A small town in Czech Republic is welcoming sex-tourist Germans across the border with a sign warning them that death awaits.
A grinning skull superimposed on to the outline of a sexy female figure is posted alongside the words; ‘Achtung! Syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, Aids.’
A dozen such signs now greet the men who pour into the town of Chomutov for cheap, and dangerous, encounters with prostitutes.
Ever since the fall of Communism, the towns on the Czech side of the German frontier have been a magnet for sex workers, many of whom are diseased and unregulated by the state.
Czech authorities have tried in vain for years to stem the trade, fuelled by low costs – sex sometimes costs less than five pounds – and lax border controls.
The road into Chomutov is known across Europe as the ‘Mile of Lust.’ Mother-of-three Simona Kmonickova, 41, has been instrumental in trying the clean up the town.
“I really started this because I want to protect my daughters who must daily pass a parade of prostitutes to get into school,” she said. “It is disgusting and I knew that something had to be done.”