Brazil Ponders an Erotic Theme Park, With No Sex Allowed
Erotic sculpture park? Check. Bumper cars designed like genitalia? Check. Snack bar serving aphrodisiac recipes? Check. Sex on the premises? Uh, better not.
情色雕塑公园？有了。 生殖器造型的碰碰车？有了。供应催情餐点的小吃店？也有了。在现场翻云覆雨？最好免了 。
Entrepreneurs in Brazil are seeking to build an adults-only theme park called ErotikaLand near the city of Piracicaba, about two hours’ drive from São Paulo, and they hope to open its doors by 2018. But the project is setting off debate over public displays of sexuality in Brazil, where Carnival celebrations feature scantily clad dancers and thousands of short-stay love motels strive to please an exacting clientele.
“We cannot be known as the capital of sex,” Matheus Erler, a member of the Christian Socialist Party who leads the Piracicaba City Council, told reporters. He said he was worried that the park would attract “debauched individuals.”
“我们不能以‘性爱之都’闻名于世，”皮拉西卡巴的基督教社会党(Christian Socialist Party)党员马提欧斯‧艾莱(Matheus Erler)告诉记者。该党亦是当地市议会的最大党派。艾莱表示，他担心这座主题乐园会引来“行为不检者”。
The businessman in charge of the project, Mauro Morata, tried to ease some local concerns when he made clear that the park would be built outside the city limits. Still, municipal leaders in Piracicaba and nearby São Pedro have maneuvered to block the project. Mr. Morata says he is pressing ahead anyway with his search for an acceptable site, and emphasizes the project’s economic upsides: 250 new jobs and thousands of visitors who can afford $100 apiece to get in.
As for the racy theme, the investors behind ErotikaLand say the park will promote a healthy approach to sex. Parkgoers will be able to tour a museum exploring the history of sexuality, and employees will promote condom use. The park will have a “sex playground,” but it will feature a labyrinth, Ferris wheel and water slide.
What the customers cannot have, the investors say, is any actual intercourse — at least, not in the park.
这些投资人说 ，他们的顾客唯一不能做的是真枪实弹的性行为─ 至少在园区内不行。
“This won’t be a place for nuns, but it’s not like we’re trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah,” Mr. Morata said. “If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel — which we will operate.”