New Zealand to have its first male brothel for female clients

Auckland:  A male brothel where women could "come and either just drink and be titillated, or go the whole nine yards" is in the process of being set up in New Zealand.

Former politician Pam Corkery has been linked to plans for New Zealand's first brothel for women, New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.

Corkery is currently looking for a property to house the brothel.

The concept involved a spa, bar and bordello where women could "come and either just drink and be titillated, or go the whole nine yards", a source was quoted as saying.

Publicist Paul Ellis said he had met Corkery in the past week to discuss the plan.

Corkery wanted the brothel plan "to be shot as a TV project", Ellis said and added: "It was one of myriad things. She's doing a whole raft of things. One of the great things about Pam is she's got so much energy."

Annah Pickering, of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, said a brothel only for women would be the first of its kind.

She said: "The male sex workers working out of the male escort agencies we have now serve both male and female clients."

Pickering said the main clientele would probably be "cougars" who are older women who are attracted to and have sex with younger men.

Australian feminist advocate Melinda Tankard Reist said she was disgusted with the idea.

"It's no great advancement for women's empowerment to say that we can now buy men for sex. It's no great sign of liberation.

"Prostitution from men for women is still about the trade in human bodies and human flesh... just because it's men that's being sold doesn't make it any better. It's still very wrong."
Story First Published: August 03, 2010 17:53 IST

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