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Bubble Indemnity

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From the July 2007 issue of HMI Profil, the newsletter of Hamburg-Mannheimer International, a German insurance company. In June 2007, HMI hired at least twenty prostitutes to entertain insurance salesmen at a thermal spa in Budapest. According to internal reports released in September, the baths were surrounded by canopy beds, and the women wore color-coded ribbons that indicated the range of sexual services they offered. Translated from the German by Natascha Hoffmeyer. Some things are just too much. Or they are so crazy, legendary, and indescribable that they almost shouldn’t exist. But rest assured, they do. And only here at …

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