In my opinion, a person should be able to charge for services that they can give away if they want. Who are they hurting? Two or more consenting adults make an arrangement that is between themselves.
Why is it that women and men for that matter, are still being controlled by governments in the bedroom? Is the bible or religion running our societies?
Who or what decided on things that are moral or immoral?
Just because a person doesn't want to do something themselves, I for one, doesn't give them the right to "Preach" to others what to do..
No. Adultery isn't wrong just because the bible says so. There are many good and practical reasons for adultery to be considered a moral and legal wrong. The spread of disease, the possibility of unintended pregnancy, the possibility of destroying a previously stable marriage and disrupting the economic unit on which minor children may be dependent, the possibility of jealousy induced violence, the fact that it is a type of fraud the threatens the emotional and economic well being of the other spouse and his or her children, etc. The list goes on and on.
The argument is predicated on the fact that many things are only wrong because the Bible says it is. I don't agree these things are only wrong because of religious morality. I think they are wrong because they cause harm to the people involved, whether they be psychologically or physically. This argument was proving a point that moral relativity is a weak argument.
So because they cause harm to some they should be morally wrong for all?
How is that a stronger argument than moral relativity?
I just think that it's about personal freedom and yes, if this practice that exists..(I'm not saying we should invent this) was out in the open, there would be many benefits to society, and to the individuals involved..
Will I benefit?
No.... why should that matter....
They just voted in gay marriage in my state.... It's about DAM time! The same rights for all!!!
I'm not gay... Why should I care?....because ....it's right!
But that's another discussion... LOL
KEEP THE CHURCHES AND GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR BEDROOMS!!!
This whole morality crap just reminds me of the old joke
Would you have sex with me for a dollar? Woman says No
Would you have sex with me for a million dollars? Woman says well okay for a million dollars.
See we just established your a hooker now we are just haggling prices.
Morality is subject to your own compromises. Some compromise for much less then others but it doesnt mean their morals are less then yours.Theirs are just for sale at a lower price.
The better question is asking how we arrived at such hypocrisy in this country. It's illegal to pay a girl for sex unless you profit from it. Porn? Okay! Prostitution? No way! This is absurdly hypocritical.
I don’t believe that any of the sex industries are a benefit to society. I think they cause more harm than good. Or can anyone tell me what I’m missing; maybe there is something positive that this industry brings which i might not be aware of.
There has always been a demand for prostitution, whether it was legal or not. It's not called "the oldest profession of the world" for nothing. Pornography too has a long tradition in one form or another.
So in a way, satisfying a demand that can't be eliminated does serve a purpose
While there are surely other factors involved.. including theism.. Countries with legal prostitution do have a significantly lower rate of violent crime then ones where it is illegal.
Denmark and Australia for examples.
So while there may be no direct benefit there is certainly no evidence to support that it is a harm at all.
"I think they cause more harm than good."
Is that an evidence based thought/belief?
But does it matter? Who is judging what is 'good for society'? I have no time for the sorts of people/groups who use that sort of language. Like the Family Values groups and Catholic Church for eg.
Isn't the freedom to do what we want, safely and without harming others, a principle we could all get behind? I think football is pretty bad for society, turning many men into grunting, unthinking, tribal neanderthals - as it does. But I'd never legislate against it because in doing so, I endorse the right of others to legislate unreasonably against me.