Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

How come in america prostitution is illegal, but porno is legal?

What's the difference? It's illegal unless you film it? 

6 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because our vice laws predate penicillin and no one's bothered to change them. 

  • 2 months ago

    Whether you film it is NOT the difference.

    The difference is whether someone is paying to have sex.

    If one person wants to have sex and pays to have sex with another person, that is illegal, even if you film it.

    When they make professional porn, everyone having sex gets paid, and they are having sex because someone else is paying to watch it.

  • sam
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is not in Nevada...just next to the Mormon state..

  • Expat
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    America is a nation of inconsistencies and ridiculous Puritanical horseshjt! Prostitution should absolutely be legal. If I can charge someone to cut their grass, do their taxes, cut their hair or give them a massage but I can't charge them for sex it's just stupid. It's the government attempting to dictate morals, and porn is the best example of the hypocrisy. Porn is protected as free speech. Sex isn't interpreted as speech or at least not the selling of it. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    LEGALLY porn is considered to be a victimless crime.  Prostitution is seen as victimizing women.  Ask an attorney - that's how it is viewed.

    Source(s): education/experience
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    it's one of those loophole things. same way, it's illegal for you to walk up to someone and punch them in the face. BUT, if you both put gloves on, strip down to a pair of trunks, step inside a ring, and agree to be filmed by cameras and both get paid for it and agree to a specific weight then it's called boxing and it's perfectly legal. go figure.

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