What if the prostitute gets pregnant?

Hypothetical situation: A man travels to a legal brothel and pays for intercourse with a legal prostitute. The birth control being used fails and the prostitute gets pregnant. She decides to keep the child.

Question: should the customer (father) be responsible for child support in this scenario? It was a completely above board, legal transaction that should have been completely "no strings attached" (and was advertised as such) so should he be financially responsible for the tools of her trade not working properly? Or should he be responsible financially since they were two consenting adults, having sex, knowing that even with protection in place there is always the possibility of conceiving a child?

What if the prostitute gets pregnant?
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11 mo
I enjoyed reading the responses. For those suggesting there is no way to narrow in on the father, genetics have come way too far for that to be an actual argument. Relative DNA searches are a common way of determining the sperm donner. If think the question becomes the legality of the donner become liable. I'd think that the decisions of the prostitute and John become irrelevant and the question become liability to the child.
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Most Helpful Guys

  • Yes.

    Because passing on your genes is a benefit to the man and as society / the tax payer is paying for the child in one way or another (or more accurately a million ways) he had damn sure better be paying for it.

    There will be a bunch of hardline right wing American twats in this thread who love to bang on about other people not getting free stuff who will tell you that the guy should be getting pass here.

    Nope.

  • If this would be in Nevada, yes, he is responsible. And should be. You hit it raw, you are taking the chance.

    • You are taking that chance even with a condom and birth control. Those fail very frequently.

Most Helpful Girls

  • You conceive it, if it's proven, yes you pay for it. As guys are so fond of telling us when it comes to reproduction, if you don't want that to happen, keep your pants on.

  • I wouldn't think he would ever be held responsible!

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  • Oh the son or daughter I will never know. Comes looking for me after years demanding an explanation. Still haven't figured it out.

    Seriously be responsible for stuff like this. Every life is sacred especially newborn and no matter the circumstances that child deserves love and stability.

  • She should definitely keep the baby. They should be testing to determine who the father actually is. And whomever the father ends up being, a decent man with support and love his child.

  • she has so many lovers she has no idea who the father is.

    • clients, not lover ahah

  • Actually, in this scenario he might have MORE liability seeing as he purchased the sex. It'd be interesting to get some attorneys involved to see what they think. He's responsible for his semen.

  • What if the prostitute gets pregnant?

    Facts ha

  • In America you'd be charged child support

  • ... why the hell would any man go raw on a prostitute? That's just stupid.

  • How would she even know who's it was tho

    • Get a DNA test.

    • So she would get a deal test from every guy she slept with in that window of time?

  • No.

    How would she even get ONE guy to be legally declared the dad and have a court extract payments? She probably couldn't, she's had sex with so many men I doubt they keep names and addresses and would legally force 30 different men to submit to paternity testing.

    She's out of luck.

  • Guessing she gets an abortion to stay in business.

  • Yeah. But would need DNA testing as I'd assume there would be dozens of potential fathers. And do brothels keep names and addresses of clients? If someone is from out of town it maybe near impossible to track them down

  • Dam good question, dam good

    I say the father is in the clear

  • Lol oh man

  • Yes, he should be responsible as the father, and she should be responsible as the mother, and this is one of several reasons to never use a prostitute (the others being risk of stds, lack of compatibility, and that sex shouldn't ever be monetized).

  • she probably sees 10 to 20 dicks a day, There is literally no way to prove its yours. In any case, if she chooses to keep it, the way i see it she should not be able to come for you for support, she's a strong independent feminist woman, she's grown up enough to accept the consequences of her actions, especially if she is a sex worker.

  • of course he should. if it's his child, he should take responsibility.

  • He is a father. As such he has responsibility to raise and nurture the child like a father should. It’s what a parent does.

  • wouldn't that be a workplace accident?

  • Sad isn't it? No matter what happens, the man, not the woman is responsible for the child. Under US law, If she wants an abortion, in most states its granted without question. In all states she can drop the child off at the police station or the fire house, and face no legal consequences for it. If the man has sole custody of the child and she fails to do her part and pay child support, she literally never faces consequences.. But if a man fails to pay, its jail time, its the loss of his license, its the loss of his home, the loss of his job, the loss of his ability to go fishing for fucks sake.. Thank god when i was in my early 20's i got a vasectomy.. I have had several women try to trap me with pregnancy... but when i mention "vasectomy" i get told im sexist and evil.

  • no, that's her responsability

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