Following reports earlier this year about a ‘fellatio cafe’ opening in Switzerland, the first of its kind in Europe, a similar venture in London has been announced.
Basing the original idea on similar establishments in Thailand, Bradley Charvet, the Geneva-based cafe’s owner, told the Independent of his plans to open another location in Paddington, London.
While serving coffee and probably some traybakes and pastries, the shop’s customers will be able to use a tablet to browse services from particular escorts. A base charge of £50 will be set, with £10 for every extra 15 minutes for oral sex. Up to 100 people can visit the cafe at one time, but at this point it caters exclusively to men.
Charvet explained that “everything related to (the Fellatio cafe) is legal”, and claimed his lawyer was seeing to it. In the UK, selling sex is legal, but activities around it, such as brothel-keeping or soliciting in public, are classed as a crime.
He also told the Evening Standard: “I would say no one is forced to work in this coffee shop. It’s a normal job. You do your job, eight hours per day if they decide to work in full time. Good conditions will be provided for their security and the health. I am married, all the guys around area also and we respect the ladies.”
The cafe in Geneva has been given an official opening date of 5 December 2016, though no concrete plans for the London cafe, apart from location, have been revealed just yet.
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