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Switzerland opens drive in 'sex boxes' to make prostitution safer
UK Telegraph ^ | 8/18/13

Posted on 08/18/2013 9:55:02 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

They look like shelters for hikers in a national park, but these wooden sheds in Switzerland have a rather less innocent purpose – they provide a discreet location for men to have sex with prostitutes.

The drive-in "sex boxes" as they are being called, will be officially opened on August 26, as part of a drive by authorities in Zurich to regulate prostitution, combat pimping and improve security for sex workers.

The nine garage-style structures, located in a former industrial zone in the west of the city, have been organised with typically Swiss precision.

Drivers will have to follow a clearly marked route along which up to 40 prostitutes will be stationed.

Once they have chosen one of the women and negotiated a fee, they will drive into one of the wooden sheds, which are hung with posters advocating the use of condoms and warning of the risk of Aids.

The sex boxes are equipped with alarms which the prostitutes can activate if they feel in danger from a client.

"We want to regulate prostitution because until now it was the law of the jungle," said Michael Herzig, from Zurich's social welfare department, when the initiative was announced.

"It was the pimps who decided the prices, for instance. We are trying to reach a situation which is better for the prostitutes themselves, for their health and security and also for people who live in Zurich."

The £1.4 million project was approved by voters in Zurich last year in a referendum.

While prostitution is legal in Switzerland, sex workers have to pay a tax of five Swiss francs (£3.50) each night that they work.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: napl; prostitution; switzerland
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Would they give Oprah a hard time if she used one of these shelters? Not insinuatin' nuttin', just saying...
1 posted on 08/18/2013 9:55:02 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

They have a sex tax....

If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ~ Ronald Reagan

So instead of creating a black market for sex they decided to tax it to death...


2 posted on 08/18/2013 9:59:38 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Impala64ssa
Ummm...a wooden box with haranguing signs?!

Whatever happened to the No-Tel Motel...

3 posted on 08/18/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Impala64ssa
"While prostitution is legal in Switzerland, sex workers have to pay a tax of five Swiss francs (£3.50) each night that they work."

Government pimping, okay. Individual pimping, not okay. Got it!

4 posted on 08/18/2013 10:03:53 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Impala64ssa

Would you like fries with that?


5 posted on 08/18/2013 10:04:27 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Tell me when is the next Democrat Convention? They may have found their next convention venue.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 10:05:13 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Regulator
a wooden box with haranguing signs?! Whatever happened to the No-Tel Motel...

A cement box with haranguing signs.

7 posted on 08/18/2013 10:18:12 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Regulator
a wooden box with haranguing signs?! Whatever happened to the No-Tel Motel...

A cement box with haranguing signs.

8 posted on 08/18/2013 10:18:16 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Impala64ssa

"..geeees,git your foot out of my...dang,your claws need trimmin,you've been eatin sardines again huh?"

9 posted on 08/18/2013 10:23:10 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Regulator

Drive in, well yes.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 10:23:52 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I liked one of the comments following the article...

“So now the government is the pimp.”


11 posted on 08/18/2013 10:30:05 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: luvbach1
Would you like fries with that?

John-In-The-Box

12 posted on 08/18/2013 10:38:59 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Maybe I need an anatomy lesson. I mean if you got the hooker, ain’t ya got one of those already?


13 posted on 08/18/2013 10:39:21 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

This is the stupid thing about Europe, they somehow think they can make the worst things “safer”. Like Islam. They think by letting massive number of Islamics come to Europe they can tame them.

dumb dumb


14 posted on 08/18/2013 10:40:37 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Impala64ssa; Lazamataz

Swiss pimp: Knock knock
Laz: OK. Who’s there?
Swiss pimp: Little old lady.
Laz: Umm. I’ll hit it:
Little old lady who?
Swiss pimp: Yodel all you vant, you are getting toothless Gertie.
She’s got seniority.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 10:40:54 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GeronL

I often wonder how they survived this long. Seriously. I mean we have plenty of stupid, but dear God...


16 posted on 08/18/2013 10:42:03 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s frikking cold in Switzerland. I must be getting old, being warm trumps all other needs. Men continue to confound me with the level of discomfort they’ll put up with for sex. I dunno sitting in a cold concrete box with some Swiss hooker? Not really appealing, I think I’d opt for the Japanese route. (:


17 posted on 08/18/2013 10:42:40 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Impala64ssa
The nine garage-style structures, located in a former industrial zone in the west of the city, have been organised with typically Swiss precision.

Drivers will have to follow a clearly marked route along which up to 40 prostitutes will be stationed.

Once they have chosen one of the women and negotiated a fee, they will drive into one of the wooden sheds, which are hung with posters advocating the use of condoms and warning of the risk of Aids.

The sex boxes are equipped with alarms which the prostitutes can activate if they feel in danger from a client.

You know, at this point, if you're still interested in having sex, there's something wrong with you.

18 posted on 08/18/2013 10:42:52 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: GeronL
The Swiss did give us "Needle Park".

Seriously, there is probably a tax funded shuttle taking the hookers from Needle Park to these "huts".

19 posted on 08/18/2013 10:44:22 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I hope they’re self-cleaning.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 10:55:19 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m confused. Do you still have to do it in your car after you drive into the garage? If so, the heck with that. Been there and done that as a teen. Never again. At least in a car seat, that is.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 11:33:47 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Impala64ssa

22 posted on 08/18/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tumblindice

Unionized, eh?


23 posted on 08/18/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Impala64ssa
While prostitution is legal in Switzerland, sex workers have to pay a tax of five Swiss francs (£3.50) each night that they work.

Government, taxes and whores.

Go together just like a burger, cola and fries.

24 posted on 08/18/2013 12:11:09 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Impala64ssa; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

In Switzerland they run like clockwork and come on time!


25 posted on 08/18/2013 12:17:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Remember the definition of “Hell”

-Where the food is British
-The cars are French
-The police are German
-The lovers are Swiss

....and the whole thing is run by Italians


26 posted on 08/18/2013 12:18:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Impala64ssa

In other news, former President Clinton announced plans today for a fact-finding tour of Zurich, Switzerland . . .


27 posted on 08/18/2013 12:48:43 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The Swiss store their politicians in boxes. Who knew?


28 posted on 08/18/2013 12:50:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
If you think whoring is sordid now, just wait 'til it's run by the same folks who run the DMV.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 12:51:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

After he gets done at the Japanese bathhouse being “scrubbed down” by 13 year olds.


30 posted on 08/18/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Impala64ssa

While prostitution is legal in Switzerland, sex workers have to pay a tax of five Swiss francs (£3.50) each night that they work.


There’s a “Tree-Fiddy” joke here...


31 posted on 08/18/2013 1:11:52 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Impala64ssa

The Swiss Miss sucks Dicholla?


32 posted on 08/18/2013 1:32:56 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Helen Thomas look alike: “Hi, I’m from quality assurance...”


33 posted on 08/18/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: catnipman

Live the adventure: Volkswagen Beetle!


34 posted on 08/18/2013 2:40:32 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare
If it was Holland I could suggest two candidates.
35 posted on 08/18/2013 2:41:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Darksheare; catnip
Live the adventure: Volkswagen Beetle!

Hmph. Amateur.


36 posted on 08/18/2013 2:44:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Insanity.
I am the harbinger of insanity...


37 posted on 08/18/2013 2:44:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare
Insanity. I am the harbinger of insanity...

And coffee.

38 posted on 08/18/2013 2:45:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; catnip

Smart Four2..


39 posted on 08/18/2013 2:45:52 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows; catnip

...the trunk space thereof.


40 posted on 08/18/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows; catnipman; catnip

Whoops, meant that to go to catnipman. Catnip, whoever you are, that was NOT an indecent proposal.


41 posted on 08/18/2013 2:47:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

First, it begins with one innocent cup and a mistake of non-dairy creamer...


42 posted on 08/18/2013 2:48:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lol!
We have just teleported some bystander into the fray!
Let’s watch!


43 posted on 08/18/2013 2:50:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Impala64ssa

They seem somewhat austere, positively utilitarian

44 posted on 08/18/2013 2:53:38 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Darksheare
Smiley - Popcorn photo popcorn.gif
45 posted on 08/18/2013 3:18:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lol, uh oh.


46 posted on 08/18/2013 3:42:44 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; Lazamataz

“Vas is dis Jack-In-The-Box businez I see on Amerikan street corners?”


47 posted on 08/18/2013 7:37:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GraceG

$3.50 a night ain’t called a tax in the US.


48 posted on 08/18/2013 7:44:56 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: GraceG
And if it stops moving, subsidize it

The slogan of the new patriotism -- "Give me Viagra or give me death!"

49 posted on 08/19/2013 1:51:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Impala64ssa

Placemark.


50 posted on 08/20/2013 4:25:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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