Sunday, 21. December 2014
17. 07. 14. - 16:00
A worrying new development in the battle against drug abuse is being reported in China where prostitutes are being made to take drugs at the same time as their clients so that both can experience the drug high euphoria together.
The trend is now so common that there is even a name for the new type of prostitute who is required to take drugs with her client, the Bing Me, which translates as "prostitute who takes meth".
According to Chinese Vice squad officer You Hsieh the trend originated with rich men who did not want to take the drugs on their own, and hired high-class escorts and paid them well to take it with them.
But the trend spread when female drug addicts realised that they could actually get their drugs for free by prostituting themselves and some do not even take payment, as long as they are given drugs for spending time with male customers.
He said: "The belief is that methamphetamine boosts people's sexual urges as well as the euphoria felt during the act. As many prostitutes are only working in the trade to fuel a drug habit, it was simple for them to switch to being paid in drugs rather than cash. These then become the Bing Mei. Although there is little to back up this claim is widely being discussed on social media forums which is inspiring other people to try it out and as a result it is spreading. "
But social workers are warning that being put under pressure to take the drug with their clients had now also turned non-drug taking prostitutes into addicts.
One prostitute Wan Han told social workers that initially customers would pay her to take drugs with them, which turned her into a drug addict and eventually she would just take the drugs without receiving pay.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.
Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.
Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.
Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.
More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.
Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.
Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|UN Security Expert Says One Jihad Poster Girl Is Dead|
|Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student|
|Russian Cops Beat Man To A Pulp In Front Of Children|
|Porsche Driver Crushed After Ploughing Into Lorry|
|Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.