Unfortunately, a legal loophole means that the prostitutes can't do anything if the client fails to pay up after they have sex.Brothels with officially registered prostitutes have to pay a fee of about 15-25 Euros per prostitute per day to local authorities.In Berlin there's even an organisation of prostitute's customers, call 'Lust und Prostitution'.
Many cities have an 'Eros Centre' where women rent a room by day, sitting in the window to tempt men in.
The prostitutes' union gave their approval thinking that it might cheer up unemployed people.
The manager of the brothel, a bar in Dresden, said that the sex industry was a very good indicator of the economy as a whole, and that business had dropped about 50% in recent months.
Alternatively, prostitutes can be found via a host of magazines sold in sex shops (some of which include customer reviews), or the telephone directory.
Germany currently has very high unemployment rates, which lead one brothel manager to offer 20% discounts to unemployed clients.