Erotic theme park excites tensions in Brazil

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Plans for a new, adult-only theme-park called ErotikaLand, to open in 2018, are stirring up emotions and heating up debate in the city of Piracicaba, Brazil. Matheus Erler, a member of the Christian Socialist Party and head of the  City Council, told reporters that his city — some two hours outside of Sao Paulo — could not “be known as the capital of sex,” and expressed worries that the park would attract “debauched individuals.”

Mauro Morata, the entrepreneur and brain behind the project, however, said he would build the park outside of city limits and stressed the economic benefits: 250 new jobs and thousands of well-off visitors, who can spare the $100 for an entry ticket. He also countered any moral objections by saying the park would promote a healthy approach to sex, including the promotion of condom use and a museum that explores the history of sexuality. Other attractions, according to The New York Times, are a “sex playground,” (which features a labyrinth, Ferris wheel and water slide), an erotic sculpture park, bumper cars designed like genitalia and a snack bar serving aphrodisiac recipes.


Actual intercourse at the park, however, will not be tolerated: “This won’t be a place for nuns, but it’s not like we’re trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah,” Morata claimed. “If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel — which we will operate.”

Read the full story at New York Times.


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