Brothels and Hook-ups in the #MeToo age

Let’s declare our unqualified support for sex between consenting adults.  One of life’s truly mind-altering experiences.  Ah, ‘me too’ please.  And it’s free!  But I hear you say, that’s not what they told me down at the Cherry Tree Garden brothel last night…

When you visit a brothel it’s free in one important way – free of hang-ups and worries from an embarrassing phone call the next day about that promise you made, or those three little words you unintentionally uttered in the throes of passion to that girl from the office, or the one from the bar you found yourself in.  And, importantly, those issues of “consent” are unlikely to be challenged. Potentially, a high price elsewhere.

As many brothel patrons will insist, that free sex you had with the girl you’d spent a fortune on in The Flower Drum, the bottle of red you impressed her with, the hotel room – all of which has probably set you back upwards of five or six hundred dollars and double that if she didn’t do sex on a first date – is expensive. Certainly, compared to the “no strings” rendezvous for a couple of hundred dollars in a classy brothel.

Now, whether we’re the man intent on the conquest or the woman unconsciously taking the temperature of the offered gene-pool, I know we all appreciate the thrill of the chase. There’s the witty conversation, the flirtatious role-playing between that gorgeous woman who has somehow confused him with Brad Pitt and the man who has been simply smitten by a woman, any woman really, that agrees to talk to him. Yes, it’s all quite excitingly primal to follow that Darwinian urge to be alpha parents – without the annoying procreating part of course.

An added complication today is that we’re now in the age of #MeToo and other movements properly calling out the sexual predators in the community. This may add a hurdle to well-intentioned hook-up sex, needing something akin to a “pre-nup” along the lines of a written agreement between the consenting adults that they are indeed consenting. Even if it’s a bit passion killing to try to find a biro at that intense pre-coital moment.

The writer Claire Berlinski calls the #MeToo movement “a frenzied extrajudicial warlock hunt that does not pause to parse the difference between rape and stupidity” and “a classic moral panic, one that is ultimately as dangerous to women as to men.”

She tells a story about how she discovered she had a new power: the power to ruin the career of a professor she knew at Oxford who grabbed her bum 20 years earlier while drunk at a party. “I was amused and flattered,” she writes, saying, “I knew full well he’d been dying to do that. Our tutorials which took place one-on-one with no chaperones, were livelier intellectually for that sublimated undercurrent. He was an Oxford don and so had power over me. But I also had power over him – power enough to cause a venerable don to make a perfect fool of himself at a Christmas party. Unsurprisingly, I loved having that power.”

Reformers in the #MeToo and Hook-up age should keep her underlying point in mind: Change may be good but be wary of unintended consequences. Turning men and women into hostile opposing camps is not going to be good for either sex. In the meantime, that free sex in the brothels we were talking about seems freer and less complicated than ever.

What People Say


Over some time now I have been fortunate to have visited many establishments claiming to be “Melbourne’s Best Brothel”, or words suggesting similar statements. I am now of the opinion that this claim should only apply to one such establishment. The Cherry Tree Garden, in industrial western suburbs Williamstown, of all places, is the one. The most discreet staff, the most beautiful, caring and certainly sensual ladies, in exquisite surroundings. If you have not had the pleasure, and, I mean pleasure, of visiting this establishment, then, put it on your bucket list. You will return again and again. Why?
It is simply the best. Unsolicited and with permission,

Michael R

Happy New Year to Lily, girls and managers at the Cherry Tree. Unbelievable place! I’ve watched the place grow since you opened a year or so ago and always had a great time. Keep doing whatever you’re doing. (with permission, 1 Jan 19)


This place is getting great reviews and I would like to add mine. As others have said it is very stylishly decorated with the nice themed rooms and someone has put in a lot of attention to detail in the furnishings, decor etc – well done to whoever that is. Nice private parking at the rear, very friendly reception staff and the girls are all very beautiful. They have only ever had a couple available during my visits but they have always been so WOW that it has not been a problem – all equally beautiful, very friendly, polite and immaculately groomed. The girls provide a terrific service, no STARFISH in/out and on your way at this establishment. During my most recent visit I had a service from M****e who I can highly recommend. It was especially nice in that she included an incredibly good professional massage which was well received as I was quite sore and aching in parts form an overdone bike ride the previous day. Got a great “comfort service” and therapeutic massage all in the one visit. I have always visited during the early daytime and it seems to get a good steady flow of clients. I am overdoing the bike rides again to get an excuse to return ASAP. Nov 20/2018


From the moment you’re greeted at the door. Till you’re being waved goodbye by an exotic beauty, service and pleasure are what you get at The Cherry Tree. Highly recommend it to anyone. (Nov 10/2018)
PS. You have permission to use this on your comments page.

Richard S

Dear lily. Amazing to come back again – it was nearly a year ago last time I came. Please post this on your website if you wish to let others know this is without doubt the best run brothel in Melbourne. You should be proud of what you’ve achieved and of the happy, beautiful girls you employ. Nov, 2018

Hapii Hour

I can only agree with all the great reviews for the Cherry Tree. Lily’s running a great shop, girls are wonderful and service outstanding. October, 2018


This place seems to get great reviews was worth a visit. Amazing. I loved the friendly front desk people, the decor and, to make it complete, the girls are great – happy friendly and gorgeous. August 2018

Michael R

Dear Rob and Tiffany. Been coming here since you opened last year. Love seeing the Cherry Tree doing so well and that you have never compromised on the friendly service and having happy, beautiful girls around. Had a great time tonight. Best, May 26/18

Thanks for the wonderful time with two of the beautiful, happy young women there. Great place and so nice to get a genuine full service for the prices you advertise, without a list of optional “extras” You guys need to advertise more! With permission-April 30/18

Beautiful, happy girls and great service. Thanks lily. P.s. the blog on 50 shades of grey is the funniest thing I’ve read in years! With permission-April 2/18

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