In an effort to reduce its stiletto-heeled carbon footprint, a Berlin brothel is offering a reduced rate to patrons arriving by bicycle or public transit. The “Maison d’envie” (House of Desire) bordello is located in the city’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, a stronghold of Germany’s ecology-minded Green Party (Die Grünen). Men who flash their bus ticket stubs, bike lock keys, or bike helmets will receive a 5 euro ($7.40) discount on each 15-minute session (regularly 30 euros or $45). Can you can keep your helmet on?
Prostitution has been legal in Germany since 2002, with 400,000 employees working in this economic sector. Returns were limp last year due to the economic crisis. The industry has always shown concern for the public, expanding to meet World Cup demand and offering discounts to senior citizens. Many bordellos are wheelchair accessible.
Hat tip: Grist.
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