Prostitutes in Brazil are reported to have been disappointed with business during the last 2014 World Cup in Brazil are desperately launching a ‘sex sale’ for boost business in the summer Olympic games to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sex workers in the city's notorious Vila Mimosa zone claim that, despite high expectations in the run-up to the football games, business was very poor.
The Vila Mimosa is Rio's oldest and largest prostitution zone, where over 3,000 women offer their services in more than 70 bars and nightclubs situated around a bustling marketplace.
But the women's income has recently been hit by the grim economic climate in the Brazil, which is suffering its deepest recession in a century and leaving millions out of pocket.
Four weeks before the Olympics begin, some Mimosa sex workers have launched a desperate bid to lure foreign visitors. A flyer printed in English is being distributed in Rio - but it is not known how widely.
The seedy leaflet says 30 minutes of sex is 40 reals (£9) - down 48 per cent on the normal price of 75 reals (£17).
Aline, who has worked in the red light district for 12 years, claims that before Brazil's economic crisis she would manage six to eight clients a day, but today she is lucky to find even one during her 12-hour shift.
She described the Vila Mimosa district as a 'supermarket of sex' and encouraged foreigners staying in Rio for the Olympics, expected to number half a million, to try it out.