Copenhagen Hookers Offer Delegates Free Sex

Delegates at Copenhagen conference get unexpected bonus
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2009 7:52 AM CST
Girls stand in red-lit windows in Amsterdam's Red Light district Sunday Sept. 28, 1997.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

(Newser) – Delegates at the upcoming Copenhagen climate summit won’t have to just hang out in the hotel bar between sessions: They can have free prostitute sex. In retaliation against the mayor’s anti-prostitution campaign (she sent a postcard asking summit guests to “Be sustainable: Don’t buy sex”), the sex workers’ union decided to offer free sex to anyone who produces one of said postcards, along with a COP15 identity badge, Der Spiegel reports.

“We do not encourage or discourage you to buy sexual services; we encourage you to concentrate on the climate issue,” reads a website set up by the union, SIO. “The general belief reflected among politicians, and anti-sex work activists, is that the delegates attending COP15 will buy a lot of sexual services during the summit, leading to a radical increase in sex sale. This is nonsense!”

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