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Prostitution Is Legal!...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:39 am

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  Wow!. I figured this was the perfect topic for us degenerates, so whack away!!
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:42 am

In Nevada, other than Las Vegas and Reno, it's legal, sanctioned, and regulated.

And I understand that Amsterdam is famous for window shopping.

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:47 am

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?
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:50 am

It´s a criminal act both for buyers and prostitutes in Sweden. Any other country has this law?

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:51 am

If selling is legal and sex is legal, how come selling sex isn't legal?
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:53 am

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.
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:54 am

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.
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:01 am

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.
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:05 am

Quoting Jamman (Reply 5):

They move their "profession" to apartments, here the girls are from former USSR, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldavia etc. run by Russian mafia.........

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:13 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 8):
They move their "profession" to apartments, here the girls are from former USSR, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldavia etc. run by Russian mafia.........

Exactly, and that is certainly not a safe environment.
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:17 am

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  Yeah sure
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:59 am

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!

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:27 am

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.

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:34 am

I believe it is legal in Australia too, although I understand this only applies to prostitutes who work in brothels that are licensed by the government.

A few years ago a brothel in Australia was listed on the stock exchange.

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:55 am

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?

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:04 am

Yeah, prostitution is legal in Australia and New Zealand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution#Legality_of_selling_sex
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:12 am

Quoting Matt D (Reply 4):
If selling is legal and sex is legal, how come selling sex isn't legal?

Because of the threat of rape and sexual abuse.
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:31 am

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.

Exxxxxactly!!!!!

However i must say, one night stands also rule the roost  Wink
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:46 am

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.
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:08 pm

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 10):
It would have easier to visit a prostitute and pay up front

Your an old charmer arnt you?  Smile
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:23 pm

Legal in New Zealand as well
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:26 pm

If it's legal, that's taxable income, not a bad revenue generator.
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:56 pm

in portuguese, legal means cool, ok, nice. It´s the same spelling also.

So, in brasil, prostitution is illegal but is legal, got it?!
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:18 pm

Quoting Jamman (Reply 5):
Its a criminal act in the UK

Funnily enough, prostitution itself isn't illegal, it's the soliciting that is. That's why escort agencies are perfectly legal.
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:25 pm

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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Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:45 pm

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 24):
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?

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Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:55 am

Quoting Matt D (Reply 4):
If selling is legal and sex is legal, how come selling sex isn't legal?

"Yeah, how come you don't get in trouble for killing hundreds of people as a soldier but you get arrested for giving someone an orgasm?"

Dude, seriously, stop copping off George Carlin, and if you're going to, at least cite him. That's all I have to say.

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Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:27 am

Quoting Xpat (Reply 21):
If it's legal, that's taxable income, not a bad revenue generator.

Illegal income earned in the US is taxable, though it usually isn't reported.
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Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:25 pm

Hi ! And guess what? 99% of A.net needs a prostitute to get some lovin also right  Wink Big grin .



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Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:04 pm

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3):
It´s a criminal act both for buyers and prostitutes in Sweden. Any other country has this law?

Most places in the US are exactly the same

Quoting Jamman (Reply 5):
Its a criminal act in the UK their just trying to find ways to make it safer for all involved.

It is illegal, though it is tolerated

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 16):
Quoting Matt D (Reply 4):
If selling is legal and sex is legal, how come selling sex isn't legal?

Because of the threat of rape and sexual abuse.

Well, under that thinking, we should ban alcohol because it causes serious health problems. Oh, wait, they tried banning alcohol and led to one of the bloddiest periods in American domestic history. It is a better idea to just decriminalize and regulate than to leave an industry to the underground. You ever see the kinds of abuse pimps inflict on hookers?
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Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:44 pm

I think it is legal here in Greece too, as long as a person holds the necessary permit?
 
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Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:30 am

"legal" being "cool", that's for Brazil only, I can tell you as a Portuguese resident. Nevertheless, prostitution here in Portugal must be either legal (in the legal sense of the word) or very much tolerated, as you see street prostitution all over Lisbon...
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Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:40 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 16):
Because of the threat of rape and sexual abuse.

I don't see how legal prostitution increases sexual abuse or rape, quite the contrary. It provides a legal safety valve for horny blokes, who can't get laid in any other way.
Making prostitution illegal is a different matter, because then the women can't report pimping or organised crime to the police without incriminating themselves, this providing a handle for the criminals to control the prostitutes.

From a taxation point of view, I think it is impossible to tax the income of a prostitute, because it is virtually impossible to check how her business runs.

Concerning feminist theory, the feminists are divided over the issue of prostitution (and porn). While some say that any form of prostitution and porn is a degradation of women, others say that, as long as the decisions are made voluntarily, prostitution is just another expression of female sexuality and nobody should interfere with a woman´s right of selfdetermination.

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Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:17 am

When a woman goes out with a guy only because she's interested in his nice car, job or house, is she not being the same as a whore? When a guy tries to impress a girl with dinner and expensive gifts, is he not buying love? Prostitution is alive and well here in America. You have to be super naive not to see it.
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Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:59 pm

Any fellow New Yorkers out there who want to comment?
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RE: Prostitution Is Legal!...

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:21 pm

Hey, if this is legal, then the rhaat can find a job, then.

Only problem now, find customers.

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