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Old 20.11.2012, 12:46
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Actually, I had read that it was for want of LV bags and such (at least among the Swiss doing so, the foreigners just jumped on the band-wagon).

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This is absolutely correct.
Especially in and around Zurich there aren't a lot of girls in that age group who don't at least know somebody who sells their body for some more pocket money once in a while. Scary, disgusting but true.
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Old 21.11.2012, 15:01
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The BBC must be pretty smart being able to judge people's linguistical skills from behind the windscreen of a moving car.

A pity they were less skilled at spotting in-your-face paedophilia on senior levels withion their own ranks.

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Old 24.11.2012, 15:00
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My thoughts exactly.

One really has to ask what the social cost of open prostitution amounts to.

I've never had a single prostitute as a client who didn't suffer serious psychological damage from the act. Not a single one. This is a dehumanizing practice.
I am curious, what is the minimum legal age for client who wants to use the services of a prostitute?
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Old 24.11.2012, 17:16
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Can a 16 year old sell alcohol in a bar? Or be a tram driver?
I still don't understand why 16 year olds are allowed to smoke when the human brain is so susceptible to addiction at that young an age.

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I can see the difference, but I dont think anyone can judge the situation, and I believe it is a bit hypocritical to be honest.
I think the idea might be that a 16 year old is simply not mature enough to make a decision that may cause long-term health consequences (condoms are not 100% effective), and possibly also emotional consequences... after all, the frontal lobe isn't fully developed until your 20s or so.
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This has been discussed before, but as a Swiss, I was very ashamed that prostitution in Switzerland was legal from 16

About time!
while marijuana was and still is not.
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I am curious, what is the minimum legal age for client who wants to use the services of a prostitute?
18. I think they can ask for ID at these joints.
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I think the idea might be that a 16 year old is simply not mature enough to make a decision that may cause long-term health consequences (condoms are not 100% effective), and possibly also emotional consequences... after all, the frontal lobe isn't fully developed until your 20s or so.
You're right about condoms not being 100% effective - many different STD's other than AID out there; not including just general diseases that can be transmitted via contact.
Let's leave tobacco and pot out of this :P
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

IMO prostitution is not right or good in any age.. 16,18,28... - still shameful and disgusting. Honestly I did not even know it was legal at all until now ! Talk about that being legal since 16..
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Old 06.12.2012, 14:28
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IMO prostitution is not right or good in any age.. 16,18,28... - still shameful and disgusting. Honestly I did not even know it was legal at all until now ! Talk about that being legal since 16..
It's a huge business in CH & huge taxes are collected, why make it illegal & kill the goose that lays the golden egg?
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Old 06.12.2012, 14:56
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It's a huge business in CH & huge taxes are collected, why make it illegal & kill the goose that lays the golden egg?
If prostitutes were illegal only crooks would have prostitutes.
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

prostitution is illegal in the us and the client gets sued. thus demand-suppy side, prices fall...

with few exceptions, no woman would be willing to prostitute for a living. it is a shame for everybody that they have to sell their bodies.
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Old 07.06.2013, 18:03
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with few exceptions, no woman would be willing to prostitute for a living. it is a shame for everybody that they have to sell their bodies.
Somebody seems very unaware of a large, wealthy, rewarding, pornographic industry it seems.
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Old 07.06.2013, 21:45
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prostitution is illegal in the us and the client gets sued. thus demand-suppy side, prices fall...

with few exceptions, no woman would be willing to prostitute for a living. it is a shame for everybody that they have to sell their bodies.
I don't see your logic at all. It's not 100% illegal in the USA, but sodomy and oral sex is in some states. Even between married heteros.

And what is prostitution? Is it any more righteous for a woman to marry herself to someone she does not love, but the hope that this man she in some cases has to basically serve, will bring her out of her part of the world and substantial financial gain?

When to do clients of prostitutes in the USA get sued? When really ever?

Is it a shame? I have met girls that have slept with guys for LV bags. And for a lot less, and they thought of it as "guys can do it", and get nothing for it.

I have known women that get paid to work as Domina's, and they love it. The sex trade these days is not purely women being put into something that would not want to do. When it is not slavery, or addiction, it is about survival and independence.
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Old 07.06.2013, 22:20
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prostitution is illegal in the us and the client gets sued. thus demand-suppy side, prices fall...

with few exceptions, no woman would be willing to prostitute for a living. it is a shame for everybody that they have to sell their bodies.

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I have known women that get paid to work as Domina's, and they love it.
Domina's don't have sex with their clients, but charge more! They are NOT prostitutes.
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Domina's don't have sex with their clients, but charge more!
Their pizza is expensive, even for Switzerland.
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

I know two girls who started at sixteen. One is still at it, 15 years later but having to do more and more things for less and less money. She looks older than her 31 years and past thirty is apparently old in that trade. She never finished her education, didn't learn any trade other than lying on her back, has a cocaine problem...

The other is struggling to put her life back together, she only did it for a few months but it meant that she abandoned her apprenticeship and has no formal training either. She jumps from job to job but someone always recognises her and tells her boss. She wanted to become a policewoman but because she got flagged as a prostitute during a check from vice, she has a tarnished reputation on paper (kein einwandfreier Leumund), so many jobs are closed to her. Most girls don't make payments into pension schemes and pay only the minimum of AHV, which creates even bigger problems later on.

I think the minimum age should be 19, as that is the earliest point at which you will finish an apprenticeship or Gymnasium.
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Domina's don't have sex with their clients, but charge more! They are NOT prostitutes.
While I am aware of that, it still falls into the category of a sex worker. As it is not a total "hands off" occupation.
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prostitution is illegal in the us and the client gets sued. thus demand-suppy side, prices fall...

with few exceptions, no woman would be willing to prostitute for a living. it is a shame for everybody that they have to sell their bodies.
Bullshit on both arguments:
1. Situation in the US
If something is illegal it never ever gets cheaper - it always ends up more expensive as there is more risk involved. Just look at the prohibition or the obviously lost war on drugs in the US. I never seen more hookers than in Vegas - where prostitution is in principle legal, but all the women in the hotels work illegally... did not look like anyone was that scared to get sued.

2. No Swiss woman would possibly need to sell her body. I cannot rule it out for all the woman imported from poor countries - but no Swiss national will starve if she does not prostitute herself. The vast majority is attracted by the fast money and yes, it was a trend of the last years that more and more teenage girls had "label sex" to afford the designer clothes they wanted. I find it strange that especially the people who at any other opportunity scream "freedom" seem to be offended at any freedom that does not match their moral values. Pretty much like in the homosexual marriage debate...

I do not think that a law will help much - by outlawing teenage prostitution will it not go away. It will just be better hidden and the girls will be scared to go to the cops if they get abused as they will not want to report themselves for their illegal work.
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It's simple: leave the prostitutes alone, but cut the knackers off their clients.
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