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Germany Has Become the Cut-Rate Prostitution Capital of the World


By Brad Tuttle


The presence of thousands of brothels and hundreds of thousands of prostitutes has heightened competition and pushed prices down steeply in the German sex trade. One tourist from Florida, who visits the country three times annually to pay for cheap sex, compares the scene to a discount supermarket: “Germany is like Aldi for prostitutes,” he says.


Prostitution became legal in Germany in 2002, and the open sex trade has taken off in the years since. There are reportedly around 3,000 red-light establishments in the country, and 500 brothels in Berlin alone. It’s been estimated that more than 1 million men pay for sex in Germany every day.


One of the classic arguments for legalizing prostitution is that recognizing and regulating the world’s oldest profession would improve the conditions of sex workers. Instead, recent reports paint legalized prostitution in Germany largely as a failure.


In May, Der Spiegel published a series of stories highlighting the atrocious conditions endured by prostitutes in Germany, some of whom say they arrived in the country against their will. Typically, the stories involve young women from Romania and Bulgaria who were unwittingly duped into coming to Germany, where they were forced to service dozens of men daily in flat-rate deals where customers can have all the sex they want for an allotted time period, starting at just €49 (around $65). The women say customers are known to take drugs to improve their sexual performance in order to get their money’s worth. Some women report getting paid a pittance and never being allowed to leave their brothels. During rare breaks from work, they share a room with other prostitutes, where there is a single bed and no other furniture.


In early June, a documentary aired on ARD, Germany’s public-broadcasting station, called Sex — Made in Germany. The film was made in part by bringing hidden cameras into brothels over the course of two years. “Sex is cheaper than anywhere else,” one brothel owner in Berlin says on camera. “Germany is the biggest whorehouse in Europe, no question,” a Danish brothel customer notes, according to Die Welt.


Germany’s prostitution scene has attracted visitors from around the world. Specialty tour operators have been booking groups of men from Asia, the Middle East and North America on “sex tourism” trips to Germany for years. As more men and money have flowed into the country thanks to prostitution, more and more women have arrived to serve them with the hopes of making a decent living. Instead, what seems to have happened is that the brothels have been aggressively competing with one another for business, and prices have plummeted. Alia, a 23-year-old prostitute working in Cologne, related the following account to Der Spiegel:


The going rate for oral sex and intercourse used to be €40 [$54] on Geestemünder Strasse. But when the nearby city of Dortmund closed its streetwalking area, more women came to Cologne, says Alia. ‘There are more and more women now, and they drop their prices so that they’ll make something at all,’ she complains. Bulgarian and Romanian women sometimes charge less than €10 [$13], she says. ‘One woman here will even do it for a Big Mac.’


An English-language news site in Germany called The Local interviewed a 39-year-old man from Florida named Andrew about his brothel-frequenting habits. He said he originally visited Germany in his mid-20s because he was interested in the car culture and the history, but has since kept coming back three times annually because prostitution is legal and the prostitutes are so affordable. He even compared the marketplace for the world’s oldest profession to a discount grocery chain:


‘There’s a risk of being arrested in the U.S., but not here,’ he said. ‘And it’s cheaper. Germany is like Aldi for prostitutes.’


Twenty minutes with a woman in Frankfurt costs as little as €20 [$27], he said. ‘This is more than enough time,’ he admitted.


Despite the critics’ claims of atrocious conditions brought on by legalized prostitution in Germany, there are many who don’t want to go back to the days when the trade was cordoned off in the black market. “Prostitution is still socially stigmatized, and that has not changed in the few years in which the law has been in effect,” Monika Lazar, a spokeswoman on women’s issues for the Alliance 90/Greens party, said, according to the Guardian. “But the law is helping to strengthen the position of prostitutes and ensuring women, and men, are much better protected.”


Source: business.time.com

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Germans aren't exactly renowned for being reserved. And their stance on prostitution is no exception. Unlike many of their European counterparts, prostitution in Germany is legal and widespread. Prostitutes solicit sex from anywhere to bars (where the business is usually conducted in a connected building) to Eros Centers (houses or streets where prostitutes can rent rooms for the day) to Saunas. Even street prostitution is legal in Germany. It's actually very well controlled and organized by the German pimps. Germany has a long history of prostitution, dating all the way back to the 1200s, and it doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. So the next time you're over there, hop off the Audubon and take a real ride. Source hubpages.com

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Best Red Light Districts in Germany


German capital Berlin has one huge FKK sauna club, Artemis and a lot of call girls working in apartments – but no red-light district actually.


Cologne (Koeln) has Europe's biggest eros centre, Pascha with 11 floors and several bars. Another smaller whore house is just beside Pascha.


Frankfurt has a giantic, big redlight district near central railway station. Some 14 eros centers offer the cheapest prices of all Germany, as little as 20€ for suck and fuck.


St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg hosts Germany's most well known redlight district around Reeperbahn. You can find places of all price levels, but be aware of tourist scams. Usually going rate in Reeperbahn is 50€.


Hanover has its Steintor area in the centre of the city. Many eros centers and sex clubs at very fair prices.


Munich has banned its red-light to several remote industrial zones, such as Stahlgruberring. Clubs and bars near its central railway station are in the off-limits area.


Stuttgart has its redlight district around Leonhardstrasse and there is also several luxurious sauna clubs.

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Street prostitution in Germany (Straßenstrich)


Regular street prostitution is often quite well organized and controlled by pimps. Most cities however established "Sperrbezirke" (off-limits zones)and charge the streetwalkers an amusement tax, that in the city of Bonn for instance is paid by the streetwalkers at parking meters, six euro for a period of about eight night hours. The same fee is collected from prostitutes in apartments and brothels, sometimes by municipal tax collectors in person. Some prostitutes have a nearby caravan, others use the customer's car, still others use hotel rooms. With recent economic problems, in some large cities "wild" street prostitution has started to appear: areas where women work temporarily out of short-term financial need. A "sex drive-in", or "Verrichtungsbox", is a facility of structures to enclose cars to provide a safer place for prostitution using cars

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Fight against street prostitution :

Gelsenkirchen and Herten want to complete Sperrbezirk



In Gelsenkirchen and Herten, it will in future be no more road strokes. Both municipalities have therefore made an application to the District Government in Münster. You want to explain their urban areas to complete prohibited areas. Until there is a decision to prostitute only at night may offer services.


For months, the residents complain at the city limits between Gelsenkirchen and Herten on the street line on the Münsterstraße. Every day there are prostitutes and compete for free. Increasingly, it is women from Eastern Europe, Romania and Bulgaria, according to police. And it is these women should be to blame that the bar at the Minster Street gets more and more into disrepute. Residents tell of women who go with their suitors only in the bushes around the corner, put their genitals on display and even appeal to children. Add to that the trash that prostitutes leave the roadside: used condoms, towels and food scraps. In short order, the bar is the nearby residents, a thorn in the side and has to go. This looks now, the policy like that.


A quick solution is to her, because the politicians in the main committee of the city of Gelsenkirchen agree. Therefore, an application was submitted to the district government Münster. In the area Münsterstraße, just like in the Adenauer Avenue and Bicker street, street prostitution should in future only be allowed at night. Thus, the city wants to expand their Sperrbezirk Regulation. The prostitutes should therefore receive only 22-6 Clock Free. During the day, the women were gone from the street. Children and young people from the neighborhood would save obscene visions characterized.


In the long term completely disappear in Gelsenkirchen street prostitution. The city wants to relocate the prostitutes on a vicarious terrain. Is given to the city of Essen as a model. There, a former fairground was rebuilt in 2009 to ensure that women offer their services exclusively there. Either take the suitors with their cars into so-called vicarious boxes or go to one of the caravans. In addition, there is support for women by social workers, they can warm up in winter, be medical advice and get free condoms. Overall, the women had the new concept well accepted, it is said of the city of Essen. The prostitutes were working together peacefully and violence against women has decreased. Exactly also wants to reach Gelsenkirchen. A suitable site not admit it yet, but it is working hard to find, a city spokesman.


The affected prostitutes in Gelsenkirchen and Herten are not enthusiastic about the planned performing terrain. Compared with the WDR said some women find that their clients would not join the. They also fear that the new site more women attracted to Gelsenkirchen or Herten. Both would mean that women earn less. In Essen, it has also given these concerns five years ago. According to the city, however, completely wrong. Since there were no more side strokes in the city. And that is the best proof that the performing area has a positive effect on all pages.

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