Twin prostitutes, 70, retire from being full-time sex workers after sleeping with a combined 355,000 men during their 50 year career. The senior citizen call girls successfully worked Amsterdam’s red light district before walking away from the trade and beginning to write a tell-all book. They lived their lives out of the spotlight until they became stars of a documentary detailing their decades of erotic antics.
Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins, something which likely enticed more than a few men during their first few decades working at a brothel. Aside from some struggles with arthritis, the sisters came out of what can be a very dangerous profession, quite healthy. During a recent interview, the Dutch twins noted they chose to become prostitutes because they didn’t earn enough money doing anything else. Louise spent a little time trying to make ends meet by making lampshades, before deciding to trade her favors for money, the Daily Mail reports.
Louise Fokkens had this to say about her five decades as a prostitute:
“My husband’s friends said it was the best way to make money so we decided to find out. I was 20 or 21 the first time. At first it was a problem for our mother and father, but later we all lived normally with it.”
The ladies must have been blessed with very understanding spouses and parents, considering the far more reserved culture which existed when the senior citizen sex workers were young.
Martine still offers sex for money two or three times a week. She is also a mother of three adult children. She did not learn about her twin’s career choice until Louise visited her in the hospital when she having her first baby, according to The Guardian. She recalled being rather surprised, but the pair chatted about the issue, as sisters do, and reportedly decided, “that’s life” and moved forward. Martine Fokkens stepped into the career slowly, she began as a brothel cleaner and then later to decide trade mops for men and bank some real cash.
The twin sex industry workers eventually opened up their own brothel and even start what they believe was the first informal trade union for prostitutes.