Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cuba Wants to Help Its People Have Sex

Cuba Wants to Help Its People Have Sex
State-run 'love motels' to return to Havana amid lack of privacy driven
by housing crisis
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2017 8:53 AM CDT

(NEWSER) – Cuba wants to help its citizens have sex … in private. As the
BBC reports, it's "common" to see couples knocking boots in Havana's
public areas, like parks and beaches, because they don't have the
privacy to do so at home. Thanks to a housing crisis, several families
are forced to live together in one apartment, reports Reuters, to the
point that divorced couples live under the same roof. While private
facilities do offer rooms for rent by the hour, at a fee of $5 for three
hours, that's not in the budget for many in a nation with an average
monthly salary that's less than $30. To make getting busy behind closed
doors more affordable, however, Cuba says it will bring back state-run
"posadas" or "love motels," which were common some three decades ago.

The BBC reports at least five posadas will be made available to the
public. The state will start by opening a 16-room motel in Havana, named
Hotel Vento, before converting another hotel, a rep for the Provincial
Housing Company of Havana tells trade union weekly Trabajadores. "To
think about how to diversify options for love is not farfetched," per
Trabajadores. "It is a reality that concerns everyone, and cannot become
a luxury." Some of the dozens of posadas in use in the city until the
1990s, when hurricanes necessitated that they be converted into housing
for the homeless, will also be restored. Havana's La Monumental will
reportedly be among them. "We want to revive this service that is in
high demand, has a big social impact and without a doubt is very
profitable," the housing rep says. Adds a hotel administrator, "The city
needs this."

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