A Berlin Brothel Encourages Johns to Go Green

bicyclesphoto by Tony the Misfit

Urban Outfitters aren’t the only ones trying to make bicycles sexier. A brothel in Berlin, Germany, where prostitution is legal, is now offering discounts to customers who arrive by bike or a verifiable form of public transportation: 5 euros off a 70-euro 45-minute sesh. Since “leisure” spending is one of the first things to go during a recession, the owner apparently tried to come up with a plan that was “good for business . . . good for the environment.” The Guardian UK’s Ethical Living blog checked out the brothel, Maison d’Envie, online and did a little translating of their site spiel to confirm the sale (which the German major among us, in turn, confirmed):

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