Brothels take the sting out of pump prices
Updated: 2006-08-30 22:47
SYDNEY - Hot and bothered by rising pump prices? Australian brothels are
offering clients discounts based on their gas bills.
Brothel owners claim the system works much the same way as supermarkets which
offer shoppers discounted gas prices by presenting their grocery bills when they
fill up their tanks.
A brothel promotions team member poses for a
photograph at Circular Quay in Sydney before a truck sets off on a drive
through city streets to advertise the brothel October 4, 2003. Hot and
bothered by rising pump prices? Australian brothels are offering clients
discounts based on their gas bills.
"If you come in and spend time with one of our lovely ladies, we'll give you
a discount of 20 cents a liter," Kerry, manager of Sydney brothel The Site, told
There is no link between brothels, petrol providers or supermarkets but
brothels like The Site and Madame Kerry's say the system is simple.
Once you've filled up your car, bring your receipt to the brothel and they'll
discount the price of your visit.
The bill for a full 50-liter tank at 126.9 cents per liter comes to A$63.45
(US$48.22). With the offered 20c a liter discount, the petrol bill would have
instead come to A$53.45.
That A$10 difference is taken off the A$150 cost of a 30-minute session with
one of the brothel's "service providers."
The Site has taken out cut-out newspaper ads offering the service.
"We're getting more media exposure, if you want to put it that way, than
basically bums on beds," Kerry said.
Brothels are legal across most of Australia, but states have strict laws
against soliciting and running brothels in residential areas, and near churches