CONSTANCE – Two ships offering erotic parties to local travellers are causing controversy in Germany’s traditionally conservative region of Lake Constance.
A local politician recently described the parties as “obscene’’, while the mayor of Constance, Uli Burchardt, called for a review of the chartering contracts issued to the party organisers by the Lake Constance Shipping Authority (BSB).
Another erotic party, “Das Schiff’’ (the ship), planned for August, is advertised as a “night full of eroticism’’ with a strict dress code of lingerie, corsets, hot pants and high heels for women and uniforms, leather, latex and chains for men.
Such events are not new to Lake Constance, the parties’ organisers said.
“We have been sailing on this ship for 17 years,’’ organiser, Thomas Sigmund, said, adding “And now everyone is acting like they never heard of it before.’’
According to Burchard, “it isn’t about sexual intolerance or prudishness,’’ but “whether BSB ships can be chartered for commercial sex parties and if this should actually represent the business model for one of the region’s largest tourism companies.’’ (dpa/NAN)