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  • NotEve

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    Just thought I should put this out there, I'm a sex worker who works in a fully licenced bothel, I do not do full service nor is it allowed on premisis, but many of the girls at my work have in the past and I have heard a lot about the industry. I don't have a pimp. I am classified as an indepenant contractor.

    From what I have read here most of you are very ignorant on the issue and it's a tad frustrating. If you actually want to know anything about the industry I suggest you ask me as opposed to making up assumtions.

    @psychotic secrets;
    I think you need to take into account a lot of people see sex workers, not because they want sex but because they want someone to talk to, or they want a hug. We had a 60-something year old man that come into my work and see one of the older women working there (In her mid 30's) and when they first went into the roomm before they had even taken their clothes off or performed a sexual health check etc. she hugged him and he started crying because this was the first time in 15 years when his wife died that a woman had touched him.

    Also, don't you dare tell me that I dont care whether or not my client is cheating. You don't know me or my moral code and you have no right to put words in my mouth like that.

    @Chaos1722
    Legalising prostitution will help fix problems like trafficking of women. If women are willing to sell themselves and can do legally, its less profitable to traffick women. (I'm also at uni studying economics and this is something I have done assignments on, I will happily send some to you if you're interested) When sex work is legal it can be monitored. I live in Australia and we have SWOP (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and the scarlet alliance that do a lot of work to keep brothels in check, give the girls free sexual health checks (We had one on offer just last wednesday) give the girls free condoms for their personal lives etc.
    February 10th, 2014 at 03:50pm
  • Lucasluc

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    @ PaperWings
    I agree with you 113% that sex should be a special thing between two people who love each other. Yes it is very disrespectful and I find it disgusting. of course where there is bad there is also good. There are a few good things about being a hooker or prostitute but overall it's mostly bad.
    February 12th, 2014 at 12:33am
  • I feel insane

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    I think legalizing it would do more good than bad. Working conditions would be safer for both the sex trade workers and the clients. I don't think it's right that prostitutes are getting arrested because some of them turn to this job as a last resort for money.
    I also think the morality argument is terribly invalid, and almost downright harmful. There are a lot of people who think homosexuality is immoral, yet does that mean homosexuality should be illegal? Morality is our own business and should not be forced onto others.
    February 12th, 2014 at 03:44am
  • NotEve

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    @Lucasluc If you think that sex is 'a speciall thing between two people who love each other' then its pretty simple: you should not see a prostitute. As @I feel insane said morality is your own business. I mean, with that arguement then people shouldnt be having one night stands, or any kind of sex outside of a relationship, or even in some relationships. It's a stupid arguement and I feel it's completely irrelivant to the sex industry. Also, in relation to your statement "There are a few good things about being a hooker or prostitute but overall it's mostly bad." I use the same arguement that I used earlier. You personally should not be a sex worker. This also has nothing to do with whether or not it should be legalised, if anything its an arguement for the legalisation of prostitution.
    February 13th, 2014 at 10:16am
  • folie a dru.

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    @ Lucasluc
    All sex between people who don't love each other is disgusting? I've found quite the opposite. Most of the time sex with people I don't love is a hell of a lot better than relationship sex.
    February 13th, 2014 at 04:20pm
  • Lucasluc

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    When I say "disgusting" I mean disgusting on a spiritual level because of the effects sex has on a person's inner soul.
    February 13th, 2014 at 09:57pm
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    @ Lucasluc
    I think sex (NSA, random, stranger, whatever) can have wonderful, positive effects on a person's inner soul. It has for me.
    February 14th, 2014 at 04:38pm
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    @ dru is beautiful.
    Not everyone is like you though. One size does not fit all.

    @ Lucasluc
    I somewhat agree with what you're saying. Though I don't find it entirely disgusting, I don't condone legalizing prostitution. The fact that we can't have normal marriages, or normal sex lives is kind of...astounding to me. Also when I say normal I do not mean between a man and a woman, and vanilla sex.

    Normal to me is when two people (of what ever gender/race/ethnicity) can actually enjoy each other's company and not have to resort to cheating, yes there are swingers and all, but in the end the swingers are still in love with each other.

    I don't know, but I do agree that I'm not too fond of the prostitution thing.
    February 16th, 2014 at 08:29am
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    @ SmilingScarlet
    That was kind of my point. He says sex is disgusting and destroys your soul. I say it doesn't. Clearly neither is held up as an example of what sex is. Sex is different to each person. It certainly doesn't destroy everyone's soul.
    February 16th, 2014 at 04:42pm
  • ptvjaime

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    Prostitution should be legalized and morality should be couched. Just because something is legal doesn't mean everyone has to participate. These so-called issues of morality do not fit each person and therefore should not be used as a one size fits all solution. I disagree with any moral code that states sex outside of a relationship destroys your soul because I've done it and I know better. Prostitution isn't evil. Prostitutes aren't evil. And there is no way to prove otherwise. After all, our country still has prostitution illegalized almost everywhere and yet our divorce rate is extremely high.
    February 18th, 2014 at 09:22pm
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    @ dru is beautiful.
    Prostitution should be legal if it can be conducted in a safer and healthier way. Of course child trafficking should never be allowed.
    March 11th, 2014 at 12:50am
  • Rachel-Marie

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    I agree with SmilingScarlet. Personally, I just don't agree with it. I'm kind of on the fence about whether it should be legal or not, though.
    March 12th, 2014 at 06:36pm
  • Lady.V.

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    The Lovecraft:
    Oh, yes, it should definitely be legal.
    It would be very helpful for the prostitutes in the first place who now deal with risks of venerial diseases, abuse from pimps, abuse from clients and so on.
    I don't see very much immorality in it, I mean it's consensual.
    If we go a bit down the hypocritical road, it's a service, such as catering or waitressing. You pay for what you get. To think of, it's not even hypocritical to think of it as of a service.
    Totally agree with the statements above. Victory

    Plus, the rapists won't have to rape in order to get sex, they will just have to pay.
    March 20th, 2014 at 03:27pm
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    @ NotEve
    I'd be really interested in reading your assingments.
    March 20th, 2014 at 03:33pm
  • I feel insane

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    XXXataktoulaXXX:
    Plus, the rapists won't have to rape in order to get sex, they will just have to pay.
    That's not necessarily how rape works though. Rapists aren't interested in the sex, they want to degrade and have power over their victims. Plus, rape happens within prostitution as well.
    March 20th, 2014 at 06:49pm
  • Lady.V.

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    @ I feel insane
    The basic idea of rape is to have sex and get sexual relief.
    There are legal and illegal prostitutes in Greece and I know a few legal ones thanks to a friend who visits only because he's in love with one of the women there. There is no rape with legal prostitutes.
    I don't know how things work in other countries, but that's how it is in Greece.
    March 20th, 2014 at 06:54pm
  • folie a dru.

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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    I'm assuming it's more like "there's no rape we hear about with legal prostitutes".

    Anyone can be raped, regardless of job or the legalness of said job.
    March 21st, 2014 at 03:24pm
  • Lady.V.

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    @ dru is beautiful.
    That's true but at least the rape rate isn't so high thanks to prostitutes. I remember when I did an assignement around four years ago and went to several prostitutes at the street two blocks away from my house. Many of them had said that many of their customers had told them they are thankful that prostitutes exists otherwise they would be raping women on a weekly basis at least, and I remember Elena (one of the prostitutes) which had said, ''most of the men who have said that are ugly though, they can't have a woman so they pay us.''

    Another fact that I know of is that many guys are afraid for their first time. In Greece the girls have gotten more bold, to the point that guys don't have to take the first step like they used to back in seventy's. So, they have developed some sort of complex that the prostitutes help them go over by guiding them through their first time.
    March 21st, 2014 at 04:13pm
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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    Sounds like those men should probably be in prison anyway... you don't rape because you aren't getting laid.
    March 24th, 2014 at 12:16am
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    @ dru is beautiful.
    That's true but at least thanks to prostitutes they don't do that.
    March 24th, 2014 at 10:28am