06 July 2006

"The last time Germany played, not that many men came here"

Against all expectations, the sex trade in Germany isn't experiencing a boom in business as a result of the World Cup. (Although there are apparently plenty of visting journalists keen to visit and write about Germany's legal brothels. Funny, that).

Many foreign visitors have come to Germany with their families or friends, and travel in buses and campers that do not afford much privacy.

"For most people, it's just too complicated," Ms. Klee [a lobbyist for prostitutes' rights] said. "It's difficult to say to your friends, 'I'm going to leave you now and go to a brothel for 20 minutes.' That's not normal behavior."

Source: New York Times, 3 July 2006

[Heartfelt apologies for the post title...]

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