The Hook-Up truck – a conceptual “art” installation consisting of a box truck converted to a sex suite on wheels, including temperature controls, birth control, safe sex accouterments, and a camera option, in case you and yours decide to make the escapade a YouTube sensation, is finally open for service the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd.
The Hook-Up Truck is the brainchild of artist Spy Emerson. According to their website, the box truck is a car service, like a mobile hotel room, available for short-term rentals.
“The room is designed with cleanliness in mind. I’ve created a very minimalist room. Everything is wiped down and cleaned before and after every person. It’s probably cleaner than the BART or any public toilet you’ve used.”
The room has no bed or bedding. Instead, there’s a custom-built metal-and-wood bench covered with vinyl, which is stain-resistant.
“Instead of a traditional bed – which is bedding and absorbent – this is a bench, in the shape of a ‘C’, and designed to facilitate positioning for the average-sized bodies,” Emerson said.
Emerson said her lawyer has checked, and as far as he can tell, the hook-up truck is legal. No permits or inspections needed. But until they’re sure, the use of the truck will be free of charge.
“It’s not necessarily a grey area. It’s an unlegislated area,” Emerson said. “It hasn’t been done yet. I’ve got a wonderful attorney who has consulted with all the legal people who could guide us. He’s really putting out the effort to find where we need to register or what we need to do to make this legal. So there isn’t a place for us yet. This weekend, we’re starting out free….”
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