Shall we ban prostitution?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Saint, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Shall we ban prostitution?
    Do you think sex workers are immoral.
    Enacting laws to ban their activities, is it a wise way to make the society free of sexual immorality?
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Who is "we"?

    I assume you're asking whether they are immoral merely for selling sex services.

    My answer is: no.

    More generally, sex workers would be individuals, whose morals on various matters are likely to exhibit a range, like that of other human beings.
    Why do you think that banning prostitution would free society from sexual immorality?

    Do you have such a limited imagination that you're unable to envisage any other forms of "sexual immorality"?
     
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  5. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    No.
    Not as long as:
    -They are always free to leave their jobs.
    -Their health is monitored and protected.
    Nope.
     
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  7. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    On the other way of saying, looking for prostitute service, is it moral or immoral?
     
  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    It's unlikely. Too many high ranking legislators use the service and too many of their constituents and campaign contributors would be mad.
    I don't know any well enough to judge.
    Making prostitution illegal is a very long way from making society free of sexual immorality. Humans are creative: they find lots of ways to be sexual and lots of ways to be immoral, and even more than both of those, ways to call other people's sexual conduct immoral. Ban one thing, you'll get the hypocrites screaming to ban something else, and then something else, until you're stoning people for telling off-colour jokes.
    Of course not. A service is offered, you pay the price, keep your side of the bargain, and treat the seller with the same respect you would treat a car dealer or dentist.
    What's immoral is creating a social/economic climate where some women are forced into prostitution because they are not allowed to live by other means.
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I assume you're asking whether people are immoral merely for buying sex services.

    My answer is: no.

    More generally, people who visit sex workers would be individuals, whose morals on various matters are likely to exhibit a range, like that of other human beings.
     
  10. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    A man who has wife, if he quietly goes and get the service of prostitute, is it immoral?
     
  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Did he tell his wife? Did she agree that it was okay, within the boundaries of their marriage?

    Or is he doing it behind her back, keeping secrets from her?

    Will her feelings be hurt if he uses a prostitute? Would she prefer that he visit a prostitute? Or will she not care, either way?

    And why can't you work through these issues yourself? What's your opinion? You could have started with that.
     
  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    and then, we have
    sexual surrogates
     
  13. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Is welching on a contract immoral? Is lying immoral? Is breaking a solemn vow immoral? Is risking the contraction and transmission of a potentially deadly disease to an unsuspecting third party immoral?
    Of course.
    But I don't know what kind of marriage this particular man has or what his wife knows.
     
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  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    If he lies about it - yes.
     
  15. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    During his wife's pregnancy, she cannot make love with him, the man goes and fxxxck a whore, is that ok?
     
  16. river

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    Prostitution should be legalised , absolutely .

    No

    Sex workers live a sex life , but little Love .
     
  17. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Did he tell his wife? Did she agree that it was okay, within the boundaries of their marriage?

    Or is he doing it behind her back, keeping secrets from her?

    Will her feelings be hurt if he uses a prostitute? Would she prefer that he visit a prostitute? Or will she not care, either way?

    And why can't you work through these issues yourself? What's your opinion? You could have started with that.

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    Also, please tone down the sexualised language you are using. sciforums is not your porn blog. If this continues, you will receive a warning for gratuitous sexual posting.
     
  18. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Sez who? There is no physical barrier to some form of sexual congress throughout a pregnancy. Even if, for part of the time, she doesn't feel like making love, it's less than a year. Priests are expected to be celibate for a lifetime, and they get no progeny as a reward.
     
  19. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Why not? I mean, I hope I don't have to explain to you how sex works . . .
    If she's OK with it, sure.
     
  20. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    I'm waiting to see if the ads here change to personal services.
     
  21. Luchito Registered Senior Member

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    You won't expect the man fxxxxxcking the dog in those days.

    Actually, the woman can have sex while she is pregnant.
     
  22. Luchito Registered Senior Member

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    Prostitution mus be allowed as it was since ancient times. No ancient culture became corrupted and disappeared because prostitution.
     
  23. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    what is "sexual morality" ?
    please give an example

    why do you want to force yourself into everyone elses sexual activity ?

    do you want to have sex with as many people as possible ?

    do you want to control people like slaves ?

    what type of sexual things do you want to force them to do ?
     

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