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Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

I live a few km west of Zurich and would like to know why there are so many erotic supermarkets and stores on the edge of the city (on a scale that we don't have in England), especially when it seems that many people are relatively dull, going home early (they say to sleep), arriving early to the office etc etc...
Of course, I visited one in Volketswil to see what they were selling, find out how full it was on a Saturday, and curiously why it was located so close the local MacDonalds!!!
Who is buying all of this stuff, and are the local people awake enough to use it all? Is there something I'm not seeing??
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

I've always wondered the same myself. There is at least 3 in Dietlikon alone!
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Old 09.05.2008, 20:19
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Make love not war.
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Old 09.05.2008, 20:30
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I live a few km west of Zurich and would like to know why there are so many erotic supermarkets and stores on the edge of the city (on a scale that we don't have in England), especially when it seems that many people are relatively dull, going home early (they say to sleep), arriving early to the office etc etc...
Of course, I visited one in Volketswil to see what they were selling, find out how full it was on a Saturday, and curiously why it was located so close the local MacDonalds!!!
Who is buying all of this stuff, and are the local people awake enough to use it all? Is there something I'm not seeing??
Why not go in and ask the shop owners some questions? They are best qualified to answer your queries. Don't worry, I am sure they won't bite (unless your into that sort of thing...)

Obviously there is sufficient demand to justify them, or they would be dark and boarded up.
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Old 09.05.2008, 20:31
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

I read somewhere that Zürich has taken the 1st place as the sex capital in Europe leaving behind Amsterdam and Prague.

According to that report the sex-related offer in Zürich ( erotic shops, night clubs and prostitution ) is the best in Europe in terms of avaliability, quality and price.
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

Well if the number of brothels / escorts / "massage studios" is anything to go on, they / we are not. Oh hang on, those ladies get their equipment from SOMEWHERE... That would explain it. A bit.
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

In a survey in 20 Minuten this week, 40% admitted that they have had a threesome.

Just look at TV after 11pm. total perves
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

There is a sex shop near my house so I walk past it regularly. One day I bumped into one of my married neighbour coming out of the shop with a huge bag. The look on his face was priceless. He had no choice but to speak to me about the weather

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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

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I live a few km west of Zurich and would like to know why there are so many erotic supermarkets and stores on the edge of the city (on a scale that we don't have in England), especially when it seems that many people are relatively dull, going home early (they say to sleep), arriving early to the office etc etc...
Of course, I visited one in Volketswil to see what they were selling, find out how full it was on a Saturday, and curiously why it was located so close the local MacDonalds!!!
Who is buying all of this stuff, and are the local people awake enough to use it all? Is there something I'm not seeing??
You know how everything works in Switzerland ........ Everything is planned and you need to make sure that you have the right tools to make is an efficient experience
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

There is one at the large Autobahn rest area just south of Pratteln (right outside Basel). Always cracked me up, for those weary travelers who need a little something to continue their journey, fill up the tank and pop into Beate Uhse while you're on your way to Zurich.
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Old 09.05.2008, 21:27
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

Interesting question... However, what goes on behind closed doors is well... interesting. I had a neighbour who for a while had a very and I mean V E R Y vocal partner... several times a night. You can't help but wonder... especially as there was a 10 minute slot about viagra on the radio at 10 am.

As the expression in German goes "stille wasser laufen tief" - "quiet waters run deep"... but if this thread

SWISS LOVERS. Are they that bad?

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Old 09.05.2008, 21:33
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

On the subject of brothels, Did you know that sometimes they have an "open door" day where curious members of the public can visit?

Obviously, you can't see EVERYTHING that goes on (they have to respect the customers privacy) but you can look in the rooms and generally wander around and ask questions of the young ladies who work there.

Before you ask. Yes, I went to two open days. One was at the Roemerbad which is the second biggest establishment in Switzerland (after Freubad). It was a big party and I was surprised to see about 150 - 200 visitors there. Mind you, the place is about the size of an aircraft hangar and is divided into different areas such as "wet areas", Sauna, torture, Roman baths etc.

The second was at Tropi in Grenchen (which incidentally is right next door to Kinderwelt (childrens world)). This was again in the form of a "wander around at will" event but with lots of entertainment, dancing, music, shows and a great selection of food. The only drawback was that all visitors had to wear a dressing gown! I felt like Hugh Hefner. Oh and you could also bring your camera along, which naturally I did

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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

Could just prove the theory that the residents really just are sad bunch of w******

On the other hand (pardon the cliché), maybe the Swiss are just more broad-minded and less inhibited than the Brits. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink .... know what I mean?
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

For a while, the first thing you saw when walking out of one of the Kloten Terminals was a huuuuge poster advertisement for an escort service. And there is a "Zeus" (another Saunaclub) Smart that runs regularly around Zurich.
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Old 09.05.2008, 22:07
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

Well I've never been to either of those places and I must admit the frequency of sex shops never suprised me here... except in Dietlikon where there appear to be 3 different ones, two of which are right next door to each other
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Old 09.05.2008, 22:14
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

Answer is simple... since sex is more taboo and generaly Swiss are intimidated by this type of topic for open discussion... it doesn't mean that some people need to somehow realize they ''dirty thoughts'' by buying gadgets and resorting to sex shops
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

I imagine those stores are mainly for women's equipment, right?



It indicates to me a shortage of qualified men.
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Re: Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland?

None in Zug. Maybe because of the religious nature of our canton. The father of my daughter's friend told me (goodness knows why), that just over the border in Sihlbrug there is a brothel for the good people of Zug to use
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