You knew this was coming…
If you’re going to Euro 2008, you might want to pay attention to this one.
A month before Euro 2008 kicks off, the Swiss Aids Federation has launched guidelines for people who visit prostitutes.
Postcards have been handed out in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Zurich and Chur — the first four being tournament host cities — urging politeness, respect and cleanliness when paying for sex.
They also call on men to keep their word when paying the agreed amount and remind them that alcohol reduces staying power as well as inhibitions.
Punters can also consult the Don Juan advice centre for information on forced prostitution.
According to the Swiss Aids Federation 230,000 men aged 17-45 pay for sex. Prostitution is legal in Switzerland but prostitutes have to register with city authorities and health authorities and get regular health checks.
I’m surprised that they haven’t talked about the need to verify the legality of the prostitutes, or offered special Euro 2008 discounts for protection (oh, you mean to say they make money off of prostitution in Switzerland?).
Still, if you’re going and you’re going to be drunk and unaccountable for your actions, be nice to the locals, pay what they ask for and clean up your own mess.