Women are now using sex to pay for plumbers, car mechanics and other labourers in Russia because of 'falling income levels' and the country's economic struggles.
According to a report on DailyMail, residents are being offered the chance to exchange their services - including the installation of new furniture and dog-walking - for sex.
One Siberian news outlet reported:
'Due to the economic crisis, sex is used to pay for traditional services. There even are special online communities for this purpose.'
One such community in Buryatia region, on the shore of Lake Baikal, claims that it is intended for 'mutually beneficial encounters. It states:
'Here you can swap services for sex. And, as well, offer sex for a service. If you need a service or goods, but you can't or don't want to spend money on it, you can do something.'
One male advertiser offered to carry out home repairs in return for sex. He boasted:
'You get both pleasure - and renovation.'
A female posted:
'Looking for a man who can do the wiring in my flat. 2 rooms. Sex 2-3 times in return. Anonymous. Girl, 26.'
Nine men responded offering their services.
Elsewhere, a 23-year-old woman offered a date in exchange for new furniture.
'Will meet with a guy in exchange for a new sofa. Girl, 23. If you want, 'like'. Anonymous.' Her posting had 21 'likes'.
In another case, Artur Konstantinov, from the regional capital Ulan-Ude, offered to deliver and stack 'dry logs' as firewood, to be paid according to the 'conditions of the community', namely with sex instead of money.
Last month, a man named Dmitry Trifonov advertised 'all sorts of services - electrical wiring, putting together furniture, fixing home appliances, setting up PC, plumbing! Message me!'
Another, Alexey Drobysh, offered taxi rides in the city in exchange for sex. Others offered to help homeowners move house under the same terms.