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Old 11-08-2019, 02:40 PM
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What is considered 'prostitution'?


A pal of mine, a woman, is way into the kink community.

She wants to start up an event planning firm putting together kink events and gangbangs. Honestly, who knew there was such a demand from the ladies to be the center because that's who's asking her to organize them.

But she worries about being on the hook for a prostitution arrest when she charges for organizing them. I've told her she's just an event planner and I think she'd be off the hook so long as the lady at the focus was not being paid to service the men involved.

But law's not my thing. Anyone have any opinions and resources? I'm looking specifically in South Carolina.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:09 PM
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I think under South Carolina law your friend would be on the hook for pandering and the gangbangee would be up on a prostitution charge. See relevant law here.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:17 PM
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I think she'd really benefit from local legal counsel prior to her commitment to anyone.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:43 PM
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A friend of mine has organized events like these in Oregon, usually for Halloween. She rents the space, puts up decorations, sets out snacks for hospitality(or has me do it for her), and sets out areas for play of different sorts. She charges per person or couple, but there are signs everywhere basically saying "NO MEANS NO!", and no one is obligated to do anything with anybody. Money taken is used for the next event, so no one profits.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:53 PM
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in LA county, you can have such events but you can't charge for them (although there's a no charge law for any type of private residence party at all)

Now you can have a for-profit playroom but there's a strictly no sex rule/no "play for pay" that most places strictly enforce .....

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:06 PM
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Fornication is still against the law in South Carolina (as are adultery, buggery, indecent exposure, and presenting or participating in an obscene performance). So the OP's friend could get arrested on several charges without even bringing up prostitution charges. And some of these charges can lead to five years in prison.

This is definitely a situation where she should be consulting a lawyer who practices in the jurisdiction and specializes in this area of the law.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:12 PM
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Oh, I certainly agree. This is my first blush ask. I've told her to find a real lawyer locally.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:54 PM
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Prostitution? This is the South. Dildos are still illegal in some jurisdictions.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:10 PM
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I'd be more worried about pimping and pandering laws which are much more harsh than prostitution laws.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:11 PM
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I live in Nevada. It's well defined. And just down the road. Pass it everytime I go to Home Depot.

That's a whole 'nother thing, there.

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Old 11-09-2019, 08:36 AM
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Fornication is still against the law in South Carolina (as are adultery, buggery, indecent exposure, and presenting or participating in an obscene performance). So the OP's friend could get arrested on several charges without even bringing up prostitution charges. And some of these charges can lead to five years in prison.
Anti-fornication laws may be on the books but they are not enforceable. The Lawrence vs. Texas case ruled directly that (unmarried) gay men can engage in so-called sodomy without government interference in their privacy. This has been extended to anti-fornication laws and such in general.
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