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Added incentive to hit Germany for World Cup?

Chicago Kid

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German sex industry awaits World Cup

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- The combination of nail-biting soccer matches and crowds of beer-swilling males could mean hefty profits for Germany's sex industry.

It is deploying an army of prostitutes to satisfy the needs of libidinous fans during the month-long 2006 World Cup.

Some 1 million foreign visitors are expected to flood into Germany from June 9 and many expect large numbers of male spectators to wind down after a match in the arms of a prostitute or in the red light districts of the 12 host cities.

Hamburg's St. Pauli quarter, the country's largest and most famous red light district, is bubbling with optimism that it could be a bumper season for the legal sex industry.

But others have raised concerns that vulnerable women could be forced into prostitution to meet the expected demand.

"Football and prostitution are a great match," said Hans-Henning Schneidereit, owner of the St. Pauli's Safari Cabaret, renowned for its sex shows.

"You get lots of men at the right biological age and all fired up by a football match. What else could you hope for?"

Schneidereit said he expected 30 percent more customers during the tournament, adding that his forecast was conservative compared to those made by some of his rivals.

Police estimates tend to support his claim.

"Extrapolating from our experiences with big events like the Oktoberfest or trade fairs, it is fair to assume that a lot more ladies will hit the town during that time to cash in on the rising demand," said Gottfried Schlicht, police spokesman in the southern city of Munich, set to host six games.

More than 2,000 prostitutes work in greater Munich, Schlicht said, and he expected this number to rise by around a third when the "beautiful game" comes to the Bavarian city.

Fears of trafficking
Red light employers in Hamburg are already busy recruiting extra prostitutes and Berlin, which will host six of the 64 games, is also preparing to cash in.

Last autumn, a giant brothel decorated with tiger prints and red curtains opened in the city, close to the soccer stadium.

Prostitution is legal in Germany and sex workers can get health insurance, join the services union Verdi and pay into a pension plan. Surveys put the number of those working as full- or part-time prostitutes at around 400,000.

But thousands of women are also forced to work in the sex industry, and authorities are keen to crack down on this practice during the tournament.

More than 20 campaigns, using posters, flyers and cinema spots, will be launched across Germany this year to boost awareness of the problem of forced prostitution.

It is hard to establish how many women are forced to work as prostitutes -- most do not report it as they are afraid of retribution from their pimps or of being forced to return to a life of poverty at home -- but many of the known cases have come from eastern or central Europe.

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) some 15,000 victims of trafficking work in Germany at any given time. ILO researcher Norbert Cyrus estimates that two-thirds of these are women of whom 90 percent end up as prostitutes.

The head of the German soccer federation, Theo Zwanziger, said this week that he had initially underestimated the problem of forced prostitution but was now throwing the group's weight behind efforts to raise awareness.

The European Union's justice commissioner said on Wednesday that he would propose to EU states in April that they introduce visas for travelers from countries that currently do not need them during the World Cup, as part of the fight against forced prostitution.

German media had reported in recent months that up to 40,000 women would be smuggled into the country to work as sex slaves during the World Cup, but experts and outreach groups like Ban Ying have dismissed this number as exaggerated.

Ban Ying, which offers help to victims of forced prostitution, and other such groups say with so many police guarding the borders, the influx is not likely to be that large.

'Good money'
Some say other prostitutes will travel to Germany willingly.

Mariska Majoor, a former prostitute and founder of a support center in Amsterdam's red light district, said women working in the Netherlands, which has one of Europe's most successful sex industries, would be sure to travel over the border.

"If they hear about good money to be made there and see colleagues coming back from Germany with high earnings, I am sure they will go," said Majoor."After all, they are self-employed and can decide when and where to work."

But some sex workers, like Sindy in Berlin, wonder what the fuss is about and are actually thinking of getting off the streets when the soccer circus comes to town.

"If you ask me, I don't know what they are all talking about," Sindy said, as she waited for customers on a Berlin street and wiped slush off her pink platform boots.

"I can tell you that most men who watch a soccer game also have quite a few beers and that's not exactly boosting their standing power, quite literally, which makes them serious cheapskates. Actually, I think this might be the right time for me to take a holiday."

Deploying armies of prostitutes...priceless!
 

TaCk OnE?

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"alright boys, lets all go fuck some whores!"

maybe it's a cultural rift, but I can't ever see myself saying that to the boys after a big sports match.
 

why not

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the other night i was walking home all drunk and dishevelled, and this crack head girl walked up to me and begged me to pay her $5 for a blowjob.

i don't mean offered, i mean begged, and she even followed me for a little while, whining behind me "please mister, only $5".

*shudder*

the funny thing is, she didn't really look bad enough for her prices to be that low.
i'll bet she'd to better business if she was charging $20 - for $5 you can't help but fear that something horrible is going to happen to your dick if you let her suck it.
 
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TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
why not said:
i'll bet she'd to better business if she was charging $20 - for $5 you can't help but fear that something horrible is going to happen to your dick if you let her suck it.

in the advertising and design world, it's known as "perceived value"


put something shit in a fancy package, or charge a lot for it, people assume it's the greatest.
 

Jeffsus

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When I saw the worst prozzies in my life (save for Tijuana) on the 'Reeperbahn', I must admit I was struck by the irony of the name.

Though admittedly it doesn't have the same pun in German.

-jM
A&D
 

Aerius Zension

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TaCk OnE? said:
in the advertising and design world, it's known as "perceived value"


put something shit in a fancy package, or charge a lot for it, people assume it's the greatest.





why not said:
the other night i was walking home all drunk and dishevelled, and this crack head girl walked up to me and begged me to pay her $5 for a blowjob.

i don't mean offered, i mean begged, and she even followed me for a little while, whining behind me "please mister, only $5".

*shudder*

the funny thing is, she didn't really look bad enough for her prices to be that low.
i'll bet she'd to better business if she was charging $20 - for $5 you can't help but fear that something horrible is going to happen to your dick if you let her suck it.
So Ben, did that rash clear up yet?
 
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TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
nah, not really...although it's changing now with opentype....ages ago adobe invented postscript as the language it used for printing high quality files, saving art files, and managing type...microsoft didn't adopt it...and apple became the industry standard for art and design.

anyway....this thread is about hookers damn it...not computers....although there is a joke in there somewhere.
 
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