Source- Prostitutes congregating on a main road into the city of Milan will be fined €500 (£360) under a new local law if they fail to swap their standard issue miniskirts for the reflective jackets and trousers worn by road workers.
The area in and around the northern city is experiencing a boom in the world’s oldest profession thanks to the 2015 Expo World Fair, with an estimated 15,000 extra sex workers having made a beeline for the event, which has been dubbed “Sexpo” by locals.
On the main road out from Milan to Cremona the increase in the number of prostitutes is particularly noticeable and presents a road-safety problem, say the authorities in the outlying town of Spino d’Adda.
According to its deputy mayor Luciano Sinigaglia: “The sex workers should be treated as employees who work on road construction and forced to wear clothes that make them visible.” He said this meant sensible reflective clothing and no miniskirts.
Sex workers caught a second time without the right highway clothing will be hauled into the police station. “We are almost ready with the definitive draft of the document. I hope to have it [the ordinance] up and running by the start of September,” Mr Sinigaglia told Corriere Della Sera. But the newspaper noted that in addition to preoccupations with road safety, authorities in Spino d’Adda took a strong line in discouraging prostitution. Four years ago the town introduced a law that allowed clients of street-walkers to be fined up to €500.
Expo 2015 in Milan has been hailed as a success by its organisers. But, appropriately, given the event’s global aspirations, prostitutes who have converged on the city in the past few months are said to hail from a wide variety of countries including Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Nigeria and Morocco. The ability of a major international event to attract prostitutes was demonstrated by last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, when it was reported that hundreds or thousands of Latin American sex workers left Italian cities to return home for the duration of the tournament.
My first reaction when i saw this story was that this was an atrocious rule. That the government was kinda limiting the businesses potential. Like Oh we kinda allow prostitution but we dont like it so we’re gonna make you wear a high vis jacket like you’re about to go deer hunting so people might get less turned on. I dont want to have sex with anyone dressed as a crossing guard for some elementary school. But this is a place where i assume prostitution is legal so among the masses of people in this busy ass convention, you need to stand out a little. you gotta build it up like Its like mind recognition almost. Green light means go, blue sign with a white human shape with no triangular body means im allowed to take a piss in there, Blonde in a high vis jacket means im allowed to ask her how much it cost to fuck her. You’re seeing a bunch of people there at whatever expo this is maybe you see like 40 hot chicks but you dont know if they’re with someone or dont want to ask them for their number or anything, well in that sea of people if you see a high vis jacket on her, you can fuck her. Yea i want to see a bit more of the package before i purchase you’re services but if she has a decent enough face and doesnt look like the woman in this post above, then its probably not the worst of bodies. The coke probably helps keep the weight off them anyways.