Opponents of the law say it treats all sex workers as victims. Denmark took the opposite approach to Sweden by legalising prostitution in 1999.
It now has four times the number of trafficking victims as Sweden, despite having half the population.
Germany now has more prostitutes per capita than any other country on earth. What is the effect on society when a quarter of the men pay for sex with women who have to service at least four men a night just to cover the cost of the room they rent in a brothel?
“Their sheer number, and willingness to accept lower rates, has driven prices so low one American punter, who takes three sex trips to Germany each year, calls the country ‘Aldi for prostitutes’,” reported Nisha Lilia Diu. Some men have got very rich building big brothels in Germany since 2002, but of the 400,000-odd sex workers, so far 44 have registered for benefits.
"What will be your plan 'B' if the heat is on from a supervisor, from gossip, or if things go awry? "You may have the burden of overcompensating with professionalism and keeping an artificial distance, which can be an awkward strain," says Taylor.… continue reading »