New Mysterianism until 2 1/2 years ago I would have agreed 100% with you. But my perspective has changed, drastically. I now have a daughter. So my simple male egocentric answer has become a conundrum.
I have absolutely no problem with someone purchasing sex. It is a service, like any service. As long as both (or however many) individuals are comfortable, I see no problem.
Quoted from Answers.com
Prostitution is defined as "the act or practice of engaging in sexual activity for money or its equivalent" (Garner 1999, p. 1238). Except for parts of Nevada, it is a criminal act in the United States. Prostitutes are also referred to as commercial or public sex workers. It is estimated that over 92,000 men, women, and juveniles are arrested yearly for prostitution (FBI, 2000). The number of juveniles engaging in prostitution is estimated at between 100,000 and 300,000 per year.
The greatest health consequences of prostitution are drug abuse, violence, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, and syphilis. The risk for HIV infection is increased because of multiple partners and limited safe sex practices-some customers are willing to pay more for a sexual encounter if they do not have to use a condom. Based on research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of HIV infection for prostitutes is three times higher if they smoke crack cocaine. Intravenous drug use also increases the risk of HIV infection for a prostitute.
Prostitutes are often victimized by the person for whom they work, and by their customers. Other health issues related to prostitution are early pregnancy for juveniles, rape, tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, assault, and other acts of violence-including murder. There are also negative consequences besides those related to health issues. In places where it is common, prostitution lowers the value of property. It also degrades the status of women. Published research studies concerning prostitution as a public health issue in urban communities have come primarily from developing countries.
No, it really is not.
What about this did you not understand?
Zetherin in lieu of the "definition" I provided above, your reprimand of me is biased, in my opinion, and should not be a part of a moderators duties if they are so engaged in the debate themselves of which you are. I will agree you are entitled to your opinions just as every one else, but in this case I think it wrong for you to utilize your "powers" to stifle what I did say, which I will also agree was sarcastic. So was the "hit and run" comment theages made to Jg's offering, considering theages has not participated in the discussion "at all" up until that point only that it "agreed" with your assessment noted above of which the definition I provided shows there can be nothing "ethical" regarding prostitution which more that solidifies the offering Jg made.
And you have never f*****d a prostitute.
And you said nothing regarding the above comment?
Khethil, I apologize for the remark. IMO, hit and run tactics no matter how subtle they may be are extremely damaging to discourse of any nature as I will agree Jg could have been more expressive in what he did offer himself and my "bias" as I totally agreed with his offering of which I expoinded in detail in the rather lengthy post I wrote as I gave reason as ot why I can see nothing even considered "ethical" about prostitution as the added definition clearly offers.
Again, I apologize for my sarcasm. It is indeed one of my human frailties.