New in Zurich: $2.2M 'Sex Boxes'
Government facility could make life easier for prostitutes
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2013 4:23 PM CDT
This March 11, 2008, photo shows a prostitute in a bordello.   (AP Photo/str)

(Newser) – Think prostitution should be legalized? Then check out what's happening in Zurich, where officials are set to open a $2.2 million facility so johns can take prostitutes into so-called "sex boxes," the Telegraph reports. The area will include a road where 40 prostitutes will be waiting to negotiate their price without the influence of a pimp. "We want to regulate prostitution because until now it was the law of the jungle," says a Zurich official.

"It was the pimps who decided the prices, for instance," he adds. "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 "sex boxes"—about the size of garages—will include alarms that prostitutes can ring if they feel in danger. Prostitution is already legal in Switzerland, and is becoming more popular Zurich, as many sex workers have moved there from Eastern Europe in recent years.

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Aug 18, 2013 10:20 PM CDT
Why is it anyone's business what two willing adults might be doing in private? Probably most protestors are just envious they aren't getting any. If some women knew why their husbands are alway so easy going and staay in the happy go lucky family situation for years without problems the wife would be horrified to discover he's probably getting a little on the side, and that goes for husbands who visit male "friends" on a regular basis.
Aug 17, 2013 2:23 PM CDT
The thought of having sex with a woman who's screwing 5 - 10 guys a day scares me & disgusts me.
Aug 17, 2013 10:33 AM CDT
Canada is not having problems since doing it. Good, Christian, families can only grow larger through sex by the parents, so all the haters need to stop being hypocritical.