I ran across this and got so sad…it’s like, here are these “cribs” like they had in ancient Rome, where nameless, faceless women are sold over and over and over. Are they voluntarily selling themselves in “sex boxes”? Why would they? What a bleak, sterile existence. Yes, as the article says, it might be better, safer than having sex with a strange man in the woods or a parking lot. Yes, I’m sure of that. But that kind of sex is always, always connected to drug addiction, pimping, trafficking, or all three. I’m ashamed of a country that can purport to legalize prostitution and then put women in boxes like packaged meat at the grocery store.
Greeted by a press pack rather than prostitutes, the first customer to roll up to Switzerland’s sex drive-in on opening night took one lap of the facility before making a hasty exit.
The second car, a family vehicle driven by a man in sunglasses under cloudy evening skies, broke down and needed jump starting in front of a host of photographers, sniggering into their cameras.
Zurich authorities had said they expected a modest start to the country’s first so-called “sex boxes”, a row of drive-in wooden garages on a looping track where clients in cars can visit prostitutes, shielded from prying eyes and security cameras.
With an estimated annual turnover of around 3.5 billion Swiss francs ($3.79 billion), prostitution has been legal in Switzerland since 1942, with sex workers in Zurich required to have a special permit, health insurance and pay tax.
The number of prostitutes in the Alpine nation…
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