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    Prostitution is known as the oldest profession in the world, although this is not factually correct, it still is one of the oldest profession in the world. So i heard that the government is trying to make stricter laws to eliminate prostitution. I personally think, this is just a waste of time, money and human resources. It would be impossible to eliminate a profession with such pedigree and and history. As far as I can think, the only way to completely eliminate this would be if the society and the law started considering prostitution to be a bigger crime than murder or rape! obviously that's not going to happen, and even if it did, it would take at least a 100 years to eliminate it. So as far the need exist, so will the supply, and the need will surely exist for 100s of years unless some kind of nuclear reaction happens worldwide that changes the brain pathways of all men around the world and make them no longer horny! So realistically, it would be impossible to eliminate it, so why try? I have not personally been to a prostitute my self (although been to a strip club twice), but I still firmly believe, if two or more consenting adults are willing to have sex for money, then there should not be any reason for the government to make it illegal.

    PS: I am pretty sure, that many islamic countries such as saudi arabia and dubai have put in the strictest law possible to eliminate prostitution, but i am sure it still goes on.
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    (Original post by windo)
    I still firmly believe, if two or more consenting adults are willing to have sex for money, then there should not be any reason for the government to make it illegal.
    Prostitution isn't illegal in this country and it is unlikely to become so.

    What is illegal is running a brothel, soliciting, kerb crawling and controlling someone for personal gain i.e. pimping.

    It is true that they are reforming laws and that in practice - a lot of what goes on around prostitution is illegal but I can't see them making the act itself illegal since that would probably only have an adverse effect on the safety of sex workers.

    I don't think that that many people are against the act of prostitution itself; the main goal of legislation is to prevent people being exploited and also to keep it private and to stop it being flaunted in public where it is seen as unbecoming.
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    its not possible, Prostitution Is The World's Oldest Profession
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    We need to legalise it and regulate it. Brushing it further under the carpet isn't going to help anyone.


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    Can someone explain to me the difference between prostitutes and escorts?

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    (Original post by Tackla)
    Can someone explain to me the difference between prostitutes and escorts?

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    Prostitution has a hierarchy. Escorts are near the top. Street roaming prostitutes are near the bottom.


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    Even monkeys prostitute themselves for food.
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Even monkeys prostitute themselves for food.
    and we are exactly like monkeys.
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    (Original post by Tackla)
    Can someone explain to me the difference between prostitutes and escorts?

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    My understanding is that a prostitute is paid to just have sex with a client and an escort is paid to have dinner/ drinks/ attend events with the clients and sex isn't always involved.. Although can be, usually at an extra cost though.


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    I think it's a very delicate issue which needs to be looked at properly. Simply saying "it's wrong and immoral" or "legalise it already" isn't going to do anyone much good I feel.

    For the purposes of this argument, I'll only concentrate on prostitution within developed countries and I'll assume for argument's sake here that we're talking about female prostitutes. Personally, I don't feel that any girl has ever grown up thinking to herself "hey, I'd really love to work as a prostitute when I'm older". Cultural relativists will turn around at this point and state that this is a result of our society's "way of thinking" or other such reasons. I disagree. I think that fundamentally it is not a job which could ever be seen as anything apart from well, having sex for money. And I think that most people, especially at a young age, would aspire to do more than a bodily function in exchange for money.

    Which then leads me to consider that whilst in recent times certain new waves of "feminism" have sought to paint it as a liberating experience and certain TV shows have tried to show it in a positive, even glamorous light (yes, Billie Piper, I'm talking about you), I think the reality is very different however. The reality is one which is intimately connected to abuse, people trafficking (even when it's legalised) and domination of young, vulnerable women. I don't even mean just abuse on the job, I mean childhood abuse which has ****ed women up and sent them down that path. Prostitution is also linked with economic issues which affect society at large e.g. the existence of "Thatcher's girls" in the 1980s who tried to escape Northern decline in the 1980s and ended up going into prostitution in London. If Northern areas and the Midlands hadn't experienced such massive and disproportionate economic inequalities in the 1980s, would those women still have gone into prostitution?

    I don't want to ramble so I'll cut to the chase of my argument: yes I believe it is possible to eliminate prostitution, if you tackle the factors which make women go into it in the first place. I think if every person in society had a good and equal chance of attaining an education, grew up with the right opportunities, had the right social support etc, I don't think many women at all would choose to go into prostutition. I mean, why would they?

    Libertarians and so on are fond of saying that legalising prostitution will "fix" the problem. Well, yes, in the sense that it might lead to fewer women being beaten by pimps and so on - however, by legalising it you're essentially washing your hands of the causes which cause women to go into it in the first place: the economic difficulties, the childhood traumas, the genuine feeling of not having any prospects and so on. Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable with ignoring such issues in exchange for turning prostitution into another profit making machine.

    I'm not religious and I don't think women who work as prostitutes are "immoral" by any means, but I also don't think that it's a "good" thing for society either. I also don't think that the people in charge are likely to do anything to fix the root causes behind it all either.
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    (Original post by Eljamaispa)
    We need to legalise it and regulate it. Brushing it further under the carpet isn't going to help anyone.


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    This, attempting to remove prostitution would be a waste of time.

    Hell atleast if you legalise it, you can tax it. But in all srs regulation of it is needed.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    I think it's a very delicate issue which needs to be looked at properly. Simply saying "it's wrong and immoral" or "legalise it already" isn't going to do anyone much good I feel.

    For the purposes of this argument, I'll only concentrate on prostitution within developed countries and I'll assume for argument's sake here that we're talking about female prostitutes. Personally, I don't feel that any girl has ever grown up thinking to herself "hey, I'd really love to work as a prostitute when I'm older". Cultural relativists will turn around at this point and state that this is a result of our society's "way of thinking" or other such reasons. I disagree. I think that fundamentally it is not a job which could ever be seen as anything apart from well, having sex for money. And I think that most people, especially at a young age, would aspire to do more than a bodily function in exchange for money.

    Which then leads me to consider that whilst in recent times certain new waves of "feminism" have sought to paint it as a liberating experience and certain TV shows have tried to show it in a positive, even glamorous light (yes, Billie Piper, I'm talking about you), I think the reality is very different however. The reality is one which is intimately connected to abuse, people trafficking (even when it's legalised) and domination of young, vulnerable women. I don't even mean just abuse on the job, I mean childhood abuse which has ****ed women up and sent them down that path. Prostitution is also linked with economic issues which affect society at large e.g. the existence of "Thatcher's girls" in the 1980s who tried to escape Northern decline in the 1980s and ended up going into prostitution in London. If Northern areas and the Midlands hadn't experienced such massive and disproportionate economic inequalities in the 1980s, would those women still have gone into prostitution?

    I don't want to ramble so I'll cut to the chase of my argument: yes I believe it is possible to eliminate prostitution, if you tackle the factors which make women go into it in the first place. I think if every person in society had a good and equal chance of attaining an education, grew up with the right opportunities, had the right social support etc, I don't think many women at all would choose to go into prostutition. I mean, why would they?

    Libertarians and so on are fond of saying that legalising prostitution will "fix" the problem. Well, yes, in the sense that it might lead to fewer women being beaten by pimps and so on - however, by legalising it you're essentially washing your hands of the causes which cause women to go into it in the first place: the economic difficulties, the childhood traumas, the genuine feeling of not having any prospects and so on. Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable with ignoring such issues in exchange for turning prostitution into another profit making machine.

    I'm not religious and I don't think women who work as prostitutes are "immoral" by any means, but I also don't think that it's a "good" thing for society either. I also don't think that the people in charge are likely to do anything to fix the root causes behind it all either.
    The further you try to eliminate it the more fierce the black market side of it will get. You will make things worse for those already in prostitution and have no way out. I don't see it as any different to acting, being a pro sports player etc. There's just a huge taboo surrounding sex. (And You can be skilled in sex, you know).

    Look at the alcohol ban in America in the 1920s or 1930s.

    You will never be able to eliminate it. So regulate it and help protect those girls already in it.


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    (Original post by fudgemuffins)
    and we are exactly like monkeys.
    We're not as special as we would like to think.
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    (Original post by BANS2012)
    My understanding is that a prostitute is paid to just have sex with a client and an escort is paid to have dinner/ drinks/ attend events with the clients and sex isn't always involved.. Although can be, usually at an extra cost though.


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    But when sex is involved doesn't that count as prostitution, which isn't allowed? I am so confused about this matter, or there is a leeway for escorts to get away with prostitution.
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    Is it really that much of a problem? That's assuming that by prostitution we mean consenting adults.
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    It is possible. It just involves killing 100% of the human population. Jus' sayin'
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    (Original post by Tackla)
    But when sex is involved doesn't that count as prostitution, which isn't allowed? I am so confused about this matter, or there is a leeway for escorts to get away with prostitution.
    Prostitution as the act of having sex for money is legal. What illegal is many behaviours associated with it such as making agreements for sex on behalf of another.
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    It is possible. It just involves killing 100% of the human population. Jus' sayin'
    Effective also. I predict a 100% drop in prostitution if this method is chosen.
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    (Original post by GrumpyCat)
    Effective also. I predict a 100% drop in prostitution if this method is chosen.
    Exactly. All we need to do is nuke each other
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    I'll take my prostitutes legalised and de-regulated, please.
 
 
 
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