Outsourcing Porn: The Perils of Exchange Rates.

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Does it make us more or less perverted if while reading this, the first thing that occurred to us was that the porn industry needed to start hedging against currency fluctuations?

“We’re paying in US dollars, so in Brazil we’re able to pay the performers about 50% of what it would cost in the United States.
“If a standard boy-girl costs $1,000 (£788) in the US, it would cost me $500 in Brazil. But to the performer in Brazil, that $500 may be worth $1,000 down there.
“Right now the strength of the American dollar against the euro is diminishing, so in Hungary or Prague the performers get about the same as you’d have to pay in the US. You used to pay a Czech girl $600, but now — because she has to change those American dollars into euros — she needs $1,000,” Steele told XBiz.

By the way, that quote comes from one Lexington Steele, who we are assuming is not at all related to Lockhart Steele.

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[The Sunday Times]

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