Prostitution is the subject of many debates.
As long the provider is happy to provide, and the client happy to reward, I do not see where the issue is here.
It’s not known from the whole community that models do tend to provide sex as they are sollicited far more than other women in the show buisiness.
It’s a fact of life and had been around many centuries.
Prostitution in Switzerland was legalized in 1942 when the Swiss Criminal Code was adopted. Article 195 prohibits sexual exploitation and soliciting prostitution. Article 199 states that people must respect the cantonal rules on the authorized areas and times at which prostitution is legal, and refrain from disturbing the peace. In a report on prostitution and trafficking of human beings for exploitation purposes, prostitution is defined as the act of occasionally or regularly giving sexual favors in exchange for payment. In Switzerland, foreign sex workers must obtain both a residence and work permit, pay taxes, and contribute to social security. The minimal age to engage in prostitution is 18 years old. Cantonal authorities are responsible for violence prevention, providing sex workers’ health and defining their judicial status. According to the Grand Council of Geneva sex workers must be registered at the police office.They also have to follow specific rules depending on their place of work, whether it be in public areas, in salons or via escort agencies.
The new legislation came into effect on July 1, 2010, and aligned Swiss law with the Council of Europe convention on protecting children under 18 from sexual exploitation and abuse.
Yet this won’t be necessary for the city’s other breed of prostitute – the luxury escort. Unlike hookers, who stand in the cold waiting for a car to climb into, these women often meet their clients in fancy hotels.
There are several escort agencies based in Zurich and many of them target wealthy businessmen.
The “erotic tour”, which can be done by limousine if desired, includes sites like the opera house and the Niederdorf neighbourhood.
“It’s insane how Zurich has developed into some sort of a sex capital,” said Eva, the manager of the service.
Her agency is geared toward well-heeled clients; prices start at SFr400 ($419) for an hour and go up to SFr2,000 for a whole night.
“We arrange more than sex. The women are elegant – they’re dinner partners. The women speak a lot of languages, which is ideal if the men have a business engagement,” Eva told .
She emphasises that her agency doesn’t deal in drugs or teenage call girls; most of the escorts are over 30, and many have been there since it opened 12 years ago. Escorte București .
“They know what they’re doing. Most of our clients are real top men, and they don’t want teenagers. They want women who know about life, who they can talk to like a friend,” Eva said.
A good friend on call
One such “friend” is Marie, a 27-year-old Swiss flight attendant. She got interested after learning about the business from a colleague about a year ago.
“I’m a curious and adventurous person, and since I’m single I thought I’d try it,” Marie told swissinfo.ch. “For me it’s fascinating and thrilling – I often feel like I’m on a date.”
According to Marie, many of the clients are doctors and lawyers who shower her with tips and gifts. She meets about two a week, depending on her schedule with the airline.
“I love dates where I feel like a princess, with a really nice meal and a wonderful hotel – it’s great to be spoiled,” said Marie, who has even gone on holiday with clients to places like the Caribbean and Greece.
“I had to attend an important ball one time, and on the same day, the client and I attended a crash course in ballroom dance, and that was really funny,” she recalled.
Marie said she was also happy to earn some extra money as her flight attendant salary isn’t so high: “Now I can save for further education as well as treat myself to some luxury.”
Asked whether she ever felt uncomfortable sleeping with strangers for money, Marie admitted that it had taken some getting used to.
“I’ve travelled a lot through my job and I’m always meeting new people. For me it’s not so hard to get intimate with a stranger, but it’s certainly not for everyone,” Marie said.
As the manager of the service, Eva fields the incoming calls and confirms that the customers are legitimate by checking the addresses and numbers they provide.
She keeps a blacklist of men she classifies as crude or misogynistic.
“We have wonderful women with super personalities – they don’t have to put up with that,” said Eva of her team. There is also a red list of men who are considered dangerous.
Marie is glad to have the agency watching her back.
“You have protection through the agency – you have to check in and out, and the agency knows where you are. That’s very important,” she said.
Ladarat Chitphong was not so fortunate; the 30-year-old call girl from Thailand was stabbed to death by a client in August 2008.
Her murderer, who dumped her body in a forest near his apartment in canton Thurgau, was sentenced to life on October 7, 2010. It was the first-ever life sentence handed down in Switzerland.
Andreas S. told swissinfo.ch that he had met Chitphong about five years before her murder. The dietary cook had asked the escort for a house visit.
When she arrived, she had a black eye and strangulation-marks on her neck, so Andreas took her to the police, where she was later referred to a shelter for battered women.
Andreas, who believes that prostitution can be quite a dangerous job, thinks that Chitphong’s killer should have been sentenced to death.
“Before I was married, I ordered escorts because I wasn’t looking for a serious relationship,” said Andreas, who has been married twice, but is currently separated.
While some of the men who hire escorts are businessmen too busy for a girlfriend, many are married, according to Eva. She said that some clients have told her, “There’s no stress when you hire an escort.”
Andreas, 52, agrees that many johns are married men over 40 from all walks of life.
“Either they don’t get any sex at home, or they find their sex lives too monotonous. Or maybe there’s a sexual practice they want to engage in, but their wives don’t want to,” said Andreas, who admits that he sometimes paid for sex when his wife was not interested.
As Marie points out, there are no strings attached with an escort.
“There won’t be any arguments – just a nice time. An escort never makes any demands, and she provides absolute discretion,” said Marie.
Occasionally, a client falls in love with a call girl. This can be a tricky situation.
“We’re often surprised at how naive these men can be, despite the powerful positions they have,” said Eva.
Although she’s only been working as an escort for nine months, Marie has also experienced this phenomenon.
“The men know I’m not looking for a relationship, but sometimes I need to gently remind them to just enjoy the moment.”