RESULTS Price of services in nightclubs
In 2001 clients paid US$8 to enter a nightclub; others had higher rates but these included two drinks. In 2011 the entrance cost US$10 and included a lap dance. This basic payment allowed the client to watch the dances, other services were charged additionally.
Usually, the services were as follows and the client remains fully dressed except in the intercourse option (all prices in list: year 2001 and then the 2011 fee):
-Table dance: the woman makes a short “strip-tease” (dance in which she slowly removes all her clothes) near the client table so that he can see her at short range, usually no physical contact is allowed; US$6 and US$9.
-Lap dance: the woman dances on the clients lap, rubbing herself against his pubic area and he is allowed to touch her breasts; US$12 and US$9. In some places she removes her top for this dance.
-Private dance: the woman dances nude in a private room and the man is allowed to touch her breasts and other body parts (sometimes she will perform oral sex for an additional amount); US$20 and US$15.
-Intercourse: full sexual intercourse. Price US$100 to US$300 the hour depending on the place; room with jacuzzi: additional US$75 per hour. In 2001 there was also a “take out” option in which the client was allowed to leave in the company of the woman after paying US$100 to US$200 to the club; payment for the rest of the services was defined by the woman but normally was in the hundreds of dollars for a whole weekend. In 2011 the price per hour (including a bottle of champagne) was US$200 for the house and US$100 for the woman.
Note: our results are for upper scale nightclubs. Some low-level bars in the poor zone of the city also advertise themselves as “nightclubs”. In 2001, clients paid US$9 per hour including sexual intercourse and room in these bars. The women earned around US$1000 per month because even though their fees were lower, they had intercourse with several clients on a single night. Price of services in massage parlours
Parlors offered a combined service of massage and sexual services that ranged from provoking an ejaculation with the woman’s hand to full intercourse with one or several women. Rates normally are given for half or full hours. In 2002 the mean hourly price was US$15 (in 2010 it was US$33). From 2002 to 2010 the half-hour cost increased by 27% and the hour by 12% (Fig. 1).