TPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2563 times:
In Germany?? wtf??
Was listening to the news today at lunch and they were talking about how there is talk about repealing the law that made street skanks work legal. From what I was able to figure out the lovely ladies are able to get government benefits at this point, however if the new law passes they won't be able to. They are very upset that they do so much hard work protituting (ie, laying on their backs all day.) One lady was particularly upset becuase she had been a prostitute for 20 years . I figured this was the perfect topic for us degenerates, so whack away!!
Jamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2534 times:
Amsterdam also has an fenced area where car drivers can drive in (checked by the police) and pick up a prostitute in a controlled environment.
They were thinking of a similar scheme for the City of Liverpool to at least try and control prostitution and make it safer.
Face it, its the worlds oldest profession, you can't stop it, so why not make it safer?
Jamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2515 times:
Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3): It´s a criminal act both for buyers and prostitutes in Sweden. Any other country has this law?
Its a criminal act in the UK their just trying to find ways to make it safer for all involved. I know it seems like a liberal outlook but many years of enforcement have proved to be useless, they always find somewhere else to ply their trade.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2511 times:
Quoting Matt D (Reply 1): In Nevada, other than Las Vegas and Reno, it's legal, sanctioned, and regulated.
About two years ago, Oscar Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, spoke to a state lawmakerr about having the law changed to allow them in Las Vegas (The way the law is written, the only county it is banned in by the law is Clark County, as it has a population of over 400,000. Of the 16 counties eligible under the law, only 7 currently allow it.), and envisioned East Freemont as the Vegas version of Amsterdam's red light district. LEGALIZED PROSTITUTION: Vegas brothels suggested
When you think about it, illegal prostitution goes on everywhere, so why not make it legalized in certain areas? The vast majority of massage parlors and escort services are nothing more than fronts for prostitution, human trafficking, organized crime, and drug cartels.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5576 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2497 times:
Here in Switzerland it is legal. I don't understand a country which forbids it. It happens anyway. You better make it legal with rules and take care that the women (and men) are not forced to do it by anybody. It must be a free decision.
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2460 times:
Prostitution has been 'legal' in most places in more than one form. Who here has had to wine and dine a girl before you could get them to bed? At the end of the day you are paying for sex. I'm sure that some people have had to build up to it over several weeks too.
It would have easier to visit a prostitute and pay up front
GRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
Many people say "it" is a shame, and should be illegal. Why do you think that prostitution exists? Or why do you think that there are so many prostiutes or bordels etc.. well because there is a demand for it!
It should be a free decision, but a lot more emphasis must be generated here in europe to protect (especially young girls from eastern countries) those who are "bought, sold and forced" to act as prostitutes.
If you have a chance, watch the DVD "Lilja Forever"..it almost made me through up what this poor kid was going through!
MD11Engineer From Philippines, joined Oct 2003, 14443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2376 times:
The reason why prostitution was legalised in Germany (opposed to the former policy of "toleration"), was to bring prostitutes out of dependency on pimps and organised crime. A prostitute could now e.g. report a pimp or gangster to the police without incriminating herself as a prostitute This has apparently worked so far, but now the conservatives, who will probably win this autumn´s election want to ban it again because, same as homosexuality, they consider them a danger to "family values". As if prostitution would disappear when it gets banned. The only people profiting of such a ban would be the slave traders, pimps and mafiosi.
SQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
I think prostitution is legal in Canada too; in that, people are allowed to sell their bodies for sex.
But IIRC it is illegal to buy the "services" of a prostitute. A clever little way to make prostitution essentially illegal. Don't ask me why this is. My only answer is that it's Canada... what do you expect?
Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Quoting Saintsman (Reply 10): Prostitution has been 'legal' in most places in more than one form. Who here has had to wine and dine a girl before you could get them to bed? At the end of the day you are paying for sex. I'm sure that some people have had to build up to it over several weeks too.
However i must say, one night stands also rule the roost
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OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5333 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
If we can "sell" our minds, bodies and time to an employer in exchange for monetary enrichment, we should be able to sell our orifices as well. Or maybe the government couldn't figure out to get in on the action if it were legal across the board.
Same goes for pot too, something that grows in the wild. Alcohol has to be manufactured, and thus taxed and regulated.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
So which is more honorable; selling sex, or a lady cop pretending to be a prostitute in order to entice (can't say 'entrap') a person into soliciting a sexual act for money?
Just a personal opinion, the only reason it is illegal anywhere is because the government officials make more in bribes from the purveyors than they would make from their share of the taxes if it was legal.
But then I'm just a cynic.
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