Friday, May 14, 2010

World Cup to Bring Sex Work Boom

Sex work is expected to boom during the World Cup in South Africa. Officials are calling for increased shipments of condoms, and police forces are bolstering themselves for much sex work-related law enforcement.

Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence.

South Africa's Drug Central Authority estimates 40,000 sex workers will trickle in for the event from as far as Russia, the Congo and Nigeria to cater to the wide taste spectrum of some 400,000, mostly male, visitors and their apres-soccer needs.

World Cup Welcome: A Billion Condoms and 40,000 Sex Workers
Global Post
May 7, 2010