Region: The Political Economy of Prostitution

Bulgaria’s sex industry was hit by the global financial crisis in 2009, leading to a reduction in fees for services, according to recently-released research by the Sofia-based Centre for the Study of Democracy.

In 2008 the charge was 60 leva, but this dropped to 40 leva last year. Still, if self-declared involvement as a client of the sex industry can be believed, about six per cent of Bulgarian men went to prostitutes in 2009.

Bulgarian-language media quoted Tihomir Bezlov, an expert at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, as describing the Bulgarian market for paid sex as of “significant size”…

Read more at The Sofia Echo.

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