Cork Escorts and Sex Guide

Travelling to Cork and wondering what kind of legal sex services you can access?

Fortunately the sex scene in Cork is a big one. The southernmost county of Ireland is also the largest and, outside of Dublin, has the most amount of adult entertainment options.

In this guide to Cork’s sex scene we give you a couple of options to explore.

Though Ireland is only 302 miles North to South and 174 miles East to West, the rolling landscape, country roads and lack of extensive rail network means that a distance of 40 or 50 miles can take well over an hour or two to cover by car.

We’ve decided to break down the sex scenes for the main cities of Ireland.

Prostitution in Cork

Since March 2017, paying for sexual services in Ireland has become fully criminalised with the onus being on the customer and not the prostitute. Though prostitution was legal prior to this date, the updated legislation effectively removes any implication of wrong doing from sex workers themselves. Following the Swedish model, Ireland joins only a handful of countries that are adopting these laws in a bid to prevent trafficking and those sex workers who are vulnerable.


Escort Services in Cork

As we all know, escort services are a simple and fully legal transaction of paying a courtesan for her time. An escort will usually spend that time with you on a date to accompany you to dinner, events or other social meetings. If, during the course of your date, you end up having sex then this is not considered (legally) as part of a paid service.

Cork is reasonably well serviced by escorts with many independent directories covering Cork.

However, due to the legal grey area, we cannot list any of the known escort agencies, directories or websites on this page.

Cork Strip Clubs

The Great Escape

31/32 Leitrim Street, Cork

Tel: +353 21 450 1062

A reasonably large venue with pole dancing, table dancing and lap dancing available, the Great Escape gentleman’s club is the original Cork strip club. Opening over ten years ago, the club has a good reputation for value, discretion and overall atmosphere. You can get a private dance for about €45. The dancers come from all corners of the earth and start scantily clad before completing exotic routines on rotation with other performers touting for up close and personal dances.

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The Great Escape is Cork’s original strip club. Image via website.

The club is open seven days a week from 8.00pm to 2.00am. Admission is free before 11pm or €10 after.


15 Leitrim St, Shandon, Cork

Tel: +353 86 813 6000

Voted Ireland’s No 1 gentleman’s club for stag parties, Secrets is a popular lap dance venue in Cork.

The venue is open seven nights a week from 8pm until late. Most nights the action is wound up by about 2am but expect the unexpected. The club offers a free airport pick up service for those visitors keen to get straight off the plane and sample some Irish hospitality.

You can book a VIP/Champagne room for private dances and enjoy the free bar that comes with this service as well as some highly entertaining personal performances from the dancers.

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With a casino as well as strippers, Secrets knows its audience. Image via website.

The club  also runs a casino from the premises in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of client.

Secrets has a certain appeal to it that is laidback and friendly but does not compete with the bright lights of any big red light district club you’ve experienced (or dreamt of). That said, Secrets does have a good local reputation and is not that expensive.

Erotic Massage in Cork

Check the classified directories and you will find a number of erotic masseuses with services available in Cork.

These range from exotic body rubs, to full tantra sessions.

There are a couple of independent erotic masseuses with a web presence, however once again we cannot list them on this site as they are rather… explicit… in nature.

Dogging and Swinging

The adult swinging scene (dogging in particular) is popular in Ireland and there are plenty of community forums available online where you can find clubs and hot spots. You can read up on our full guide to Swinging Clubs in Ireland or check these local sites out for swingers in Cork.

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Dogging. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it. Image via Swing4Ireland.


This countrywide site for the Irish swinging community is free to join (though subscribers get more access to media files and more contact options). The swinging community in Cork is pretty well represented and offers plenty of options for hooking up.

The dogging forum is also a great resource if you just fancy turning up to watch or take part. Locations are added all the time and, if you have a favourite that isn’t on the site, you can add your own.

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Swinging is an easy and free option for sex in Cork. Image via Swing4Ireland.

Swinger Nation

In the same vein as Swing4Ireland, Swinger Nation has a map you can find popular dogging venues around Cork with.

Also free to join, the site offers swingers across Ireland the chance to connect and meet up with like-minded adventurous adults.

Featured image is via Secrets Strip Club, Cork.