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Isn't it strange how being a porn star is legal, but being a prostitute is illegal?

Asked by: Dookieman
  • Yes, it is!!!!!!!!

    They get paid for casual sex and get filmed-and it's legal.

    But if you're a prostitute than it's illegal.

    Government logic.

    If we're going to make prostitution illegal, then porn should be illegal, too.

    It makes no sense.

    How about both porn and prostitution be legal , as long as there is no rape. How hard is that?

  • Porn isn't real

    Porn is watched only through video while prostitution is indulging in real illicit sex..There is a difference porn is only virtual so is tolerated but prostitution is stretching it too far..And being a hypocritical society we can't tolerate it. Besides porn is a far more lucrative business with outreach being far

  • Yes it is.

    Watch this? A guy picks up a girl who is a part of a sting operation for people picking up hookers. The two go in to a motel. Right before the police are about to bust the suspect, all he has to do is pull out this cell phone and state that he was going to video record this

  • Real Legit Sex

    Yes, I do believe that this is a strange occurrence in our world though it does make sense. I don't believe forced prostitution should be legal, I'm totally against human sex trafficking, but in the case where a woman chooses to be a prostitute of her free will, I do believe that is legitimate. As for porn stars, they too often choose that means of income. Though the porn industry is quite glorified in the way that they have events such as the AVNs, I don't disagree with its legalities.

    I find both career(?) choices are legitimate under the correct circumstances and both also have downsides with their qualifications and legal issues, but if they have a means of doing what they love (safely, I might add) then by all means, go crazy, do what you love, get that money, more power to you!

  • It's just strange

    I mean seriously what is with that? If doing that is legal what is the point of illegal prostitution then? Anyone? Anyone? So on that note who wants to be a legal prostitute?!?!?! I'm just kidding ( Seriously though I am just kidding). It is weird though, very very wierd.

  • The actions are identical in both situations.

    Prostitution is defined as "the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment".

    Not all pornography would, by this definition, be prostitution, but many kinds would be; if any of the participants in the pornography engaged in sex and were paid for it (the famous "porn stars"), then they would be, by definition, prostitutes.

  • Prostitution is very different:

    First, it's not regulated, so safety is always a concern. One of the easiest ways to spread a sexually transmitted disease is to get someone asymptomatic having sex with everyone and their cousin. While most people mistakenly think solely of it as a monetary exchange it's actually a public safety issue on three points:

    1. Disease management. Obvious.

    2. Sex trafficking management. Obvious.

    3. Safety for the Prostitute. Brothels, porn shoots, and other controlled situations are very legal because they are safer.

    Of course money plays into it but looking beyond that the benefits are greater. The next question is "What about just promiscuous people?", and this brings up the failings of the human system, not justification for street prostitution, the exchange of funds for sex as a business probably has a far greater exposure than that of just natural human promiscuity since (http://www.Pnas.Org/content/97/22/12385.Full )

    "In the first interview, 98 adult prostitute women reported a mean of 347 male sexual partners in the last 6 months (median = 103; interquartile range = 11–228; range = 1–5,401). The four prostitutes with the most partners (2,700–5,401) in this period reported very heavy cocaine/crack use. Their high level of reported activity is consistent with field observations of crack-addicted prostitutes (17). We doubled the 6-month mean to obtain an estimated mean of 694 male partners in the last 12 months for these women."

    is considerably higher than,

    ( http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/key_statistics/n.htm )

    "Median number of female sexual partners in lifetime, for men 25-44 years of age, 2006-20081: 6.1; Percent of men 15-44 years of age who have had 15 or more female sexual partners, 2006-20102: 21.6%

    Median number of male sexual partners in lifetime, for women 25-44 years of age, 2006-20081: 3.6; Percent of women 15-44 years of age who have had 15 or more male sexual partners, 2006-20102: 9.0%",

    the average for the generic citizen.

  • Prostitution is Different

    Prostitution is often times linked to the sex trade where women are forced to have sex so they can earn money for their captors. Not to mention, prostitution would lead to the degradation of women and cause society to further look at them as objects instead of people. That's why nations which hold womens rights in high regards like the Nordic countries and Iceland have banned prostitution. Not to mention, prostitution is a public health crisis. According to my fellow Ally who argued against prostitution above, the average prostitute had 347 sex partners. Now imagine if she had an STD? Everyone she slept with would have it too and then those people would probably sleep with someone else as well. This is how sexual epidemics begin. So if prostitution was legalized it would be a threat to public health and lead to the degradation of women in society which is why I am against it

  • Prostitution isn't nationally illegal.

    Just go to Nevada, they have lots of brothels where you can have sex with actual women and actually do something else than just stare at a computer all day looking at women that you are probably fantasizing about in your own little world all by yourself. Sex is bad.


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knu says2014-09-20T20:21:25.077
"American Pimp" is a good documentary that touches on some of this.