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There was recently a massage therapist arrested in
Portland ( ) for
prostitution. She has be fined and
sentenced to ten months in jail. Sixty
men have been charged with soliciting sex from the ‘Portland Madam.’ Some have plead guilty and others ‘no
contest.’ Their names have been made a
part of public record and they are being fined.
There is something about this that slams contrary to the libertarian strain in me (and yes we all have a libertarian strain to some extent – affronts to personal liberties.)
If this woman chooses to engage in sex for profit and these men choose to avail themselves – it would seem to me to be a victimless crime – and should not be a crime.
Sex trafficking in this country is a deplorable reality. Drug addicted street hookers – purveyors of sexually transmitted diseases – manipulated by street hoods – pimps – patrol the streets at night. This is a criminal activity that creates victims and cost society.
The obvious answer is regulation. This could be a regulated service industry with licensed service providers. It could create a tax base, decrease prison populations and bring an end to a criminal enterprise as it now exists.
There is no logical argument against legalized prostitution. Our sexual needs are natural – not disgusting. Objections are solely base on religious moral grounds – those people who feel so pious that they must legislate the morality of the rest of us. Any freedom can be abused by an individual; but with controls this service could fulfill a need. I have no doubt that pent up sexual frustration leads to depression, suicide, crime, violence and child abuse.
Christian fear of sex and its outward disgust for the female human body has conditioned us to a knee-jerk condemnation of the natural urges of human sexuality
Men and women, who for any reason are void of a relationship, should be able to benefit from men or women who are willing to provide sexual intimacy.