• Of course it's immoral

    Like most things that are immoral, I don't really think it should be legislated, but that being said, sex outside of marriage, sex with a partner that is married outside the consent of their current partner (adultery) is immoral.

    Immorality is different than legality in my mind... Should it be legal or non-criminal? Sure
    Does it go against the teaching of what many religions teach? Yup

  • No woman should be seen as a slave.

    Prostitution is slavery for woman. Even if it is old, it is a form of slavery. We have nothing to fear other than breaking the chains. If we do ban it entirely, we can train prostitutes for other jobs(ie:mechanical/manual jobs). Prostitution is holding back women. If we want to become equal, we must get rid of it.

  • Prostitution is Immoral

    In many ways, prostitution is immoral. No woman or man should sell their own body in return for money. Doing so is highly immoral, and it can lead to plenty of dangerous situations. With that in mind, we should keep prostitution illegal and fight to reduce the number of prostitutes working illegally in the country.

  • Prostitution is immoral.

    I think prostitution is immoral and a disgusting thing to do to your body. It is not the only thing and source of income that you can receive and the people that do it are degrading themselves and their body by making themselves be a thing that you can buy. You should never allow yourself to be degraded like that.

  • Prostitution Harms Sex Workers, Clients and Families

    As it stands, most prostitutes were tricked or trapped into their trade. While it is moral for adults to make financial arrangements freely, most prostitutes do not act freely. Most are addicts, mentally ill or virtual slaves. Prostitution is also bad for clients. They form inaccurate ideas of what sex partners enjoy, and cheat their real life partners. Families are damaged if a parent picks up a disease or spends family funds to buy sex. In an ideal world sex work could be an excellent job, but at present such a world is only a fantasy.

  • Morality is internally driven.

    Morality is not about religious beliefs. It's an internal radar of right and wrong (as opposed to ethics, which is an external radar).
    Prostitution is immoral to me because it feels wrong internally to puruse such a career choice.
    I'd ask anyone to consider this... If you wouldn't choose prostitution as a career, or want any of your family to be in it (children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles) or even your friends, then you perhaps also believe that it is an immoral activities. Your own internal radar is telling you that it is wrong, thus immoral.

  • Prostitution affects people who are not involved in the physical intercourse; and they don't want to be.

    Prostitution is defined as "the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit." In other words, there is no form of emotional intimacy or connection. Beyond the personal implications this brings, I'd like to narrow into the issue of how a simple act like that could create a ripple effect.

    Firstly, anyone could engage in intercourse as long as it is consensual and between people of the legal age. So that also means that "anyone" could be your father, mother, brother, sister, daughters or sons. Do you permit that? And let's say you do, do you dare say it changes nothing? The fact is that anyone who engages in such activity will cause much discomfort to their loved ones; and in cases where it is also a form of cheating; hurt and distrust.

    So you say " Fine, what about people who are single? " Are they going to remain single for life? If they are, I might just consider compromising. But if that's not the case, the idea of having "less commitment" at the moment does NOT grant you the green light. (Irony, I really meant to write the red light.) It is the same concept as a child who has not yet graduated to the full effect of law on adults; and therefore; should commit as many crimes as possible. It doesn't work that way.

    Apart from all these tid-bits and food for thought, there is a range of aspects why I believe prostitution is immoral. Oh well, it is after all the world's oldest profession- and the dirtiest.

  • Yes,why? Sex is lust which is not merchandise

    Lust makes you blind by blocking your brain , this is the whole point,
    you can't ask husbands to be loyal and faithful when they can find something which they desire the most every where in super hot bodies and guess what IT IS NOT IMMORAL ANY MORE!!!!!!
    And as i hate seeing my sister or daughter there i also hate to see others beloved one in that place as sex workers.

  • Yes, why? Sex is lust wich is not some merchandise to buy

    Lust makes you blinde by blocking your brain , this is the whole point,
    you can't ask husbands to be loyal and faithful when they can find something which they desire the most every where in super hot bodies and guess what IT IS NOT IMMORAL ANY MORE!!!!!!
    And as i hate seeing my sister or daughter there i also hate to see others beloved in that place as sex workers.

  • Yes,why?Sex is lust not some merchendise

    Lust makes you blinde by blocking your brain , this is the whole point,
    you can't ask husbands to be loyal and faithful when they can find something which they desire the most every where in super hot bodies and guess what IT IS NOT IMMORAL ANY MORE!!!!!!
    And as i would hate seeing my sister or daughter there i also hate it to see others beloved one in that place as sex workers.

  • Prostitution may be illegal, but I don’t think that it is necessarily immoral.

    Prostitution may be illegal, but I don’t think that it is
    necessarily immoral. It’s a natural part
    of life. Men’s sex drives are a lot
    higher than women’s. Also, men are polygamous
    by nature. Men are only monogamous
    because they feel like that’s what is expected from them by society.

  • Reduces the amount of rapes if you think about it

    They are providing a service. They are not harming anyone. Women's and men's sex drives are roughly the same (although women tend to be more private about it) and so male and female prostitutes are in no way immoral. I completely respect the job they do, and feel sorry for the ones who have nothing else.

  • Not at all.

    Prostitution is not immoral and should be legalized. Prostitution is known as one of the oldest professions. It's simply supply and demand. If we legalized prostitution then we could tax it and regulate it so it is brought into the light. I do not think that is is a immoral profession.

  • No, prostitution is not immoral

    I disagree that prostitution is immoral. It is a practice that has occurred throughout human history it is "history's oldest profession". Prostitution is only immoral when women are being exploited against their will. It would be better for society and for women if prostitution was simply accepted as a natural part of humanity. Prostitutes then would not have to face scorn and shame for what they do and would be protected under the law.

  • Prostitution is Not Immoral

    Prostitution is perhaps the oldest profession on planet Earth. It is only immoral if the critic has religious beliefs which support that prostitution is immoral. In countries where prostitution is legal, the economy is stable and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections is lower than those countries which view prostitution as immoral. Some might say that prostitution is illegal but societies can redefine this.

  • Marriage is a long term contract for economic security - but that's considered moral ??

    Find a man with a good job - that's what your mother tells you. Why? For your long term financial security. Marriage is a long term sexual and financial business contract. Prostitution is just a short term contract. In many ways it is more honest and straight forward. No jealousy. No games. No deceit. No hidden agendas. Clear expectations on both sides.

  • Your body, your choice.

    Regardless of gender, anyone consenting to selling their body should have the right to. Physical contact is something all humans strive for, and should not be criminalized because of other people's beliefs. Those who partake in prostitution are grown, mature men and women. As long as both are consenting and both are happy, nothing is immoral about it.

  • The buyers are, but not the act

    Are the people running the prostitution immoral? Yes. They often abuse their employees, and many women are desperate to get out. Are the buyers immoral? Debatable, but I would also lean towards yes in many cases. But is the practice itself inherently immoral? No. For many people, prostitution is a necessity, and no matter how many of His followers don't want to accept that, a merciful God would.

  • Nothing wrong between two consenting adults.

    Look at it this way, people want to pick and choose what is right and what is wrong for others, so that gluttony is acceptable, but, say, smoking and drinking have stiff sin taxes attached to them, which is cozy for over eaters, but unfair to others. 10,000 new cases of diabetes in the US every week. Huge medical costs borne by all. But it is seen as acceptable. A million abortions every year, but it is a woman´s right to choose. Adultery is no longer a crime, though someone may certainly feel cheated and deceived. No fault divorce, though one partner may have given the marriage their all, while the other did as they pleased to suit only themselves. So, who is to say it is wrong, or condemn two willing adult who want to exchange money for sex, particularly when there are all manner of people who engage in sexual relationships, and in marriage, for countless reasons other than love?

  • Prostitution is not ideal but it is not morally wrong if practiced correctly.

    The clue as to why we are inclined to view prostitution as 'wrong' lies in some of the words that are being used in this debate. 'Dirty', 'shameful' and 'disgusting' reflect the stigma that society attaches to prostitution. Where does this stigma come from? There may be several possible origins of this stigma:
    1. It is possible that this stigma evolved in order to prevent sexual diseases and to promote monogamous relationships between men and women, in order to hold the family unit together.
    2. Another possible reason is that men, who have historically had power over women, have created this stigma for the fear that their women may be taken by wealthier or more powerful men. Hence the misogynistic terms ‘slut’ and demonizing term ‘haram’ in Islamic culture. Indeed, Abrahamic religions especially, view sexual desire and lust as a sin and something to be guarded against. This fear may in turn be rooted in man’s fear of infidelity and heartbreak coupled with a desire to be the sole ‘owners’ of their women.
    3. Prostitution would have historically been associated with slavery which has been practiced since the Middle-Ages. Prostitutes have therefore inherited a low status in society.
    4. A reason that may be more pertinent to contemporary views is that prostitution challenges the notion of ideal romantic love, which has become popularised in the west from the 18th century onwards. The ideal that you ‘fall in love’ with one special partner who should be both your soul mate and sole sexual partner faces a threat because prostitution devalues the role of sex in this ideal of ‘love’. So this ideal must be guarded by demonizing prostitution as dirty and evil.
    With regards to the last point, I do myself happen to partake in the vision of an ideal romantic love. Fidelity is important, and ideally, sex should happen only between consenting adults, not as a contractual agreement but as a form of bonding. However, we must be pragmatic and accept that in the absence of the opportunity to find such ways of having sex, prostitution, if practiced safely amongst unmarried, sound minded consenting adults does fulfil a need in society and should not be shamed and stigmatized. If anything, we should make the practice safer and promote gender equality (why are there not as many male prostitutes as female prostitutes?). So at its worst, safe consensual sex with a prostitute is short-term gratification and a cheap simulation of non-contractual sexual bonding which fulfils both the needs of lonely punters and the materialistic needs of sex-workers, but this does not mean it should be condemned as immoral.

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