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I am interested in providing handjobs (sexual release performed

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I am interested in providing handjobs (sexual release performed only with my hands) to the general public. What is the maximum penalty I could face if I get caught by the cops? I would be a first time offender for any crime at all. Also, is it still illegal if I am offering massages for which I get paid for, but decide to throw a handjob in for free?
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Under VT statute 2631, "The term "prostitution" shall be construed to include the offering or receiving of the body for sexual intercourse for hire and shall also be construed to include the offering or receiving of the body for indiscriminate sexual intercourse without hire."

Thus, under VT law, as long as it is not being done in the open to constitute lewdness and it is not intercourse, it does not fit the definition of prostitution. Thus, as between two consenting adults, what you suggest under VT law does not seem to be defined as illegal against the statutory definitions.




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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you!



Okay...well, if I got 'caught' by a cop who believed what I was doing was an arrestable offense, and I ended up having to face a penalty...what would the max/min penalty be?


 

If you are caught and this is in public and not in a private place, on a first offense it could be up to 1 year in jail and it could cause you to have to register as a sex offender for life, which is the worst part of the penalty. This is why carrying out these acts in private is the key. Here are the VT Prostitution laws for you to see for yourself.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No, not public at all. Out of my own home. So, in your opinion, offering massage for a fee and throwing in a free handjob (advertising in a public forum, but performing in a private place) is not illegal at all?


 


I was looking at the law you directed me to and it made me wonder more...(the part that says: "offering or receiving of the body for sexual intercourse for hire and shall also be construed to include the offering or receiving of the body for indiscriminate sexual intercourse without hire")...offering or receiving the body...would that not include a hand offered to a penis? Where is 'intercourse' defined?


 


Also, what is indiscriminate sexual intercourse "without hire"?

Sexual intercourse is the act of inserting the penis in the vagina or anal cavity. It is the standard dictionary definition.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

So, in your opinion, offering massage for a fee and throwing in a free handjob (advertising in a public forum, but performing in a private place) is not illegal at all?

Regardless of whether or not this fits under the VT law as illegal, it is still never legally advisable to advertise something like this. You need to simply advertise your massages without the advertisement of the happy ending because it will still bring unwanted law enforcement attention to you even if your activity does not fall under the definition provided for under the law.
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