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Ever Wondered Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called Red Light Areas? Here Is The Answer...

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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Ever Wondered Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called Red Light Areas? Here Is The Answer...

Ever Wondered Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called Red Light Areas? Here Is The Answer...

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The custom of keeping red light or candle outside brothel has been practiced for years. 

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

Red light indicates that brothel is open for business

Red light is believed to be sensual in nature. 

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

The term 'red light district' was coined in the US in 1894, in an article in the 'The Sentinel,' newspaper in Milwaukee. 

Red color is linked to prostitution for quite a long time. 

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

Biblical references mention the story of a prostitute named Rahab, who beautified her home with a scarlet rope.

Besides red, blue light was also used to indicate prostitution hub during World War I. 

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

Various brothels in Belgium and France used blue lights to indicate brothels for officers and red light for other ranks.

The world's most prominent and legal red light area is located in Amsterdam. 

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

Fluorescent red lights are used to indicate prostitution hubs in Amsterdam.

But red lights are not used for indication of prostitution hubs in the US.

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

In fact, American brothels don't use any color to indicate that the house is open for the sex trade. 

Prostitution is one of the oldest occupations in the world. 

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

Red-light districts are occupied by prostitution and sex-oriented businesses such as sex shops, strip clubs, adult theatres, etc. 

Red-light areas are also referred as 'tolerance zone' or 'entertainment district.'

Why Prostitution Hubs Are Called As Red Light Areas

Some high-end right light areas are equipped with museums, restaurants and boutiques.

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