Devastating economic crisis in Greece has led many people to seek money on the streets. Many women sell their bodies for a few euros or just some food.
Professor of sociology at Panteion University in Athens Gregory Lazos conducted a study and participants were 400 women working on the streets. These women are forced to earn money as prostitutes in order to cover their expenses and pay for food.
It was reported that some women agree to have sexual intercourse with a stranger for a piece of pie in return.
This study revealed that 80% of prostitutes in Greece are women aged 17 to 20. Most of them are students. The price of an hour used to be €50. Now, it has decreased to €4.
Gregory Lazos added that prostitution tendency among Greek women did not exist on such a high level before the economic crisis.
Before the economic crisis, women who sold their bodies were the ones who came from Eastern Europe.