Saturday, August 17, 2013
|A Swiss "sex box"|
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.
- Only drivers allowed, no motorcyclists or walk-ups.
- Hours are from evening until 5:00 AM
- Men have to solicit prostitutes in approved zones or face fines.
Prostitution is legal in Switzerland, but prostitutes pay a tax.