A Wagga brothel has erupted over suspicions of unregistered and unsafe competitors coming to the city.
A city bordello has taken exception to a string of recent local escort service advertisements, fearing residents may be at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections.
Social media was whipped into a frenzy this week when a prostitution firm asked for “sexy Wagga girls” to express their interest in becoming escorts.
The Daily Advertiser contacted the poster of a Wagga escorts advertisement posted to Facebook, who claimed his proposal fell inside the scope of the law.
“We aren’t doing anything wrong and we’re ensuring that all the health requisites are met,” he said.
“It shouldn’t be anyone else’s business, providing those checks are completed.”
The owner of Gypsy’s Kittens and Cougars past claimed Wagga likely has a number of sex workers operating unregistered and unsolicited.
“I want sex-working to be taken seriously and to be seen as a profession,” Gypsy said.
“But there are some in the industry that don’t want to go through council and don’t want to bother with the health and safety of their workers and they’re the people making it difficult to promote a positive image of what we do.
“We’ve come a long way, but there’s still so much corruption.”
It comes as complaints about the spread of illegal sex houses have jumped by more than a third in New South Wales since a proposal to improve industry regulations was blocked by the government last year.
We’ve come a long way, but there’s still so much corruption.Gypsy
It is believed travelling sex workers are responsible for a sizeable per cent of unlawful offerings.
Unlike Victoria and Queensland, where brothels face fines, there are no laws governing unsafe services offered in the NSW sex industry.
Workers are regulated and must abide by OH&S requirements, but they are not forced to practice safe sex.
Anybody who suspects the operation of an illegal brothel should call police.