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Updated on July 15, 2014

Should Prostitution Be Illegal?

Why did the lawmakers decide that prostitution should be illegal? The only answer that I can come up with, it cannot be taxed. After all most women sell their body for money or some type of goods. If you do not think so, forget to buy your wife or girlfriend something for her birthday, anniversary or Valentine. Continually do this and see how long she will be in your life.

Why should an act between two consenting adults that is not doing harm to either of them be illegal? Maybe it is illegal because of moral or religious reasons. No, the law cannot be based on religion, because the lawmakers believe in seperation of church and state. If they did not we would probably still have prayer in schools. The law must be based on moral reasons. No, if the law was based on moral reasons, it should be against the law for two consenting adults to engage in sexual activity unless they are married.

Some say, since prostitution is illegal and the law is strictly enforced, it slows down the spread of AIDS, but the law was passed before anyone ever heard of AIDS. People are going to engage in sexual activity whether money is exchanged or not. Therefore, how does making prostitution illegal slow down the spread of AIDS? I believe the lawmakers decided to make prostitution illegal, because there is no way to tax the proceeds. What do you think?

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      Felina Margetty 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Some good comments, but I know prostitutes and have helped sex workers in the past working for a charity. None of these women are happy go lucky naughty girls with a heart of gold as seen on TV. They are immoral, mean as hell, and 99.9 % of the time they have a drug problem to feed. That is the street worker. Now for the glamorous high class prostitute, with a silken gown that you can bring to a respectable party like in a James bond movie.Many of them are beaten and brutalized and often wind up , well. Bottom line for me is that If some one wants sex and wants the transaction to be simple,they are dreaming. If you want sex from some one, spend time to woo them, flattery, kindness, compassion. Otherwise go take care of your self. Pay for a penis enlargement and get yourself some Calais from the Canadian Pharmacy, along with your blow up doll and a bottle of Champagne you can watch some sports on TV.

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      Joanne 6 years ago

      How is it legal or right for the law to mess up people’s life, without a trial? The law has gotten carried away with running other peoples life, on probation before a trial just another way to steal money from people! WE ARE INOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, but when proven innocent all you learn is how to steal money from others, the law has become come kind of joke, no wonder there are so many people that will not stand behind them anymore, and I did but will never give another dime to a crook! Innocent no you do not get what they steal back, money time job I wish that the law makers would have to pay for their ignorance.

      What happen to are rights, the people behind bars are not a crooked as the lawmakers that run the country just look at what they have done to the country, how many people they have murdered by way of lies and stealing livelihood.

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      keywc58 7 years ago

      Hannah, I said between two consenting adults. It should be illegal for anybody too force anyone to do anything. Thank you for the comment.

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      Hannah 7 years ago

      "Why should an act between two consenting adults that is not during harm to either of them be illegal?"

      Most women are not okay with being prostitutes, many are forced into the business and then cannot escape it. If anyone does not know this you need to pick up a newspaper. Here is the first article you can read:

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      keywc58 7 years ago

      Thank you Michael for that comment!

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      Michael 7 years ago

      To begin, for all those not interested in reading the rest of this, I think prostitution should be legal. For the reasons (if you care) look below.

      Addressing the first statement, not all women are as shallow as how the first paragraph demonstrates. For example, my wife and I don't buy each other things unless we both consent to it, instead we just try to make those holidays pleasant for one another. We do this because we are poor, and we want to make each other happy.

      To Joan's rebuttal: A) Prostitution is natural, males in our species were, in our furthest past, accepted as mating partners based on what we could provide in terms of food, protection, and fitness. This process has changed only by social evolution, and not through radical removal. Meaning that the idea still exists, but is now far more complex, due to a massively complex society.

      Secondly, your appeal to emotion and your slippery slope logical fallacy is pretty meaningless. Prostitution has yet to show evidence for or against child molestation, and prostitution being legal doesn't legalize child abuse. It will be just as illegal to harm a child before prostitution laws pass as it would be after.

      What people do sexually is no ones business but the ones involved in the event, unless it's non-consensually abusive and then it's the local authorities business. If a man or woman wants to make money by having sex, then it's their choice, and their consequence if they come into contact with diseases. They know the risk, they have the resources, they have the demand; it's economically intelligent to take advantage of such a market. In fact, aside from several religions saying it's wrong, I don't see much in terms of arguments against, making the law itself unconstitutionally founded, and thus subject to removal.

      If it's true that living together before marriage is illegal, then that goes to show how the laws in your area are based not on logic or morality, but rather they are grounded on superstition and ambiguity. Living together before marriage is an excellent way to determine whether or not you can live with someone BEFORE you marry them. Dates are hardly a suitable substitute for experience, and just because you can spend a day or week with someone, doesn't mean you could spend a lifetime together comfortably. I'm glad the rest of the US isn't as messed up as Mississippi.

      I could go on and on about this really, from social contracts to income taxation issues. The point is that until someone comes up with an argument that isn't just "it's wrong because it's wrong/unsafe/against God's will" the law will be unjust. End of rant.

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      keywc58 8 years ago

      Joan, thank you for the comments. Your comments shed light on why prostitution is illegial in this country.

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      Joan Richardson 8 years ago

      My Dear Friend Mr. Key,

      Prostition is NOT natural; nor does "most women sell their bodies for money or some type of goods." What planet are you from?

      Prostitiution in this country began as a result of males explortation of women and young girls. In countries where prostitituon is legal, little chidren (boys and girls) ages 4 up are forced into sexual slavery. If prostitution is legalized in the US I can assure you sexual exploration of young girls, and boys will become a high demand.

      I won't elaberate any further on this issue. No need. In the state of Mississippi where cohabation is considered a misdermeanor sex offense one thing is for sure; prostitution will not be legalized. According to Mississippi law, it is illegal for a man and woman to shack or to live together outside of marriage. Now if cohabitation is considered a sex offense prostitution won't be considered a business venture.