Sign of the times: Yes, it really is a street sign


And it’s painted on streets in Basel, Switzerland, the result of pressure on police [in German] to regulate the activities of the 30 to 50 of the city’s prostitutes who chose to solicit customers on the streets rather than the approach taken by the 650 or so other sex workers who either solicit in bars or through advertisements posted in bars.

That dotted line represents the limits beyond which they will be arrested and charged or soliciting boulevardiers out for a good time.

Police report that the overwhelming majority of sex workers are Eastern Europeans, leading police to adopt an icon rather than a written notice.


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