Is prostitution wrong?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by purple_hairstreak, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Nysse God is dead Registered Senior Member

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    Well...No offence, but that isn't going to be the case. You don't really expect to be the only girl 'turning him on', do you?
    Be realistic...
    I just think that it's not very fair to tell someone they can't do something because you would prefer they didn't, especially when it isn't harmful in any way, but merely a personal preference of yours.
     
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  3. hug-a-tree Live the life Registered Senior Member

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    For fuckssake, what's with you? I don't like stripjoints, that's all. If he wants to go I can't stop him of course, I'm just not crazy about them. I'm not you, you see.
    I understand that I'm not going to be the only girl turning him on, but with him going to stripjoints that sure as hell isn't helping. And with the guys that I've dated they wouldn't want me going there either, so it works out for us both.
     
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  5. Nysse God is dead Registered Senior Member

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    I simply wanted to know why someone wouldn't want their boyfriend going to a stripclub.
    I see that.
    Of course. I got the impression you would try, that's all.
    Lucky you.
    Well, that's lovely.
     
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  7. hug-a-tree Live the life Registered Senior Member

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    ah, whatever.
     
  8. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I think you'll find, Nysse, that most women don't approve of their boyfriends/husbands going to strip joints - for exactly the reasons hug-a-tree gave.
     
  9. Nysse God is dead Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I’m not one of them, so I simply wanted to understand the reasoning behind their feelings.
     
  10. J.J Registered Senior Member

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    LoL Who said Prostitution is wrong?

    Making money is not wrong
    Prostitution is a way to make money
    Thuse prostitution is not wrong

    Explain why It is wrong? What you mean by wrong?
    Think if it's wrong why it existed and have bussiness thoughout our civilization.
     
  11. emtkooter Registered Member

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    This reminds me of a joke my girlfriend once told me.

    The only difference between a prostitute and a girlfriend is that the girlfriend cost more.

    I chuckled.
     
  12. hug-a-tree Live the life Registered Senior Member

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    Oh okay well that's fine.
     
  13. factcheck Registered Member

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    To Baron Max,

    you're wrong, to put it simply. "Cavewomen" (better known as neanderthals) led small bands of hunter-gatherers throughout hominid evolution. Similarly, when the agrarian transition emerged, the burgeoning hunter-gatherer populus was led predominantly by the women, in what is known as a matriarchy. Neanderthals, as were other hominids, including early humans, were generally monogomous, which means that they aren't oppertunistic with partners. They were family oriented, to help ensure safe and successful offspring as both parents would be needed to nurture the child.

    And in regards to your second statement, you're spot on. Prostitution is about more than the sex worker and her/his client. It's about the abusers that coerce and manipulate many of the prostitutes. It's about the pimps that drug and abuse their prostitues. It's about the men who, of their own volition, repress women and keep many of them poor in order to get laid.

    A man buying his date a drink "in hopes of getting laid" is hardly comparable to a woman selling herself on city streets, subjecting herself to rape, disease, abuse, drug addiction, and death.


    Qorl- Prostitution doesn't eradicate rape, murder, violence, ect. Essentially, legalizing prostitution, specifically street-walking, will bolster a society that opresses, abuses, and objectifies women more brazenly than it all ready has.
     
  14. Pit JAADD Registered Senior Member

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    Agreed. Idea: If prostitution was legalized, could it be regulated, like any other job? You could, in theory, apply minimum wage, vacation days, and protect them against pimps and others who abuse them.

    Sorta. In the long run, is it really sensible to ban something that you can give away for free?
    Adding to what I said above, you could also make condoms mandatory.


    No more than strip clubs and porn. But what do I know?
     
  15. M00se1989 Banned Banned

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    Is prostitution wrong? Only if your not a consenting prostitute....
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    If your pimp takes all the money that you earn and gives you nothing!
     
  17. NetJaded Registered Member

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    It's not usually a clear cut answer.

    Is it okay for two adults to willingly exchange money for a service? Yes?

    But it's rarely that simple. Who grows up wanting to suck cock for a living and be debased in every way possible? Why do most prostitutes have drug and alcohol issues? Why do many of them have histories of sexual abuse as children?

    There is no such thing as a happy hooker, it's a myth. And you can't tell me that the obese 50 year old man who pulls his car up next to a 19 year-old tweaker hooker who ran away from home at 15 because her stepfather molested her is blind to the fact that he is not benefiting from her misfortune.
     
  18. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    To be honest, I find prostitution to be kinda pathetic (both for the customer and the prostitute). That being said, I don't see it as being wrong so long as both parties are willing participants.
     
  19. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    So you would allow your wife to get a male prostitute to use as you would be using a female?
     
  20. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    I can't stop her, nor do I think it should be illegal. But I don't consent to that, so I'd probably leave her on the grounds that she'd be cheating. The act of her hiring a male prostitute wouldn't be wrong. It would be the fact that she's doing it while she's married to me that I don't agree with.
     
  21. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Some people might because it's profitable. The state of the industry at present can't be used as an argument, because it's the product of illegality. It's much different in a place like the Netherlands or Germany.
     
  22. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Or Nevada.

    Similarly, recent changes in the enforcement policy towards prostitution have done a lot to alter the industry and its perceptions (both inside and out) in the United States. To wit: police organizations have been cracking down on street prostitution, but leaving work-from-home prostitutes alone. The motive for that was that the street prostitution is a lot more publicly noticeable and so generates a lot more complaints and concern. The behind-closed-doors type of prostitution where women advertize on Craiglist or set up "Massage Parlors" is a lot less conspicuous and so doesn't rate actively policing.

    The flipside of this is that it has made prostitution a safer, more pleasant experience for prostitutes (no more pimps running streetcorners), and so they tend to view the profession in a better light and be more likely to make a permanent career choice out of it.
     
  23. SilentLi89 Registered Senior Member

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    I believe if you are providing a service to someone you should be paid for it. You may clean your child's room because you love them, but your housekeeper does it because you pay them. Sex isn't different in that regard, you have sex with your partner because you love them or because you want to, but a prostitute does it because you pay them. Prostitutes and housekeepers offer a service that people do for free all of the time, as long as it is regulated and safety for both clients and service providers is a priority I see nothing "wrong" with it.
     

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