In her book Big Sister , photographer Hana Jakrlova explores an internet sex club in Prague where the clients get to have sex for free as long as they agree to let their exploits be filmed and broadcast live across the web. Beyond making her struggle with the notion of over-sharing, Jakrlova says the project also challenged her as a photographer and as a woman. While the johns always seemed to behave themselves, she says the acts that played out were hard to be around. Prostitution is legal in the Czech Republic, but that doesn't make it any less exploitative, she says. The book is titled after the name of the club, Big Sister , which closed in Most of the photos were taken between and
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Some clubs are more reputable than others, and some are traps for tourists, asking for huge payments for drinks and these ought to be steered clear of. Prague is fairly safe with little violence on the other hand visitors must be highly aware about pickpockets, cheating taxi drivers, and nightclub touts! Prague is well known for its beautiful Eastern European girls, and the same goes for nightclubs and Czech beer. Nonetheless, the image of Prague as a stag destination is slowly disappearing, as stag nights which mainly took advantage of the low prices, cheap beer and abundance of nightclubs are now …. Sex sells, and that is definitely the truth when it comes to the city of Prague. The city is famous for its sex clubs and they have something for just about any taste.
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German cars are not unusual in the Czech border town of Cheb. By day, the BMWs and Mercedes come to buy cheap cigarettes and alcohol. By 10 p. A black BMW with a German licence plate and a baby chair on the back seat stops at a street corner. The lone driver rolls down the passenger-door window and speaks briefly to the teenage girl standing in the bitter cold. The girl climbs into the car and they disappear into the night. Welcome to the child-prostitution capital of Europe. The men who go to the town know that to have sex with a child, you don't have to take a plane to Thailand, you just need to take your BMW over the border. Bavaria is seven kilometres to the west, Saxony is 10 kilometres to the north. A minute drive from Germany and everything has a price.
One thing that many visitors to the Czech Republic are taken aback by is the amount of prostitution that can be found in the country — a problem that has only been exacerbated by the arrival of a free market economy. This also goes hand in hand with the problem of human trafficking, which is still a very real issue in the country. In the Czech Republic prostitution is not illegal, but unlike other countries there are not even any regulations governing it, such as mandatory health checks. Prostitution is a thriving trade here and Prague has, in fact, acquired quite a name across Europe as a centre for sleaze. Although the cost of sexual encounters is more compared with other East European countries like Lithuania, Poland, Romania or Latvia, the beauty of the Czech women appeals to certain sections of the sex tourist market. A favourite stomping ground for Prostitutes is Wenceslas Square and the surrounding streets. A new trend has recently formed where the sex trade is gradually moving away from the streets into private flats where sex is offered and Escort Agencies also cover a lot of prostitution. Perhaps the areas where prostitution is most visible is on the roads leading to border towns such as Cheb and Dubi, where scores of women can be seen lining the streets clad in skimpy outfits, even during the cold winters.