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Zurich, Switzerland to Build Drive-In 'Sex Boxes' for Prostitutes and Clients

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The Zurich, Switzerland city council has approved a plan to build 'sex boxes,' which will resemble garages, where prostitutes and their clients can meet discreetly.

Located in an industrial area of Zurich, the garage-like boxes will have roofs and walls for privacy and easy access for cars, reports the Daily Mail.

Prostitutes will also have to take out medical insurance, buy a license and pay five Swiss francs into a machine each night.

Prostitution will be outlawed in certain areas of Zurich where it has led to local complaints, and will be confined to the booths and two other zones after they open in August.

Michael Herzig, of Zurich's social welfare department, told Swiss Radio: "The big difference is that until now prostitution has been in the public space. Now we are going to change this, move it from the street to a private space in an old industrial area, which belongs to the city. This gives us the possibility to define the rules of prostitution in this area."

"The women will be better protected from attack, and it will also mean better business for them. With the women right by the sex boxes there is no 'travel time' so they can deal with more customers. It's a better business model than standing on the street."

Here's what the drive-in sex boxes might look like:


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