11 April 2018
Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset said he believes that prostitutes are better equipped than athletes to safely return to business during the pandemic, Bloomberg reported.
“There are certainly personal contacts but a concept of protection seems possible. I am well aware of the bizarre aspect of my answer,” he told a press conference.
Prostitution, which is legal in the country, will be allowed to return June 6, along with movie theaters, nightclubs and public pools, Berset said.
“To tell you the truth, erotic services could have resumed earlier,” Berset said.
The move comes after sex-worker advocacy group ProKoRe drafted guidelines on how to do the deed without spreading coronavirus.
The group recommended that sex workers service their clients by engaging in “doggy style” and “reverse cowgirl” positions — instead of missionary style, which has a higher likelihood of transmitting the virus with closer face-to-face contact.