Posts tagged "switzerland"

Zurich’s “Sex Boxes” Are A Success!

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Zurich, Switzerland's "sex boxes," drive-in brothels that accommodate over a dozen sex workers. Sex work has been legal in Switzerland since the 1940s, but was largely unregulated.┬áPreviously Zurich sex workers sold themselves on the street in several neighborhoods, often climbing into clients' cars. As can be the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

Dream Job Alert: Swiss Town Seeks Village Hermit

The small community of Solothurn, Switzerland, is having a crisis, and maybe you can help. You see, there's a cave just outside of town, the┬áVerena Gorge Hermitage, which for the past 600 years has been inhabited by a hermit (not a single immortal hermit, obviously, but a succession of hermits). The current hermit recently had…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 12, 2014

Zurich Solves Its Prostitute Problem With Sex Boxes

Prostitutes -- out of sight, out of mind. At least that's what the government of Zurich, Switzerland, is hoping for. That's why they've created drive-in sex boxes, which will accommodate around 30 working prostitutes. The boxes are a move to begin regulating the sex trade in the city, where officials say prostitution has gotten out…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 1, 2012

Switzerland’s Sex Ed Involves A Wooden Penis And A Fabric Vagina

In America, sex education is whatever the religious right says it is. But in Switzerland kids ages four to 10 get their sex education with a wooden penis and a fabric vagina which teachers use to "show that contacting body parts can be pleasurable." Another part of the teacher's guide instruct…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2011

Next Up In Switzerland: Drive-In Sex Boxes

Switzerland is totally cutting edge when it comes to sex accouterments. A couple weeks ago, the country announced it would begin selling pregnancy tests in vending machines. Its latest sex-nological improvement will be the addition of drive-in sex boxes in Zurich's red-light district. What exactly is a drive-in sex box, you ask? It's like…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2010

Filmmaker/Exile/Rapist Roman Polanski Is Now A Free Man

Roman Polanski will walk free: Switzerland has denied the United States' request to extradite the filmmaker on a 1977 rape charge. Back then, Polanski served 42 days of a 90 day sentence after he plead guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse for providing a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl, who he…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

Breast Milk On The Menu

Hans Locher, the owner of fancy-schmancy restaurant Storchen in Switzerland, came up with a few new dishes. His recipes for soup, antelope steak with sauce, and Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, small pieces of meat in a creamy sauce, all have one special ingredient added: breast milk. "I first experimented with breast milk when my daughter was born,"…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 18, 2008

Forget His Kiss, It’s In His DNA

Finding that special someone can seem like an impossible search for a single gal, but the Swiss experts at Gene Partner have gotten the hunt down to a science. While normally it takes a little romance, a couple drinks, and at least one meal to know if a man is right for you…
By: Simcha / September 9, 2008