I've never understood this either. I'm sure there's plenty of valid reasons, but honestly, if people want to spend shjt tons of money and risk stds and stuff, I say let them.
@Ser Waffle Knight, so here is what my APUSH teacher taught us... Technically making and distributing p0rn is illegal, since it is prurient, however p0rn industries claim it is art, so that they can't be prosecuted for this. At one point there was an issue with this in the Supreme Court where a justice couldn't explain where the line was drawn, but said "I will know it when I see it" to distinguish it. A bunch of court cases happened about that where Supreme Court justices had to watch p0rn for cases on it, and eventually they just said "screw it it's all art" just so they didn't have to deal with it anymore... Does that explain it?
@Ser Waffle Knight, I have trouble remembering if it was because the government wanted to stop sex trafficking or if it was early feminist assuming this was mean to the gender as a whole and lobbied the law. But as always the ban did nothing but criminalize not stop the actual trade.
@Barry Dylan, oh yeah, in fact it's still legal in Nevada.
@Ser Waffle Knight, I always thought it was because p0rn can be taxed and the government can make money off of it. Unlike prostitution.. Always pictured it going something like US Government:"Prostitution is sickening and we will not allow it in our country" ... P0rn industry: "we'll pay you hundreds of millions in taxes a year".... US Government: "SOLD!"
@Smittyfromda805, I believe this story here
@Ser Waffle Knight, well I mean Nevada as a state in general has a lot of gray areas in its laws.
@Ser Waffle Knight, only in parts of Nevada. Vegas for example doesn't allow it but other parts of Nevada do
@Ser Waffle Knight, honestly it neon illegal hurts prostitutes because people see them as scum and treat them as such, therefore people murder and abuse them at higher rates. If it was legal then it could be a "profession"
@Smittyfromda805, I'm pretty sure he bunnyranch pays taxes so I don't think that's why.
@Ser Waffle Knight, Prostitution should be legal, but pimping shouldn't. Pimping is an abusive practice.
@The New Night Guard, full agreement.
@LoZ Fanatic, #analisart
@Ser Waffle Knight, it's decriminalized in Nevada, not legal. It's illegal under federal law and federal law supersedes state. However, the states can say that they won't prosecute for something which means those people are safe from the state. They aren't safe from the federal government, though, should the federal government choose to pursue legal action. It's the same thing with the decriminalization of marijuana in various states: it's not actually legal but the state has decided to not spend its time or resources chasing these people down.
@LoZ Fanatic, #Bestcomments
@usukandunoit19, I thought that establishing separate taxes for marijuana and zoning laws for production (like Colorado has) require that the product be made legal to be established.
@Sexy Alpaca, it does not, though that would be a logical thought. Then again, much of our government and our laws are illogical.
@2014purpleribbon, how are places like the bunny ranch a thing then? When weed was decriminalized, they wouldn't arrest you for it but you couldn't buy weed anywhere, unlike now that it's legal. Brothels are legitimate businesses. If prostitution is only decriminalized, how are they able to operate?
@Black Rock Citizen, fair question. It is because, again, the state governments are choosing not to prosecute. The state governments and local governments are responsible for policing the people. The federal government uses law enforcement such as the FBI to handle issues such as cross-state criminal activity. They don't have the resources available to prosecute for things such as individuals purchasing pot or using the services of a prostitute. That's what state and local government are for and those levels, in certain states, have decided that they don't believe marijuana (or certain applications of prostitution) should be illegal and are refusing to uphold the law. The federal government can bring suit against these lower branches of government and attempt to use the Supreme Court to force them to return to upholding the law. Businesses and individuals operating in these places are protected by their state governments but it doesn't mean they aren't engaging in illegal activity.
Always have a camera when hiring a prostitute fellas
Feminists should start fighting prostitution laws
@Sniff my hole, they'll be more occupied trying to fill seats for the Ghostbusters reboot
@Sniff my hole, they already do
Stop! You have violated the- oh, never mind. Carry on, potential criminal scum.
Moral: they want inside you however they can
@RhettandLink, that's definitely our moral
@Taquito Speedo, well...you are interested in more than that 💞
@RhettandLink, sooooo much more than that babygirl. I want it ALL
Happy July 4th every one!
Hold on let's just say you meet a nice lady have the sex with her and you're like "wow that was the best sex I've ever had! Please take this money as a token of my thanks!" Is that illegal? I'm seriously asking
@Just a doctor , its not illegal unless you get caught
It's not because prostitution is wrong, it's just that too often the people being prostituted have been illegally trafficked for the specific purpose of pimping them out and most are forced into it at very young ages. Sex trafficking, especially child sex trafficking, is unfortunately a billion dollar industry globally. We are trying to fight it. Porn has to use adults, there can't be minors and there's consent from all parties.
I don't know about the US, but in England it's 100% legal to be one, but there are rules as with most businesses such as you can't get customers from street corners and such
@Fallout267, it's illegal under federal law in the US but many are disputing it.
That's nice and all, but what about the girl?
@Smegma, what about her? she's consenting in all panels.
Prostitution should be legal
I dunno, feels kinda wrong
That cop hat needs a scumbag hat to go with it.
Stealing material from Jim Jeffries? Shame on you!!
They only care so much is because they want to watch also!