they could leave and start with a clean slate. Legalization would allow that, since it would allow them to do that. Flawed. Try again."
    • -2 0 -2 lachus Nov. 9, 2018
      "You are absolutely right, Natalie. Children would be lured much more easily into being sex slaves and because the demand for prostitutes increase after legalization, much more children would be kidnapped, tricked or forced to feed the demand. Legalization is a disgrace."
  • -3 +10 -13 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 +3 -1 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."
  • -3 +54 -57 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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    • +3 +5 -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 -3 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."
  • -3 +63 -66 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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    • +13 +13 0 Trevor Feb. 25, 2014
      "you do realize men are prostitutes too..."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +9 +9 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!!!!"
    • +9 +10 -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."
  • -4 +10 -14 Tina S. Jan. 30, 2018
    "Prostitution can transfer many sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, HIV, and herpes. It can cause people to get sick and possibly die."
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    • +5 +5 0 Glory A. Apr. 30, 2018
      "If thats your reason then we should close down bars, clubs, ban alcohol, every drug or mind altering drink, and not wearing a condom should be illegal. All these things can cause STDs to be transferred but no one is making these things illegal. We can't pick and choose. People's best bet is to wear a condom for every time they have sex and check in with their doctors every few months."
    • +5 +5 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 2, 2018
      "No, unprotected sex leads to more STD's. You got it all wrong. People get sick, because of injecting themselves with drugs, as well as having unprotected sex. If it were legal, prostitutes could go to a doctor, and have the diseases be caught before they spread. These things spread because it has to be underground, due to the keeping it illegal, and because prostitutes can't go to the doctor. When Nevada legalized it, as well as other countries, the STD's went down, because prostitutes could get examined by a doctor, and if one was found to have a disease, they could make her work someplace else or treat them to prevent the spread of STD's. By making it go underground, and keeping it illegal, you are enabling the ones with diseases to continue doing what they are doing. When it becomes legal, LEGAL, mind you. Thy can go to doctors, and get help, since a lot of advances are made in science, so the diseases can be caught. Also, if people use condoms, and practice safe sex, the chances of a disease goes way down. Also would help if people would stop shaming women or men who get into that. After all, antis love the misery, only they won't admit it.."
  • -4 +14 -18 bboi Nov. 14, 2017
    "There are children in this world that look up to adults. Let me ask you a question... If you have children would you want them growing up and getting bullied because their mother sells her body for money? Would you want them to follow in your footsteps? Would you want them to have to worry about if their mother is gonna come home every night? Or if their mother is gonna get with the wrong person and get raped? Do you really want that for your children? Or here what about this... you having to worry about who the father of your child is? Like really?"
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    • +5 +5 0 Victor Greywolf Apr. 9, 2018
      "Man, oh man. I doubt they would get bullied, because most people DON'T brag about having sex with that person, and they don't brag about the profession, especially to their children. I don't know what kind of world you live in, but they don't do that. I doubt kids would be bullied as you claim, since the mother wouldn't brag about it, and neither would the person who is having sex with them, as you claim in this post.. People don't work like that, believe it or not. As far as who the father is, real life doesn't work like that, since real life isn't the talk shows, where people go on there and publicly humiliate themselves on television. People have more sense than that. I don't know what kind of world you live in, but real life isn't like that. Try again."
    • -3 0 -3 Dylish Feb. 5, 2018
      "I completely agree with this. This is a great look on something that is not so great."
  • -4 +16 -20 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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    • +2 +3 -1 Victor Greywolf Feb. 25, 2018
      "By legalizing it, you give them the chance to get tested for STD's and to stop the spread by catching the ones with STDs BEFORE the spread continues and getting them out. Also, legalizing it can allow them to work if they want to get out, to do it in a safe way. Making it illegal prevents them from getting help. Try again, anti."
    • +1 +2 -1 ron Sep. 2, 2018
      "people want and need to get their rocks off and when they don't many of them resort to violence and abuse in some form or another, you cannot change human nature with restriction."
    • +1 +2 -1 Emily Feb. 23, 2018
      "I agree"
    • +1 +2 -1 L Feb. 12, 2018
      "But the problem is even though it is "disgusting", there are plenty people who pay for sex and sell their bodies. Legalizing will help decrease the posibility of diseases."
  • -4 +28 -32 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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    • +8 +11 -3 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."
    • 0 +1 -1 Victor Greywolf Nov. 13, 2018
      "Beats the alternative, which is even more sickening. Prohibition simply doesn't work. With Alcohol, who rose to power? The criminals Legalization takes it away from the big criminals as Nevada has proven, with the houses. Legalization is the only way to go. After all, with legalization, it can be controlled, and most of the problem is stopped. They still haven't found the solution for human trafficking, but with legalization, they can get people who are age of consent in the houses, if they so choose to, and if they don't want to work there, they don't have to.. I am glad it is legal in the netherlands. It's better to have it legalized than the alternative, which is continuing the problem,. With legal places, contrary to what some antis say, nobody is forced to go in there. They put themselves in the houses, not the other way around. Keeping it illegal emboldens the traffickers. I bet the antis go, only they don't want to admit it. Thank you, Netherlands for legalizing it.They did the right thing.

    • 0 +1 -1 lachus Nov. 9, 2018
      "Excellent source. Legalization was a bad idea and failed resulting in more victims where it was enacted. No wonder, that encouraging men to buy women resulted in more women forced into selling their bodies."
  • -5 +28 -33 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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    • +8 +10 -2 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."
  • -6 +45 -51 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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    • +3 +9 -6 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."
    • +2 +2 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. :)"
    • -5 +4 -9 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."
  • -7 +13 -20 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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    • +5 +5 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."
  • -9 +4 -13 Emily Feb. 23, 2018
    "abortion has murdered millions of unborn children and it hurts the fetuses"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Hermilton May. 5, 2018
      "what does that have to do with prostitution"
    • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf Feb. 25, 2018
      "That has nothing to do with prostitution, because although most or many are single moms, they got pregnant PRIOR to getting into it, so that argument, like many other anti's arguments are extremely flawed at best. And also, they don't normally allow it in the birth canal without condoms, so again, a flawed argument. Try again, anti."
    • 0 +2 -2 Anonymous May. 11, 2018
      "We weren't even talking about abortion..."
  • -10 +22 -32 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 +9 -20 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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    • +7 +7 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."
  • -13 +11 -24 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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    • +14 +16 -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. :)"
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 8, 2018
      "Sex toys, Jayde P? You are making me laugh. 99.98% of them couldn't even make that thing if their lives have depended on it. Puh-lease! I mean, that would be a higher standard, especially since they would be so lousy at it, if they tried it,people would be laughing to no end. As far as diseases go, if it were legal, and society didn't act so anti, people could go to the doctor, and get treated. If it were legal, they could get tested, and treated for it. Role model? Again, a laughable argument. Research has shows when kids have parents with certain types of professions, or illnesses, the kids have more understanding about a lot of situations and circumstances in life. True, you can't tell by looking at them, but you can tell, once the disease shows. If it were legal, like in Nevada, you can get tested, and they can catch the diseases. That is why they created home kids, where people can test confidentially, if people request them."
    • +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."
  • -13 +8 -21 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 +12 -25 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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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 31, 2018
      "Nevada did You're right to a point, Hols. We need a better society, but people who want to have a NSA fun should also have that right too. Changing the law WILL help, because not only will it give Law enforcement better tools to handle problems, but it will also build trust amongst the prostitutes and police to go after criminals. By legalization, it will solve the problems in the sense of, there will be better understanding, and for those who want to get out, a chance to properly do so, and without fear of reprisal. Mankind IS mature enough to deal with it. After all, other countries who legalized it, they changed the structure of it, and also, made it more of a choice. After all, prostitution is there, but who does it really threaten? We know antis will go, and they feel empowered by the illegal aspects of it. If only more states will legalize it, all the money that is spent on them can be used for education, fighting STD's, mental health, etc, provided that people in power stop fighting wars overseas and concentrate on the USA. It WILL stop trafficking and rape. Drug use. People want to use drugs, you can't stop them, but rape and human trafficking? It will. The human trafficking argument is a scapegoat. Try again. :) Peace out"
  • -13 +32 -45 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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    • +11 +12 -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."
    • +6 +7 -1 Kai Dec. 11, 2015
      "You're completely forgetting the fact that there are also male prostitutes."
    • +5 +6 -1 N Sep. 25, 2016
      "Prostitution doesn't only apply for women. Prostitution applies to all gender."
    • -2 +1 -3 huh Apr. 25, 2018
      "you cant see but im clapping"
  • -14 +4 -18 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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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 4, 2018
      "It is a great thing, since they can do something other than be a slave to a corporation. It isn't as easy as that, because many times, people don't get paid enough to want to stay.. People would rather prostitute, because as the standard of living goes up and up, they need something to do to help their income. The way you are thinking doesn't help the "problem.." A very amusing thing to say. Get jobs is the solution. Shows how far bias and ignorance has. Fact of the matter is, they can make more money if it was legal doing that, but antis are threatened by their better ability. They "day job" isn't always a good thing. Try again."
  • -14 +6 -20 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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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 8, 2018
      "Actually, it would cause LESS rape, due to the fact that if someone wanted to have it, they could have it without a problem, so that is flawed. Increase more crimes? I doubt it. Why? Because more freedoms people have access to, less need to go underground, and life is better. It would DECREASE them, and it IS the right thing to do, regardless of the antis point of view, because if people can get access to it, we can have a better life. Maybe one day it might be, because keeping it illegal INCREASES the crimes, AND causes MORE problems than solves. The anti solution isn't working. legalization is the only way to go. It may happen one day, because prohibition doesn't work, and the proof is the problem. It only contributes."
  • -14 +11 -25 Midori May. 17, 2016
    "shouldn't be legal
    get a life kids"
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  • -14 +6 -20 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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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 3, 2018
      "Actually, if it were to be legalized, the rate of STDs would DECREASE, due to them having access to doctors, as well as medicine to be able to treat or cure the STD rate. When it is illegal, the problems increase. Study your history, when prohibition was around, problems increased, and gangsters and criminal organizations became more powerful than the government, and criminals became rich, and exploitation went up. The issue with the prostitution is because of the ignorance of people, and the moralists who want to impose prohibition, and those who are dumb enough to be followers. If only the rest of the USa was like Nevada, who had the intelligence to legalize it, and as a result, sex workers can get access to doctors, and also prevent the spread of STD's. As far as the customers go, in the houses, they can check them for STDs or whatnot. It isn't what a lot of people think, especially since Nevada hasn't had any STD's in the brothel, and if a worker has one, they have to leave. The illegal trade wouldn't care, so they work there. By legalizing it, you take money and power away from the illegal trade, and get the workers tested. Customers can get tested too.Try again."
  • -14 +6 -20 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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    • +2 +3 -1 Victor Greywolf Jul. 4, 2018
      "Actually, it won't, since by being able to have prostitutes have access to doctors, they can get tested for STDS, and be able to stop the spread of them, since they will be able to identify who has the STD's, and stop spreading them before they get out there. When legal, they can get access to health insurance, and be treated by doctors, or clinics that specialize in STD's. As far as setting a bad example for children argument, alot of other things will do that, so there blows your argument. Property values? So, houses that help people in various situation should be closed down, because they bring down property values? Places that help youths get out of gangs should be closed because they will affect property values, or help ex cons should be closed down for the same reason? Wow. Man, that is one of the ignorant arguments people have against it. I don't know whether to laugh or shake my head in pity at this. They provide a service, whether you people like it or not. And I bet half of the antis could use their services, because their significant others sure don't, and for good reason. This one is by far, one of the funniest anti arguments ever. Thank you"
  • -14 +13 -27 R Apr. 26, 2016
    "It should be illegal. It is wrong."
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    • +3 +3 0 Bob Apr. 24, 2018
      "Please make an argument"
  • -14 +12 -26 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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    • +8 +8 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."
  • -14 +7 -21 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 +9 -23 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 +9 -23 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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    • +7 +7 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 +25 -39 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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    • +9 +10 -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??"
    • +8 +9 -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."
    • +7 +7 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."
    • +6 +6 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."
  • -15 +7 -22 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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  • -15 +23 -38 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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    • +7 +11 -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."
    • +5 +5 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."
    • +4 +4 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 +16 -31 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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    • +10 +11 -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."
  • -15 +14 -29 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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  • -15 +13 -28 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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  • -16 +7 -23 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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    • +14 +14 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."
    • +4 +4 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."
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 5, 2018
      "Really now? Wow. Fact of the matter is, prostitution DOESN'T ruin the relationship, contrary to what you antis may believe. The problem lies with the person you people are in a relationship with. Bottom line, most people in relationships DON'T go to prostitutes, unless the person with holds sexual intimacy. If that is the case, then the person with holding it deserves what they get. Couples do go to brothels. I've seen them when I went into those places in 2008. You can also try an open relationship, as many have. The argument of threat to stable committed relationships i extremely flawed, as some of you use. Do your research and try again."
  • -16 +15 -31 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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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Jan. 9, 2019
      "No, ignorance, and unprotected sex will lead to that. Very ignorant. No, when it is legal, LESS human trafficking will occur, since people won't be forced. into it, again, another ignorant statement. Tops the first one you made. With it being legal, prostitutes will get access to medical testing. It won't lead to homicide and rape, tops the first two in ignorance, and is very laughable. It's not a repression to women, since THEY put themselves in there. Not a very good argument against it. Making it illegal empowers the criminal underworld. Do some more research. When prohibition was enacted, THAT empowered the criminal underworld, because they were able to take advantage of it, study your history. It isn't immoral to those who want to do it. People put themselves in those situations. People have to accept and take responsibility for their mistakes. There are no victims in this world. When people realize that, life will get better. They put themselves in there, contrary to what sob stories in the news tell us. This isn't a very good argument, and it gets a minus one. By legalization, you take away power from the criminals since people can choose who they have sex with and who they won't etc. Try again. Make a better argument. :)"
  • -16 +7 -23 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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    • +10 +11 -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."
    • +5 +5 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 +10 -26 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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    • +5 +5 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."
  • -16 +9 -25 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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  • -16 +6 -22 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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    • +10 +12 -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."
  • -17 +7 -24 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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    • +10 +11 -1 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."
    • 0 0 0 Lachus Sep. 26, 2019
      "Very well said, I see you made some deeper research than 99% of the commenters. Have a great day!"
  • -17 +17 -34 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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    • +10 +12 -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."
  • -17 +22 -39 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 +2 -9 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?"
  • -18 +1 -19 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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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 14, 2018
      "Not really, since they can get examined by a doctor and get it spotted BEFORE it spreads. Also, if they have access to education on STDs, they will know what specifically to look for. It will be healthy, since both customer AND prostitute will be able to be checked, and get treatment without stigma from society. It should be legalized, since this way, they can not only get access to it, but if they see that a customer has a disease, they can refuse service to them, and if the customer tries anything, law enforcement and the legal system can come to their rescue. By keeping it illegal, you spread the diseases via customers who have it continue to infect not only prostitutes, but also people who aren't with diseases."
  • -18 +11 -29 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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  • -18 +14 -32 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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    • +9 +10 -1 Greg "dratsab" Dec. 19, 2013
      "Guess it should be illegal to work at McDonalds too, right?"
  • -21 +9 -30 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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    • +8 +8 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."
    • +7 +7 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 +8 -29 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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    • +9 +9 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 +27 -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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    • +16 +17 -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."
    • +12 +15 -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."
    • +12 +15 -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."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +8 +9 -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?"
  • -21 +38 -59 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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    • +14 +16 -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."
    • +13 +14 -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?"
    • +12 +13 -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."
    • +10 +10 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."
    • +9 +9 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."
    • +8 +8 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."
    • +2 +2 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."
    • -3 +3 -6 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."
    • -4 +2 -6 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?"
  • -23 +8 -31 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 !"
  • -23 +12 -35 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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    • +6 +6 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."
  • -23 +22 -45 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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    • +18 +19 -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."
    • +16 +17 -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."
    • +14 +15 -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."
    • +13 +14 -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."
    • +12 +13 -1 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "So we shouldn't have freedoms because there is always a better way than freedom?"
  • -24 +7 -31 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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    • +10 +10 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?"
    • +3 +3 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."
  • -24 +12 -36 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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  • -24 +8 -32 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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    • +8 +9 -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."
  • -24 +25 -49 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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    • +22 +26 -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."
    • +7 +8 -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."
    • -12 +4 -16 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."
  • -24 +49 -73 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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    • +10 +12 -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?"
    • +9 +12 -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."
    • +5 +8 -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."
  • -25 +7 -32 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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    • +12 +12 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."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +9 +9 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"
    • +5 +5 0 Sean May. 30, 2016
      "they could put the child up for adoption"
  • -25 +48 -73 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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    • +29 +32 -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."
    • +29 +32 -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."
    • +28 +30 -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."
    • +14 +17 -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."
    • +13 +14 -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."
    • +11 +12 -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."
  • -27 +20 -47 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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    • +17 +18 -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."
    • +14 +14 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."
    • +14 +15 -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."
    • +14 +16 -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"
    • +14 +17 -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?"
    • -15 +3 -18 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."
  • -27 +20 -47 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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    • +31 +31 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."
  • -28 +9 -37 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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    • +12 +12 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."
    • +11 +11 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."
  • -28 +17 -45 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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    • +21 +21 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."
    • +17 +17 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."
    • +17 +17 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 +27 -55 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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  • -29 +8 -37 Julie Sep. 4, 2013
    "prostitution spreads disease and is a death sentence for some women!"
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    • +8 +9 -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."
    • +7 +8 -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?"
  • -29 +8 -37 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."
    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 11, 2018
      "The Swedish model is nothing more than a stupid, and lousy joke, and that is being polite. Making things illegal doesn't work, and their model has to be an embarassment to backwards mentalities. When it is legal, it can be regulated. How many antis will admit they love keeping it illegal, because they not only love the exploitation, but the power it gives them to become phony heroes, as well as religious nutcases, who want to claim to "save" someone, when in reality, they are contributors to the problem. When Nevada legalized it, they took it away from the criminals, and instead gave power to the sex workers, not to the criminals who get more brazen, because they can do what they want. None of the solutions antis have work. Never have, and never will, not when you look at the numbers. But I have to admit, half of the antis give great material for jokes to be made about their solutions, so thank you, Antis. You give us jokes and material to work on. Keep up the good work, and maybe a comedian might hire you for some writing. Your solutions, are a miserable joek. Legalization is the only way to go, whether you believe it nor not."
  • -29 +10 -39 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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    • +16 +16 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."
    • +14 +14 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."
    • +10 +10 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."
  • -29 +12 -41 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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    • +17 +17 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"
    • +14 +16 -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."
    • +13 +14 -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."
  • -30 +11 -41 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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    • +14 +15 -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."
    • +13 +17 -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."
    • +3 +3 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."
    • -3 +4 -7 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?"
    • -9 +4 -13 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."
  • -30 +17 -47 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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    • +20 +22 -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."
    • +13 +13 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."
    • +6 +7 -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."
    • -17 0 -17 Vinathi Feb. 6, 2012
      "Couldn't have said it better."
  • -30 +26 -56 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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    • +16 +17 -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?"
    • +15 +17 -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"
    • +15 +19 -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."
    • +12 +12 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."
    • +9 +9 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?"
    • +7 +7 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."
    • +5 +5 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."
  • -30 +30 -60 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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    • +25 +28 -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."
    • +18 +19 -1 The Jester Mar. 4, 2012
      "Morality isn't a valid answer"
    • +12 +13 -1 Phil Jul. 6, 2012
      "Well then you must not be a Democrat. Democrats believe in separation of church and state."
  • -30 +43 -73 tyler Sep. 26, 2011
    "it violates everything women have fought for"
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    • +33 +36 -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."
    • +29 +32 -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"
    • +29 +31 -2 Kendra Folsom Oct. 31, 2011
      "Agreed. But what about the men who wish to be prostitutes?"
    • +17 +20 -3 Savannah Jan. 26, 2012
      "like you would know! we can do what we want if we want to so get over it!"
    • +13 +15 -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."
    • +8 +8 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Everything? Their bodies their rights? I don't think so."
    • +6 +9 -3 The Liberalist Mar. 4, 2012
      "Do you realize that most prostitutes are actually men?"
  • -30 +30 -60 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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    • +27 +28 -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."
    • +19 +19 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."
    • +17 +18 -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."
  • -31 +5 -36 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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    • +13 +13 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."
    • +12 +12 0 Sanderson Sep. 11, 2013
      "What about women who find it empowering and freeing?"
    • +2 +2 0 Shannon Jul. 15, 2018
      "wrong its very powerful because we {escorts} have the choice who to service and how we want to service men and I takes a very strong woman to be able to do it in the first place. There are responsibilities that come with it just like any other business that you may own and run. You have no idea my dear what it is all about and intels."
  • -31 +15 -46 Andrew O'Leary Oct. 20, 2012
    "You are selling your body and soul to the devil."
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    • +15 +17 -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?""
    • +13 +13 0 Rich Bianchi Dec. 28, 2012
      "Keep your religion to yourself."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +9 +9 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."
  • -31 +24 -55 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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    • +14 +14 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."
  • -31 +34 -65 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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    • +25 +26 -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."
    • +19 +21 -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."
  • -32 +17 -49 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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    • +15 +16 -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."
    • +14 +15 -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."
    • +12 +13 -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."
    • +9 +9 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."
    • +9 +9 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."
    • +2 +2 0 Shannon Jul. 15, 2018
      "I was one and you do have a point but its our bodies and choice in the end."
  • -32 +27 -59 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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    • +14 +14 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?"
    • +13 +13 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."
    • +9 +9 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."
    • +2 +2 0 Shannon Jul. 15, 2018
      "Men will cheat with or without us {escorts} and I also pay taxes from doing so. It isn't against the law to be a escort in the first place. I can have a paid date with men legally just not sex. But we can have sex consensually but not for money. Get it?"
  • -33 +21 -54 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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    • +18 +19 -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?"
    • +16 +17 -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."
    • +15 +15 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."
    • +14 +14 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."
    • +12 +12 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."
    • +9 +10 -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."
  • -34 +33 -67 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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    • +28 +29 -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"
    • +14 +14 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."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +3 +3 0 Shannon Jul. 15, 2018
      "I was a Escort and always used condoms because of the variety and want to keep my body clean. I know there are some who don't but we aren't the only ones spreading the STDS nor the majority. There are so many people out there screwing around with each other and not with prostitutes. This world is full of what people call Sluts and that includes men Sluts as well who are doing the same but for free and are more likely having unprotected sex so what do you think we should do about all that?"
  • -35 +19 -54 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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    • +24 +25 -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."
    • +20 +21 -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."
    • +19 +20 -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!"
    • +12 +12 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."
    • +11 +11 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."
  • -37 +38 -75 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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    • +33 +37 -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."
    • +32 +34 -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."
    • +7 +9 -2 Jorge Apr. 22, 2014
      "That's stupid Bree. Don't bring prostitutes into schools then. Simple as that."
    • +7 +10 -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."
    • -3 +3 -6 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."
    • -6 +2 -8 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."
  • -39 +30 -69 beast Oct. 19, 2011
    "they get violated and get taken advantaged of"
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    • +20 +23 -3 Tom Dec. 11, 2011
      "That happens now because sex workers cannot go to the police and report crimes against themselves."
    • +13 +15 -2 Waffle Feb. 13, 2012
      "Believe me, they are not being taken advantage of. They want it just as much as the guy does."
    • +7 +7 0 Deb Jul. 21, 2014
      "Who exactly gets violated and taken advantage of ?"
    • -6 0 -6 anastasia Dec. 5, 2012
      "this is true even thogh you havent been violated now dosnt meen you wont in the futuer"
  • -40 +8 -48 @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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    • +13 +14 -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."
    • +11 +11 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."
    • +4 +4 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."
  • -42 +28 -70 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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    • -11 +2 -13 The Jester Mar. 4, 2012
      "Working as a prostitute equivalents to having a minimum wage and having a home barely worth 10 bucks"
  • -43 +15 -58 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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    • +20 +23 -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."
    • +15 +16 -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."
    • +11 +12 -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."
    • +6 +6 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."
    • +3 +5 -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."
  • -53 +24 -77 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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    • +20 +21 -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."
    • +14 +15 -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 +5 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"
    • +5 +7 -2 madisen Jun. 6, 2014
      "no one really cares what god has to say get over it"
    • -13 +1 -14 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."