Police criticise health advice for sex buyers

Police have criticised an association that has published a website with health advice on how to safely pay for sex.

"It's strange to encourage people to go and commit a crime," says police spokeswoman Marie Näslund to Swedish Radio.

People who pay for sex are breaking Swedish law, although it is not illegal to be a sex worker.

At the association for sex education, RFSL, Suzann Larsdotter says even people paying for sex have the right to know how to protect themselves.

The website begins by stating that paying for sex is illegal, then goes on to advise agreeing on time, price and services in advance, and also  says how to prevent spreading STDs.