Only a quarter of the 300 to 400 sex shops that once existed in Athens have survived the crisis,
Greece's once-thriving sex industry has become the latest victim of the country's debt crisis as Greeks spend less on erotic toys, pornography and titillating underwear.....The austerity measures Greece adopted as part of the country's international bailout deal have led to record unemployment, while wage cuts and tax hikes have throttled consumer spending.
The sex industry is feeling the hit. ... In the 1980s, sex films were usually shot on remote, sandy beaches on some of the country's many islands and dubbed into English for export.
But much of that scene has disappeared after local producers were undercut by free internet pornography and movies from Eastern European countries. "Five out of the seven porn stars in Greece are Hungarian," Chrysospathis said.... a return to the drachma currency - feared by many - would deal the industry a further setback. Almost all sex toys sold in Greece are imported from countries such as Germany or Poland, and a devalued drachma would make them unaffordable.
"A vibrator that now costs 20 euros would then cost 50,"
WHAT'S HAPPENED TO GREECE AS A RESULT OF THEIR HUMONGOUS NATIONAL DEBT - WILL HAPPEN TO THE USA IF WE STAY ON THE CURRENT PATH.
OBAMA WILL KEEP US ON OUR CURRENT PATH.
ROMNEY WILL GET US ON A BETTER COURSE.