There has been a surge in the number of gigolos in Tricity , according to a recent survey conducted by social activists , which showed that numbers have increased from 75-100 last year to about 400 this year.
The survey which quizzed 50 gigolos to understand their behavior and awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, found that 40% of the gigolo population were from Punjab and Haryana.
Economic problems were found to be the main reason behind some of them getting into the profession , the survey revealed.
He added, "Our assessment period was between May to December 2010. We were surprised to discover that 28% of the youths involved in this happened to be bouncers working with various Tricity-based discotheques and lounge bars. A lot of single girls and women try to influence them to get into the lounges and bars they work at. That leads to these men getting close to them over a period of time.''