Dating in portugal
This is mainly due to the downturn in the country’s commensurate economic situation but has also been a result of increased migration of sex workers from Eastern Europe.
There are no adult film studios in Portugal and the adult industry is mainly restricted to distribution and resale of pornographic material from other countries, mainly from Spain.
Prostitution in modern Portugal comes in a variety of forms including street prostitution, massage parlours, contact bars and even unofficial brothels.
Escorts can be found on classified sites and through specialist directories.
In 1963, the government adopted an abolitionist approach, closing both brothels and running houses.
The change in legislation had little impact on the numbers of prostitutes working in Portugal and the law was partially repealed in 1983 to decriminalise the act of selling sexual services but maintaining a ban on profiting from this trade by others.
However, modern Portugal is becoming more open-minded and the under 30s in particular are experimenting more and being more promiscuous than the previous generation.
The capital, Lisbon, has a population of just half a million people but is a popular transport hub for some of the 10 million visitors who visit the country each year.
Portugal has a colourful history and has influenced other nations including parts of South America.
Because of the lack of regulation, the numbers of prostitutes working in Portugal is difficult to calculate but the most recent estimates place this figure at around 30,000 of which only half are Portuguese.
Each year the internet giant of online porn, Porn Hub, produces insights on the porn viewing trends of its global audience and the most recent data for Portugal reveals some interesting statistics.
Sex education in Portugal is considered to need improvement and the teen pregnancy rate for the country is high at 17 births per 1000 women (aged 15-19).