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    (Original post by michaelhaych)
    That was not the point being raised.



    At no point did OP say anything about forcing anyone to become a prostitute, he just suggested that it should be made a less of a taboo career path.



    Most religions also oppose homosexuality yet schools do not condemn it.
    Yes schools do not condemn it but at the same time they do not encourage it. It should be exactly the same with prostitution.
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    (Original post by c3ntury)
    Religion is irrelevant in this, frankly.
    How can it be irrelevant? The OP suggested that prostitution should be portrayed as a decent career choice in schools. Yet the fact that millions of religious people in this country would oppose this being taught at schools is irrelevant? You're a person that does not taken into consideration the needs and beliefs of other people and I find that extremely selfish and narrow-minded. Atheists are the minority in this country so it would be sensible for politicians to look at the views of the religious. It's how democracy works. The majority always wins.
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    (Original post by michaelhaych)
    Instead of just saying no, or "wow" or facepalming why don't you make an attempt at a rebuttle.

    video related.
    Probably because some things are just so unbelievable you can't do anything but facepalm for a considerable amount of time.

    Do you really believe that stacking shelves and having sex with someone you're unattracted to and who most likely won't care about your comfort or pleasure are comparable?

    If they had the same rates of pay I know which one I'd go for.

    Also, I've never heard anyone really promote shelf stacking at tesco as a viable career. I've never heard it condemned but like I said, I don't think sex workers should be demonised.
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    (Original post by F Ellen)
    Why just a career choice for women? Why not men too?



    Not entirely true. I'm a friend of a heterosexual male who used to be a sex worker - and I assure you, you'd be surprised!

    Mostly, your arguments are pretty awful, however, I do agree that prostitution needs to be regulated in some way to increase the safety of sex workers and reduce sex trafficking. People may like to close their eyes and ears and think that banning prostitution and brothels will make the world lovely but the reality is, the "oldest profession in the world" will always exist and something should be done to make it safer, both for sex workers and their clients.
    BOLD: Don't try to get any loser guys hopes up on here. The only clients your friend probably got were fat, middle aged, sexually frustrated housewives. I mean let's face it, any average looking girl can get sex on a whim, they don't have to pay. And trust me, if girls were as desperate as guys there would be much more and I mean MUCH MORE male prostitutes.
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    (Original post by MissBlueskys)
    Why not encourage men into prostitution for all those reasons then?
    Because the only male prostitutes that would make decent money are the ones that swing both ways. In other words heterosexual male prostitutes don't make any money.
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    I agree with OP.

    Legalize it all fully and not only does the government gain tax revenue but economic growth marginally increases. Through proper regulation you then make sure there are no people being trafficked.

    If we are going to oppose prostitution then why not oppose McDonalds as that damages people potentially.

    As a bit of a Libertarian, i fully support this.
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    Can you imagine a 5 year old saying when i grow up I wanna be a prostitute? thats just wrong.
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    Have some respect for the women. They are not just some sex toys... They should be respected and treated fairly.
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    (Original post by word2yamother)
    Can you imagine a 5 year old saying when i grow up I wanna be a prostitute? thats just wrong.
    Do you think the children of Amsterdam are running around declaring that they want to be in the sex industry?

    Children of five have no sexual understanding. This is a non-issue.

    Besides, is it better that they all want to be princesses?
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    Individual liberty people, if people are happy to sell the use of their vagina then they should not be stopped.

    If some want to create a business out of it, then they should be encouraged.
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    (Original post by Scarface-Don)
    How can it be irrelevant? The OP suggested that prostitution should be portrayed as a decent career choice in schools. Yet the fact that millions of religious people in this country would oppose this being taught at schools is irrelevant? You're a person that does not taken into consideration the needs and beliefs of other people and I find that extremely selfish and narrow-minded. Atheists are the minority in this country so it would be sensible for politicians to look at the views of the religious. It's how democracy works. The majority always wins.
    People who declare themselves as atheists on the census may be a minority, but that doesn't mean it's a minority who believe in separation of state and religion. I think most people don't base their poltical opinions on their religion. I'm not even sure most people have any religious views in particular, despite declaring themselves as Christian.

    In this case I'm sure most people would oppose this matter, whether they are religious or not. But you don't know if that majority are basing it on religious views.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Individual liberty people, if people are happy to sell the use of their vagina then they should not be stopped.

    If some want to create a business out of it, then they should be encouraged.
    And penis, mouth or anus. We should not be making this gender specific considering there is a market for both sexes.
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    (Original post by Aust1n)
    And penis, mouth or anus. We should not be making this gender specific considering there is a market for both sexes.
    You are indeed correct.

    Unless it causes harm then it is not the place of the state to tell people what they should and should not be doing, the fact is that sex is an enjoyable act and that there is a market for it.

    Apparently in Roman times it was considered very honorable to be a Courtesan.
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    (Original post by turbocharged)
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    Lets start by promoting it to your sister, and your mother.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    You are indeed correct.

    Unless it causes harm then it is not the place of the state to tell people what they should and should not be doing, the fact is that sex is an enjoyable act and that there is a market for it.

    Apparently in Roman times it was considered very honorable to be a Courtesan.
    I was discussing the very subject the other week with a feminist friend who supports it.

    Sex work is the oldest profession, so it offers a very 'chicken and egg' type dilema. Did the man ask, or did the woman capitalise on man's lust? There are so many factors which could be quashed (disease et cetera) if it were legalised world wide and it would be a good form of income.

    While it should not be publicised it should not be vilified either and those of you in the thread who are just sayin'..." short answer, no": please give me a decent answer, because it looks like your social construct has made you think of it as deviant behaviour without actually weighing up any of the issues.
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    BOLD: Don't try to get any loser guys hopes up on here. The only clients your friend probably got were fat, middle aged, sexually frustrated housewives. I mean let's face it, any average looking girl can get sex on a whim, they don't have to pay. And trust me, if girls were as desperate as guys there would be much more and I mean MUCH MORE male prostitutes.
    Not sure what they looked like, but I don't think he cared - he was paid. It's not like female prostitutes get hot studs for clients either, is it?

    My other (middle aged gentleman) friend was an escort, and that was a no-sex companionship only thing. Most of his clients were rich, bored housewives.

    Not that I'd want to get any loser guys' hopes up, of course.
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    Me thinks OP needs to get laid by someone he didn't have to pay . . . :rolleyes:

    People have morals and some people that aren't even religious believe in no sex before marriage.

    Some women choose to do it, but many are forced into it either by men who take most of their earnings and threaten to beat them up if they don't work for them or do it because they're uneducated and have no other option. If young girls think that this is a reasonable option for the future they'll have less self-respect, think their education won't matter and think that all men are scum for using their body.

    Why don't you think that this should be suggested to teenage boys as a career for the future?
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    (Original post by SweetChilliSauce)
    A long answer short: no.
    Long answer: nooooooooooooooooo.
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    (Original post by turbocharged)
    Mods: do not delete this. Prostitution is LEGAL in the UK.

    Thankfully, prostitution is just about legal in the UK (though the safety of women remains horribly endangered by the continued illegality of brothels, which also stifles the freedom of entreprenuerial agency/brothel owners).

    However, prostitution receives very little promotion in our society, and is in fact actively discouraged. Thankfully, a large number of talented women still pursue this lucrative career.

    But in order to maximise the talent pool available to punters, as well as to allow women to maximise their earning potential, I believe prostitution, along with associated professions such as domination services, should be actively promoted through careers services in schools, as well as in the media. Furthermore, men may also be encouraged to experience the joys of punting, thus increasing the income of prostitutes and ensuring that supply does not outstrip demand.

    Of course, health and safety is paramount at all times, and we must also therefore encourage women to always use condoms when providing such services, receive regular STI tests and take necessary precautions to minimise contact with potentially dangerous clients.

    A positive by-product of all this would be to reduce unemployment among males. The avenue of prostitution is sadly not a lucrative one for heterosexual males due to a dearth of female clients. Therefore, an increased number of prostitutes would increase job opportunities for males during these tough economic times.

    In conclusion, we should promote prostitution as a career choice because:
    1) it will reduce unemployment
    2) it will encourage entrepreneurship
    3) women can earn upwards of £120 per hour, thus allowing them to work less and increasing their opportunities to do other things, which will in turn lead to economic benefits to other sectors.
    4) by legalising and regulating brothels alongside this we can increase the safety of sex workers and reduce sex trafficking.
    5) we can improve the sexual capabilities of both males and females, thus leading to increased enjoyment among the population
    6) we can encourage safe sex thus reducing the spread of STIs
    7) we can lead the way among Western societies in normalising prostitution thus reducing prejudice against sex workers.
    Begin with your mum
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    You seemed to have made your 'homework' but you forgot that there are also male prostitutes, for some reason....

    Whether you like it not, prostitution is not a 'regular job'. I can be open minded enough to say that I don't judge prostitutes, I don't and I am happy to let everyone live their lives they way they want. However, don't ask me to identify it as just a job. The reasons for this are detable but sure there is one thing that we all agree with: you can't be make a living of prostitution until you retire. So even if you were a prostitute and paid your taxes and all of that, you would end up as a an umployed ex prostitute at the age of 40 (if you're lucky) with no skills rather then the ones you used in your 'job' which I dare say are not very employer friendly; and no prospects apart from being on benefits for all eternity.

    However, I would be more concerned with other aspects although I know that those are subjective. To me, however, prostitution is not work. Call it life choice, life style or whatever you like but don't call it work!

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