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A brothel is a place of economic exchange: sex for cash. People from all walks of life frequent brothels. Brothels span from antiquity to the present. In antiquity and throughout much of the Middle Ages, brothels were legal. Only in the late Middle Ages and in modern times have governments begun to legislate against brothels. Even today, there are government-regulated brothels in places like Germany and the Netherlands. And in the United States, brothels are highly visible in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the average price of an hour of sex with a female prostitute has declined steadily as the supply of prostitutes has increased and as lower-wage prostitutes have moved into metropolitan areas.

Antiquity

Greece had brothels with female prostitutes as well ...

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