March 6, 2013

"New York sex workers said to be avoiding condoms as they’re used more frequently as evidence of prostitution."

""Unfortunately, I can only carry one condom.... I can't carry more, because if I have bad luck and the police catch me, they could put me in jail because police can use them as proof."

27 comments:

pm317 said...

Lady parts liberals contraception plan does not work for the women who need it the most.

Mitchell the Bat said...

This is not a problem.

With some careful postcoital maintenance, you can get a dozen uses out of a single condom.

bagoh20 said...

If I was a prostitute (it's not like I haven't tried) I would not be a street walker. You meet a decent big muscular dude (ideally gay), offer him a cut to drive and wait, and then start building a clientele by meeting men at decent bars, and restaurants and by word of mouth. It's a business, and you have one of the easiest products to sell, with great price flexibility, highly mobile equipment, and an unlimited market. Street walking is probably the worst business plan possible not funded by a government agency.

Paul Zrimsek said...

If the city's already telling you how much Pepsi you should have, telling you how much sex you should have doesn't seem like much of a stretch.

Mary Beth said...

It wouldn't be a problem if the customers all brought their own condom.

It also wouldn't be a problem if we didn't have stupid laws but I went with the one that I thought would be the easier fix.

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Bruce Hayden said...

This is just another reason why government is so often non-functional. One part of the government is trying to get people to use condoms to reduce STDs, including AIDS. Another part, the police, in this case, are using the possession of those condoms as evidence of low grade prostitution charges. After all, no woman would logically be carrying them unless she were out working as a prostitute, or at least was worried about unprotected sex.

Notice part of the problem here. The police really have no incentive to reduce disease. They are rewarded for keeping the prostitution down. They are willing to sacrifice public health in their zeal to advance this goal because they are not accountable for public health, just crime. And, because they are part of the government, there is nothing anyone can do about this legally, and the only recourse is through the political process.

Just another example of why governments invariably screw things up.

Nomennovum said...

It is quite important to stamp out prostitution whereever it is found. (Also, vendors of 32 oz. sodas.) More police should be diverted from less important tasks like robbery, assualt, and battery.

But selling a woman's body (I mean, short-term use, "renting out," i.e., whoring, not long term use, i.e., marriage) is just wrong.

Also, let's outlaw cigarettes, at long last.

Wally Kalbacken said...

I'd call the whole thing off. Too many people conjure the image of "Pretty Woman" when they should be looking at "COPS" or scoping the mug shots from the local paper. It is a very ugly, nasty world.

Bryan C said...

Assault prophylactics.

Nomennovum said...

"Just another example of why governments invariably screw things up.

Come on. That's not a bug. It's a feature. It gives the governemnt carte blanc to do more mucking around.

Next up: having unprotected sex will be criminalized. For men, most likely, since women are the victims.

Dante said...

Bagoh, are you saying you tried to be a male prostitute?

edutcher said...

Maybe it's just the fact that going bareback is more fun.

Kind of like the thrill of the unclothed in porn.

Mitchell the Bat said...

This is not a problem.

With some careful postcoital maintenance, you can get a dozen uses out of a single condom.


Galactic Prophylactic - as advertised on TV.

bagoh20 said...

"Bagoh, are you saying you tried to be a male prostitute?"

Are you suggesting I should have tried being a female? I don't have that kind of shoe money.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Dante said...

Bagoh, are you saying you tried to be a male prostitute?

He tried, but every time he got to the step where he met a decent big muscular dude (ideally gay), he got distracted.

NTTAWWT.

EMD said...

Aren't the condoms basically circumstantial evidence only?

Bruce Hayden said...

Maybe it's just the fact that going bareback is more fun.

Actually, it is, at least for women, or the recipients of semen, since semen apparently contains a bunch of mood hormones. That is apparently why women can enjoy sex, even when they don't climax - that shot of hormones curtesy of their partner's ejaculations.

acm said...

Ugh. Remind me again why two adults having sex for the "wrong", though mutually agreed upon, reason is even worth going the court and the ifficers' time. Counting condoms, what an absurd and counterproductive way of spending taxpayer time and money.

Although Counting Condoms might make a decent band name. You are all welcome to it.

Baron Zemo said...

Does that mean we can arrest Sandra Fluke?

Pogo said...

High capacity magazine bans:
1. Guns
2. Soda pop
3. Condoms.

Next up:
Ban high capacity magazine magazines.
That is, if you buy People and Oprah, there is a fine.

rhhardin said...

Just carry video equipment as well.

Then you can say you're a porn star.

That's under free speech or something.

purplepenquin said...

If the city's already telling you how much Pepsi you should have...

If a country is already telling you that you'll go to prison for having an illegal plant, telling you how much Pepsi you're allowed to drink doesn't seem like that much of a stretch.

Sam L. said...

Damned if you do...

Chip S. said...

How about regulating how ugly you can be and still be allowed to work the streets?

Colonel Angus said...

Ugh. Remind me again why two adults having sex for the "wrong", though mutually agreed upon, reason is even worth going the court and the ifficers' time.

That's a good question. If I take a woman out to dinner, then the show and then drinks later and then we go back to her place a have sex, that's called a great date.

If I just give her the $200-300 I was going to spend on her and just have sex, I just violated some stupid morality law and can go to jail.

Makes perfect sense in big government land.

ironrailsironweights said...

The moral of the story is that if you're going out to consort with a ho, carry your own scumbag.

Peter

William said...

Are there many men who would screw a streetwalker without a condom? Are there many men, especially streetwalker clientele, who don't carry condoms? Why can't she just leave a stash of condoms behind the fence? This is a problem that people of good will and imagination should be able to solve.