‘Love ho­tel’ for sex­ual fan­tasies starts in Kyiv

Kyiv Post - - Lifestyle - BY TOMA I STOMINA IS­TOM­[email protected]

What hap­pens in this new Kyiv ho­tel, stays in this ho­tel. Cherry Twins, a ho­tel built es­pe­cially to have sex in, has eight themed rooms with dif­fer­ent de­signs and toys, and its own­ers prom­ise full con­fi­den­tial­ity.

The so-called love ho­tel of­fi­cially opens on March 17, but is al­ready tak­ing book­ings.

While pop­u­lar abroad since the 1960s, when the fa­mous Ho­tel Love opened in Osaka, Ja­pan, sex ho­tels are a new dis­cov­ery for Ukraine.

“It’s al­ways the time for sex­ual fan­tasies,” Elena Soloviova, the founder of Cherry Twins, told the Kyiv Post.

The ho­tel doesn’t of­fer its guests any sex­ual ser­vices, which would be il­le­gal in Ukraine, but pro­vides with rooms dec­o­rated to suit some of the most com­mon sex­ual fan­tasies, she says.

Soloviova de­cided to start the busi­ness be­cause, as she says, com­mer­cial suc­cess can only be reached if the pro­vided ser­vice is unique or very much in de­mand.

She says that the idea of a love ho­tel is “new, unique and in­ter­est­ing” for Ukraine.

Al­though sex is still a rather taboo topic in Ukrainian so­ci­ety, Soloviova be­lieves that it’s time to change that.

“I wish Ukrainian cou­ples were more lib­er­ated and free-minded,” she said.

Fan­tasies come true

Cherry Twins is a three-story build­ing that in­cludes a bar, a sex shop and eight rooms.

Each room has a set of toys guests can freely use, such as hand­cuffs and legcuffs, masks and stacks (a small whip or rid­ing crop). The sex shop also sells more in­ti­mate toys that are not in­cluded in the price of a room.

The rooms were de­signed in co­op­er­a­tion with sex­ol­o­gists and each one of them cor­re­sponds to a cer­tain psy­cho­log­i­cal type.

The ho­tel of­fers rooms that re­sem­ble the places peo­ple fan­ta­size about most of­ten, such as a doc­tor’s of­fice, a school class, a fancy boudoir and a harem.

There are also three op­tions for BDSM adepts: “Dom­i­na­tion” (a redand-black room with a bench for flog­ging and a bed with re­straints), a “Gothic Cas­tle” and a “Tor­ture Cham­ber” with a cage bed and a pain ta­ble.

There is also a room with a jacuzzi that can either be rented sep­a­rately or in ad­di­tion to an­other one.

The min­i­mum amount of time

re­quired for rent­ing a room is three hours, which will cost from Hr 1,500 to Hr 2,000. Ev­ery ad­di­tional hour adds Hr 500–600 to the price. A whole night from 9 p.m. till 9 a.m. will cost Hr 5,000–6,000.

Rules and stan­dards

Due to the del­i­cate ser­vice pro­vided by the ho­tel, Cherry Twins has set some strict rules for vis­i­tors.

The ho­tel is not re­spon­si­ble for what hap­pens be­tween the guests in the rooms. How­ever, they for­bid the pro­vi­sion or re­ceiv­ing of paid sex­ual ser­vices.

Al­though ac­cord­ing to Ukrainian law, the age of con­sent to sex­ual acts is 16, guests of the love ho­tel have to be at least 21. Soloviova says that Cherry Twins sets a higher age re­stric­tion be­cause there are BDSM gad­gets and de­vices in rooms, and they want to make sure that all vis­its are vol­un­tary and con­sen­sual.

The build­ing has se­cu­rity guards. Af­ter ev­ery visit, the rooms, fur­ni­ture and toys are ster­il­ized.

Cherry Twins also guar­an­tees con­fi­den­tial­ity to all clients: Those who de­sire to stay com­pletely anony­mous can put on masks.

Al­though the love ho­tel hasn’t opened yet, rooms are now avail­able for book­ing.

Soloviova says that they have al­ready had the first reser­va­tions and many are ea­ger to visit the ho­tel. “Peo­ple want emo­tions,” she said. And judg­ing by the ex­pe­ri­ences of Ukraini­ans who have used such a ser­vice abroad, Soloviova may be right.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Pavlo Kosenko vis­ited a love ho­tel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the sug­ges­tion of his Brazil­ian girl­friend.

He says that there was a large bed, TV chan­nels with porn and some wooden fur­ni­ture for “chang­ing po­si­tions.”

“I will re­mem­ber that morn­ing as one full of love and har­mony,” he told the Kyiv Post.

Kosenko, 30, be­lieves that open­ing a love ho­tel in Ukraine is a great idea and hopes it won’t be vul­gar­ized by those look­ing for paid sex.

He says it should be a way for cou­ples “to ex­pand their sex­ual diet.”


One of the rooms avail­able for book­ing at the new sex ho­tel Cherry Twins re­sem­bles a fancy boudoir with a large bed, bench for flog­ging and a set of toys. (Cour­tesy of Cherry Twins)

The “dom­i­na­tion” room is for BDSM lovers. De­signed in red and black colors, it has a bed with re­straints, swings, a bench for flog­ging, whips, hand­cuffs and other toys. (Cour­tesy of Cherry Twins)

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