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Switzerland launches “Sex Drive-Ins”

Sex box drive-ins open in Zurich, but will anyone come?

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In an attempt to reduce open street prostitution and to improve security for sex workers, Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, has launched “sex drive-ins”.

Prostitution has escalated in the city,” said Michael Herzig, from the Zurich social services department. “It was done out in the open on the street and men harassed passers-by. It was noisy and dirty because men took the prostitutes to a side street and left used condoms on the streets. The drive-ins are more discreet and safer.

The nine garage-style structures, located in Sihlquai, a former industrial zone in the city, are equipped with alarm buttons and guarded by security personnel to ensure the safety of the prostitutes. Customers are not allowed to leave the area with the sex workers.

There are also showers, toilets, a kitchen and washing machines for the sex workers to use, as well as an advice center where they can seek help from social workers. A gynecologist comes in once a week to offer health checkups for the women.

The city’s social services department is running the whole operation and also offers crash courses in German and self-defense courses for the women on site. “All of this will enhance the sex workers’ living and working conditions,” Herzig said

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Swiss Sex Drive-Ins

Article: Outdated Sex Education in Canadian Schools

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“Ontario now boasts the most dated sexual education curriculum in Canada, largely untouched since 1998. A coalition called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to shepherd sexual education into the 21st century.”

“But while Ontario is certainly the runt province when it comes to sex education, programs across the country aren’t that much more up to date. British Columbia’s program, for example, lacks any obvious guidelines for discussing oral sex, and only mentions sexual orientation and gender identity in the realms of stereotyping and discrimination. Same goes for Alberta. While Manitoba seems to be the most progressive of the lot, incorporating strategies for discussing oral sex and the so-called morning after pill, it still excludes meaningful policy on the topics of sexual orientation, online relationship, and gay sex. These are weighty omissions. Like it or not, kids are doing these things.”

How is this affecting today’s youth?

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Read the full article:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/06/05/robyn-urback-sex-is-changing-its-the-education-thats-outdated/