As a result, every girl starts the day €130 down. But the rewards, earnings of up to €8,000 a month, are enough to bring women flocking to the club, with marketing manager Michael Beretin telling the Channel 4 cameras that he gets up to 50 CVs a day.It's a remarkable form of equality that insists a woman who sends in her resume in order to get a job paying more than six digits is, nevertheless, a victim. It's also informative to understand how eagerly young women turn to prostitution if it pays sufficiently better than more conventional employment.
'Every day, I hear someone saying to me, "can I work for you?",' he explains, while flicking through the explicit photos that accompany the emails. But some girls, he won't take on. 'If they have Romanian email addresses, I usually delete them,' he explains. 'They are working for someone.'
This is the fine line that Beretin, Rudloff and other brothel owners walk: While prostitution and brothels are legal, forced prostitution and pimping are not.
Nevertheless, an estimated 90 per cent of prostitutes in Germany have been forced into the sex trade, with many thought to have been groomed using the 'lover boy' method which sees men pretend to be in love with the girls before persuading them to sell sex.
A rough rule of thumb is that the average woman will start to be open to prostituting herself for about 5x her pre-tax hourly wage. The main reason most women don't is a combination of moral values, social disapproval, and insufficient sexual market value. That is why we can expect to see considerably more prostitution as both moral values and social disapproval wane.