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    I seriously considered it when I was a student and desperate for money. I made some calls and came very close to doing it but something held me back. I don't know how I feel about it. I don't think I judge women and men who choose to be prostitutes, but I think it's a pity that it can be so seedy, and I know of several relationships that have been destroyed as a result. I wish it was better regulated and safer.

    I used to believe that it provided an outlet for potential rapists and possibly made our community a little safer as a result, but after the Adrian Bayley/Jill Meagher thing I think I might have been wrong about that.

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    We have probably all crossed paths with a prostitute at some point in our lives and never known it. Like every job you will have people that love what they do and othees that do it to pay the bills. Either way it's not shameful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Instead of saying go for it I say go call Centrelink.
    And what if they have called and aren't eligible for anything?

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    And what if they have called and aren't eligible for anything?
    Well then unless they are a kiwi living in OZ their situation can't be that bad. In which case probably best to tighten their belt instead of loosening it.

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    if you find sex outside certain conventional channels shameful, well sure I can see how prostitution could be viewed as shameful. Not everyone sees s3x as something to be ashamed of.

    Being a prostitute is certainly not something I have considered personally. I certainly wouldn't judge a person who chose it as a legitimate and legal way to gain an income. There are plenty of jobs I would be more critical of than s3x worker!

    I listened to a Hack interview years ago with a prostitute who work with disabled men. She had actually researched how to give them a positive experience and took her role quite seriously. Where is the shame in that? It's not all seedy brothels and drunk sleezebags!

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    I look down on consumers, people that use prostitute as a product, as a thing.

    Prostitutes themselves are usually in that position out of misery in the broad sense (financial, intellectual, psychological) so I think they should get helped to get out of the industry - not ashamed.

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    I used to work in the sex industry in my mid twenties. I'd rather not say in which way exactly. But it was the best job I've ever had for many, many reasons and it i wasn't in a relationship I'd still do it to some capacity. I have never been a drug user and am not a survivor of sexual abuse, I am university educated to a masters level, to name a FEW of the ways I do not fit the stereotypes, as do many women in the industry do not. The sex industry is grossly misunderstood. I found my time working in the industry to be rewarding, empowering and massively financially rewarding. The worst part, without a doubt, was the stigma I faced and the double life I had to lead. So, no. I certainly don't find it shameful. What I find shameful is people's attitudes towards sex workers (please nobody use "prostitutes"- its considered as out dated and disrespectful as the N word for black people- if you are not in fact black!).

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    Yes it is.

    I can understand if a women feels that she is struggling financial e.g. bring up kids on her own etc and feels like she has no option....l can understand but l don't agree.

    If on the other hand someone becomes a prostitute to pay off their uni fees then l wouldnt think very highly of them. They have other options like HECS.




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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Instead of saying go for it I say go call Centrelink.
    Yes, because living below the poverty line and struggling to make ends meet is morally superior, and that's what's important

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophisto View Post
    please nobody use "prostitutes"- its considered as out dated and disrespectful as the N word for black people- if you are not in fact black!
    I'm sorry that's political correctness gone crazy.

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