Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Stilletto Heels and Fishnet Stockings


Nevada is only one of two states in which some prostitution is legal (in brothels); Rhode Island is the other (brothels).


Do you think that Prostitution should be legalized? Why or why not? Under what circumstances? Street solicitation? Brothels?
(I wonder if anybody will actually state that they DO think it should be legalized... are you brave enough?) Free thinkers welcome.


13 comments:

Jillian said...

Well, I don't know if it should be legalized, but if it were I'm not sure I would have as a big a problem with it as a lot of people would.

I dislike streetwalkers, so if they did leaglize it, I would prefer brothels. They could be ran like a normal company: set hours, benefits, regular drug/STD testing. Each girl would have her specialty. And of course you would have to call ahead and make reservations. None of this walking in off the street... it would be real classy like.

Anyways, just a thought.

Beaman said...

I think it's a waste of police time to keep prostitution illegal. However I do fully agree with the requirements that jillian set out.

Kimba The White Lioness said...

From a MORAL standpoint, I think sex for hire is very wrong. I also have concerns about the long term effects psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, as well as physically that prostitution as a whole (whether the prostitute is male or female) has on it's participants.

But ultimately, I believe that we were all created with a free will to choose how we will live our lives. Even God doesn't interfere with that.

I honestly don't like the streetwalkers, either. I hate having to explain to my children when we go to the city who "those people" are and what they're doing as they stand around soliciting business on the corners.

.45 said...

It's not the oldest profession for nothing. There will always be a large demand for it. Personally, I don't take any moral issue with selling sex any more than I do say, selling carpentry skills. But then, that's me. I've never understood why sex is always such an issue. In other countries it's not, because it's not demonized so much. It's just accepted as being the most natural of human instincts. Also, in some cultures we'd be considered crazy and blasphemous for not putting sticks through our cheeks, or whatever. That's what morals are, for the most part; just a set of imposed cultural norms.

The argument for legalizing prostitution is really the same as the argument for legalizing any victimless crime. Regulation. It's not usually the act itself that's harmful, it's the criminal enterprise that supports it, whether prositution, drugs, gambling, etc.

What was the main reason we appealed prohibition? Because people wanted to get loaded so bad that organized crime was falling over itself trying to meet the demand, and turning metropolitan areas into warzones in the process. Still today, what causes the most deaths in this country after smoking? Alcohol.

jollyjo said...

There are moral issues yes, but it will never go away. Best to set up a legal framework for this profession.

I can't imagine the resources that would be involved fighting illegal prostitution...

Kimba The White Lioness said...

.45 - you are very inept at conveying your thoughts, and I applaud you! You have some valid points that are worth serious consideration. Thanks for commenting!

JJ: Yes, the financial aspects surrounding the enforcement of illegal prostitution are immense. Our monies could be better spent.

KAK said...

Well Kimba I was going to avoid this one, but maby I owe you. .45 says it so perfectly. ......I am ambivalent, I really do not know the answer to this one and you probabally think of me as opinionated, I don't have a strong opinion either way, to each his own is more or less my thoughts.....I have never visited a prostitute(makes you happy I hope).....But when I was 20 I was at a stripper bar and the dancer (40 and English) asked me If I would like to meet her for breakfast I said yes. I had made my mind up after getting in my car that I would be nuts to meet her and changed my mind(are you proud of me?)....Here comes the BUT..But as I sat at the last stop light before the dinner who walks across the street right in front of my car OH those georgous leggs I had become so familiar with for three hrs in a most wonderful ass cheek showing miniskirt. Well NO got thrown out the window(the little head took over the thinking) and it became a wonderful memorable night! Breakfast, arm in arm across the street to her hotel and a night of just HEAVEN! She even wanted me to go back to Conneticut with her for her birthday party, to which I wisely said no. What was I going to tell my mother about a few days to a few weeks disappearing act(was I stupid?)

Kimba The White Lioness said...

.45 - I indicated earlier that I'd like to think about your response for a bit... and I have. I'll try to explain my thoughts on the subject at hand in comparison with your own.

I guess the first thing I should point out is that I am not against sex in the least - GOD NO! Please don't misunderstand me! It's one of my favorit-est things in the world (just ask my husband)! But I believe that sex itself, as natural as it is, should be something shared exclusively between two committed people who love each other. I believe that sex is the culmination and expression of that love between them, and not just a physical act. For me, it goes much deeper than two bodies entwined in lust one way or another. It's an actual "union" in more ways than one.

Yes, I suppose that viewpoint is possibly somewhat old-fashioned and derived from the exposed cultural norms of my upbringing and own personal religious convictions, but I think that it is more so a subconscious decision of the heart that tells me sex would be "cheapened" in a way (for me, at least) were it not shared exclusively with the person that I loved.

So to clarify, I don't think sex itself is taboo at all - I just don't agree personally with the act of sex for hire, i.e. prostitution.

Which leads me to my next comment...

This is where it gets a bit confusing I think, because what I'm about to say may not seem to make much sense in light of the aforementioned comment and my own morals, values, and beliefs. In essence though, it could be summed up with two words - "free will".

I would be tolerable of legalizing prostitution if the majority voted for it (because that's what a responsible democratic society does), despite my own personal ethics and standards (and my belief that sex for hire is WRONG) Why? Because I believe that ultimately we were all born with a will to choose our own paths in life, and that we will each give an account to God for our own lives, (the decisions we've made) on Judgement Day. (That statement is not intended to bring condemnation upon any individual - it's just my own personal belief). In fact, it isn't my calling in this world to decide how somebody else should live their life. It isn't anybody's calling in life to judge any other human being under any circumstance. But it is my own personal responsibility to carry myself in the manner in which I feel convicted, as well as "free". Make sense?

One good thing about legalizing it would be that my kids wouldn't have to witness the solicitation aspect on the streets. That part really bothers me. I guess basically I feel that if people really want that then they're going to do it anyways - so take it indoors where I don't have to view it. Again, thanks for commenting!



Kevin, you sure are brave! And no, I don't look badly upon you in any way because of the choice you made with the filthy whore - oops - prostitute! Excuse me - it just slipped out! LOL! JUST KIDDING, MY FRIEND! I honestly do not view you any different than ever. And it's not for me to say what is right or wrong for your life - that's a decision that ONLY YOU can come to on your own! You have now heard my own personal perspective, but I don't judge people based on their actions EVER. I try to look within the heart of a person - to their spirit - and see deeper than the surface to determine "who" a person really is. Thanks for commenting KAK!

Kimba The White Lioness said...

.45 - I indicated earlier that I'd like to think about your response for a bit... and I have. I'll try to explain my thoughts on the subject at hand in comparison with your own.

I guess the first thing I should point out is that I am not against sex in the least - GOD NO! Please don't misunderstand me! It's one of my favorit-est things in the world (just ask my husband)! But I believe that sex itself, as natural as it is, should be something shared exclusively between two committed people who love each other. I believe that sex is the culmination and expression of that love between them, and not just a physical act. For me, it goes much deeper than two bodies entwined in lust one way or another. It's an actual "union" in more ways than one.

Yes, I suppose that viewpoint is possibly somewhat old-fashioned and derived from the exposed cultural norms of my upbringing and own personal religious convictions, but I think that it is more so a subconscious decision of the heart that tells me sex would be "cheapened" in a way (for me, at least) were it not shared exclusively with the person that I loved.

So to clarify, I don't think sex itself is taboo at all - I just don't agree personally with the act of sex for hire, i.e. prostitution.

Which leads me to my next comment...

This is where it gets a bit confusing I think, because what I'm about to say may not seem to make much sense in light of the aforementioned comment and my own morals, values, and beliefs. In essence though, it could be summed up with two words - "free will".

I would be tolerable of legalizing prostitution if the majority voted for it (because that's what a responsible democratic society does), despite my own personal ethics and standards (and my belief that sex for hire is WRONG) Why? Because I believe that ultimately we were all born with a will to choose our own paths in life, and that we will each give an account to God for our own lives, (the decisions we've made) on Judgement Day. (That statement is not intended to bring condemnation upon any individual - it's just my own personal belief). In fact, it isn't my calling in this world to decide how somebody else should live their life. It isn't anybody's calling in life to judge any other human being under any circumstance. But it is my own personal responsibility to carry myself in the manner in which I feel convicted, as well as "free". Make sense?

One good thing about legalizing it would be that my kids wouldn't have to witness the solicitation aspect on the streets. That part really bothers me. I guess basically I feel that if people really want that then they're going to do it anyways - so take it indoors where I don't have to view it. Again, thanks for commenting!



Kevin, you sure are brave! And no, I don't look badly upon you in any way because of the choice you made with the filthy whore - oops - prostitute! Excuse me - it just slipped out! LOL! JUST KIDDING, MY FRIEND! I honestly do not view you any different than ever. And it's not for me to say what is right or wrong for your life - that's a decision that ONLY YOU can come to on your own! You have now heard my own personal perspective, but I don't judge people based on their actions EVER. I try to look within the heart of a person - to their spirit - and see deeper than the surface to determine "who" a person really is. Thanks for commenting KAK!

Kimba The White Lioness said...

.45 - I just read what I initially wrote in my comment to you. I did NOT mean to say that you are INEPT but ADEPT - duh! Sometimes I'm such a butt! You'd never guess I actually went to college! LOL! So sorry, sweet!

KAK said...

As per .45 blunder, I caught it but knew what you meant(small potatoes)...........You know what Kimba...an English woman has no accent when she moans...........I was just enjoying a beautiful English accent that's all I was doing..ya that's what I was doing O{:0)

.45 said...

You've given me a lot to respond to, especially calling me inept! ;)

I'll have to come back, though. Jillian was helping to free up a little time for me that I need to take advantage of.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a couple of my thoughts on sex: My Superpower of Unreason

Nyte said...

well my opinion is this if someone wants to demorilise themselves by selling their body then more power to them you cant stop them from degrading themselves. To try to stop it is a waste of taxpayers money their going to do it anyways.
Me personally ive never been with a prostitute nor will i ever lower myself to be with one .Sex was meant to be with someone you love not a favorite pastime. Thats the very reason that aids stds and many other diseases are out of controll.Its due to mans lack of self controll and moral standards.If men would think more with the brain upstairs than with the one hanging between their legs.This world might just change a little.