They have some of the most liberal sex laws in the nation and, staring in 2012, clients and their customers can get together in Zurich’s drive-in sex booth that debut in 2012.
Prostitution is legal in Switzerland and is regulated by the government.
At one time, you only had to be 16 to hire a sex worker and then in 2010 the age was raised to 18.
Because of the legality of prostitution, working girls from Central American, Eastern European, and Asia relocate to Zurich to legally ply their trade. There has also been a big increase in women coming from Hungary to Zurich.
In recent years, Zurich has come under fire because of the number sex workers they have and prostitution is literally spilling out into the streets so they government wants to add some measures to better organize the trade.
That means changes.
One of the big changes involves designating certain zones for prostitutes and their customers to get together; banning the legal trade in certain main areas, although prostitutes can still solicit clients in cars and on the street in the busy nightlife district.
One of the new areas designated as an authorized “prostitution zone”, will feature the sex booths. Zurich’s drive-in sex booths, better known as “Sex Boxes”, are little structures where a client can park his car and have a discreet rendezvous with a sex worker.
The thinking behind the fees is that will be regrouped quickly by the sex workers, since they will make more money since they do not have to travel to meet clients; the clients come to them.
Zurich’s drive-in sex booths, the “Sex-boxes”, are slated to make their debut in August of 2013.
Will he recent change help? Will other countries follow suit?