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Visiting escorts drive down price for sex

A flood of out-of-town sex trade-workers in for the Games have created a price war, a local escort claims.

“You’ll see that the average rates are somewhere between $200 and $300 per hour depending on what someone is looking for,” said Misty Moonlight, an established escort in the Lower Mainland.

“When you look at the ads that are being posted by all these visiting women you’ll see $40, $60, $80 and that’s a significant difference.”

Moonlight described the visiting women as “fly-bynight chicks who are in-and-out to make a quick buck.”

She warned men looking for cheap sex could be ripped off.

“Just because a girl’s cute it doesn’t mean anything,” she explained. “It’s about service.”

Online classified website Craigslist is tallying nearly a 1,000 advertisements in its erotic services section per day during the Olympics. Before the Games, the same section would list about 200 to 400 ads per day.

Moonlight never relied on the Olympics for a boost in business and instead focused on repeat clientele.

“I’d say that I’ve been doing great. I always have been doing great. There’s been a lot of outside interest and that’s to be expected.”

Moonlight thinks once the Games leave town, visiting escorts will leave as well.

“They’ll leave and everything will carry on back to the way it was before.”

Dharm Makwana reports for Vancouver 24 hours.

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