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Coronavirus forces prostitutes to work outside the law in the EU.

Losing your job, your wife and going into bankruptcy during lockdown is probably the worst-case scenario. For many stressed-out Europeans, a brothel was the place to leave behind the sad reality. However, in Germany, the Netherlands, and other parts of the EU prostitutes were among the first victims of the outbreak.

Lonely Europeans had no place to go for paid tenderness. In Germany, the oldest profession was legalised more than a decade ago and has suffered the worst downfall in recent history. Many women’s rights advocates insist the crisis only revealed the wide-scale poverty and lack of social support that’s been known for a long time.