Expert Blog Compelling advice, stories, and thought-provoking perspectives straight from YourTango's lineup of Experts to you

Viennese Sex Hotline To Help Library

Viennese Sex Hotline To Help Library

Was her corset made of velvet?!

From Der Spiegel

A novel idea for municipal fundraising involves an Austrian actress reading from works of erotic literature.

For the benefit of lonely people who hide with old books in the rear stacks -- or anyone who likes literate smut -- Vienna City Hall now runs an "Eros-hotline" to benefit its main library.

Through May callers can pay €0.39 (53 US cents) per minute to hear an actress read from classic and modern erotic literature. Anne Bennent, an Austrian stage and film star, reads passages from the library's so-called "Secreta" collection of erotic fiction from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Callers will hear hot and heavy passages from German-language writers like Hans Carl Artmann, Annemarie Weber and Ferdinand Lasalle; or writers in German translation like Anaïs Nin.

Tango’s Take Well, it is for a good cause. This seems like a bit of a stretch though. Most bodice rippers are probably unavailable as books-on-tape (in German, no less), but $0.53 a minute is getting fairly pricey. How does someone explain to their wife (or husband) that they spent $500 listening to Anne Bennent read them erotica? “Honey, it’s for … the kids.” “Nein, it’s to hear frau Bennent get you hot and bothered.”

Read More Of The Original Article…

Author
None

Explore YourTango