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So… is prostitution in Canada legal or not?

Yes and No Selling your own body for sex is legal. Buying sex is illegal. Therefore the transaction as a whole is legal on the part of the seller and illegal on the part of the buyer. See ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

Why must victims be legally defined as prostitutes in order for a prosecution to take place? The arrangement is currently illegal* because it constitutes causing or inciting prostitution for gain 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?

Prostitution is legal in the UK, but soliciting prostitution in a public place is still illegal, as are a host of other related crimes. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What's the limitation of sexual consideration?

It depends on the jurisdiction and particular facts. The long history of not counting marriage as prostitution under law because of its social and religious legitimacy makes the transaction-related ...
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Does a sex-for-food/protection arrangement qualify as rape?

Socially the woman has become a "kept woman". It would not be rape, at least in most jurisdictions, because the officer is using neither force nor threats of force. The duress is from her ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

According to a blog post (written by a lawyer who actually has had multiple people ask about that), it depends on several things. The gist is that they're not getting away with this "brilliant ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

Sex for rent arrangements are illegal solely because prostitution is illegal, and because economic duress is not a defense to most criminal offenses or civil legal obligations. Otherwise it would be a ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

I would imagine this is because there is not a law specifically criminalizing the practice of offering a "sex-for-rent" arrangement in itself; rather, this is/has been normally handled under ...
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Can a USA federal employee use a prostitute in a Las Vegas where it is legal?

Short Answer It is not illegal for a federal employee or anyone else, who is not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to travel to Nevada for the purposes of engaging the services of a ...
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What's the limitation of sexual consideration?

It rather begs the question of why it matters. You are assuming that prostitution is illegal and therefore whether a transaction is or is not prostitution would be germane to this. However, in very ...
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If prostitution is legal in the UK then why do people get arrested for talking to prostitutes in the street?

In Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), prostitution itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal,[2] but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, ...
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Does this situation qualify as "reasonable suspicion"?

Singapore, being a former British Colony, would likely use Common Law Terms like "Reasonable Suspicion" and "Probable Cause" (Probable Cause is a the general principle that covers terms such as ...
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Is a journalist who uses sex to get information considered a prostitute?

Since you're posting on Law, I will assume that you are interested in the legal definition of prostitution. This depends entirely on the jurisdiction, which you have not specified very precisely (...
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Is the act of receiving a 'happy ending' illegal in Canada?

The third link clarifies that purchasing sex is a crime, but selling it is not: The new prostitution laws do not criminalize the sale of sexual services. They also protect those who sell their own ...
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Is there a right to contract oneself, or one’s dependents, into servitude?

NO (mostly). Servitude means that the employer, or owner of the indenture, or whatever, can use physical force to make the indentee carry out the work given. If the indentee runs away they can be ...
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Does it violate equal protection for the prosecution to use crossdressing as evidence of intent to commit prostitution?

Does it violate equal protection for the prosecution to use crossdressing as evidence of intent to commit prostitution? No. Crossdressing was not the (or a) reason why the police officers arrested ...
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Is there a right to contract oneself, or one’s dependents, into servitude?

Yes It’s called a contract - in return for some benefit, you agree to limit your future actions. You can contract for yourself but you generally bind another to a contract although legal guardians can ...
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Can a USA federal employee use a prostitute in a Las Vegas where it is legal?

First of all, contrary to popular legend, it is not legal for anyone regardless of employer to solicite prostitution in Las Vegas. While Prostitution is Legal in Nevada, Clark County, the county in ...
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Do existing laws bar cyberprostitution?

It could conceivably be a pornography crime, particularly if a participant is a minor, but there is no precedent for considering remote interaction involving sexual content, in the nature of a camgirl ...
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Does this situation qualify as "reasonable suspicion"?

Answering the question for Singapore will be difficult, since it would require a non-trivial knowledge of Singaporean constitution law and interpretation especially regarding search and seizure. In ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

I do not know that there is a hard-and-fast standard or rule that would be applied, but as I mentioned in my comment above, I assume they would prosecute such an operation the way they would any other ...
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Are CuddleFix participants engaged in prostitution?

See http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/alcode/13A/12/3/2. Is the cuddling or spooning a sexual act or sexual contact? A court would have to decide. Perhaps there is some binding precedent on the books; I ...
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