SEX workers from Asian backgrounds are fuelling the growth of specialist brothels that offer more ''exotic'' services for significantly less money than their Caucasian counterparts, industry sources say. A review of prostitution laws by the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission found 20 per cent of that state's legal brothels were staffed exclusively by Asian-born women. And police intelligence suggests an even higher proportion of illegal prostitutes are Asian. Australian-born sex workers are usually pretty choosy" says Dr Christine Harcourt. Credit: Reuters.
As with many Chinese-run brothels in the UK, though, she catered to a largely white male clientele. When I rang, Grace's first question was whether I would be both a maid and a part-time xiaojie female sex worker. In a Chinese-run brothel, the xiaojies are high above the baomu housekeeper in the labour hierarchy. They are the means of profits, the yao-qian-shu money tree , while the maids are far more dispensable in the eyes of the owners. Some maids are encouraged to become zhuangzhong stand-in sex workers during busy periods , and those who agree to fulfil such a dual role are highly sought after. I detected Grace's disappointment when I said I was just a maid who offered no other services.
The Soothing Spot has Muzak, gurgling fountains, and a friendly local staff. By all accounts it is a legitimate, happy-ending-less massage parlor. No matter. A few months after opening in an upscale mall, management began photocopying ID cards and blanketed the waiting room with posters warning that untoward advances would not be tolerated. Why the grabby hands?
August 22, Sometime in the late spring of , a year-old Cambodian girl woke up to find herself in a small brothel in her country's capital, Phnom Penh. Her aunt had drugged her into unconsciousness and handed her over to a brothel owner in exchange for money.