1. Nevada’s brothels are facing extinction thanks to the poor economy, rising fuel costs that affect truckers who solicit brothels, and the growing popularity of using the internet to arrange liaisons with prostitutes.
3. Flint said brothels usually attracted 400,000 clients a year before the recession, but those figures have dropped, and many women have started going to work for themselves, illegally.
“Look in the phone book, there are what, 100 pages for nude dancers who’ll come to your hotel room? The big hotels have their own girls. The strip clubs have upstairs rooms. You have a variety of different levels of prostitution in Vegas,” he said.
5. Those who work in prostitution face the possibility of disease and violence. Legal brothels are safer, Flint argues, pointing to the fact no woman has tested positive for HIV in a brothel since he began working in 1987, he said.
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