Should prostitution (brothel, not street) be legal?

Posted by: discomfiting

I'm moved to California but I'm in Nevada right now for a minor trip & it came to my attention that it [prostitution] is legal here in some counties to some degree. Should it be legal?

  • Yes, give the people freedom to do what they want. It's not hurting anybody!

  • No, it should be illegal. We need to regulate people's lives so they don't do something we find immoral.

72% 23 votes
28% 9 votes
  • Yes

  • It decreased rape extremely in Rhode Island and they did not have a sex trafficking epidemic.

  • As long as advertising is illegal. I don't think having every city in the country looking like Vegas would be too fantastic.

  • If it's legal it can be regulated to make sure no one's being taken advantage of or is spreading STDs. There are several other ways it protects people.

  • I think that it probably should be legal. I can't see why someone would want that life, but it is not my life to choose. Regular (possibly mandatory) medical check-ups would be a good idea. Also, this would likely decrease human trafficking and sex slavery if it affected it at all.

  • Yes, yes and yes. Its a choice and it will protect the prostitutes more if it is legal. Whats wrong with sex?

  • It will be there anyways. And it might even bring down the cases for rape.

  • There will always be prostitution, so why not control it? This can help with slowing down human trafficking, and the government can get money from the taxes (it will be a normal job, therefore normal income, therefore normal taxes). It's how they do it in certain countries, such as the Netherlands, and stats from them show that it has lots of benefits like the above two.

  • ((Sex worker's rights = Human rights )) Ok, first of all, that means equal rights for sex workers in the sense of justice, medical care, support- not the right to become a sex worker. Being in the sex soliciting business is a dead end, terrible job that just hurts people. Women usually don't do it because they want to, they usually do it because they have to.- ie: kidnapping, low funds, desperate circumstances, homelessness.) This isn't about what I find immoral, it's about the right's of the individuals stuck in the sex trafficking/ soliciting business.

  • It's a question of real-world implications. While, in theory, it appears feasible that an individual has the right to solicit compensation from sharing his/her body, this argument is ostensible. The world's prostitution rings exist because they employ slaves against their will. This is a new form of Colonial Slavery- granting legality to the practice justifies it.

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discomfiting says2014-08-05T19:14:55.4993432-05:00
The only difference between porn and prostitution is that you sell a video or picture for money.
dmussi12 says2014-08-05T19:23:37.1424922-05:00
Plus they should have to do regular check-ups to make sure diseases don't spread. And don't say this is too much, I mean, restaurants, hospitals, and factories all get inspected.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T19:46:59.8341338-05:00
Brothels in Canada do have regular check ups. It doesn't create the epidemic people think it will. Having a drug/activity be illegal is what creates a black market for it.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-08-05T19:52:58.8988129-05:00
Here in the UK prostitution is legal if you don't advertise it as sex (people say stuff like 'escort' instead to get round this), you don't have a pimp, don't streetwalk and don't work in a brothel.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T19:54:24.6999129-05:00
Ehh... The Brothel seems like the best choice, in the matter. There,you know people are getting check ups and being safe.
discomfiting says2014-08-05T22:06:41.6544619-05:00
Ben, there is no "might". It does.... A lot....

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