The Wonders of Ebay

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  1. jamesgame

    jamesgame New Member

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    A few monthes ago there was this guy in England who put up his virginity for sale, winner would "take it away." This made me wonder, would you of or would you put your up on ebay?
     
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    If I'm understanding your question correctly, wouldn't that be prostitution?
     
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    In many cases it would be unjust enrichment. :lol:
     
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    Um, yes. But then again, we all whore ourselves out sometimes. Not necessarily for money, but we'll still withhold sex during an argument, for example. And if you think about it, marriage began as a fancy form of prostitution.
     
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    Um, yes. But then again, we all whore ourselves out sometimes. Not necessarily for money, but we'll still withhold sex during an argument, for example. And if you think about it, marriage began as a fancy form of prostitution.
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    uhhh? no that cannot be more wrong---at least in my understanding of marriage and courtship....
     
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    Oh, really? Then explain the old custom of giving the bride's family money in exchange.
     
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    that's an interesting point Jon. But I'd have to disagree with the argument part.

    Prostitution is defined as: Offering sexual intercourse for pay. I may withhold sex during an argument, but that's because I'm pissed at my husband and don't want anything to do with him, not because I expect to get something back when I start putting out again.

    dowry (which is what you are referring to) is defined as: Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage. I had always thought of it as a means to start their life with. The money isn't necessarily given to the groom for just the sexual relations. Besides, don't you know that sex stops once you get married? :lol:
     
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    lmao...
    But, on subject, I've heard of people doing that on ebay before...
     
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    LOL Economic exchanges during marriage come in two forms. The first is dowry, as you described. The more common, though, is bride wealth. In bride wealth, the groom gives money to the bride's family.

    It's difficult to describe what each one means, from an objective perspective. Bride wealth could be misogynistic, but it even occurs in some matrilocal societies, where the groom moves in with the bride's family. Dowry, which is generally restricted to Indo-Europeans, is a lot easier to understand as basically mad money for the newlyweds, but in some parts of India, women are executed if their parents renege.

    There's also the third economic factor in marriage: Affinal relationships. Need a house built? Call on your in-laws.
     
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    My poor husband is screwed. His in-laws have jack-shit. ha/ha
     
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    The guy is still waiting for the winning bidder to pay! :lol:
     
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    Is it just me, or are there some really strange people out there? People's creativity never ceases to amaze me. Or scare me. Not sure which this is, but the pickle one was hysterical!
     
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    Additional weird thought about this thread. I'm in a gay relationship. Which one of us owes which family money, a goat or what?
     
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    This is turning out to be a very interesting thread...
    I'm enjoying the ebay sales you posted, texass...
    the elliot one is wierd, though :blink:
     
  17. Imported

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    Um, yes. But then again, we all whore ourselves out sometimes. Not necessarily for money, but we'll still withhold sex during an argument, for example. And if you think about it, marriage began as a fancy form of prostitution.
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    Not having sex with someone I'm angry with is NOT prostituting myself. If I were angry with him, and still had sex with him because he paid the bills or whatever... that would be prostituting myself.
     
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