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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
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Should prostitution be legalised ?

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firstly - prostitutes have been part of indian culture since millenia.

the apsaras of indras court were nothing but celestial prostitutes.

urvashi ,menaka , rambha danced and entertained the gods and went on to have numerous relationships.

yet this was accepted as part of indian culture and tradition.

our gods and various rishis went on to have relationships with various apsaras.

even in gupta and maurya times ,nagarvadhus were prostitutes who danced and entertained the people.

with the advent of modernity ,a certain prudishness entered the domain.

gandhian morality meant that sexual desires had to be kept under control ,if not outright suppressed.

police routinely harrass the prostitutes and pimps ,and make life difficult for them.

the ban on ladies bars is another example of the moral police taking a negative view of the oldest profession.

for what are bar girls , if not better quality prostitutes.

yet these women do the important job of satisfying the lust of men , and therefore keep them from prying on other ,respectable women.

because men have been able to satisfy their lust , many rapes have been prevented.

of course forced prostitution ,where women are kidnapped and forced into the profession is absolutely wrong.

making prostitution illegal means that they are not given access to knowledge about prevention of HIV , use of condoms etc.

illegal , unregulated prostitution is a surefire method of spreading HIV and venereal diseases.

for whoever is going to stop desire from being satisfied?

on the other hand countries like singapore have legalised ,regulated prostitution where periodic checking is done to prevent spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

legalising the oldest profession will allow those who practise it to get access to medical facilities and knowledge of condoms etc , and thus help in prevention of spread of HIV and other diseases.

it will also help them to be safe from harrasment by policemen .

expliotation by pimps will also stop.

hence prosttution should be legalised .

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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

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firstly - prostitutes have been part of indian culture since millenia.

the apsaras of indras court were nothing but celestial prostitutes.

urvashi ,menaka , rambha danced and entertained the gods and went on to have numerous relationships.

yet this was accepted as part of indian culture and tradition.

our gods and various rishis went on to have relationships with various apsaras.

even in gupta and maurya times ,nagarvadhus were prostitutes who danced and entertained the people.

with the advent of modernity ,a certain prudishness entered the domain.

gandhian morality meant that sexual desires had to be kept under control ,if not outright suppressed.

police routinely harrass the prostitutes and pimps ,and make life difficult for them.

the ban on ladies bars is another example of the moral police taking a negative view of the oldest profession.

for what are bar girls , if not better quality prostitutes.

yet these women do the important job of satisfying the lust of men , and therefore keep them from prying on other ,respectable women.

because men have been able to satisfy their lust , many rapes have been prevented.

of course forced prostitution ,where women are kidnapped and forced into the profession is absolutely wrong.

making prostitution illegal means that they are not given access to knowledge about prevention of HIV , use of condoms etc.

illegal , unregulated prostitution is a surefire method of spreading HIV and venereal diseases.

for whoever is going to stop desire from being satisfied?

on the other hand countries like singapore have legalised ,regulated prostitution where periodic checking is done to prevent spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

legalising the oldest profession will allow those who practise it to get access to medical facilities and knowledge of condoms etc , and thus help in prevention of spread of HIV and other diseases.

it will also help them to be safe from harrasment by policemen .

hence prosttution should be legalised .
How would you differentiate between marriage and prostitution in that case?
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

Yes, there is a good argument for this. But I don't think it will ever be legalised in India. Heck, our moral brigade can't afford to see dance bars, how will they have the guts to legalise prostitution??

But I am voting yes.

BTW, the devdasis or the Yellamma temple were also simply glorified prostitutes.
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

We have a thread already.

http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25226

I will merge this thread...
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Okay forget merging.. Let it be.. Lets have a fresh discussion.
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

I will only talk about US. Yes, it should be legalized in USA. Becuase
  1. People do it now anyways.
  2. If legalized it will be a more regulated industry.
  3. More accountability and tax revenue
  4. Now people will ask for marijuana to be legalised but marijuana causes harm to the body, prostitution does not.


Will family values be lost ? How many people have screwed up their family life by spending time and money in Gambling, Strip Clubs, POker, Internet POrn and Echarcha .... All perfectly legal.

So it depends on person not the means..........
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

I have no clue why the fuck it was banned to begin with.
But then again, why do you need prostitution these days? How hard is it to pick a chic?
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Old September 4th, 2009, 01:12 AM
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

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How would you differentiate between marriage and prostitution in that case?

the same way as you differentiate between a rented house and your own house !

And both are legal
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Old September 4th, 2009, 01:21 AM
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

I dont understand why anything is made illegal in India ??

Just by declaring anything illegal in India, doesnt mean it has stopped. It remains and flourishes, be it prostitution or gambling. By making it illegal we actually just add to the problem. And lose a lot of tax revenue. and give a chance to the cops to harrass people.

The fight against AIDS will be strengthened by making prostituion legal and giving out licences to sex workers. And also the police wont be able to get their "hafta".

Gambling is thriving so well, that it has created a parallel economy. The ban is meaningless. We would get at least 20000 crores as tax if we made it legal.

Infact in Netherlands, even Marijuana is legalised. One can buy it in coffee shops sold by the government !!!
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

1)legalisation of prostitiution will lead to dip in illegal human traficing.
prostitution will be another profession just like engineers,doctors,and lawyers..this will discourage women who do it for quick money rather than lack of options..
2)HIV,STD can be kept under check with prostitutes going for regular compulsory testing.Clients who do not wear condoms and beat the prostitutes would be charged.Pimps wont be able to harass the prostitute.
3)The children of the prostitutes will have a nrighter future and better living conditions which wouldnt force them into the same filth and apathy
4)White collared madarchods who show how decent and nice they are during daytime..and go and do randbaazi at night would learn a lesson from this.
lot of point..will come up with more laterz
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1)legalisation of prostitiution will lead to dip in illegal human traficing.
prostitution will be another profession just like engineers,doctors,and lawyers..this will discourage women who do it for quick money rather than lack of options..
Kindly explain!!

2)HIV,STD can be kept under check with prostitutes going for regular compulsory testing.Clients who do not wear condoms and beat the prostitutes would be charged.Pimps wont be able to harass the prostitute.

3)The children of the prostitutes will have a nrighter future and better living conditions which wouldnt force them into the same filth and apathy

4)White collared madarchods who show how decent and nice they are during daytime..and go and do randbaazi at night would learn a lesson from this.
Sorry..lost you again...what collar...what lesson??
lot of point..will come up with more laterz
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firstly - prostitutes have been part of indian culture since millenia.

the apsaras of indras court were nothing but celestial prostitutes.

urvashi ,menaka , rambha danced and entertained the gods and went on to have numerous relationships.

yet this was accepted as part of indian culture and tradition.

our gods and various rishis went on to have relationships with various apsaras.

Hmmm... you are right but it does not pose any argument for pros..

even in gupta and maurya times ,nagarvadhus were prostitutes who danced and entertained the people.

Wrong...Nagarvadhus were not prostitutes... we have discussed it before...

with the advent of modernity ,a certain prudishness entered the domain.

gandhian morality meant that sexual desires had to be kept under control ,if not outright suppressed.

Thats victorian morality dude not gandhian....

police routinely harrass the prostitutes and pimps ,and make life difficult for them.

the ban on ladies bars is another example of the moral police taking a negative view of the oldest profession.

for what are bar girls , if not better quality prostitutes.

yet these women do the important job of satisfying the lust of men , and therefore keep them from prying on other ,respectable women.

because men have been able to satisfy their lust , many rapes have been prevented.

Au contraire.... Ye wo pyaas hai pyaare jo ek baar peene se nahi bujhti..

of course forced prostitution ,where women are kidnapped and forced into the profession is absolutely wrong.

making prostitution illegal means that they are not given access to knowledge about prevention of HIV , use of condoms etc.

illegal , unregulated prostitution is a surefire method of spreading HIV and venereal diseases.

for whoever is going to stop desire from being satisfied?

on the other hand countries like singapore have legalised ,regulated prostitution where periodic checking is done to prevent spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

legalising the oldest profession will allow those who practise it to get access to medical facilities and knowledge of condoms etc , and thus help in prevention of spread of HIV and other diseases.

it will also help them to be safe from harrasment by policemen .

expliotation by pimps will also stop.

hence prosttution should be legalised .
I am not against legalising the prostitution.... I agree with the points Dirty pai made..except that sex causes more harm than marijuana.... yes...legalise marijuana... its not like everyone is dying or going crazy in holland or benaras....

Prostitution is there, was there will be there, organize it, and try to put the end to exploitation it involves in.
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Counter view, anyone ?
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I am not against legalising the prostitution.... I agree with the points Dirty pai made..except that sex causes more harm than marijuana.... yes...legalise marijuana... its not like everyone is dying or going crazy in holland or benaras....

Prostitution is there, was there will be there, organize it, and try to put the end to exploitation it involves in.
lot of women in india are doing prostitution without the knowledge of their family.like most of the small time models do it for a quick buck..if prostitution is legalised..the ladies who are into prostitution without their family's knowledge..would think twice before registering themselves as a professional..ditto with small time models..

there are lot of " bahar kuch ,andar kuch aur"..kind of men in india who behave like gentlemen in the society..and have a secret second life..when prostitution is legalised..obviously they will have a seperate place for them...these superficial mofos cannot hide their reality then when they have to visit these prostitiutes into their special place..
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the same way as you differentiate between a rented house and your own house !

And both are legal
You don't own your husband or wife, marriage is a contract....so is prostitution if legalized...one is supposed to have a longer term than other but these days many marriages are short lived.

I think if prostitution is legalized, marriage would be obsolete. After all who wants a painful divorce if marriage does not work out?
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Re: Should prosttution be legalised ?

Here's my perspective on prostitution.

Traditionally, it seems to be the case that:

Men prefer legalized prostitution, women prefer marriage
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