Helsinki isn’t necessarily a place you would immediately think of for sexy adult entertainment, but if you are visiting the city and get an urge then what do you do?
The Finnish capital city of Helsinki is home to 620,000 people and is a bustling metropolis of tourists, students, locals and business travellers. As an urban hub for a thriving country, the city has to wear many different hats to keep its inhabitants occupied. Amongst the nightlife of bars, clubs and restaurants, Helsinki also provides plenty of adult amusement including a thriving sex industry.
In this guide, we take a look at the adult thrills on offer…
- 1 Prostitution Laws in Helsinki
- 2 Helsinki Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Helsinki
Prostitution Laws in Helsinki
Prostitution is legal in Finland though many activities associated with it are not including pimping, soliciting in public and running a brothel.
Helsinki Escorts Guide
Prices start at around €200 per hour with premium listings charging a little more.
It’s possible to find cheaper escorts at under €150 per hour, but the quality of the experience is likely to vary.
There are several high-profile escort agencies and directories in operation around Helsinki, but due to the current advertising laws, we cannot list them on this site.
Sex in Helsinki
There are no legal brothels in Helsinki. Locals prefer to visit massage parlours (see Erotic Massage Parlours, below) for general relief or arrange private (“privaatti”) shows with sex performers (see Strip Clubs, below).
Helsinki does experience the temporary sex worker one-woman, AirBnB phenomenon. This occurs when a sex worker rents an apartment for a couple of weeks and runs a pop-up brothel. These are usually shut down very quickly so it isn’t possible to provide details. However, be aware that some escorts (particularly those engaged through the free classifieds) often run these set-ups.
Helsinki Swingers Clubs
Wild Club is a private, members only swingers club; however, Wild Club does operate a guest policy with inquiries being entertained in advance for their events.
The 600 sq. m club is spread over three floors and offers an up-market experience for couples and selected singles looking to share a night of open-minded exploration.
You will need to contact the club’s management team through the website to gain admission.
For more swinging opportunities in Helsinki, visit the Swingers Pages of the Adult Hub.
Helsinki Erotic Massage Parlors
Helsinki is serviced by a lot of massage parlors, many being Thai. Most will provide happy endings as part and parcel of the service with the cost being added to the initial charge paid at the front desk. It is likely that paying for a 30-minute massage, ten minutes will be spent giving you an inadequate but tantalizing body rub before being asked if you would like ‘extras’. You can expect to pay anywhere from €20-€100 depending on what is being offered and who is offering it. Payment for extras is considered a tip and should be made in cash directly to your masseuse.
Most massage parlours in Kallio (the red-light district) will offer extras so you don’t need to get too detailed with the reception staff if you are booking into one of these venues.
Though there are more than fifty body rub centers in Helsinki, it is not known how many of these will provide additional services.
You can also pay extra for a less (instantly) fulfilling, but more expertly delivered, Tantric massage. A body to body experience, the effects can be very overwhelming and more than make up for the lack of a full service at the end. However, some masseurs do provide manual relief to clients but it isn’t guaranteed. Expect to pay around €100-€150 for a session of Tantric massage.
Once again, due to advertising rules, we cannot list any of the known erotic massage shops on this site.
Helsinki Strip Clubs
Strip clubs in Helsinki are of two types; one is the the type that most European travelers would recognize as a gentleman’s club whilst the second is a private, one-woman show similar to those you might find in a sex shop or cabin in a sex cinema.
Kallio is a popular area for these private shows and you can find most located in Vaasankatu. Head for the red light district and look out for the magic words ‘private show’ or ‘privatshowpaikka’ and you won’t be disappointed.
Popular private show venues include The Queen’s Show, the oldest such venue in the city and Magic Life on Aleksis Kivenkatu.
Crystal Show Club
Lönnrotinkatu 19, Helsinki
One of the most popular traditional strip clubs in Helsinki, the Crystal Show Club is a gentleman’s club style strip joint over two floors.
Modern in design and providing full bar service along with table, pole and private dancing the venue is a high-class establishment. You can even arrange for a limousine pick up service to make your evening a little more special. Expect plenty of business travellers in addition to the capital’s high-flyers.
The Crystal Show Club is open daily from 8pm to 4am.
Eerikinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Originally opening in 1997, the Alcatraz Club is a popular venue for weekend entertainment for locals and tourists. It is also a busy venue during the week with business tourists.
Offering live dance performances, full bar service in addition to private entertainment and VIP lounges, Alcatraz is modern and stylish.
The club is open daily from 8pm to 4am.
Picking up prostitutes is illegal and we highly recommend you stay off the streets.
The red light district of Kallio is the hot spot of street prostitution in Helsinki, and though they aren’t as plentiful as in other European capitals they are quite cheap for Scandinavia. It’s reported that a quickie will set customers back just €50 whilst it’s possible to get a blow job for around €20.
The prostitutes do move around quite a bit to avoid being picked up by local law enforcement but they tend to migrate to the areas around the massage parlours and strip clubs.
Street prostitutes tend to come from Eastern Europe including the Czech Republic and other Slavic countries as well as North Africa.
Helsinki Sex Shops
Pengerkatu 18, 00500 Helsinki
Amatsoonit has two locations in Finland with the Helsinki store being the flagship site.
As well as stocking a wide range of bedroom accessories including toys, DVDs and books the store also runs private peep/strip shows. You simply slip inside the private room with whoever is on rota and enjoy a private dance. Though extras aren’t a guarantee, many of the girls will deliver a hand job or even a blow job for extra tips.
Amatsoonit has a special S&M room to entertain those with an eye for the fet life.
Amatsoonit is open as follows:
- Monday to Friday: 10am to 9pm
- Saturday: 11am to 7pm
- Sunday: 12pm to 7pm
Viides linja 7, 00530 Helsinki
Opening in 1991, this quaint sex boutique is a traditional sex shop with welcoming staff, a great range of products and some unusual treats.
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6.30pm and Saturdays until 4pm, the Aikuisten Lelukauppa is a real local’s sex shop in Helsinki.
Malminrinne 2-4, 00100 Helsinki
Another sex shop which combines a sex cinema with private viewing cabins, there is plenty going on at this centrally located sex shop.
The product range is good to browse (sex dolls, fetish goods and pharmacy items) and should cover most bases but it is the lure of cruising which has locals coming back for more as well as proving an unlikely tourist hot spot.
To access the cinema area you will need to pay an entry fee of €15 and then the range of entertainment is limited to either the 30 titles on offer in the private screens or your own imagination.
Featured image via Flickr.