The Monkey and the Turtle (2012-02-09)

Jay Salazar

Jaime Oscar M. Salazar has been blogging intermittently since 2002. He lives and works in Metro Manila. His personal blog is Random Salt.

  • Anonymous

    It will never be called cybersex…..   so if the goal is get free gun-club range time or discount on 9MM or .40 ammo,  is it prostitution or pimping to line up dates for President Noynoy because maybe on the 3rd date, ahemmm ahemmm ahemmmmm?

    • Anonymous

       I may have answered my own question.   “Innocent-until-proven-guilty” means there will be work to uncover what is a person’s true goal  — being a friend or being a BFF.

      This conumdrum also highlights why the United Nations will differentiate between prostitution (legal and “just another job” as far as United nations is concerned  –  a kolehiyala or kolehiya-lo selling her/his body   to get funds for college tuition should be legal) and  slavery  ( a dude selling his sister’s girlfriend’s body for discounts for 9mm ammo or cigarettes — that would or should be illegal )..  

  • GabbyD

    OK. prostitution’s definition in the law is: “(c) Prostitution – refers to any act, transaction, scheme or
    design involving the use of a person by another, for sexual intercourse
    or lascivious conduct in exchange for money, profit or any other
    consideration.”

    cybersex is ” The willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration.”

    how is this substantially different from prostitution’s definition?