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Up Front: Eat Up Your Brothelly

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  • giovanni tiso,

    Enjoying and being satisfied with it are subtly different though. You can enjoy a job and yet not be satisfied with it, or vice versa. Point taken however.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    Given that there is (an alternative) a significant welfare system in New Zealand, I prefer Gio's take on things.

    is it actually something you'd be proud to tell you family that your (grown up) kids were doing? Why not? What's inherently wrong with finding out your son is sucking cocks for a living?....There's something very different about actually fucking people. Sure that's a societal prejudice, but it colors everything about the game.

    There's no value in perpetuating society's irrational fear of sex. Sex is an art form.

    What's inherently wrong with finding out your son is busking on a roadside for a living?

    Don't fear the genital.

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • andrea quin,

    The sex worker survey didn't ask whether or not they enjoyed or were satisfied with their work, they asked what the good bits and the bad bits were.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2009 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    The sex worker survey didn't ask whether or not they enjoyed or were satisfied with their work, they asked what the good bits and the bad bits were.

    Good - because honestly who always enjoys or is "satisfied" with what they do for a living. I supported prostitution law reform not because I think hooking is a really cool career option I'd love any child of mine to take up (know too many sex workers who had the rough as well as the smooth to be that naive), but because I want to know that sex workers can report abuse to Police and know they're not going to be arrested for their pains. Also, I don't think it's a bad thing that the "oldest profession" is subject to labour laws (including health and safety standards); as well as the tender mercies of OSH and the IRD. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11867 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    Is there is a health check required when becoming a sex worker in New Zealand? Are annual health checks for sex workers required? Just curious.

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • andrea quin,

    Good - because honestly who always enjoys or is "satisfied" with what they do for a living.

    About 84.1% of people if you believe the survey Russell quote above (and if you drop the always). But yes, anyone will have parts of their job they don't enjoy.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2009 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    the opiates of the masses...

    And I guess one difference between dentistry, banking and prostitution is that only one of those professions would be likely to be chosen by someone who was looking to support a P-habit

    I understood that bankers have an abiding interest in taking LSD...
    ...or is it as the old (adapted) saw has it
    "only usurers lose drugs..."

    Dear Johns and belle amis du jour ...!
    ...as I recall from my days in Wellington in the '80s there were places where the rising sons and the great and good could go to be "entertained" by bright and accommodating young ladies, not a stones throw from Oriental Parade...
    I'm sure these needs are still catered for today...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    I understood that bankers have an abiding interest in taking LSD...

    Shorthand for Pounds, Shillings and Pence.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    beyond the imperial fiscal drug...

    Shorthand for Pounds, Shillings and Pence.

    well ok, I'm sure they got up to speed with the dexies-mal system, too...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    I'm sure they got up to speed with the dexies-mal system

    come on, I loan?

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Or is that "Come on iLoan"
    Where the future is Apples but rapidly going pear shaped.
    As we look at the World through Rose Tinted Eye Pads.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

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