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Jane Bowron thinks sex bots won't take your job

"With the imminent deployment of robots taking over the workforce, the sex industry may be one of the last bastions safe from the biggest technological shifts about to occur since the industrial revolution."

Yep, that's one way of looking at it! Bowron's piece in stuff.co.nz may be deliberately fanciful, but she raises an interesting point: if The Bach pays 11 times the minimum wage, and it's a real, human experience that can't be replicated by a robot...maybe sex work is a career option worth considering for your future?

Jane Bowron: "Keeping The Sex Industry at Arm's Length." Read the full text of the article here.

Kim Blair interviews Madame Murphy on Radio Live

Kim Blair interviewed Madame Murphy about her difficulties advertising job opportunities in the sex industry...why shouldn't women hear about ALL the job opportunities–even the sexy ones paying $180 per hour?  Their live conversation sparked a (cough!) lively discussion on the airwaves! You can hear the audio interview by clicking on the player below.

What is considered "Suitable" for the ladies?

It's a pretty good gig, working at The Bach– $180/hour, flexible schedule, free childcare on site. So why won't Work and Income list our job vacancies? Because sex work is "Not Suitable," according to WINZ...as if it's anyone's business what's considered "suitable" for women in 2017! The New Zealand Herald thought this was an interesting question, and they published an article about it: Ethical Brothel Struggles To Find Staff (we're not struggling, but I guess that sells papers!)

LUCKY BREAK Spreads the Word!

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New Zealand's favourite real-life tabloid, LUCKY BREAK, published an awesome piece on The Bach in their April 24 issue. "Inside New Zealand's Ethical Brothel" shows readers what we're trying to do down here: create a wonderful experience for our clients, and a healthy and respectful workplace for our ladies. An excerpt from the article:

While some people may not agree with the industry, I believe women have the right to do whatever they like with their body [sic]. I'm just helping to provide the safest and healthiest environment for both clients and workers. Prostitution is one of the oldest professions. If it's going to be done, I see no reason why it shouldn't be done responsibly.

The reporter interviewed me for more than an hour, she really listened to what I had to say...and I was pleasantly surprised. The more we get the word out that sex work can be an honest way to learn a living, the more we'll break down those stereotypes that can create an atmosphere of shame in the sex industry. Thank you, LUCKY BREAK for listening!

Fantastic coverage in the New Zealand Herald

It's not all doom and gloom in the media...Corazon Miller of the New Zealand Herald has written a strong and well-balanced piece in Sunday's paper about The Bach and our concept of the "ethical brothel." Shouldn't be so controversial really– the idea of paying women well for their talents, dealing fairly with our employees, and operating a clean business free from drugs, violence or exploitation! But unfortunately, "drugs-gangs-and human trafficking" are still what most people associate with the sex industry, so all we can do is provide a great service with healthy, sexy women and prove them all wrong.

Brava, Corazon! And thank you for telling our story. The article is entitled "The Ethics of Prostitution: Selling Sex Out of The Shadows." You can read the full text of the article (and view a video interview with Madame Murphy--oo la la!) here.