If prostitution is illegal how is pornography legal?

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  1. Baba

    Baba Rep Giver

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    This does not computer.:shitstorm:
  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    [Carlin] Selling is legal, fucking is legal, so why isn't selling fucking legal?[/]
  3. JUSTLEE

    JUSTLEE The Ancient Starfighter

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    Pornograqphy is the expression of people's fantasies.

    Prostitution is not and actually does harm some people.
  4. Quest

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    Of course it is, don't be ridiculous.
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  5. Ash

    Ash how 'bout a kiss?

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    Any sex has the potential to cause a great deal of harm. Prostitution is not so different.
  6. Herpetologist

    Herpetologist Likes Reptiles Too Much

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    Not inherently. Prostitution does harm BECAUSE it is illegal. Prostitutes cannot enforce contracts legally and thus have to rely on abusive exploitative pimps. They are often raped and cant go to the cops, and are not in a position to demand condom use so they get diseases.

    At any rate, with porn, there is a loophole. They are not being paid to have sex, but rather, to appear on screen.
  7. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I did a thread on this before.

    I tried to come up with a loophole where you could sleep with a hooker, have it taped, have the tape destroyed, and juggle the money around so you get paid for the porno with half of your own money that you forked over.

    The morality police were having none of it.
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  8. Ramen

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    Hmmm, an enterprising entrepreneur could set up a makeshift "studio" and have never ending auditions.

    Paid entry, of course. :ramen:
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  9. Chris

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    Why? Because pornography didn't come into such popularity until after the Feminist Temperance organizations died down.

    Don't believe me? Look it up!
  10. JUSTLEE

    JUSTLEE The Ancient Starfighter

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    What's even wierder is militant feminists hate porn but love whoring.

    :bergman:
  11. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Only porn a man makes money on.
    They're hunky dory with oh, say, incest trash by V.C. Andrews. :diacanu:
  12. Dr. Drake Ramoray

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    The sage words of Fez and Hyde, on prostitution vs. dating.:)
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  13. Herpetologist

    Herpetologist Likes Reptiles Too Much

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    A good number actually like porn as instruments of economic power
  14. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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    Harmful to who? The whore, the John, or the prude next door?
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  15. JUSTLEE

    JUSTLEE The Ancient Starfighter

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    First, there is a higher risk of STDS. Secondly, sometimes a prostitute is raped. There are other crimes associated as well, such as assault in some cases.
  16. Storm

    Storm Plausibly Undeniable

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    What a trite idea.

    Usually something is made illegal because it causes harm.

    You're actually suggesting the opposite.

    :bergman:
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  17. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Storm and Herp have this sort of Moonlighting thing going on.
    :corn:
  18. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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    If the whore is careful and always uses protection, the chance of STDs isn't so great.

    It's why God invented condoms.

    Too bad she can't go to the cops about it. Well, she could if it were legal.
  19. Storm

    Storm Plausibly Undeniable

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    Herps not bad people but I'm strictly butter side up, if you know what I mean, Kryters.

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  20. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Why is it always Moonlighting?
  21. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Cuz I don't keep up with modern romantic comedies, and I still have a thing for Cybil Shepherd, shut up!!
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  22. Linda R.

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    :shrug: Actually, over here, prostitution of itself isn't illegal. But living off immoral earnings is. :whacko:
  23. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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    So does that mean a woman can have sex with people for money, as long as she doesn't spend it?
  24. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Gotta be a way to launder it.
    Gotta.
  25. Lethesoda

    Lethesoda Quixiotic

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    Prostitutes with offshore accounts?
    Tax evasion with donations?
    Trading money with someone offshore, dollar for dollar?
    Buying things only in international waters?
  26. BearTM

    BearTM Bustin' a move!

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    Prostitution being illegal in the US is a relatively new thing, brought about when the military realized it was the primary source for some debilitating diseases.
  27. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    When was this? The Civil War? Cuz yeah, whole regiments were taken down by nasty ass STDs.

    No excuse in the age of penicillin and rubbers though.
  28. Grammour Boy

    Grammour Boy All The Children Are Insane!!

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    Fucking selling IS legal!