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Geneva parlours 'require' condoms for oral sex

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Geneva parlours 'require' condoms for oral sex
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11:52 CEST+02:00
A Geneva massage parlour is appealing to Switzerland's highest court over a 1,000-franc ($1,138) fine it received for advertising oral sex services without the use of a condom.

Geneva cantonal justice authorities slapped the Venusia parlour with the financial penalty after it explicitly offered “royal” or “imperial” fellatio among the range of services to customers provided by prostitutes in its employ.

The authorities maintain that oral sex provided without the use of condoms is against the law on prostitution and that it puts prostitutes at the risk of suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.

Geneva’s security department initially fined Venusia on November 29th 2012 but the parlour appealed the decision in January 2013.

The cantonal court rejected the appeal earlier this month with a decision that upheld the fine.

The owner of Venusia, identified as Lisa, told 20 Minutes she did not see why she should pay a fine for a law that is exceptional to Geneva.

“In all the rest of Switzerland, natural or ‘royal’ fellatio can be mentioned,” she is quoted as saying by the newspaper.

“Furthermore, since the girls of the parlour are independent, they can do what they want inside the premises.”

The owner’s lawyer said his client believes the regulations of Geneva’s security department go beyond the limits set by the law.

Prostitution is legal in Switzerland but subject to regulation.

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