MASKED sex workers showed how to romp safely during the coronavirus pandemic in a bizarre protest outside the German parliament.
Many regions of the country have kept brothels shut despite the easing of other lockdown restrictions.
⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates
Bizarre pictures show a couple, both fully clad in masks, get frisky outside the State Parliament in Dusseldorf earlier today.
The act was part of a protest to show that sex work can be done safely in the time of coronavirus.
All sex work in Germany was banned in mid-March as part of measures to half the spread of the coronavirus.
But furious protests erupted in both Hamburg and Berlin as the country eased out of lockdown in June and brothels were left out.
Prostitution is legal in Germany, but is regulated.
All 40,000 of the country’s 40,000 registered sex workers are entitled to employment contracts as well as social security benefits by law, The Local reports.
Brothels in Berlin opened earlier this month after months of closure, but full sex is banned – and is not expected to return until regulations are relaxed on September 1.
Meanwhile in other parts of the country, such as Dusseldorf where today’s protests took place, they remain closed as matters regarding prostitution are decided by federal states.
Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s famous red-light district reopened its doors last month – but customers are banned from kissing sex workers.
Randy customers are also checked for Covid-19 symptoms and banned from face-to-face contact, meaning no kissing.
Janet van der Berg of the Prostitution Information Center said that brothels were taking extra hygiene measures in the city.