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Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”?

This is a really interesting and great question: Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution I wanted to add one question to the general one of where the conceptual “boundary” ...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

Bob is a male prostitute who only services female clients. Charles is a homosexual male who would like to solicit his services, but Bob being straight and so finding this proposition unenticing, ...
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Can you bet sexual acts?

I'm pretty sure you cannot make a bet and have the outcome one way or another be a sexual favor. But why would this be illegal?
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Is hiring a dominatrix legal in Canada?

According to Wikipeidia it is illegal "to purchase or advertise sexual services". This statement seems very broad and would include more than copulation. I noticed on a dominatrix website, ...
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Is there a government department in the Netherlands regulating sex work?

Do the Netherlands have a government department that specializes in understanding and analyzing sex work, and is tasked with maximizing the legal rights, ethical conditions, and positive outcomes for ...
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Assuming there is no human trafficking or any form of coercion, is there a difference between the penalties on pimp/madam and prostitute in the U.S?

I was reading https://prostitution.procon.org/us-federal-and-state-prostitution-laws-and-related-punishments/ and unfortunately it only shows the difference in prostitute vs. client/customer. For ...
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Does it violate equal protection for the prosecution to use crossdressing as evidence of intent to commit prostitution?

In Short v. City of Birmingham At trial, evidence presented by the City showed that, on May 10, 1980, at approximately 2:15 A.M., two Birmingham police officers assigned to Vice Detail saw the ...
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Does a sex-for-food/protection arrangement qualify as rape?

The situation I'm thinking of is the one depicted in A Woman in Berlin. The setting is the end of World War 2 with Soviet armies in Berlin engaging in mass rapes. The woman in question, after being ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

This Morning Star article describes attempts by Labour politicians to make it easier to prosecute 'sex-for-rent' arrangements, where landlords "demand sex from tenants in lieu of rent". The ...
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Is there a right to contract oneself, or one’s dependents, into servitude?

The closest common examples I can think of are jurisdictions where prostitution is semi-legalized or legalized, jurisdictions where minors can work on behest of their guardian, and military service in ...
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Can a USA federal employee use a prostitute in a Las Vegas where it is legal?

We got into an interesting debate at work today after someone joked that a prostitute would be cheaper than dating someone. The crutch of the debate was whether Federal employees or military could ...
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Is the act of receiving a 'happy ending' illegal in Canada?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/massage-therapist-s-happy-endings-incident-spurs-federation-to-take-action-1.4659016 In the recording of the interaction at the Kirkland police detachment, the ...
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Do existing laws bar cyberprostitution?

Do existing laws bar cyberprostitution? I’m putting this in for Oregon, but I’m also curious about other jurisdictions. There have been numerous advances in “teledildonics." Let’s just say for the ...
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Does this situation qualify as "reasonable suspicion"?

A friend of mine described this situation to me recently: The scene is a hotel lobby in the middle of the night. Three people, two men and a woman, enter. The woman appears to be drunk and ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

Throughout this question I will reference the Texas Penal Code for concrete examples as Texas is my home state. The Texas Penal Code clarifies explicitly what is considered prostitution in the state ...
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So… is prostitution in Canada legal or not?

I'm confused, is prostitution in Canada legal or not? I've been looking, but have up till now only gotten mixed messages when it comes to it's legality; just a jumble of legislative actions, court ...
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Is a journalist who uses sex to get information considered a prostitute?

Let's say a female investigative journalist is looking into a story where the actors involved clearly know things she doesn't, but much to her frustration, they simple wont talk. Most of them are men,...
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Are CuddleFix participants engaged in prostitution?

Is CuddleFix (http://www.cuddlefix.com) prostitution, or not? If not, where (or at what actions) is the line drawn exactly? In brief: you pay them to come to your house and lie in bed with you and ...
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What's the limitation of sexual consideration?

Prostitution is defined to be sex in exchange of consideration http://definitions.uslegal.com/p/prostitution/ The term "prostitution" generally means the commission by a person of any natural or ...
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If prostitution is legal in the UK then why do people get arrested for talking to prostitutes in the street?

There is some kind of non-official red corner close to Paddington station in London, people get arrested all the times there for talking to undercover prostitutes who are actually police officers. ...