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A brothel is generally referred to as 'Red light area.' The tradition of using red color to indicate prostitution has been used for thousands of years. Some people relate the coining of term red light district to red paper lanterns hung outside brothel for easy recognition by customers. There are a number of other reasons cited for the use of red color to indicate prostitution centre.
Let's check out the different reasons for using the term 'red light district' to indicate prostitution hub.
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Red light indicates that brothel is open for business
The term 'red light district' was coined in the US in 1894, in an article in the 'The Sentinel,' newspaper in Milwaukee.
Biblical references mention the story of a prostitute named Rahab, who beautified her home with a scarlet rope.
Various brothels in Belgium and France used blue lights to indicate brothels for officers and red light for other ranks.
Fluorescent red lights are used to indicate prostitution hubs in Amsterdam.
In fact, American brothels don't use any color to indicate that the house is open for the sex trade.
Red-light districts are occupied by prostitution and sex-oriented businesses such as sex shops, strip clubs, adult theatres, etc.
Some high-end right light areas are equipped with museums, restaurants and boutiques.
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