But where are all these Paris sex clubs? Turns out they might be closer than you'd think. There are almost swingers club in France, many of which are in Paris. And according to the owner of upmarket Quai 17 on the banks of the River Seine, the establishments are becoming more and more fashionable. In fact, the Inrocks magazine was reporting a "resurgence" in the libertine clubs in the capital as far back as The news prompted French newspaper L'Express to plot all of the clubs on a map, noting some arrondissements in Paris were hotter than others, but also pointing out other areas were less, ahem, bare.
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But among the cheering images there are also shocking ones. These show the fate of women accused of "collaboration horizontale". It is impossible to forget Robert Capa's fallen-Madonna image of a shaven-headed young woman, cradling her baby, implicitly the result of a relationship with a German soldier. The punishment of shaving a woman's head had biblical origins.