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Would you sleep with the Sultan of Brunei for $30 billion?

No (I am attracted to men)
3 (10%)
No (I am not attracted to men)
4 (13.3%)
Yes (I am attracted to men)
6 (20%)
Yes (I am not attracted to men)
12 (40%)
Yes (I am Veloxyll)
5 (16.7%)

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Offline Grim Squeaker

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A simple question...
« on: August 23, 2005, 02:29:23 PM »
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 03:37:40 PM »
Hm, I'd find it very hard to say 'no' to so incredibly much money, as it would make life much easier, if you didn't have to worry about money anymore... On the other hand, I wouldn't want to hurt my boyfriend. He says he would ask me to turn the Sultan's offer down with a safe conscience, if he knew for sure that he'd get a decently paid job. I think, all in all, I wouldn't do it. My relationship (and my peace of mind) is dearer to me than all the money :)
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005, 03:53:55 PM »
My first reaction was to take the high moral ground and say no, but I'm old and I'm cynical, and I could rationalise my decision without breaking a sweat. Love and Sex are very different animals. Think of all the good things I could do with that money (Feed the starving, clothe the naked, hire a Butler, send my daughter to Boarding school). I'm poor. There's a Heck of a lot of things I won't do for money, But Yes, I would sleep with the Sultan of Brunei for 30 billion bucks, Heck, I'd do it for 30 million. And anytime he get's tired of dating supermodels, he can send me an email.
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 04:11:32 PM »
My wife would kill me for not sleeping with him for that kind of money!
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 04:40:49 PM »
for that kind of money, i would sleep with almost anybody.
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 05:22:18 PM »
I'm positive I'd do it, and I'm positive my boyfriend would want me to as well.

Doesn't he keep women around for months at a time? That seems kind of terrible -- but 30 BILLION is just so much money. I'd get my pilot's liscense . . . and a brand new Cesna . . . I'd paint it silver. *squeal*

Then I'd get some horses, and learn how to fence, and then I'd learn how to joust, and right about then I'd become bored with living. Actually, there's this absolutely incredible old hotel from the 20's that's still standing here in lower North Philadelphia called the Grand Lorraine, and I would love nothing more than to buy it for the measly 10 million they've put it up for, renovate it completely, and then turn it into a hostel or apartments or a recreation center something. It would do my heart good.


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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005, 05:43:51 PM »
I would.

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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2005, 06:28:47 PM »
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2005, 07:16:48 PM »
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2005, 07:38:53 PM »
Are we really surprised by the fact that people would do it for 30 billion. Let's face it, there are people out there who'll do it for 3 beers and a packet of Salt and Vinegar Chips. (I'm not one of them)
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2005, 08:01:29 PM »
Nah. I think Demi Moore was wrong to take a million for sleeping with Robert Redford (like he has to pay anyone, Demi, jeez, find a decent movie to be in.) And Rob is much better looking than the Sultan.
Sex is one of the few simple intimate interactions you can have with a person based on your feelings -whether of physical attraction/love. To have to make it a financial transaction would take all the fun out of it. Also the pressure of giving 30 billion worth of pleasure would be quite intense. 
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2005, 09:05:27 PM »
Where is the option "Yes.  I am attracted to money"?   :P

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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2005, 09:12:49 PM »
Well, I'm gonna take the high moral ground and say no. 

What I wanna know is those that would sleep with him for that amount of money, would it matter to you where he got that money or what kind of person he was? 
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2005, 10:44:23 PM »
Yeah of course and, if he wants me to, I couild be Velox too. :D
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2005, 11:15:00 PM »
I'm disturbed. there are two Veloxylls already...and I haven't voted yet. :O

I would. Because 30 Billion is enough money to hire assassins to kill him afterwards if I so desire.
And hell, it's 30 Billion. I could do uh...whatever I wanted with that sort of money. Also, the deal is 30 billion for sex. Nothing saying it has to be good sex. :)
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2005, 03:28:36 AM »
Ah, Vel, for 30 billion it has to be good sex. I'd want to have all the information available on the Sultan's requirements, as well, just to help me make an informed decision. Are there things you would baulk at, even for that amount?

glain raising the question of morals in turn raises the question:  is prostitution immoral, or is it a question of legality? Is freely choosing to sell one's body immoral?
Because I believe that most women who earn their living through prostitution are choosing the option that brings them the most income, I don't believe it's immoral. They do it to live. Awful, but not immoral. I am appalled that it's the best earning option, but I cannot blame people for taking it.  If societies operate on the assumption that sexual favours can be sold, is it immoral to do so? It's not uplifting or empowering, and I really hate those stories about women who do have other options but choose prostitution as the quickest path to wealth: but is it immoral?

 





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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2005, 03:29:52 AM »
I don't want to spoil this orgy, but I think (within the last threads) I just got my Fridge back.
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2005, 07:01:11 AM »
30 billions are a bit of overkill.
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2005, 07:26:26 AM »
The next question should be "Would You Sleep w/the Sultan..." for a dollar, a Euro, etc. Then respondents would say no, and hopefully one participtant would ask, indignantly, "What do you take me for?" The answer would be, "That has been established! We are just negotiating price."  :D

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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2005, 08:08:35 AM »
As has been pointed out above, you'd be able to do no end of good with that kind of money.
I don't know how many starving kids in Ethiopia could be given some semblance of decency for what remains of their childhood.
But I reckon the number could not be a small one, even for 30 million bucks.
That should leave you plenty to spoil yourself rotten for the rest of your natural life, as well.

To sum up, I only hope I'd be willing to perform that transaction when push came to shove.
But then, you never know when your delusions of grandeur and other childish sentiments might get the better of you.

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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2005, 09:12:59 AM »
I don't want to spoil this orgy, but I think (within the last threads) I just got my Fridge back.

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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2005, 10:18:56 AM »
Yap. Though:
1st I'm not going lower than 5 000  :pirate
2nd I'm afraid the sultan might be scared a bit and cancel the deal  :'(
3rd didn't ask the wife. It's best not to ask the wife.
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2005, 11:22:34 AM »
Well, I'm gonna take the high moral ground and say no. 

What I wanna know is those that would sleep with him for that amount of money, would it matter to you where he got that money or what kind of person he was? 
No and no.  I personally consider how he  got the money immaterial since me sleeping with him won't change the way he gets his money or how he lives his life.  The kind of person he is is unimportant for the same reason.  I think what is more important, ethically speaking, is what I would do with the money once I had it.   I'm positive that the money would put to more effective use to the world at large in my hands than his.  All I need is the first 3 million.  I'd set up a third world relief fund or something with the rest. 
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2005, 12:52:15 PM »
A more realistic version of the poll can be found here http://forums.pocketplane.net/index.php?topic=20190.new#new
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Re: A simple question...
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2005, 08:16:34 PM »

To sum up, I only hope I'd be willing to perform that transaction when push came to shove.

Tee hee hee.
And yes, pretty much all of my morals are up for sale. They're just somewhat high priced relative to the rest of the market.
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