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#1
i'm doing a debate on this topic. i wanted to be against this argument, but the professor put me on the pro side... i seriously, i have no real opinion as to why it should be legal. the debate question is "legalizing prostitution will reduce sexual diseases compared to it being illegal." so, please, fellow UGers, what are some opinions for this idea. thanks in advance
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#2
If it's legal, those who sell sex as a service will be able to get medical coverage, so they can get tested without being harrassed for their profession.

What country are you in?
#3
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#4
Totally. I should have complete controll over what I do with my body.
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#6
I dont think it should be legal. Prostitution isn't a victimless crime.
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If it's legal, those who sell sex as a service will be able to get medical coverage, so they can get tested without being harrassed for their profession.

What country are you in?

i'm in korea but the debate focuses on legalizing worldwide prostitution
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#8
You have to be one sad chap to pay for sex.
Legal? Why not?
Everybody needs somebody sometimes.
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If regulations are put in place, and the people doing it aren't forced to. Sure.

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I dont think it should be legal. Prostitution isn't a victimless crime.
Those poor women getting raped, assaulted, and abused.

They can't even go to the authorities to demand justice, because they were doing soemthing illegal. Not to mention the social stigma of prostitutes in our society.
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i'm in korea but the debate focuses on legalizing worldwide prostitution
Ahh, well just find something that covers prostitution in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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#11
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You have to be one sad chap to pay for sex.
Legal? Why not?
Everybody needs somebody sometimes.

ALcohol is cheaper.
#12
Legal, maybe. As long as you have a right to slap the stupid bitch in the face.
#14
Compare it to bottled water and troll the hell out of everyone.

"WHY pay for something you can get for free? I can drink my water for free, or I can pay for it. It should be the same for prostitution. I can get my dick sucked for free; I should be able to pay to get my dick sucked!"
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No, it's not. Those poor women getting raped, assaulted, and abused.

They can't even go to the authorities to demand justice, because they were doing soemthing illegal. Not to mention the social stigma of prostitutes in our society.


It's the profession they chose. You can't be upset if you're a plumber and you get a little $hit on your hands...

am I right?
#16
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Says the 17 year old.

I live in the Netherlands. Alcohol is legal from your 16th.

Damn, you must feel pretty f*cked right now. xD
#18
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Those poor women getting raped, assaulted, and abused.

They can't even go to the authorities to demand justice, because they were doing soemthing illegal. Not to mention the social stigma of prostitutes in our society.Ahh, well just find something that covers prostitution in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Another argument for the pro side, if it was legal then they could report such abuses without fearing reprocussions. Personally I'm against it, but TS asked for help arguing the pro side, so I thought I'd throw that out there.
#19
Not that i would ever buy sex but yea it should be legalized to some extent. ( i know im being vague here)
purely from the perspective of the sex trade workers them selves, it would improve their health and security greatly. Instead of being on the other side of the law they could then use the law to weed out sh*t rats who abuse and harm prostitutes. Im guessing that drug addictions would go down because prostitutes would, to some extent, stop being part of that marginalized and stigmitized population (just a guess).
i don't know about STD's and stuff like that. The rate might go down because of the increased medical care or it might go up due to the shear increase in the amount of sex being sold.
But you know, if you intend to buy sex, you know that there are risks involved. She might be clean or you might find out that you contracted hep-c or aids two weeks later. its like going to the casino. You might win or you might loose everything.
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I live in the Netherlands. Alcohol is legal from your 16th.

Damn, you must feel pretty f*cked right now. xD


No, actually I still feel like you're a child.
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Yes, for the same reasons as drugs should be. For the freedom, safety and health of those who wish to take part, and to take power and money from those whose only wish is to profit from others' destitution and addiction.
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#22
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It's the profession they chose. You can't be upset if you're a plumber and you get a little $hit on your hands...

am I right?

There's a difference between having your hands smell a bit, and being brutally raped at knifepoint, and then thrown out of a moving car/dumped in the middle of nowhere.
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No, actually I still feel like you're a child.

Now you're just acting like a big shot. I refuse to go into this kind of conversation, and so should you. Relax dude, I was just joking. No need to speak condescendingly..
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Yes and it should be regulated.
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Now you're just acting like a big shot. I refuse to go into this kind of conversation, and so should you. Relax dude, I was just joking. No need to speak condescendingly..


I wasn't being condenscending... I know that at 17 I thought that I knew everything. At 25 I knew that I knew everything... at 35 I realize that I don't know $hit.
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There's a difference between having your hands smell a bit, and being brutally raped at knifepoint, and then thrown out of a moving car/dumped in the middle of nowhere.


Pick a different profession? Seems easy enough. If you argue about the amount of money they can make then consider this...

Every job has its downfalls. If you don't like it... get a new job.
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Pick a different profession? Seems easy enough. If you argue about the amount of money they can make then consider this...

Every job has its downfalls. If you don't like it... get a new job.


Funny how at 35, you're still a dumb ass.
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#28
Here in Holland Prostitution is in fact legal, I think it should remain that way.
Think about it, it probably get potential rapists of the street.
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Funny how at 35, you're still a dumb ass.


And you have no idea how life works. Have you ever given your food to a starving child? Have you ever slept under a bridge for 6 months while being shelled?

Make something of yourself and then you can comment.
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I wasn't being condenscending... I know that at 17 I thought that I knew everything. At 25 I knew that I knew everything... at 35 I realize that I don't know $hit.

I was just joking, and you shouldn't let stuff get to you that easily. I guess I misunderstood then, sorry. But is sounded slightly arrogant and condescending. And no, I don't think I know everything, but when I see 40 year old people on forums (I'm not talking about you) arguing with kids, calling them names and feeling highly superior (even though they don't have any valid points, i.e. in a debate). I get the feeling that age isn't worth it's weight in wisdom, If you know what I mean.
Anyway, soz for the misunderstanding.
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It's the profession they chose. You can't be upset if you're a plumber and you get a little $hit on your hands...

am I right?

No. A choice made under duress is not a real choice.
You severely underestimate the amount of human trafficking that goes on in prostitution and the methods used to stop women ever leaving once they get in.


Yes, it should be legal, if only to reduce some of the dangers.
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#32
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I was just joking, and you shouldn't let stuff get to you that easily. I guess I misunderstood then, sorry. But is sounded slightly arrogant and condescending. And no, I don't think I know everything, but when I see 40 year old people on forums (I'm not talking about you) arguing with kids, calling them names and feeling highly superior (even though they don't have any valid points, i.e. in a debate). I get the feeling that age isn't worth it's weight in wisdom, If you know what I mean.
Anyway, soz for the misunderstanding.


Nah, it's cool man. I wasn't saying that you're inferior because you're young.
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And you have no idea how life works. Have you ever given your food to a starving child? Have you ever slept under a bridge for 6 months while being shelled?

Make something of yourself and then you can comment.


Do YOU know how life works?

If you're a prostitute, you can't simply just "choose" a new profession. You can't just get up and decide "I'm not doing this anymore." The level of idiocy in your posts is mind boggling. You obviously have no idea how the world works or have had very little exposure to it if you think that people choose to be prostitutes. Not only that, but you've compared it to being a plumber which is incredibly stupid.

If you don't know how much of a moron you are at 35, I'm sorry to say you never will.
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#34
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No. A choice made under duress is not a real choice.
You severely underestimate the amount of human trafficking that goes on in prostitution and the methods used to stop women ever leaving once they get in.


Yes, it should be legal, if only to reduce some of the dangers.


I agree with your reasoning on why it should be legal... But under duress? I would imagine that the vast majority of prostitutes are doing it of their free will.
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Do YOU know how life works?

If you're a prostitute, you can't simply just "choose" a new profession. You can't just get up and decide "I'm not doing this anymore." The level of idiocy in your posts is mind boggling. You obviously have no idea how the world works or have had very little exposure to it if you think that people choose to be prostitutes. Not only that, but you've compared it to being a plumber which is incredibly stupid.

If you don't know how much of a moron you are at 35, I'm sorry to say you never will.


You are truly a piece of work kid. I would venture to say that MOST prostitutes are doing it of their free will (see above). I've been all around the globe and I can honestly say that anytime I've run into them they were doing it by choice.

It is correct to say that some women are forced into it, but they are a minority... without doubt... based on numbers alone.

You've tried to insult me which is, quite frankly, amusing. But you still have yet to make your point.

Travel a bit.... see life outside of your parents house.
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You are truly a piece of work kid. I would venture to say that MOST prostitutes are doing it of their free will (see above). I've been all around the globe and I can honestly say that anytime I've run into them they were doing it by choice.

You have absolutely no way of knowing that.
It is correct to say that some women are forced into it, but they are a minority... without doubt... based on numbers alone.

Numbers that you seem to be pulling out of your ass.
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You are truly a piece of work kid. I would venture to say that MOST prostitutes are doing it of their free will (see above). I've been all around the globe and I can honestly say that anytime I've run into them they were doing it by choice.

It is correct to say that some women are forced into it, but they are a minority... without doubt... based on numbers alone.

You've tried to insult me which is, quite frankly, amusing. But you still have yet to make your point.

Travel a bit.... see life outside of your parents house.


So err... where are these numbers?
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Quote by Vikingx
You are truly a piece of work kid. I would venture to say that MOST prostitutes are doing it of their free will (see above). I've been all around the globe and I can honestly say that anytime I've run into them they were doing it by choice.

It is correct to say that some women are forced into it, but they are a minority... without doubt... based on numbers alone.

You've tried to insult me which is, quite frankly, amusing. But you still have yet to make your point.

Travel a bit.... see life outside of your parents house.


My point is that you're a moron.

You've made it clear enough.
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#39
Quote by toogoodd
i wanted to be against this argument, but the professor put me on the pro side...
legalized prostitution would mean more control.
regular testing for diseases.
required use of condoms.
girls wouldn't risk arrest on the streets (it could still be illegal to hook on the streets) if they can make money in a safer environment.
this takes prostitution out of view and makes it less an eyesore to the general public.
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Pick a different profession? Seems easy enough. If you argue about the amount of money they can make then consider this...

Every job has its downfalls. If you don't like it... get a new job.
People who are prostitutes aren't doing it for fun. It's often a last choice. They're not bored at a desk job; changing careers isn't that easy.
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