Copenhagen Sex and Prostitution
ABOVE: Copenhagen after dark.
Denmark abolished film censorship in 1969, and in November of
that year the Danish porn industry attacted worldwide attention with the
Copenhagen Sex Fair. Ever since then, Copenhagen has enjoyed a dubious
reputation as Europe's capital of pornography, prostitution, and live sex shows.
In reality, the city is tame in comparison with Amsterdam
or Hamburg, where hookers display their wares behind shop windows. Brothels are
illegal, full-time prostitution is forbidden, and commercial sex activities
largely take place out of the public view.
For more background on the Copenhagen sex scene, see:
Prostitution in the Nordic Countries
There's nothing racy here--just a link to a government-funded report in PDF
format about prostitution and human trafficking in Scandinavia. Factoid from the
report, which is in English: An estimated 45 percent of Denmark's prostitutes
are of foreign origin.
Sex Guide Document: Copenhagen
Read users' advice on prostitutes and swingers' clubs, which we present without
endorsement. (We prefer hanky-panky at home.)
X-Rated Little Mermaid
In an article for Salon, Hank Hyena reported
that descendants of sculptor Edvard Eriksen sued a Danish pornographer in 2000 for
having "sullied the image, the reputation and the memory" of their
illustrious ancestor by featuring The Little Mermaid on a porn video.
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