The scene at one of the brothel's two entrances. Its sex workers -- they're called "courtesans" -- will line up for customers, who then privately discuss what specific fantasies they'd like to fulfill. After that, they negotiate prices.
Sheri's madam, Dena (right), with one of her "courtesans," Allissa, says last year was the best in the decade since she began working there. The building they're standing outside has themed fantasy rooms including a classroom for customers to act out being a teacher or student.
Allissa, who has worked at Sheri's for about five years, stands outside one of its five "VIP" bungalows, which are designed around themes like Arabian Nights, King Arthur's court, an African safari and the Roman empire.
She's not worried about her job security no matter how good sex tech gets. After all, she asks, "What if the power goes out?"