The US and many countries around the world are examining how to deal with erotic entertainment. Although there are tens of thousands of arrests in the US each year for erotic entertainment and related crimes, in 11 Nevada counties erotic entertainment is legal. Because this polarizing issue is debated in universities, legislatures, newspapers, and elsewhere, and given its public policy implications, we thought the issue was ripe for our nonpartisan pro-con examination.
The Pro's are proponents believe legalization would reduce crime, improve public health, increase tax revenue, and allow for individuals to make their own choices. They argue that the legalization of erotic entertainment is a necessary step in sexual liberation, helps people out of poverty, and gets entertainers off the street.
Opponents believe legalization would lead to increases in crime, illegal erotic entertainment, sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, and human trafficking. They argue that erotic entertainment is inherently immoral, empowers the criminal underworld, and promotes the repression of women by men.
The question brought to the Portland community is what are your "personal" views of legalizing the erotic entertainment industry and therefore allowing sites that offer Portland Escorts advertising a home within the community?