Berlin’s brothels were allowed to reopen last week after months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions － but full-on sex is still off-limits.
Instead, clients looking for sexual healing in the German capital will have to make do with erotic massages until regulations are further relaxed in September.
At the brothel where longtime sex worker Jana plies her trade, beds have been made, animal-print pillows fluffed and fresh flowers placed in vases.
But Jana, 49, is looking forward to next month when she can offer the full service again.
Sex work had been banned in Berlin since mid-March as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus. （AFP）
off-limits：形容詞，禁止做某事或進入某區域。例句：Smoking was off limits here.（這裡禁止抽菸）
make do with：片語，將就、湊合著用。例句：We are on a tight budget, you’ll have to make do.（我們預算吃緊，你得將就點。）
ply one’s trade：片語，做自己的工作。例句：Drug dealers usually don’t openly ply their trade on street.（毒販通常不在街頭公開販毒。）