Puglian Pleasures – A Sinful Satisfaction!

Puglia has many pleasures to satisfy the senses but as with most places around the world, it also has a more sinister side too! So this blog may be a little controversial!

The ‘ladies of the night’, can often been seen during the day here in Puglia. In general, the ladies are of Africa decent, and they choose to offer their services, roadside, usually on a main road in/out of the towns. Their ‘office’ consists of a plastic chair or crate and a large shady tree or parasol to shade them from the sun, and rain. When they’re not ‘busy’, you can see them sat on their plastic chair, phone in hand, ‘chatting’ away, or pacing a small section of gravel in front of their chair, trying to attract the attention of a potential customer.

Each girl has a regular spot, and judging by how many times I have driven by, and seen only a plastic chair, business is good; despite the ‘crisi‘ (economic crisis). I think this has something to do with religion. Why do I say this? Well, if I were to generalise, most people here belong to the Catholic Church, therefore, having a mistress or getting a divorce is very taboo. So, the ladies are just providing a service, and after satisfying his urges, the man can go to church, prepent his sins and go home to his wife for dinner!

But what about the ladies? Don’t they have urges too? I can’t say that I have seen any male prostitutes by the roadside, so how do the ladies satisfy their needs?!?

2 responses to “Puglian Pleasures – A Sinful Satisfaction!”

  1. I witnessed exactly what you describe on those same access roads throughout Tuscany and on the outskirts of Naples. At first it is a little disconcerting; but dealing with this phenomenon only on its surface, I think of it as part of the ancient landscape. Of course, beneath the surface, it probably has very sinister aspects as it plays out like anywhere else in the world. First time I’ve seen this mentioned in a blog — good work!

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    1. Yes, I thought it was a little risky writing about this topic but it’s part of life and part of Puglia. Glad you enjoyed it!


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