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Friday, October 14, 2005

sex for money

This is interesting. (and confusing! check out the senarios near the end)

Although I think sex for money should be legal - people have sex for much worse reasons than money as it is - I never thought of comparing porn and prostitution.

Creating and selling a porn is considered "free speech" under the first amendment. But having sex for money is not protected by law. It is illegal.

Actors in porn are have sex for money, the only difference between acting in porn and being a regular call-girl is that it is taped to be viewed by a third party. It appears to be legal to pay two people to have sex in front of you outside of video, in real life.

It is illegal to hire someone to have sex with someone else . (i.e. buying a prostitute for your buddy) But it might be legal if you pay them both to have sex with eachother.

So it porn exempt because a third party is paying their salaries and they aren't paying one another?

How id that different from paying a madam and her distributing the money to the call-girl? If the madam throws the money in a pool, so no one individual is paying for sex, is that considered a third party paying for sex - no different then the people who invest in the porn industry?

Maybe Johns should get together and make deals among themselves to pay for one another's
sex. They could even tape it and call it "art."

Do pengins have knees?

Farah, Jeff, Becky, Jason and I (along with another couple from work - are you seeing the pattern??) are playing trivia tonight at 7 p.m. It's $10 and all the money goes to charity.

We have room for three more people on our team, call me if you're interested.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

who knew

You are a

Social Liberal
(71% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(26% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

broken comments

I've lost 19.6 lbs so far.

Next week I should be over 20.

NICE. I wish I was on the quickie plan like Kyle but I just don't have that type of self-control right now.

Only like 4 million more to go ...