In a truly fascinating approach to the countries sex work industry, Swiss authorities have authorised a drive in brothel in Zurich.
A number of wood-panelled ‘sex boxes’ are available to prostitutes in an attempt to drive sex workers away from the city centre and keep them safe.
A Popular Scheme
The idea seems to be taking off, as several dozen prostitutes plan to make it their ‘base camp’, instead of trawling the city’s streets.
The nine garage-style structures, located in Sihlquai, are also guarded by security personnel.The publicly funded cubicles are open all night and are located away from the city centre and include bathrooms, laundry facilities and panic buttons.
There will also be a welfare professionals who will hopefully help to combat human trafficking and be there for anyone else who may well be working against their will.
In another move to increase sex worker safety, the area will be monitored by CCTV, and clients will be banned from taking the prostitutes away from the area.
Michael Herzig, from Zurich social services, said: “Prostitution has escalated in the city.
“It was done out in the open on the street and men harassed passers-by.
“It was noisy and dirty because men took the prostitutes to a side street and left used condoms on the streets.
“The drive-ins are more discreet and safer.”
A Superior Option
Here we have the reason why prostitution should be made legal. These ladies are now going to be safer due to the improved working environment. Switzerland have realised that, making sex work legal all the way back in 1942. Surely it is time for Norway to follow suit?
I would love nothing more than seeing these kind of places open up in Oslo. All sex workers should be safe; Oslo escorts, girls who work the streets; everyone.
I really hate morals taking priority over the safety of our fellow human beings.
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