Should carrying condoms be used as evidence of prostitution?

SparklyGlitter SparklyGlitter
Glad im not living in New York
07/30/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I personally think it's disgusting. Having sex for money should be evidence of prostitution, not condoms. Making people think twice about having safe sex wont stop prostitution, only make it more dangerous.
I agree
07/30/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
Most ridiculous U.S. sex issue that I've ever heard
08/01/2012
Rawr4483 Rawr4483
Wow...What??
08/02/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I was reading up on Sex Worker's Rights Day (March 3rd! I missed it.) and found out that carrying condoms in New York can be used as evidence of prostitution. A good article can be found here. What do you guys think? ... More
So if I lived in New York and I carried a condom it means I'm a prostitute... no
08/02/2012
KRD KRD
no that's just stupid. there's no proof that carrying a condom links anyone to prostitution.
08/04/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I was reading up on Sex Worker's Rights Day (March 3rd! I missed it.) and found out that carrying condoms in New York can be used as evidence of prostitution. A good article can be found here. What do you guys think? ... More
nope
08/04/2012
Edeneve Edeneve
stupid stupid thinking!!!
08/04/2012
hashtag1 hashtag1
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I was reading up on Sex Worker's Rights Day (March 3rd! I missed it.) and found out that carrying condoms in New York can be used as evidence of prostitution. A good article can be found here. What do you guys think? ... More
First I would like to say that I am for prostitution and as stand alone evidence having condoms no matter how many you have is just silly. However if your a cop and you see someone on the corner and have a pretty good idea what they are doing, and your able to legally arrest them then find a lot of cash and a lot of condoms on them. I'd say its a pretty good indicator about what they are doing.
08/04/2012
hashtag1 hashtag1
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Now that I must say is a bit ridiculous. I mean, I'm not for prostitution, but I'd be looking for other reasons for evidence! Condoms are not any accurate way to do this. & That just means less people will have condoms when they NEED ... More
I'm sure that just having condoms isn't going to cause any problems, its when they catch someone standing on a corner, looking like well a prostitute, with wads of cash and condom then the condom can also be used as evidence. Just my opinion.
08/04/2012
Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
That's stupid everybody has a right to be protected and not want to get pregnant or an STD. Maybe it also depends on how many you are carrying. I would say if you have more then 10 it is a sign of prostitution.
08/04/2012
Gina RPG Geek Gina RPG Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I was reading up on Sex Worker's Rights Day (March 3rd! I missed it.) and found out that carrying condoms in New York can be used as evidence of prostitution. A good article can be found here. What do you guys think? ... More
No no and hell no!
08/06/2012
Layenna Layenna
It's not prostitution if you call it personal training. There's no sales tax on personal training in florida =P
08/06/2012
novanilla novanilla
It's common sense to carry them. Of course, make sure they're carried safely, but women carrying condoms in a purse when they go out to dinner in case they really hit it off is just being smart and safe.

Even if it is for prostitution, it's good that prostitutes are using condoms.
08/06/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope, since people can carry condoms (even in quantity) for a variety of non-paid sexual acts (supplying friends, 3+some...). In addition, it's a bad idea to have people have to choose between safe sex and avoiding arrest
08/07/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I was reading up on Sex Worker's Rights Day (March 3rd! I missed it.) and found out that carrying condoms in New York can be used as evidence of prostitution. A good article can be found here. What do you guys think? ... More
Carrying condoms is no more evidence of prostitution than is wearing heels... which is to say, not at all. It's absolutely absurd, and frankly, it's just an excuse for the police to keep harrassing and arresting some of the most vulnerable people in the city.

All criminalizing condom possession is doing is putting people in very dangerous situations.

I think prostitution should be legalized anyway. If adults capable of giving consent are able to engage in sex with other consenting adults, and they're able to engage in financial transactions with other consenting adults, I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to legally have sex for money with other consenting adults.

Driving things like these underground and making them criminal will only make things worse. It hurts public health, it fuels the abusive prison industrial complex, and it perpetuates cycles of poverty and violence against marginalized people.

It's absolutely fucked up.
08/07/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
That's insane... but humanity finds something to screw up everyday.
08/07/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
Eh. There are worse laws. But I guess I'm in agreement with most. It probably shouldn't be used as an indicator.
08/07/2012
FallFire FallFire
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Originally posted by indiglo
Carrying condoms is just evidence of being smart, not of being a prostitute.
Love this. If someone checked my purse, they could very well find a condom in there. I started carrying a few when I found myself in a situation where he didn't have any left. I'm not going to tote around an entire box, but I think it's smart to carry a few just in case.
08/07/2012
edenguy edenguy
I suppose it depends on all of the other factors. Condoms along are not evidence.
08/11/2012
Khanner Khanner
I don't think prostitutes should be punished at all, let alone for carrying condoms.
08/28/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Omg that is stupid. Atleast they are protecting themselves but just because you carry a condom does not mean you are using it for prostitution.
08/28/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
Just because someone has a condom in no way means they are a prostitute. I have some in my purse. But that's because I'd rather have em and be protected in case something happens, not because I plan on working the corner.
08/28/2012
sasshole sasshole
I'm totally for sex work and i think it's important to have protection, i don't understand why people are so against it. It's complete crap that just because you may look like a prostitute and may have more than one condom makes you suspicious ugh.
08/31/2012
glasskitten glasskitten
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I personally think it's disgusting. Having sex for money should be evidence of prostitution, not condoms. Making people think twice about having safe sex wont stop prostitution, only make it more dangerous.
I completely agree. Let the act be it's own evidence, not the damn protection!
09/03/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
No, I think that's absolutely ridiculous,
09/29/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I carry condoms and am not a prostitute. I think that is ridiculous.
09/29/2012
ImmortalFantasy ImmortalFantasy
That's fucking retarded.
Condemn those who be responsible? Good job, New York.
10/04/2012
MzGreenEyedLady MzGreenEyedLady
Everybody should carry condoms.. That's stupid. If there were other things that screamed prostitute, then yes, but no!
10/08/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Nope. Responsibility is not a crime.
10/08/2012
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