At 12/2/10 12:05 AM, joethesouleater wrote:
people in the porn industry get payed by a company, not an individual (already stated) and porn is legal mostly because the people who are in the porn are required to get checked for STD's before fillming anything, prostitutes dont, this could inffect others which is partially why its illegal.
If I pay you myself out of my pocket to have sex with me on camera and I sell the tape, is it not called porn?
The second part of your argument is complete nonsense. Prostitution isn't illegal because prostitutes don't get checked for STDs. If it was made legal you could regulate that and force businesses to check their workers, just like the porn industry does.
At 12/2/10 12:07 AM, SymbolCymbal wrote:
its just funny that its illegal to sell something that is perfectly legal to give away for free
Which is the basis of why prostitution should be legal. We don't live in a 19th or early 20th century world dominated by puritanic religion anymore, sex isn't taboo it's everywhere, but people still hold that stigma true for some weird reason.
At 12/2/10 12:12 AM, JoeMation wrote:
Prostitutes last one moment. Porn stars can reflect on their work decades later.
So the difference between a prostitute and a prostitute who has sex on camera is that the one that has sex on camera can look at it later or have other people look at it later?
Sounds like a very defining difference there. Maybe I should pay a prostitute to have sex with me in front of other people.
Cause the fact that it's the same act, just that it's filmed doesn't make it very different.
At 12/2/10 12:25 AM, Jercurpac wrote:
Because the actors in porn have to pay taxes on the money they receive. If the government gets to stick their hands in it (no pun intended) it's not prostitution.
So if you make prostitution legal and the government taxes prostitutes, do you not call them prostitutes anymore?
At 12/2/10 12:27 AM, Narcissy wrote:
Plus, brothels and porn businesses likely pay a tax, but hey, I'm not sure.
Actually I highly doubt there's a porn tax to be honest. Don't know why there should be.
Street prostitutes are not as safe. They don't get regular testing, so they can spread an STD around like wildfire. And they don't pay tax for their services.
Same with low budget or home made porn.
At 12/2/10 12:28 AM, ryanson209 wrote:
Porn is sex by "actors" on film. That was the argument made to differentiate them I believe.
So if I have sex with my girlfriend on camera do you not call that porn?