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 kissmyasthma
Joined: 12/4/2009
Msg: 391
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Walmart would be the place to go. Talk about complete one stop shopping and they got McDonald's too!!!!
 grizzelda
Joined: 6/25/2006
Msg: 396
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What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/16/2010 11:26:28 AM

In my opinion, society has embraced feminism in a twisted form (i.e. the golden vagina rule) so it would take a lot of the "power" which women wield.


At what point are men going to stop looking at the idea of a woman not wanting to have sex with a man as some sort of power game? Women do not have any sort of magical power over men, there is no such thing as a golden vagina, any man that really belives that this is true is frankly, an idiot.

If some men feel that they are being held under some magical power by a womans vagina, I suggest they get professional help immediately so they can see that THEIR behaviour is the issue. Stop projecting your apparent inability to make good decsions for your self onto women who may or may not choose to have sex with you.
 Rarebird76
Joined: 5/10/2009
Msg: 400
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/16/2010 4:08:38 PM
Even if it was legal everywhere, I wouldn't use a prostitute. I want more than just sex. I think for many men it's just hard because we generally don't have too many requirements to meet before we are into a woman but women on the other hand can have very steep requirements. This can make men very frustrated. Many of us don't see the 'hold up'.
 kissmyasthma
Joined: 12/4/2009
Msg: 401
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/16/2010 4:20:31 PM
That's funny because I and other women I know have men who ask us
to do other things with them than just have sex, and we even know men
who don't expect to have sex with us but still want to do things with us
that are fun. --whenwillthiswork26

What's really funny is they do it so they can have sex with you or hopr to.

When Harry met Sally just about sums it up. Followed by a more recent film - He's just not that into you, a very poignant film that explains much.

I think whole nineyards is onto something there.

It compares to buying pot. Sometimes it's really easy because you have a guy who has it and will make the transition easy but other times it just seems like way too much work and you do without.
I doubt that I have ever had female friends that I have ever wanted to hang out with unless there was a possibility of sex, sure women think they have male friends but rarely do men seek out a platonic relationship with a woman.

And can you imagine just how cheap a blowjob would be at walmart?

The power women wield in America is economic.
Women control something like 70% of the money in America.-whenwillthiswork26

That 's because old rich guys love blondes with big hooters.
 chuckyB51
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 402
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What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/16/2010 7:38:05 PM
Prostitution is legal...It's called dating.
 kissmyasthma
Joined: 12/4/2009
Msg: 404
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/17/2010 7:37:43 AM
Well test your theory and offer him a blowjob and see if he says NO WE'RE JUST FRIENDS!!!!

I seriously doubt he would ever get that from one of his buddies after a round of golf.
 Rarebird76
Joined: 5/10/2009
Msg: 405
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/17/2010 9:51:04 AM

Well test your theory and offer him a blowjob and see if he says NO WE'RE JUST FRIENDS!!!!
*cue's Alanis Morissette * 'you're my best friend.........best friend with benefits!' We need to find a way to have that song seep into the consciousness of more women. I'm going to put this real simple just to help highlight the main difference in many men and women: Emotions to women are like sex to men. This is why a woman can be 'friends' with a guy very easily and still feel fulfilled while many times the guy cannot (if he's single and looking that is). In many cases IF (that's a big IF) a woman who is just friends with a guy takes the initiative and signals she wants more not many men would put up much of a fight. Just saying.
 Rarebird76
Joined: 5/10/2009
Msg: 406
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/17/2010 12:45:04 PM

Male libidos are bad so we should castrate all single men!
I'd go with castration at birth. Then we can be given estrogen therapy to be more like women. A nation of Eunuchs and Women would be an unstoppable force.
 BoonDockSaint73
Joined: 3/29/2010
Msg: 407
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/17/2010 6:44:05 PM
I think it should be legalized...

completely.

hell- we legalize cigarettes and that sh1t kills people.

we legalize alcohol and that kills people and at destroys some lives...

YET

YET

YET

paying for sex in a strictly "pay for play" setting is illegal...

hmmmm

something wrong with that picture.
 broncsbuff
Joined: 4/18/2008
Msg: 409
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/18/2010 1:28:38 PM

I've proven my theory that some men can be happy with just
friendship with a woman for thirty two years with my ex husband.
It's not a theory.


oh yes...the old female argument..."I have tons of freinds that just like my company without sex"..yea sure....


If you want to believe that, then go ahead, its been said on here a million times, but I will say it again...the ONLY way a man can be friends with a women is if ONE of the three apply...
1. He is gay
2. He is not attracted to you
3. He is getting sex from someone else he thinks is better than you

argue it all you want....its the truth though...

I issue the same challenge...walk in front of your ex husband butt ass naked and see what happens..
1. "you know, I value our 30 years of friendship, no thanks"
2. "Let me get my pants off"

If he chooses 1, then one of three applies..plain and simple...

and yes..prostitution is legal...its called dating..someone else hit the nail on the head...
 anonymouslyme
Joined: 12/23/2008
Msg: 410
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/18/2010 2:37:47 PM
I don't think legalizing prostitution would make much difference. It is, and has been, and will continue to be, a flourishing business enterprise, from earliest documented history until long after we're all gone. A person seeking that service can and does find it, and as long as there's demand, there will be willing providers.

If you're involved with a woman that plays the withholding game to get her own way, then get yourself out of that situation and seek a relationship with someone less selfish and manipulative.

However, make sure you're accurately assessing the dynamics of your relationship. Personally, I would never use sex as a weapon to get my own way, but I do have trouble wanting to be intimate with a person I feel does not give my feelings or concerns adequate consideration, and I know many other women that feel the same way.

My personal experience has brought me to the conclusion that men and women tend to approach intimacy from slightly different perspectives. Men tend to think of sex as a way to create intimacy in a relationship. Women tend to view sex as a way to enhance intimacy that already exists..... Do you recognize the difference?
 kissmyasthma
Joined: 12/4/2009
Msg: 411
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/18/2010 3:09:52 PM
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sorry was reading there and fell asleep
 HarDayKnight
Joined: 12/27/2007
Msg: 412
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/19/2010 9:33:22 AM
In honesty, the idea of someone only having sex with me because I paid her is very unappealing. Prostitution being legal probably wouldn't affect me at all. Though, if a man is financially well off, how does he ever know if it was him or his money that landed him the lady he's with. Even if he's a good guy, there's the chance she would have passed on him without the big bank account. Isn't that prostitution of a sort?
 Rarebird76
Joined: 5/10/2009
Msg: 413
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/19/2010 10:20:52 AM

If you are a guy who can't get laid don't blame all women for the
"power" they have, look to yourself. Women love sex, just not
with you.
I love this comment. Oh yeah I'll be 'looking to myself' for sure....I call her my 5 finger GF. Loyal till the end.....'she's' never given me a 'hard' time.....well actually yes she has (but in the good way).
 Smarts and Heart
Joined: 12/15/2009
Msg: 414
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/19/2010 2:59:30 PM
Do you really think that a man who wants the services of a prostitute will refrain because it's legal or illegal? It's the oldest profession in the world! The only thing that it would do is perhaps ensure that prostitutes are healthier because of health checks. Even then, I'll bet, you'd still have the unhealthy ones reducing their fees and plying their trade illegally to the cheap men!
I don't see what bearing legalization of prostitution would have on sex between a couple.
Maybe if it was legal, then the men looking for sex only would refrain from coming on POF and spoiling it for the legitimate ones!
 lateā„¢
Joined: 2/1/2010
Msg: 415
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 4/19/2010 3:09:52 PM

Just because you've never used sex as a power play doesn't negate the fact that many other women do.

Or vice versa, ....both ways

It's not that women don't love sex, It's the fact that they can get it much easier then men can.

All depends on the definition of "easy", ...don't it?
 Arlo_Troutman
Joined: 9/26/2009
Msg: 417
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 5/1/2010 8:26:20 AM

(Rarebird76) I want more than just sex.


As do I. However, I can't imagine going without something (in this case, sexual gratification), just because I can't have everything (a full-on relationship), right here and now. It's really a "half-a-loaf-is-better-than-none" concept with me...

Jack
 Arlo_Troutman
Joined: 9/26/2009
Msg: 418
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 5/1/2010 8:30:54 AM

(W9Y) If a man knew he could either endlessly deal with the dating or just go out and employ the services of a prostitute, many women would have very little to offer a man.


(wwtw26) That's funny because I and other women I know have men who ask us
to do other things with them than just have sex, and we even know men
who don't expect to have sex with us but still want to do things with us
that are fun.


Which is precisely why he said "many women", and not "all women".

If prostitution was legalized, I am fimly convinced that there would still be monogamous, male/female couplings. I am also firmly convinced that there would be a lot more single, lonely females; and, a lot fewer single, lonely men.


Can 't men there get on the internet and read the ads and call up
an "escort" to come over? Those are hookers you know, right?


"An escort by any other name, still sells her hoo-hoo!" -- with apologies to Willy Shakespeare
 Arlo_Troutman
Joined: 9/26/2009
Msg: 419
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 5/1/2010 8:49:42 AM

(cdnfinanceman) And do you think Prostitutes who make " cash" money is going all of a sudden want to pay Income tax and start filing taxes? I dont think so.


*shrug* Some would, some wouldn't. I don't think the incidence of tax-evasion would be significantly different than in any other variable income profession (such as, say, waiting).

Jack
 LoveSong99
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 421
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 3/9/2013 10:55:06 PM
It would be sanctioned by the government, probably presented from some sort of clinic/hotel type facility, a lot safer (for hooker and hookie) and pimps wouldn't exist...they would be called supervisors
 sigungq
Joined: 1/4/2013
Msg: 422
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Posted: 3/9/2013 11:49:26 PM
I don't know that it would change too much about the normal male/female dynamic, except that perhaps it would relieve the loneliness that some of us have ever present in our lives. In so doing, it may cause those of us who live without love to seem less desperate and/or needy, which may improve our success rate in getting normal dates.
 Rapunzel1964
Joined: 10/25/2012
Msg: 423
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 3/10/2013 12:36:32 AM

...... Prostitution is everywhere on this earth and in every major city in the US (whether legal or not) and it hasn't changed whether women have sex or hold out. Finding someone to have sex is the easy part for anyone,and most any male as well. Finding someone for a wonderful relationship is difficult and always has and always will be, because personalities and those dynamics are at play....


I agree totally with the above. Anybody with a little bit of cash can find sex easily and quickly.
But love...a real connection... no amount of money can buy that. Some people have all the wealth, talent, beauty they could ever dream of but cannot find real love.
 59thShadeofGrey
Joined: 9/25/2012
Msg: 424
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 3/10/2013 4:48:00 AM
Not sure why this thread keeps rambling on. Prostitution is and always has been legal. It's called Marriage.....
 Confident-Realist
Joined: 2/8/2004
Msg: 429
What if Prostitution was Legal?
Posted: 3/10/2013 11:04:21 AM
From an economics/marketing point of view, if prostitution was to be legalised, this would mean that the value of ordinary p$$sy would plummet because 'trade barriers' would be lifted, thereby increasing the ease with which such a commodity(sex) is obtained and consequently, 'flooding the market' with willing buyers and willing sellers.

I don't agree. I've been to Vegas many times... Prostitution, although not legal it's more like going 5 over the speed limit on a highway + it's Vegas & many think it is okay -- the technical legality of it is a non-issue on whether or not guys partake. When you go, you'd rather meet a "real" girl -- a "catch", right? It's not like guys who get there off the plane think "Phhht, I'm not going to spend tons of time flirting/hitting on women who may or may not give me their number, or go to my room, etc. I'm going to the lounge bar here in the hotel and getting myself a hooker every night."

In reality, from my observation, it's just an if-all-else-fails option for some guys. That's how it affects the dating market. What it would affect is the last-ditch-effort to pick up an unattractive gal near last call for some action... you'd see less of that.

If it'd really drop the demand for dating/flings/etc -- you'd see 20 & 30-something guys go there just for the hookers, and I don't at all see that (first or second hand). It's just an optional consolation prize for some, after last call.
 sigungq
Joined: 1/4/2013
Msg: 430
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Posted: 3/10/2013 12:39:49 PM
kharmakemeleon wrote:


If the government legalized it on a Friday they could erase the federal deficit by the following Monday.


That is of course "figuratively speaking", since the system that the federal government uses to create money is mathematically broken. The debt, and deficits will never go away, and will always increase no matter how much tax money they attempt to apply to it. But that's a subject for another day and/or forum.
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