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Airport Porn

Right now I’m at Newark Airport. Since I have some free wifi at my hotel, might as well post about the first day of the RTW trip! May 8th, 2010.

I’ve always found it funny that the iconic German sex shop, Beate Uhse, has a branch in the Munich Airport:

Beate Uhse at Munich Airport

The window is filled with… well, things you wouldn’t want your kids asking, “Mommy, what is THAT for?” But, that’s Germany!

Private by Beate Uhse

My first experience with German/Austrian TV had the following news stories in prime time:

  • 7:30: Re-enactment of a police sting that busted a child pornographer. Complete with a box of videos with unsubtle titles.
  • 7:45: A piece on tanning beds. I was a bit shocked when the woman dropped her robe, standing naked in front of the tanning bed while explaining the details.
  • 8:00: Feature about a famous motorcyclist who’d had a bad accident and had severe damage to his junk. As he lay there in bed, with a football-sized bandage covering his otherwise naked crotch, his wife says “This is the 22nd operation. I only hope that it works and we can soon have sex again.”

Welcome to Europe!

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Posted in Around the World and Munich Area 7 years, 3 months ago at 3:35 pm.

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  1. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me. Germans are really relaxed about this kind of stuff. The Japanese I think take it a little further by offering adult items in vending machines like used women’s underwear.
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  2. What an open society!

    Fun post. Look forward to more ’round the world’ posts :)

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  3. Wendy, it’s actually a bit startling to me sometimes. I haven’t adjusted to the nude, coed public saunas, it’s just too much for me. But I can just imagine… what will I find in NZ!? Hopefully nothing more shocking than cute merinos 😉

    Steve, in about 5 weeks I’ll see exactly what it’s like in Japan :-) Unfortunately I may miss out on a few things like the used-underwear vending machine because I don’t know Japanese… but now that I know it exists I want a photo of that craziness! (but absolutely NOT any of the, err, contents).

  4. WoW I am surprised … really what an open society! I heard some of their products for the first time.