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Discussion in 'Other Legal Issues' started by lentz1, Dec 1, 2016.

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  1. lentz1

    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    Is sex for money adultery? I am married.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Are you buying or selling?

    Yes, it's adultery - voluntary sexual relations between an individual who is married and someone who is not the individual's spouse. Doesn't matter if there's an exchange of money or not.

    It's also prostitution. Prostitution is a crime for which both parties can be prosecuted.

    Adultery is not a crime in California nor is it grounds for divorce anymore, although it could have an effect on custody and spousal support as explained in the following article:

    Adultery & Divorce Laws in California
     
  3. lentz1

    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    If adultery was named for a crime, is it also named for non-crime? It's like saying yes and no means the same. What does it mean then?
     
  4. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Lord help your wife, but then again she's probably a loon as well.

    You make no sense. It's a crime in some states and not others.
     
  5. lentz1

    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    I'm buying sex. What happens if I buy sex in Nevada, the only U.S. jurisdiction to allow some legal prostitution. Is it adultery?
     
  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    That question makes no sense. I just wrote that it's not a crime (in California where your IP address is). It might be a crime in other states. That it's a crime some place and not a crime some place else doesn't mean that yes and no means the same.

    That's just plain silly.

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (you've heard of it?) defines adultery as: voluntary sexual relations between an individual who is married and someone who is not the individual's spouse.

    So, yes, having sex with somebody who is not your wife is adultery whether you pay for it or not.

    Depends on where you buy sex in Nevada. Prostitution is illegal in Clark County (where Las Vegas is) and Washoe County (where Reno is). In other parts of the state it is legal ONLY in licensed brothels.

    PS: Adultery is also not a crime in Nevada.
     
  7. lentz1

    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    So when adultery is not a crime, it's just consider a sexual activity or what? I don't get it.
     
  8. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    As you posit your query, "sex for money is it adultery" has no meaning under the law in the USA.

    There is ONE exception, adultery is a prosecutable offense under the Uniform Code of Military justice, which applies ONLY to uniformed members of our armed services.

    Adultery operates against unit morale, cohesion, and operational efficiency; as such, it is an offense prosecuted under military law (at the discretion of the convening authority, usually a general or flag officer, commanding).

    Therefore, "sex for money, is it adultery" in the civilian world itself isn't a prosecutable offense.
    Th prosecutable offense in the civilian world is prostitution (the money for performance part), not the adultery part which is strictly religious oriented in the land of civilians.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Sex for money, AKA, prostitution isn't LEGAL in Nevada.

    Its just not ILLEGAL.

    Translation, under the rights circumstances such "pay to play" activities are tolerated, not criminalized.

    However, in other counties of Nevada, such activity is ILLEGAL.
     
  10. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You're right. You don't get it.

    If you want to commit adultery (cheat on your wife) go ahead. Just understand that there may be no consequences if she never finds out or there may be lots of consequences if she does.

    If you need the potential consequences spelled out for you they can include divorce, lose your kids, lose your house, pay spousal support, pay child support.

    If you want to pay a prostitute go ahead. Again, there may be no consequence if nobody ever knows and there may be bad consequences if you get arrested and your wife finds out.

    If you need the potential consequences spelled out for you they can include jail, fines, a criminal record, divorce, lose your kids, lose your house, pay spousal support, pay child support.

    Do you get it now?

    If you still don't get it then I don't know what to tell you.
     
  11. shrinkmaster

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    If your worried about your marriage it doesnt matter what you call it your wife can divorce you and get half your stuff. In addition she does not need to prove adultery to end your marriage. You can call it whatever you wish sex outside your marriage IS adultery. Does that answer your question? this hardly seems a legal question since CA is a "no fault" divorce state
     
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    Adultery is more of a moral issue than a legal issue.
     
  13. Highwayman

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    It's a Class B misdemeanor here in NY but I'll bet it's been at least 50 years since anyone was prosecuted for it.
     
  14. lentz1

    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    So from everything I read, if I'm in California having sex with someone other than my wife, it's not jail time. The same applies to States that adultery it's not a crime.
     
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    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    And then there is one State in our country where sex for money is legal in some counties. Unbelievable.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Untrue.
    In Nevada, prostitution isn't legal.
    It's just not criminalized in a few areas.
     
  18. adjusterjack

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    Slight correction:

    Nevada Revised Statute 201.354 Engaging in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution: Penalty; exception.
    1. It is unlawful for any person to engage in prostitution or solicitation therefor, except in a licensed house of prostitution.


    Prostitution in a licensed house of prostitution is "legal" not just "not criminalized."
     
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    I won't argue the point, my friend.
    There's a distinction between LEGAL, and NOT CRIMINALIZED.
    They are similar, but not the same.
     
  20. lentz1

    lentz1 Law Topic Starter Banned

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    I'm closing the thread, where is the bottom?
     

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