Portuguese women are some of the most satisfied women in Europe when it comes to the quality and quantity of the sex they receive.
In a recent study, 88% of women from Portugal were satisfied with their sex lives.
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.
Despite this, STI rates in Portugal are not that high though the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is one of the highest in Europe (0.6% of the population have contracted the disease).
Since 2012, prostitution in Portugal has been on the increase with a marked rise in the number of the over 30s entering the trade.
Because brothels aren’t legal, prostitution is typically carried out through escort services.
Prostitution in Portugal is legal though third-party activities relating to the industry are prohibited.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.Street prostitution is becoming more rare mainly because of the dangers associated with street walking but also because of diminished tolerance in the cities and built-up areas.You can find migrant women working in remote areas of towns and cities providing ‘drive thru’ services.In 1963, the government adopted an abolitionist approach, closing both brothels and running houses.