Meanwhile In Greece, The Price Of A Prostitute Drops To €4 Per Hour

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By Keep Talking Greece

Six years of crippling financial crisis have sent Greek students to the streets. However, not for anti-austerity protests but for sex. They allegedly “sell it very cheap,”  for the price of “a cheese pie or a sandwich,”  thus “offering the lowest prices of the industry across the Continent.”

Some women just do it for a cheese pie or a sandwich they need to eat because they are hungry,” Gregory Lazos, professor of sociology at Panteion University in Athens told The Times and spoke about the results of a study he conducted.

Lazos conducted the study among 400 women working on the streets. The study has lasted 3 years. Many of these women were students.

They sell sex for a piece of bread – so to say – “in order to eat or cover basic needs and extra expenses as they have no money,” The Times and Lazos on The Times claim.

“80% of prostitutes in Greece are Greek women aged 17 to 20”.

The price for sex has dramatically decreased from €50 euro for 60 minutes down to “€2 for half an hour.

“From the 18,500 prostitutes who work mainly in the streets throughout the country, since most brothels operated without a license, the majority now are desperate Greeks.”

As KTG has only partial access to The Times due to the pay wall and picked up some additional information from Greek media that translated the article, it is not very clear when exactly the study has been conducted, its methodology and other scientific tools indicating “age”, “region” and other data. Neither did KTG manage to find out the percentage of students among the 400 case of women street workers. A percentage expected to be high enough to justify the article’s title.

Gregory Lazos claimed further that before the economic crisis “there was not prostitution tendency among Greek women.” He stressed that “the phenomenon seems to grow at a steady and consistent pace.” Before the crisis the majority of prostitutes were women from Eastern Europe.

So, The Times and Gregory Lazos lived happily ever after, and the Greek women that used to be little Saints but now sell it and do it on the streets have finally something to eat. Not even a souvlaki, though. It costs €2.00 – €2.20 and has 23% Value Added Tax for having salt and spices on it. A small cheese pie can be bought for €1 – €1.20. So there is one euro left to cover basic needs and extra expenses…

Now some Greeks wonder, why all the Greek films of the 50’s the 60? and the early 70’s were featuring Greek women as prostitutes with the most famous one being Ilia (Melina Merkouri) in Never on Sunday. And some Greeks of the usual mean Greek category reckon all the fine young ladies in the noble bars and restaurants of certain high-class suburbs of Athens before the crisis… Ops! They were “escorts”.  – And because they were so many, the brothels emptied and did not renew their licenses – Just kidding!

PS At least in the sex sector Greece seems have developed into a super competitive country I wonder, how IMF’s Lagarde would comment on this and if she would support the sector’s booming withe both her thumbs up.

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Smegley Wanxalot's picture

And the strong dollar makes this even better!

Looney's picture

Ain’t it “cheaper by the dozen”? ;-)


Harlequin001's picture

Well at least you don't have to buy 'em a house anymore...

Bunghole's picture

Yeah, but with a Greek woman, you have to deal with a bush the size of Rhode Island.

Newsboy's picture

Unsustainable market at these prices...

This means 2 Euro blow-jobs are the "penny candy". What are broader economic implications?

remain calm's picture

Definitely cheaper to not get married now. This is really going to screw up the demographics, another unattended consequence of easy money. Think about it Viagra costs 4x the cost of pussy. Wow the price of assets have really become distorted.

nmewn's picture

Well, this thread sure deflated

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lol...Feel The Bern ;-)

Handful of Dust's picture

Do I get a discount on a Baker's Dozen?

Anonymous User's picture
Anonymous User (not verified) Handful of Dust Nov 28, 2015 10:13 AM

Sweet. Cheap pussy. Almost free. Sure beats dating and taking a girl to dinner.

Who said socialism doesn't have benefits?


847328_3527's picture

" If you want to keep your virginity, you can keep your virginity. "

NoDebt's picture

When it gets that cheap there's always one thing that happens next- diseases.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

In Greece today it's tough... some people are so poor they have wank off the dog just to feed the cat!

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

And the look on the cat's face...priceless!

Scooby Dooby Doo's picture

I just need 4 minutes. How much for that?

Rooh-roo Scooby Doo!

Killdo's picture

I spent last spring in Greece and it seemed richer (on average), better socially connected than anywhere in the US. And unlike in SF I saw no homeless and nobody taking a shit on a sidewalk in a broad dayight etc (as they do in SF). Happier people too and children playing outside at night safe and happy. I saw no poverty and nobody begging

bigrooster's picture

That is because they are all Greeks and the black/browns from Africa/ME have not totally invaded yet.  But that is coming.

The_Dude's picture

And war.... Few people recognize that one of Hitler's strong motivations a to rescue the German people from the depravity that has been wrought on them. The Weimar collapse turned Germany into the brothel of the world and destroyed the cultural order.  Hitler saw this and vowed to rescue them from the 'International Bankers' that had done this to them.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Bingo.  Let's hope the Greeks recover and never forget.

Uchtdorf's picture

Your claim seems to clash with the history of Hitler accepting money from those same international bankers who financed his war machine.

ASACJon's picture

It was not a black and white situation. 

While Hitler did work out financing, it was not a deep and dark spooky situation that some ultra-conspiracy people make it out to be.

There was investment from some overseas, that is true.  But the principal money master houses were absolutely not involved.  To date, Hitler is the only leader to have jailed a Rothschild banker. 

And it is important to keep in mind that it would have been impossible for a situation to be conceived wherein a thin elite of corporate board puss bags would rake in 1000x times average worker (who probably is going to be fired anyway after training overseas plan workers.)  NS Germany, good, bad, or some combination, had a system of labor and capital cooperation.  And there was legitimate concern for building up the German person through fitness, wellness, and cultural programs.

So while there was international capital investment, I would argue that the welfare improvement was far more distributed (and real) than anything in our system.  That there was capital investment doesn't, ipso facto, prove Hitler was an agent of the banks.  It is also worth noting that Germany did engage in a sort of barter system for some trade, at least with South America.

Take what you will from all of that in reaching your own conclusions.  My only object is the point that that there is a little more to the picture than Alex Jones shorthand 'Hitler was OWNED by the GERMAN 'Death Cult' international bankers.'

Uchtdorf's picture

Thanks for sharing your perspective. 

ASACJon's picture

Thank you for reading and considering.

Also, fwiw I did not junk you.

ASACJon's picture

The_Dude, you beat me to the punch.

There is a major difference between puritanical delusion and the desire to prevent (or lift out) one's society from falling in a degenerate gutter. 

Berlin became a haven for all kinds of backwash and it ended when Hitler and the NSDAP took power.

It is not in any way a good thing that Greece has fallen to the point of $5 bj sessions.  This is a symptom of an utterly broken society without hope.  Parenthetically, I would wonder about 'men' who would flock to such a desperate and shameful situation. 

I don't know the political situation on the ground in Greece, though I suspect Golden Dawn is the only party that could end this. 

Indeed, as long as Greece continues with the socialist/communist/neo-Bolshevik nonsense, they can expect their daughters and sisters turning tricks for 5 Euros a throw.  That the left is a path to perdition, I am sure of.

Ballin D's picture

Are there many black people in Greece?

Besides, at that price point its reasonable to just pick a new one and put her on salary to keep her off the market. Cheaper than a wife at least.

Bananamerican's picture

Socialism? New World Order more like it...

Mad Cow's picture

...but then you repeat yourself.

remain calm's picture

One has no calories and one has no viral pathogens, you decide?

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

When will the pros along Madison Ave once again market their services with the golden call of "Buck-a-fuck"?

NihilistZero's picture

The so-called "men" of Greece are a disgrace! If the bankers and politicians ever got it to the point where my wife or daughter had to sell herself to eat there would be VIOLENT consequences.

The John would find a clawhammer penetrating his skull and his sexcapade money "liberated" to feed my hungry females he was attempting to exploit.


GhostOfDiogenes's picture
GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) NihilistZero Nov 28, 2015 10:59 AM

Where are all the strong, independent women now?

I thought feminism showed us that women were better than men and knew everything?

What happened to gurrrl! Power?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

You have to look on the bright side of this. Greece doesn't have the Muslim rape problems Sweden and Norway have. And do not discount, (sorry, bad pun), the impact the "immigrant" affordability quotient has in all of this. Let's face it, just off the sinking raft, your average Muslim invader has blown his wad, (whoops, I did it again), on Nikes and iPhones, and this leave him, (a fine young Islamic buck), little cash for chooch.

l8apex's picture

NZ - So women don't bear responsibility for their own actions?  It's the men of Greece that should be blamed?    Guess I just can't agree with that line of thinking.

NihilistZero's picture

So let's blame the hungry women who is placed in the unfortunate position of hacving only one commodity to sell.  And at a discounted price...

People with your line of thinking are part of the problem.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

In WWII my father's friend (who is dead now), used to walk past a line of British women on the way out the gate.  He said any one was his for a dinner. 


Sudden Debt's picture

It the people without character and who lack the skills and creativity to make a income.

But I've hears more harsh stories from greece where the fathers step up to tourists to try to sell their daughters and wives for a small price, somes 10 to 20 euro's.

There's simply to many weak people in the world and society and sex has been so stripped of it's taboos that young people don't see a problem in it.


If I where in Greece and poor, I'd pack my bags and move out and I have enough skills to get a job or start a new business in any country so I'd be pretty relaxed about that.

NihilistZero's picture

See the Syrian exodus to see how easy it is to escape an NWO hell hole situation.  And by all accounts they are Syria's best and brightest.  Even within the EU where exactly are these struggling women to be welcomed?  Is it as simple as moving to Germany and getting a job there?  Gimme a fucking break.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

In Thailand, brothers sell their sisters.  Do a google search for "sex tourism thailand".  Americans are fairly prudish.  The world is not the United States.

Killdo's picture

I find that quite hard to believe - having spent a few months in Greece over last 3 years - last time this May/April. 

I saw no poverty at all and nobody begging (apart from one African immigrant trying to sell me a bracelet I didn't want)

Unix's picture
Unix (not verified) Bunghole Nov 28, 2015 9:40 AM

it's not the bush you need to worry about, it's the squirrels! 

Main_Sequence's picture
Main_Sequence (not verified) Unix Nov 28, 2015 12:17 PM

"you could fall in love with an orangutan in there" --Bacon/Jason Statham from Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Gun Barrels

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

That begs the question, what is the price of a wax job? And, do the hookers that have wax jobs more expensive? 

GhostOfDiogenes's picture
GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Bunghole Nov 28, 2015 10:53 AM

Not cool bro.

Not sayin I need trigger warnings, but some things just should not be brought up.

There are screens and expensive beverages to think about here.

The Pope's picture

 "Yeah, but with a Greek woman, you have to deal with a bush the size of Rhode Island."


yeah but, If you're not in to licking armpits, you're OK.

tommylicious's picture

and what's wrong with that?  your pecker too small to make it thru?

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

i wish I could laugh make a smart ass comment..I cannot. for lack of a moral leadership with courage, the greek people suffer. women are a gift of the deity to men. majority of  women in greece do not resort to prostitution..we all know this, but they may starve or their children may starve. the Noble EU of Ghordius is shown for what it is. decadent criminal sadistic.

eforce's picture

They voted for socialism, they got it, and they blame the Germans...

HenryHall's picture

They did vote for socialism - but they didn't get it.  They are still in the Euro.

Unix's picture
Unix (not verified) HenryHall Nov 28, 2015 9:38 AM

and the EU is not socialist? bwahahahahahahaharg

jaap's picture

Dvorak's first law.