The sex industry is thriving well in London with prostitutes in the capital selling full sex for as little as £15, a new research has reported. A trafficked women’s charity, the Poppy Project, has surveyed more than 900 brothels and has shockingly reported that many offered high-risk "services" such as unprotected anal sex for just £10 extra.
The charity’s investigation exposed the disturbing prevalence of prostitution across the capital. Researchers posed as potential customers and phoned 921 brothels which advertised in local newspapers and discovered that 77 different ethnicities of women were being offered for sex. It is also concluded that all these prostitutes came from well-known trafficking hotspots in Eastern Europe and south-east Asia. However, most of the brothels offered very young girls too but were not offering services of underage girls as per Poppy Project report. Commenting on the situation, co-author of the report Helen Atkins said: "This research shows the disturbing prevalence of the sex industry in every corner of London – fuelled by the demand for prostitution services.” He, however, added, "Multi-media misrepresentations of commercial sex as a glamorous, easy and fun career choice for girls and women further contribute to the ubiquity of London’s brothel industry. But the reality also can not be ignored as most women involved in prostitution, fall in to the vicious cycle of violence and coercion, perpetuated by poverty and inequality.”
The average price for full sex was just under £62. According to the report, 95 percent of the surveyed brothels were in residential locations with a discreet appearance. One brothel told researchers they offered first-time customers a 50 percent off voucher for their next visit.