A House In The Suburbs

Oscar Wilde enjoyed the spice of danger in what he called his “feasting with panthers”; or “rough trade” as our less poetic age prefers to call it. There may be some modern heterosexual punters who are similarly drawn to the aura of risk, but they are probably a minority. If prostitution happens in sleazy conditions, this is because it is consigned there by illegality or poverty; wherever it is legal and open, on the other hand, we start finding brothels on the high street or in upscale residential property. It is then in the interest of the establishments to maintain the same standards of cleanliness and behaviour as their neighbours. There is a well-regarded brothel, a house of good fame as one might say, in a rather posh Georgian street of a certain British city; the apartment above says that they appreciate the free heating from the sauna below.

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 14:45 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: THE NAME OF THE GAME, Notes From Underground

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