A popular destination for hen and stag parties has introduced new rules prohibiting inflatable penises or genitals.
News outlet SurinEnglish reports that the new rules will mean that nobody can walk around in the street without clothing or just in their underwear, or with dolls or “elements of a sexual nature or with accessories that represent genitals.” Basically no giant willies or sex dolls.
According to the legislation, which can be consulted on the council’s Citizen Participation web page, a person who defies these regulations will be warned that their behaviour is not permitted and be asked to stop. If they do not, they can be fined €750, the same fine that applies to vandalism or bathing in fountains. If the offences take place in the company of a minor (anyone under the age of 18), a person with a disability or in front of a school, the perpetrator could face a fine of up to €1,500.
The local government aims to protect the welfare of local residents with these regulations:
“The proliferation of certain types of behaviour in recent years, such as nudism, wearing nothing but underwear or carrying erotic items in public means that we have to introduce new regulations. Public spaces must be preserved as places where people can meet, coexist and enjoy their leisure time while respecting others,” a source told news outlet SurinEnglish.
It is reported the new restrictions are expected to come into force in early 2023.