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Prostitution has been legal in Berlin (and the rest of Germany) for a long time. In 2001, the government passed a law that granted sex workers the same rights as any other workers, including the right to sue their employers and obtain health benefits. While some have applauded the government for improving the lives of sex workers, critics of prostitution have argued that the legislation has done nothing to stop human trafficking.
The argument has resurfaced the other week in light of the news that a German social network of sex workers, Kaufmich.com, is advertising a job opening for a "brothel tester" to "check the quality of the service, standards of cleanliness, and safe sex practices of brothels in Berlin."
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Given these gentrifying times where old buildings and neighborhoods get new life as either hotels or shopping centers, it's no surprise raunchy, crime-ridden neighborhoods are disappearing. Consider Times Square in New York, which through the ‘70s and 80s, consisted of porno shops and peep shows. Today, it’s about the only place in NYC where restaurants overcharge $15 for french fries.
However, the exact opposite has happened in Amsterdam where the red light district has not only maintained its roots but also welcomed the tourists, while simultaneously becoming the city’s hipster hangout.
Red light districts are typically among a city’s no-go zones. But they reel in dollars. This explains why Rome just gave a green light to the red light. But not all red light districts have turned their dark side into a profitable enterprises.
Here are six formerly famous brothel ‘hoods that are slowly disappearing before our eyes.
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Last month, a gigantic, 100-foot—for lack of a better word—penis appeared in Wales' Clwydian Hills.
The moment the phallus showed its skin to the Welsh countryside, it became an instant tourist attraction. Whether the work derives from skillful gardeners (most likely) or an unfortunate snow melt is still uncertain.
But in the spirit of the cock, here are some suggestively-shaped, albeit intentional, monuments prickled around the globe. We're calling it The Phallic Travel Trail. It's completely SFW as this really is art and architecture. But we could see how your boss might think otherwise.
The other week we learned about armpit travel, now there's arm pillow travel.
Well, tie us up and spank us rosy. With the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” opening in theaters this weekend, spurring plenty of lustful fantasies over Jamie Dornan’s hot bod, one hotel is taking advantage of the mommy porn novel’s rabid following.
Raise your riding crop and salute the clever marketing minds at The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon, the property that is described in luscious detail as a sexy rendezvous spot throughout the novel. The Heathman is now hawking a Shades of Grey Square Throw Pillow for $129 + $40 shipping: a grey (obvs), silky, embroidered number that is sort of like a regular pillow — except it talks dirty in your ear when you lay down on it. (Just kidding, although it really should for the amount that it costs.)
But we just love/hate how the hotel is using the pillow as an out for not actually making a trip to Portland.“Can’t make it quite yet to visit us, but still want a piece of the Heathman?” poses the hotel’s website, to which sexually frustrated women everywhere nod in assent.
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You can always count on at least one wannabe Victoria’s Secret model on your flight. You know her. She’s wearing rhinestone-studded sunglasses and still texting during takeoff. Interests include Starbucks and the color pink. She goes by the name “Princess,” or so the rear of her low-slung sweatpants suggests.
Dear That Girl: That’s not how Victoria’s Secret models fly.
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If you can tear yourself away from watching the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer on repeat today, you can enter to win a VIP fly away trip for two to Seattle from Fifty Shades of Grey Wine.
Yes, author E L James has also created her own wines, aptly named Red Satin and White Silk, and to celebrate the upcoming movie's release, the winery is giving away a trip to Seattle, where the books and movie are set.
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We get it. Porn festival? You’re hesitant, probably imagining the unrealistic sexcapades, neck-bearded men in trench coats, and theater seats equipped with lotion and tissue paper. Whatever your preconceived notions of a porn film festival may be, at Berlin’s Porn Film Festival last week, not to say none of the above occurred, but, well, none of that really occurred.
The festival stretched over four days at Cinema Moviemento in Kreuzberg and included lectures from prominent producers, porn workshops, and, obviously, an extensive range of films from softcore to hardcore to—err, how to put this—zombie porn.
So after spending roughly five days consuming more porn than a fifteen-year-old boy home alone on a Saturday night, here were some of our favorite lessons from this year’s Berlin Porn Film Festival.
Everyone knows of the red-light districts of De Wallen in Amsterdam and Reeperbahn in Hamburg, but what about the shadier side of Denmark's tourism?
Well, up until recently, bestiality was a legal practice in the Scandinavian country, and, as if that’s not odd enough, it seems certain sects invited tourists to horse around with, well, the horses. According to Danish animal rights groups, Denmark sort of became a center for bestiality-based tourism, and a 2007 report by two journalists from 24timer claim to have obtained access to an animal brothel, which existed so tourists could enjoy the company of a terrier or even a German shepherd.
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When it comes to extra-long layover ideas at Detroit-Metropolitan Airport, we would suggest such cultural activities as visiting the Yankee Aviation Museum, taking in the Detroit Institute of Art, or heading downtown for a Lafayette's coney dog. There is, however, one less than savory option that never fails to give us a little laugh on the drive into DTW from the highway: The Landing Strip Lounge.
There is some historical value to what has deemed itself "top flight topless entertainment"; The Landing Strip occupies a 1902 building near the airport and has what is arguably the best phone number in the area: 1-800-2-RUNWAY. There's even a complimentary shuttle from the terminals.
Should you plan a layover in Detroit just for the "experience?" Although it looks like the stereotypical neon-lit club straight out of a movie, the place has been raided.
Stay classy, Detroit.
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Even tombstones get multiple kisses in France.
Every country, and culture, has its customs. The Japanese consider tipping after meals an insult. And in Germany, you should never—ever!—jaywalk, even if it’s 4:00 a.m. and there’s no traffic.
Meanwhile, in France, the cheek—or cheek-to-cheek or cheek-to-cheek-to-cheek—kiss is a sort of cultural delicacy, like fine wine. For example, you wouldn't order a Lyon wine in the heart of Burgundy, just in the same way you might want to be cautious when you kiss only two cheeks in Burgundy, when, typically, you should kiss four.
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Can you hear it now?
“I’ll take the chicken burger, fries, a vibrator, two cock rings, and the 50 Shades of Grey whip set.” Yes, officially licensed 50 Shades of Grey sex gear is on the menu.
Sounds outrageous but a restaurant in Copenhagen recently added sex toys to its late-night, “After Dark” menu. According to Hot Buns restaurant owner Mathias Kær, he told The Local.dk, “On Friday and Saturday nights there are only two things most people want: sex and food. We’re combining them both.” Logical enough, because, when I’m stumbling home after a night out, the first thing I think to purchase isn’t a slice of pizza, but rather a $15 burger and four new cock rings.
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Above: Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary with his 'girls' for the 2012 calendar
It's the end of an era, folks. Irish ultra-low-cost airline Ryanair has declared an end to their popular flight attendant bikini calendars, and none will be produced for 2015.
To be frank, they weren't that well produced anyway; the themes were thin and reminiscent of the opening scenes of a porn movie, and heavy makeup didn't help the image. Nonetheless, the calendars did sell both online and onboard Ryanair flights (for 10 Euros each), even seeing some of the proceeds over to charity since the first printing in 2008.
Ryanair flight attendants will be keeping their clothes on this year (and for the foreseeable future) since the schlocky calendar doesn't fit with Ryanair's fresh and friendly approach, an approach which has already shown to be successful; The Telegraph UK reports that Ryanair has recently seen a 5% jump in bookings.