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With a population of around 1 million people, Naples (known as Napoli) is Italy’s third largest city. It is a popular tourist and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous phrase, ‘See Naples and Die’, is a reference to the city’s beautiful architecture, natural landscape and stunning weather. Naples is situated in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius but is not just the threat of an active volcano that keeps things hot in the city. Naples has a relatively active sex industry.
In this guide, we take a look at the sex scene in Naples and give you the latest information on the city’s red-light areas, as well as strip clubs, erotic massage parlours, swinging clubs and sex shops.
- 1 Prostitution Laws in Naples
- 2 Naples Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Naples
- 3.1 Brothels
- 3.2 Dogging
- 3.3 Swingers Clubs
- 3.4 BDSM Clubs
- 3.5 Erotic Massage Parlours & Sauna Clubs
- 3.6 Strip Clubs
- 3.7 Street Prostitution and Red-Light District
- 3.8 Sex Shops
Prostitution Laws in Naples
Prostitution itself is legal in Italy although profiteering from a sex-worker is not. Effectively this means you can legally pay for sex with a freelance prostitute but brothels and pimps are forbidden.
Freelance escorting and independent street prostitution is therefore the main way to pick up a hooker in Naples and there are an estimated 2000 hookers working in the city. Around a third of these are thought to be from outside of the EU, coming from places like Africa, Asia and South America. The remainder are European, mostly Italian but also from Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal.
As prostitution is legal, many of these hookers have a legitimate work permit and some work in legitimate businesses like massage parlours of strip clubs. Though, strictly speaking, sex is not permitted on sale in these venues, it does take place.
The cost of sex in Naples varies. We’ve covered the cost of escorts and street prostitution in the relevant sections below but, on average, customers can expect to pay around €150 per hour with a call-girl and around €30 on the street.
Naples Escorts Guide
There are a wide variety of ways to book an escort in Naples and prices to suit most budgets. Most escorts use directories or agencies to advertise their services but some do use the classified personals.
These services are legal to use, but illegal to advertise – so we cannot promote them or publish their links.
Sex in Naples
Naples is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Famed for its beautifully preserved historic centre, stunning architecture and ostentatious palaces, 50 million visitors descend on the city each year. Needing to cater for all, it is no surprise that Naples has a reasonable selection of ways to entertain adults looking for something even more exciting than nearby Pompeii. Though street hookers and escorts are the most popular forms of prostitution in Italy, there are a couple of other ways to get your rocks off in Napoli.
Brothels are not legal in Italy and you won’t find any official bordellos in Napoli like those you might find in other parts of Europe such as Greece, Germany or The Netherlands.
Instead, illegal brothels are run in low rent areas of the city, often in small apartments or basement flats. The majority of women who work in these venues are immigrants.
Dogging is becoming quite popular in Italy and Naples has a regular group of doggers and swingers who hit various spots in and around the area.
These do vary and are not always a guarantee of any action. For your best chance of joining in then check the Adult Hub for more information.
Swinging is also popular in Italy and there are plenty of clubs around the country as well as amorous couples looking for like-minded adults. Though there is only one main club in Naples, there are quite a lot of private parties being run in the city. Most are quite exclusive and do not entertain new visitors, particularly those who are not residents in the area. However, it is worth getting in contact with members of sites like The Adult Hub, Swing Towns or SDC.
New Club Glamour
Strada Prov.le per Nola, 77, Naples (S. Vitaliano)
Club Glamour is a large swingers club in Naples covering a space of 500 sq. m and offering a range of facilities for guests to enjoy, including:
- Dance floor
- Fetish room
- Jacuzzi and sauna
- Private and group play areas
- Outside social area
There is no license to sell alcohol on the premises so you have to bring you own but they do serve a buffet.
Events are run regularly throughout the year with some themed parties and live entertainment. Check the website for details of attending and the current prices.
Opening hours are as follows:
- Wednesday: 10.00pm to 3.00am (Couples and ladies only)
- Thursday: 10.00pm to 3.00am (All welcome)
- Friday & Saturday: 10.00pm to 4.00am
- Sunday: 10.00pm to 6.00am
There are no BDSM clubs in Napoli but there are plenty of specialist mistresses and dominatrix services around the area.
Erotic Massage Parlours & Sauna Clubs
For the best personal erotic massage in Naples, most will provide out-call services only but some offer in-call. Prices vary a lot but you can expect to pay around €80 to €150 for a decent erotic massage, happy ending and, maybe, more. Some will charge as little as €50 but reviews suggest that these are quite perfunctory treatments.
There are a couple of oriental salons and tantra parlours but it is not clear whether happy endings are available here; certainly it does seem to be a bit hit and miss depending on which masseuse you end up with.
Via Nazario Sauro, 21, 80132 Napoli NA
Formerly known as Club Lido, Club 21 is a small lap dancing and striptease joint in Naples. It isn’t the most upmarket of venues but it is clean.
Entrance is €20 which gets you a free drink; but a dancer a drink and they will perform for you but not for long. Private dances come at around €100 and, though there is the chance of getting a little something extra, the prices generally are quite steep.
Club 21 is open from Monday to Saturday between 10.30pm to 4.00am.
Rose My Club
Via Chiatamone, 21/22, 80121 Napoli NA
A similar size to Club 21, Rose also has a reputation for being quite expensive. Entrance fees are €20 with one free drink but you will need a fat wallet to stay for very long here.
Like Club 21, there is a possibility of arranging a ‘takeaway’ escort service from Rose’s and you get the feeling that the striptease/lap dance element is merely a cover for what could just be a window shopping experience. Expect to pay €100 to €250 for such a service.
The club is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00pm to 4.00am.
Street Prostitution and Red-Light District
Street prostitution is widespread in Italy and Naples has a busy nightlife when it comes to hookers. There are some Italian girls but mostly the women are from other parts of Europe as well as Africa and sometimes Brazil and Asia.
Whilst there is no official red-light district in Napoli, there are plans to officially create in the eastern quarter of Barra.
Though sex can cost as little as €20 with a street prostitute, that old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ certainly comes in to play here.
With a growing trend towards online shopping for sex toys, there are only a handful of sex shops in the Naples area. Most sell a good range of basic bedroom equipment as well as pornographic DVDs and printed material.
They are dotted around the city and surrounding areas so you will need transport.
Crazy World Sex Shop
Via Antonio Ranieri, 6, 80139 Napoli NA
A traditional sex shop stocking a little of everything from dildos, vibrators and butt plugs to magazines, DVDs and blow up dolls. The prices here aren’t as cheap as you would find online but you do get the convenience of being able to see before you buy.
The shop is open daily from 8.00am until 8.00pm (early closing on Sunday at 2.00pm).
355, Via Toledo, 353, 80134 Napoli NA
A small sex shop mainly stocking the basic essentials and novelty items, Lady Burlesque is centrally located and open daily, early until late. This seems to suit the seasons and in off-season you can find the store shut at odd hours.
Vizietto Sexy Shop
Two Stores: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 22, 80126 Napoli NA and Viale Privato Farnese, 49, 80131 Napoli NA
These automatic sex shops are open 24/7, 365 days a year and features a private lobby with vending machines. These convenient devices stock a good range of sex toys, lingerie, lubricants, creams and condoms as well as DVDs.
A franchise business model that is popular in Southern Europe, the shops have background music and offer a discreet and private way to shop with no sales staff.
Entrance to the stores is via a valid health card.
Via Ponte dei Francesi, 21, 80146 Napoli NA
Another 24/7 automatic vending machine store, Love Stop is located on the east side of the city.
Playtime: Calata S. Marco, 4, 80133 Napoli NA
Estasty: Via Beniamino Guidetti, 98-104, 80126 Napoli NA
With two stores in Naples, Sexy Shop is a popular locals sex chain store. They are quite big online and they offer a good selection of sex toys, lingerie, DVDs and S&M gear.
Both shops are open Mondays to Saturday from 9.30am to 8.30pm.
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