So business is booming, I say to Michael Beretin, a partner in the company. Each of its six floors is picked out with a thick stripe of burgundy cladding making it look from the outside like a very tall, stale slice of red velvet cake. One is cuddling up to a pot-bellied man on a day bed. Several are clustered together, looking bored in their black glitter basques and hot pink fishnets, waiting for it to get busier.
People think Amsterdam is the prostitution capital of Europe but Germany has more prostitutes per capita than any other country in the continent, more even than Thailand: , at the last count, serving 1. Those figures were released a decade ago, soon after Germany made buying sex, selling sex, pimping and brothel-keeping legal in Two years later, prostitution in Germany was thought to be worth 6 billion euros — roughly the same as Porsche or Adidas that year.
Quite a few people agree with Beretin — and not all of them are brothel owners grumbling about their tax bills.
Sex workers could now enter into employment contracts, sue for payment and register for health insurance, pension plans and other benefits. Exploiting prostitutes was still criminal but everything else was now above board. Two female politicians and a Berlin madam were pictured clinking their champagne glasses in celebration. None of the authorities I spoke to had ever heard of a prostitute suing for payment, either.
And only 44 prostitutes have registered for benefits. The Netherlands legalised prostitution two years before Germany, just after Sweden had gone the other way and made the purchase of sex a criminal offence. Norway adopted the Swedish model - in which selling sex is permitted but anyone caught buying it is fined or imprisoned - in Iceland has followed suit, and France and Ireland look set to do the same. But that might not be the case for long.
A few days later, on Monday, a cross-party report in Britain also recommended the model. Given that at least 70 per cent of trafficking in Europe is into forced prostitution, a lot of people are arguing that the best way to reduce demand for trafficking is to reduce demand for prostitution.
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And one way to do that is to criminalise the buyer. Sex trafficking statistics are frustratingly incomplete, but a recent report estimated the number of victims in Europe at , And Germany and the Netherlands have repeatedly ranked among the five worst blackspots. She points out that Denmark, which decriminalised prostitution in — the same year Sweden made the purchase of sex illegal - has four times the number of trafficking victims than its neighbour despite having around half the population.
As Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam he spent millions of euros buying back window brothels, turning them into shops and restaurants in an effort to rid the city of the gangs that had moved in. Chancellor Angela Merkel attempted to raise the issue in the summer of but things got so out of hand there were riots at conferences that the matter was quietly dropped. In December, the French parliament voted to criminalise the purchase of sex with fines of upward of euros for a first offence. He ushers us around the Stuttgart club - the sauna, porn cinema and private function room with old episodes of Knight Rider playing on the TV.
Beretin spanks a passing woman on her bare bottom. More than 55, men come to Paradise every year. Everyone — punter and prostitute — pays a 79 euro entry fee.
That includes food there is a buffet right by the Jacuzzi into which a naked middle-aged man is lowering himself but the sex is extra. The going rate at Paradise is about 50 euros for half an hour, slightly cheaper than the hammam — another extra — which is offered at 53 euros for 30 minutes. Pascha is a couple of rungs lower and there are many more rungs below that.
Germany has been flooded with foreign sex workers, mostly from Eastern Europe. There are at least brothels in the city. I walk past five in the ten minutes it takes me to get from the train station to her office. Their garish hoardings look strikingly out of place in the pretty cobbled streets. Britz, 55, sips tea from a china cup as she recounts stories of men being approached by prostitutes in supermarket car parks and even, once, at a funeral. Residents complain about used condoms littering the bus stops their children use to go to school. Its candlelit restaurants were known for their fine Mosel wines.
A man in his forties with two young children describes the awkwardness of having to explain who the ladies on the side of the road are. The law leaves Britz with her hands tied. The prostitutes are their customers just as much as the punters are.
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