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Katherine Mangu-Ward on Swiss Sex Boxes

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Swiss sex box
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In August, Switzerland debuted a new concept: drive-in sex boxes. The goal is to maximize the safety of sex workers and their clients while minimizing the public nuisance caused by the sex trade, which has been legal in the country since 1942. One thing that's not for sale, writes Katherine Mangu-Ward, is privacy. The boxes are a strictly al fresco experience.