Post Number: 5952
|Posted on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 4:25 pm: |
Cost of SEX in GERMANY Today and Recent Changes
Due to the unusual weak dollar and strong euro the cost of service in Germany has changed from what it was many years ago as the d-mark. Many of the so-called self proclaimed experts on the web were'nt around back in those days. It's those low exchange rates and quality of service which got me interested in the Sauna club scene or FKK clubs. Back then the airfare from the US was the biggest cost factor. FS was as low as $25US per pop or 30 minutes. One could sample many women for just $100 US, thus finding that gem in the rough was no big deal.
When to Dmark was dropped in favor of the Euro things seemed to go downhill from there. Today the dollar is worth only .68 euro. What this means to the monger who visits the local clubs is that a 65 Euro entry is now $95 US dollars. That's a pretty hefty amount when you consider it still does not include any sex. $100 to just get into a club? What makes things worse is that tourists have allowed the downtown FKK club "The Palace" to up the entry to 75 Euros or $110 US dollars. Lets not forget that once in the club your cost for 30 minutes with a lady is now $73US, that's right 50 Euros converted is $73 US. I never thought it would get worse but it has.
Knowing this I've spent more time visiting clubs in the north where more clubs charge 50 Euro entry and it's only 75 Euros for a full hour of service.
In fact if you do your homework you can find clubs in the north that have 25-35 Euro entry fees. Those same clubs also offer 20 minutes for 30-35 Euros which relates to 35-50 US Dollar entry and $40-$60 service.
It's not just those that pay with US dollars that are complaining about money. Many locals are finding it hard with the inflation that the Euro has brought thus cutting back on going to clubs. In fact as a result one club that just opened in Dusseldorf is offering 80 Euros ($117US Dollars) for all inclusive service. This means the one time fee covers it all, your entry, and all the service you want and as many times as you want.
As many clubs that open each month there are clubs that close. In fact clubs have opened for a few months only to close and reopen under a new name a month later. A good example was club Elite near Frankfurt which opened about a year ago and was basically a flop, then a few months ago the people who own World and Atlantik took it over and re-named it "Atlantis". Nice try however the only thing it has in common with the original Atlantis that used to be located in Altenstadt is the name.
If you did'nt know the original 3 owners of the original Atlantis were put out of business and 2 were jailed. Owners of World quickly attempted a take over which resulted in a short two weeks till the club was once again closed and this time for good. Only the name has survived, the women have long since vanished and some have turned up in other clubs. many went to Oase, some to Palace and the rest spread thinly through out Germany. Some of the X staff went to World or Oase and even as far as Berlin. What were the owners of World thinking when they re-named this small hole in the wall club many miles away "Atlantis"? Not the same clubs, not the same girls?
It's been tough for the people who now own World, Finca Erotica, Atlantik, World 2 (has changed names again) and now Atlantis. While they quickly took over many clubs and even opened a few from the ground up none of them have done all that well.
World from my last visit was largely Romanians and Bulgarians who are mainly in it for the short time. This means lots of lousy service and rip off sessions, nothing that brings a club to the top of the market. This has been a huge problem ever since Romania and Bulgaria have been added to the EU. Germany is being flooded with downstream workers that quickly undercut others. While I've yet to actually experience this myself from many recent visits I've heard from several friends who frequent the clubs that you can bargain with these women 20-30 or evn 50 Euros will get you service now. Thus the long term gals are pushed out that depart the club. This also took place at Atlantik and im sure at other World affiliate clubs.
Women at all the clubs whether the north or south are complaining about a lack of paying customers. Sure you see men but they don't spend as much as sometimes nothing at all. The economics in Europe are felt even by those who don't suffer from a poor exchange rate.
Babylon has come full circle now and states it is once again an authentic FKK Sauna club. What that means is that they've gone thru many changes from the days when all the women were required to be totally nude at all times or pay fines. The woman who used to run the club back in the hay day has even returned to help bring things back while the ownership has totally changed.
On a recent trip I ran into several events where clubs are again implementing (Germans Only) entry.
While this has never been a big deal at the bigger clubs and I highly doubt it will be, there is a reason behind it all. Basically most clubs don't want "Turkish" men in the clubs. They're known for causing many problems which eventually are the downfall of the club itself. The women overall don't want the Turks, the German customers also don't want the Turks. It's said they don't bathe, attempt to cheat the women and are rude. The concepts why Turks are bad for business are many. In the end many clubs have banned them due to many of the problems being true. Thus anyone who's dark skinned can be picked out and denied entry. Even black men who are obviously not Turkish are refused entry. Darker skinned Asian men will have a similar problem with entry unless they are known by the staff or visit with well known friends or a guide. When something like this actually happened while I was at a club I had a long talk with the women working the front desk. It appears that the regular German guests will complain about non-local guests and as a result they won't visit thus management bends and will enforce who can visit. The women also have pull and if they complain about foreign guests the club will also enforce denial of entry to some. It all comes down to making money and guests who visit daily, weekly mean more to the bottom end then those who visit yearly or every couple of months. It's all strange when you consider that some clubs are Turkish owned and those same clubs don't want Turks in the club.
Fuel is also on the rise and can be more costly then what the rental charges are. One liter now costs from 1.30 - 1.50 Euros. Lets not forget that with the poor exchange rate hotel costs have also increased as well as dining expenses.
So how high does the cost of sex have to go for us to stop visiting Germany?
75 Euros = $110 Dollars
65 Euros = $95 Dollars
50 Euros = $73 Dollars
35 Euros = $50 Dollars
25 Euros = $36 Dollars
Don't forget that credit card companies are also charing an additional 1% international fee, ATMs are also charging 1% fees and $5 use fees.
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