My answer to the first couple of questions were as follows. Feel free to cut and paste, provided you agree. The more voices, the better, and I know not everyone can whip up a response in four minutes, as I did.
1. Do you think that purchasing sexual services from an adult should be a criminal offence? Should there be any exceptions? Please explain.
Comment: Yes, purchasing sexual services from an adult should be a criminal offence. This is because a high percentage of adults who are prostitutes are victims of drug and sexual abuse and are therefore do not have meaningful free choice. Purchasing sex contributes to human trafficking. Purchasing sex demeans men and women. The legal purchase of sex does not make prostitution safer for the men and women prostituting themselves. The availability of sex for purchase contributes to family breakdown. And family breakdown destabilizes our communities, country and by extension, our economy. Finally, when the purchase of sex is legal, it is almost impossible to clamp down on child prostitution, since youth can look like adults and few carry ID cards.
2. Do you think that selling sexual services by an adult should be a criminal offence? Should there be any exceptions? Please explain.
Comment: No. Selling sexual services by an adult should not be a criminal offence. This is because those selling sexual services are generally victims of drug and sexual abuse. Please follow the Nordic Model on clamping down on prostitution.
3. If you support allowing the sale or purchase of sexual services, what limitations should there be, if any, on where or how this can be conducted? Please explain.
Comment: I do not support allowing the sale or purchase of sexual services. It will result in the degradation of our communities. Will we have a red light district or will brothels be anywhere? Those who simplistically say “it’s the world’s oldest profession” and turn a blind eye are not considering the logistics of what this will mean.by