What are your views on prostitution?

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What are your views on prostitution?

Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Re-Watching much of the Cathouse series and listening to a girl on the radio yesterday who wrote a book called "Sugarbabe" for which she was paid $1,000 a week to exclusively have sex with, cook for, and converse with a man has made me give some consideration to this topic. I tend to think of the community at EF as fairly liberal but I'm curious as to what the general opion is? Wrong all together or only in certain circumstances? Should it be entirely legal?

Also, please feel free to comment on what you believe qualifies as prostitution? Just sex for money? Or companionship for money? Staying with someone to maintain a lifestyle even?

And what are your thoughts on those who choose this as a career or lifestyle?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Prostitution is entirely wrong and should be illegal everywhere
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Prostitution laws should be lifted (besides health screenings) and women should be allowed to profit from thier bodies
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I'm OK with women doing what they choose with thier bodies, but am oppossed to them doing it in areas where it is illegal
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Total votes: 159 (144 voters)
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06/17/2010
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Sir Sir
It's a person's decision what they do. However, government should have more laws concerning these people and their health and well-being, NOT have laws preventing them from prostitution.
06/17/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
There's another poll that asked the same thing on Eden.

I don't think there should be laws concerning what any person does to their own body. I don't even think suicide should be illegal.
06/17/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Thanks JR...somehow didn't see that one!
06/17/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Thanks JR...somehow didn't see that one!
eh...with a few thousand posts on here, it's easy to not see something!
06/17/2010
Ciao. Ciao.
The biggest problems with prostitution are disease spread and human trafficking not the sex acts themselves. I think that is pretty clear. I would think that legalizing and regulating prostitution would help with these things. It's not going to be a perfect world, but it would at least be a better situation. It seems to me that law enforcement has better things to monitor than sexual practices (assuming they don't involve children) and regulated prostitution could also create a pretty decent tax revenue stream for supporting programs like healthcare, border security (which would help with human trafficking), and education (sex and otherwise). I don't think prostitution is always a good thing for everyone involved, but I do think reasonable monitoring can make it a reasonably safe and legal business.
06/17/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
You make a great point, Boink...if it could be taxed and legalized nationwide, imagine what that could be put toward...
06/17/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
You make a great point, Boink...if it could be taxed and legalized nationwide, imagine what that could be put toward...
that's along the same reasoning why some people are also in favor of legalizing pot and other drugs too.
06/17/2010
Penguin Penguin
It's pretty common over seas. I saw it a lot in the military.
06/18/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Sir
It's a person's decision what they do. However, government should have more laws concerning these people and their health and well-being, NOT have laws preventing them from prostitution.
Very well said Sir.



I'm curious as to why you chose to not include men... Females are not the only gender that prostitutes. In certain areas, female prostitution in not the norm and it is males instead.

I consider prostitution any sexual act for personal gain that can be achieved by other means. Sex for drugs, safety, food, money, etc. I would not call someone a prostitute unless they did this to maintain a lifestyle no matter how high or low it is. Otherwise I would use it as a verb not a noun.
06/18/2010
ScotchIrish ScotchIrish
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Re-Watching much of the Cathouse series and listening to a girl on the radio yesterday who wrote a book called "Sugarbabe" for which she was paid $1,000 a week to exclusively have sex with, cook for, and converse with a man has made me give ...
It is their choice. It comes with great risks. I have known a few women that did this. I have never been with a prostitute. I don't think I could ever go to one. That is my choice. With the right circumstances, preparation, guidelines ...ect. There have been some successes. And, there are those that enjoy the pleasures and services provided. I feel prostitution should be legalized at some point or time in society. But, the ramifications of legality; medical, religious, ethical, cultural , stereotypes, taboos ...ect will take a very long time and many supporters to cross barriers that tide and bind.

In the case where a person is forced. Death to all who hinder, harm and contain you. To those who find no other choice; society should provide for you. For those who choose willingly, it is your life you risk first. Then, every single customer second. The odds of solace in your life, are stacked against you. Take a lot of time to think this choice over and consult whomever you can. You can turn back, but your can't always take away the results of you decisions.
06/19/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Very well said Sir.



I'm curious as to why you chose to not include men... Females are not the only gender that prostitutes. In certain areas, female prostitution in not the norm and it is males instead.

I consider ...
You're entirely correct...I think I was only thinking about females at the time because I'd been looking at a lot of info on the highly publicized brothels in Nevada and had just finished listening to the Holly Hill interview, and was simply not in a frame of mind where I was considering what may go on elsewhere. I was thinking more of what's in the forefront of society when it comes to prostitution in the US.
06/19/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I think to all their own, if that is what the choose then why is it such a big deal? I can understand the health issues, but as long as they use the right protection and have tests done on a regular basis, more power to them!
07/22/2010
Midway through Midway through
I don't see why we can't let people do what they want with their body... It is theirs. It's the same reason I disagree with abortion laws. It's my body, I should be allowed to do what I want. But I digress..

Anyway, I think it's okay and the laws should be lifted, although I think mandatory health screenings should be taken and that the girls should make it known if they have any diseases.
07/22/2010
Yoda Yoda
I don't think the question can be answered with a simple yes or no. Prostitution, like obscenity, is in theory is a choice not just for women but also the community in question. While the individual in a democratic society maintains the right to do with there body as they will, one must not forget that society as a whole is measured by the courts to determine what is not only offensive to the people as a whole, but also what is harmful to community health, safety, and the sanctity of the family unit. Prostitution can be practiced in a safe and professional way. but let's face it: only the rich and absurdly powerful can afford such a lifestyle. The majority of prostitutes in the world are forced into that way of life. Some because of poverty, others because they are quite literally slaves. We should think long and hard about the global state of women and prostitutes before ever passing out judgments and opinions here in the west. The issue is just too clouded.
07/27/2010
Lustful Dreams Lustful Dreams
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Originally posted by Sir
It's a person's decision what they do. However, government should have more laws concerning these people and their health and well-being, NOT have laws preventing them from prostitution.
Well put. Very well put...
07/27/2010
joja joja
I think that, like a lot of things that are illegal, banning prostitution was originally meant to protect people from themselves. Unfortunately, just as with drugs, criminalization has only succeeded in creating a thriving black market - one that funds international violence.

I agree wholeheartedly with Boink that if we want to reduce harm then the best thing is legalization and regulation.
07/31/2010
Trashley Trashley
I was a prostitute, but I worked for myself, because I liked it. I screened my clients, and was completely safe about it. A friend of mine got into prostitution because of drugs. She got 50% of her $30 back alley fucks from the pimp who beat her because he "really liked her." I think it's all about context. My experience was great! I loved it and do it again in a heartbeat. Her experience.. is something NO ONE should have to experience.
11/08/2010
Lif3sambiguity Lif3sambiguity
do what makes you happy
11/08/2010
Midway through Midway through
It's their body. If they want to sell it, let them. As long as they're properly screening for STDs.
11/08/2010
Kimbertrees Kimbertrees
As long as they get screened for STD's then I don't have a problem with it. It's their body, they have the right to use it how they see fit.
11/08/2010
Dusk Dusk
I didn't really fall into any of these categories, because I think my views are a bit complicated. On one hand, I want laws to be lifted so that if women choose to participate in prostitution (with STI screenings), they can. Who is anyone to tell them what they should and shouldn't do with their bodies? However, I think that some if not many women who engage in prostitution do it because they are being trafficked, or because they experienced abuse earlier in life that has now brought them to think that prostitution is all that they are good for. I don't want to help more women fall into this abuse. So...I'm not sure the best solution, right now.
11/08/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
What others do with their lives, is their business. It would certainly be appreciated if all of them used protection!
Everyone needs a job!
11/09/2010
socceras socceras
Women prostitute to work for other people who abuse them so I don't agree with it. It's not just being paid to have sex. The people who pay you beat and abuse you and then the girl doesn't work for herself she gives the money to someone who also abuses her. These women can't make their own choices so the law has to make it for them. It's for their protection.
11/10/2010
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
It's a person's decision what they do. However, government should have more laws concerning these people and their health and well-being, NOT have laws preventing them from prostitution.
I completely agree with you. It shouldn't be about stopping prostitution all together but making it safe for everyone involved.
11/11/2010
sbon sbon
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Originally posted by Dusk
I didn't really fall into any of these categories, because I think my views are a bit complicated. On one hand, I want laws to be lifted so that if women choose to participate in prostitution (with STI screenings), they can. Who is anyone to tell ...
I completely agree with you. However, I voted for and mostly think it should be legal. Legalizing prostitution might decrease the demand for trafficking.
11/16/2010
pinkzombie pinkzombie
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Re-Watching much of the Cathouse series and listening to a girl on the radio yesterday who wrote a book called "Sugarbabe" for which she was paid $1,000 a week to exclusively have sex with, cook for, and converse with a man has made me give ...
I think it should be up to the person. The government just wants taxes. But I think its terrible when women feel it's there only choice, or get into controlling situations with pimps.
11/17/2010
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I feel that prostitution should be legalized as long as it's regulated and restricted to specific zones (i.e. not in residential areas, etc.).
12/13/2010
Xavier7 Xavier7
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Re-Watching much of the Cathouse series and listening to a girl on the radio yesterday who wrote a book called "Sugarbabe" for which she was paid $1,000 a week to exclusively have sex with, cook for, and converse with a man has made me give ...
Why crack down on the prostitutes instead of the pimps who are taking their money?

I personally think it should be illegal-Not because I'm against the idea of women profiting from their bodies, but because if it's legalized the girls who are FORCED into it and raped on a daily basis, will have no laws protecting them. Yet, why are THOSE girls fined? Why not their pimps? I am totally against prostitution because of this, and it should be ILLEGAL. However, if that negative aspect of it were destroyed and all assholes were brought to justice and treated the way they should be (Yes, I believe in the death penalty exectution) then women can do whatever they want, as well as men. I believe in sexual freedom, and in dignity. Also, in general freedom. Also, what about the people PAYING for the prostitutes in the first place? Shouldn't they be fined? I think they should. It's not fair that they aren't getting in trouble. Only the prostitutes are, and all of the prostitution I have seen is negative. Those girls and children of any sex, are the most oppressed I have seen. So why do they keep getting punished for their innocence? This world is sick.

Also, please, all, do not take offense. I'm simply stating my opinions. If I've offended anyone, I am so sorry. Do forgive me.
12/14/2010
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Prostitution laws should be lifted (besides health screenings) and women should be allowed to profit from thier bodies.
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