While rest of the world has been isolating inside their homes, single people living in the Netherlands and Belgium have been advised by their governement to find a pandemic sex buddy.
In March, as Denmark started to ease its coronavirus restrictions, one radio reporter went all the way to get the scoop on one such club near Copenhagen.
Louise Fischer, 26, can be heard moaning during the “interview” which is part of a two-minute segment that aired on Radio 4 in Denmark.
“My mother just thinks it’s funny and laughs, my father thought it was really cool.”
The X-rated segment focused on the reopening of a swingers club named Swingland in Ishoj after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions — and Fischer discussed the reactions to her unorthodox interview style.
Besides those living in the Netherlands and Belgium – whose governments advised single people to find a pandemic sex buddy – lockdown restrictions have been tough on anyone who wanted to have sex with someone from outside of their immediate household.
Audio of the interview was posted to Twitter last week, and of course has since gone viral. At one point in the interview for Denmark’s Radio 4, Fischer asks a man what he sees, and he replies, “A gorgeous woman who has not tried being in a swingers club before.”
Fischer has since said it wasn’t “the best sex of her life”, but that she’d “maybe” give it another go, telling the German newspaper Bild, “The men in this club are very polite and very considerate. I felt like a goddess. They make you feel very special.”
The reporter explained that she spent several hours in the club, chatting at the bar over a glass of wine, before moving to a large bed. She said she hadn’t planned to have sex during the interview – and that she wasn’t pressured into doing so by her bosses or the guests – but that, for her, “it’s very natural”, and that it “relaxed the guests”, who had initially been hesitant to speak.
Tina Kragelund, Radio 4’s head of news, told the Danish website BT that the station supported Fischer’s interview, saying, “I feel like I just think it’s cool when the journalists try to make the stories in a different way.”
Other reactions to the piece vary: Fischer told Bild that her mum found the interview “funny” and her dad thought it was “really cool” – but some social media users were more critical, with Fischer saying, “Others think that I’ve crossed a line in journalism.”