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rio prostitutes‘Sex sessions for £13 and a THREESOME for just £9’: Disappointed prostitutes in Rio launch ‘supermarket sale’ for Olympic Games after World Cup flop

Rio prostitutes offer ‘sex sale’ as World Cup ‘boom’ never happened

Sex workers in the city’s famous Vila Mimosa have dropped their prices

Flyer in English invites Olympic athletes to red light area near centre

30 minutes costs 40 reals (£9) – down 48 per cent on ‘normal’ 75 reals (£17)

‘We were all expecting so much from the World Cup, but no one turned up’

Long-term sex worker says they are offering deals ‘like a supermarket’

Prostitutes in Rio de Janeiro’s red light district are offering a ‘sex sale’ for visitors to the Olympic Games – after hopes of a boom during Brazil’s hosting of the World Cup two years ago flopped.

Sex workers in the city’s notorious Vila Mimosa zone claim that, despite high expectations in the run-up to the football tournament, business during the event actually fell substantially.

Now, with a month to go before the games, they say they have prepared a flyer in English inviting Olympic athletes to the red light area, near Rio’s city centre, offering cut price deals.

The seedy leaflet says 30 minutes of sex is 40 reals (£9) – down 48 per cent on the normal price of 75 reals (£17).

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Open for business: Sex workers in the city’s famous Vila Mimosa red light district, including Gabriela Alves, 39, claim that, despite high expectations in the run-up to the World Cup, business during the event actually fell substantially

Open for business: Sex workers in the city’s famous Vila Mimosa red light district, including Gabriela Alves, 39, claim that, despite high expectations in the run-up to the World Cup, business during the event actually fell substantially

Touting: A flyer in English claims to be inviting Olympic athletes to the red light area, near Rio’s city centre, offers 30 minutes of sex for 40 reals (£9) – down 48 per cent on the normal price of 75 reals (£17)

Touting: A flyer in English claims to be inviting Olympic athletes to the red light area, near Rio’s city centre, offers 30 minutes of sex for 40 reals (£9) – down 48 per cent on the normal price of 75 reals (£17)

Poverty stricken: According to the flyer produced by Aline Docinha, above, an hour’s sex will cost 60 reals (£13), down from 90 reals (£20), while a threesome is priced at 40 reals (£9) per girl for half an hour, and 80 reals (£18) for an hour

Poverty stricken: According to the flyer produced by Aline Docinha, above, an hour’s sex will cost 60 reals (£13), down from 90 reals (£20), while a threesome is priced at 40 reals (£9) per girl for half an hour, and 80 reals (£18) for an hour

Dingy: Long-term sex worker Aline Docinha, 39, left, and Gabriela Alves, 39, told MailOnline that they came up with the initiative after realising that, just like the World Cup, business is likely to drop during the Olympic fortnight but this may be because few Westerners wish to venture into the down-at-heel district

Dingy: Long-term sex worker Aline Docinha, 39, left, and Gabriela Alves, 39, told MailOnline that they came up with the initiative after realising that, just like the World Cup, business is likely to drop during the Olympic fortnight but this may be because few Westerners wish to venture into the down-at-heel district

Unlike the clean, well-presented streets of Rio’s tourist zones like Copacabana, the Vila Mimosa district is a run-down, seedy block of sex dens, many of which lie off dark, dank alleyways.

The area has a reputation for street crime and other illicit activities such as drug dealing, warnings of which from locals would put off all but the most adventurous sex tourists.

A visit to the Vila means a six-mile journey from the safe hotel district, into an poorly-lit and unkempt area of the city centre which feels risky.

The ‘girls’ take clients back to scruffy boudoirs at the back of the bars, consisting of just a concrete bed with plastic mattress and a bin. As we talked to Aline and Gabriela in one of the tiny rooms, the sound of other women with ‘clients’ echoed through the corridors.

Aline and a group of call girls came up with the idea of the pamphlet, which they plan to display outside the brothels where they work to attract English-speaking customers.

The Vila Mimosa is Rio’s oldest and largest prostitution zone, where over 3,000 women offer their services in more than 70 bars and nightclubs situated around a bustling marketplace.

But the women’s income has recently been hit by the grim economic climate in the Brazil, which is suffering its deepest recession in a century and leaving millions out of pocket.

Four weeks before the Olympics begin, some Mimosa sex workers have launched a desperate bid to lure foreign visitors.

A flyer printed in English is being distributed in Rio – but it is not known how widely.

It states that an hour’s sex will cost 60 reals (£13), down from 90 reals (£20), while a threesome is priced at 40 reals (£9) per girl for half an hour, and 80 reals (£18) for an hour.

Long-term prostitute Aline Docinha, 39, told MailOnline that they do not want to see a repeat of the World Cup, when business actually dropped.

She said: ‘We were all expecting so much from the World Cup, because everyone told us demand would be huge. We all thought we’d make a fortune.

‘We put big TV screens in the road for the men to watch football, we put on barbeques, and Brazilian music parties.

 

 

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