Where else but in Amsterdam can you find a story like this? Â Twins. Â 50 years of prostitution, and an approximate tally of 355,000 clients between them, this is a story that deserves to be blogged for just the stamina alone.
Two twin sister pensioners have decided to retire as prostitutes after half a century in the sex trade, having slept with 355,000 men between them.
Louise and Martine Fokkens, both 70, say they are finding it a â€˜painfulâ€™ struggle to go on working in Amsterdamâ€™s notorious â€˜red light zoneâ€™.
They claim to be the oldest prostitutes in the Dutch city and last year starred in a documentary film named Meet The Fokkens.
Mother-of-four Louise admitted, though, that her arthritis means some positions are now â€˜too painfulâ€™ â€“ while mother-of-three Martine complained about a drop in custom.
Only one elderly man addicted to his weekly S&M sessions remains a regular, she said.
â€˜I couldnâ€™t give him up. Heâ€™s been coming to me for so long itâ€™s like going to church on a Sunday,â€™ Martine added.
Brothels were legalised in the Netherlands in 2000 â€“ but the sisters say this â€˜has not improved prostitutesâ€™ livesâ€™.
Martine said: â€˜It is better for the pimps and the foreigners, but not for the Dutch girls.â€™
But the twins are confident their income from film rights will keep them solvent in the years of retirement ahead.
Yes. Â Louise and Martine Fokkens.
I love how the article says they are twins, and that they are “both 70″. Â What a surprise! Â Who would have thought?
In case you are wondering, 355,000 jobs between them over 50 years breaks down to 3550 per year, each. Â Assuming weekends off, that’s about 17 jobs per day. Â Or 10 per day if working all the way through. Â I guess at times they could have more than one client at a time, otherwise those numbers seem a bit inflated.
Source: Â Metro