Tag: prostitution

German Prostitutes Pay Streetwalking Fee at Parking Meter-Like Machine

By Veronique Greenwood | September 2, 2011 11:59 am

Get yer streetwalking permit here!

From 8:15 pm to 6:00 am each day, prostitution is legal in Germany, where working call girls staff brothels, sauna clubs, and other such establishments. In the city of Bonn, which, uh, “boasts” around 200 prostitutes, an average of 20 freelancers go cruising each night, picking up clients on the street and heading to garage-like structures called “consummation areas” the city put up especially for that purpose. They’ve thought of everything, those Germans!

Girls in the various brothel-like establishments have always been subject to a prostitution tax, but streetwalkers, apparently, haven’t being paying. Now, though, the city has a way to make things fair for everyone: a parking meter for prostitutes.

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Another "Climate Trick" Controversy: Copenhagen Prostitutes Giving Freebies

By Brett Israel | December 4, 2009 2:09 pm

red-light-crop-webHad enough of climate-change deniers harping on the “trick” used by researchers working with raw climate data? The Danish government has their own brand of denial for you—they’d like to pretend the country’s sex industry doesn’t exist, according to Der Spiegel:

Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming climate conference. Now the prostitutes have struck back, offering free sex to anyone who produces one of the warnings.

The postcards are complete with the catchy and eco-friendly slogan, “Be sustainable–don’t buy sex.”

The Sex Workers Interest Group was unimpressed. So to fight back on behalf of the country’s working girls, they will offer free sex to any delegate that flashes both the government postcard and their conference ID badge.

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Image: flickr / keepwaddling1


Weekly News Roundup: Greening the Red-Light District

By Brett Israel | October 23, 2009 11:26 am

roundup-pic_web • Hit the red-light district on the cheap: Berlin brothels are offering discounts to “green” customers that arrive on bike.

• New robotic prosthetic hand lets users regain their sense of touch.

• Do space flights make people crazy? The European Space Agency is looking for a few volunteers to spend 520 days in total isolation to study space travel’s psychological effects.

• Going green? Not if you own a pet. A new book argues that owning a dog has the same carbon footprint as driving 6,000 miles a year in a Land Rover.

• Mix & match brains: Scientists try to create a bird chimera to study the evolution of birdsong.


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