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Prostitution & Porn Legality/Morality?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Narz, Aug 21, 2010.

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Which is moral/immoral? (assuming free choice / non-coercion)

  1. Both are moral

    61.1%
  2. Both are immoral

    10.6%
  3. Prostitution is immoral, porn is ok

    6.2%
  4. Porn is immoral, prostitution is ok

    0.9%
  5. Please sponsor my hands-on-research into the matter & I will get back to you

    21.2%
  1. kill fire

    kill fire Enormous Midget

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    If there were less risks and better pay, being a prostitute would be an awesome job.
     
  2. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    So adultry is what the kids are calling whoring these days?
     
  3. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    I find both tragic because the person never should never have been put into that position and society has failed them. I can only pity people in those positions that they would have to degrade themselves and essentially lose their value as people
     
  4. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    It's probably easier and more fun to just go to the bar, have a few drinks, and try out some pick-up lines.

    That said, if it's a fully consensual operation, proper medical considerations/regulations are made, and democracy ok'd it then I wouldn't have much personal issues with either; I'd accept it as a personal religious choice at that point. But for example, with an uncontrolled sexual infection that might devastate society, then I would have a problem with unregulated prostitution.
     
  5. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    If there is an uncontrolled sexual infection that might devastate society, should we regulate the drinking and pick-up line crowd?
     
  6. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    This is accurate in some cases.
     
  7. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Why do that, as drinking and bad pick-up lines is no guarantee of sexual intercourse.

    Prostitution directly implies sexual intercourse, however.
     
  8. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    and in most others they are just sluts or wannabe playas
     
  9. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Bad pick up lines directly imply blindness.
     
  10. _random_

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    While I couldn't, in good conscious, indulge in either, I see little sense in making them illegal.
     
  11. SchoolzSoKewl

    SchoolzSoKewl Yeah!

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    I don't like the word slut because I don't understand what makes one a slut. You can't rag on someone for having too much sex, because you cant decide how much sex is too much sex.

    I will however grant you that there are many people in this world who will have sex because they feel they're pressured to for one reason or another rather than for the pleasure of having sex.

    But words like slut and whore are just belittling and can do a lot of harm to a person's self esteem. Having someone call you a slut or whore can make it hard to feel comfortable about sex. These words imply that you've got a shameful sexual history and really no one should be ashamed of what they're doing.

    Sex can be emotional and sacred to you or it can be something you just do for pleasure. Do it as much as you want but do it safe and do it well.;)
    Doing it more often than another person does not make you less than or a "slut".

    I don't believe there is such a thing as a slut and I really hope this word goes out of usage.
     
  12. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Deity

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    pimping and living off prostitues should be illegal...
     
  13. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    What does that mean?
     
  14. Loppan Torkel

    Loppan Torkel Deity

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    From my religious perspective both are immoral. From my secular and societal perspective I now, atm, think that porn is immoral but an acquiescing (?) and legalized prostitution would be morally ok. It would satisfy a lot of people in a very simple way and - could there be a more environmentally friendly way of enjoyment? Instead of spending money on cars, jewelry and other stuff that increase your chances, the transaction takes place without the middlehands and it saves the environment and other people from suffering. Less unwanted children could be another side-effect, if controlled properly.

    Although, in a better society there shouldn't be any need for it. Both are immoral in the end, imo.
     
  15. Yeekim

    Yeekim Deity

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    What is and isn't moral is too wide a subject to tackle, but I'll say they both definitely be legal.
    You stole my favorite example!:mad:
    Pretty much :D
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  16. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Er, why isn't there a poll option for being neither moral nor immoral? You know, amoral?
     
  17. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    What if they enjoy it? Don't be so quick to judge people.
     
  18. Disgustipated

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    It's not that easy. Some people are not that attractive (me), or they have disabilities.

    Prostitutes are a valuable service to society. Not that I would ever go to one :). Going without sex has become quite easy for me.
     
  19. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Like attracts like?
     
  20. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Someone once offered me money but it was only 30 lira so I turned him down. I'd like to think if he offered me more money I would still turn him down.
     

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