A sex drive-in or sex box is a car garage (or similarly shielded location) that is designed to In , the first facility in Switzerland opened in Zurich. In addition. Prostitution is legal in Switzerland, so you can find everything from strip bars and erotic massages to sex clubs and escort services in Zurich. The Swiss city spent over a million building the 'sex boxes' after 52 percent voted in favour them in
Switzerland's economic hub became the first Swiss city to provide such a facility, Zurich borrowed the sex box idea from Cologne in Germany. On Monday, the Swiss introduced us to a novel concept: the “sex box.” No, it's not a Hello Flo–style sex-toy-and-chocolate subscription service. Officials in Zurich, Switzerland, where paying for sex is legal, launched a "sex box" initiative on Monday, creating a drive-thru prostitution.
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Last week, city officials announced that the project has been a resounding success. Prostitution in Zurich is nothing new. A year later, these premises started welcoming dozens of prostitutes and their clients. To municipal authorities, this arrangement makes a lot of street sense. Retrieved 12 September Prostitution in Germany. Ketty Guttmann.
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Campo Alegre Yab Yum. Mata Hari Etta Palm d'Aelders. Switzerland's economic hub became the first Swiss city to provide such a facility, following the example of similar setups in German cities. Two months after its launch, the local authorities have tried to assess its impact.
They insist it is a very provisional assessment since two months is simply too short a timeframe for an in-depth evaluation and media interest may be keeping clients away. But for the city, this first phase has been a success.
What we can say is that they work in a safer environment here and the nuisances for Sihlquai residents have disappeared. Sihlquai is the road where the mostly Hungarian prostitutes waited to pick up their clients.
But they were regularly the victims of violence and the targets of insults from passers-by, to which the exasperation of local residents had to be added. Since Zurich introduced a daily permit for sex workers, the city has a better idea of the number of legal prostitutes. From January 1 to August 25, the main area given over to prostitution, the Sihlquai, saw anything from five to 47 sex workers per night, with an average presence of 32 prostitutes.
He doesn't think, however, that it is possible to state that the weekends are when sex workers earn the most cash. After the opening of the new boxes in Zurich-Altstetten, the average number of sex workers present in the area dropped to In another area where street sex work is permitted, the number of workers has remained stable over the same period at around The number of cars visiting the Zurich Altstetten site cannot be accurately assessed.
The city estimates there are between 50 and , with around half stopping for a sex worker. In order to prevent prostitution spreading to other areas, local police have stepped up their checks. In September, 80 prostitutes were questioned and found to be working in a non-authorised area. Clients too are liable for fines and this had made them more cautious than before, according to the authorities.
Police act on around 30 tip-offs a month. But since the boxes opened, around half the prostitutes seem to have disappeared and according to the police and social services, they haven't moved elsewhere in the city.
She reckoned that working next to other women would only push prices down. The authorities do not deny that prices and earnings are an issue.