Looking for more information on sex in Naples?
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 with plenty of street prostitutes, escorts and happy ending massage parlours providing services for locals and tourists.
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, escort scene 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 depending on who, how and where you pick up. We’ve covered the cost of escorts and street prostitution in the relevant sections below but, on average, you 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.
We’ve selected our pick of the best sites to find escorts in Naples to cover the broadest selection of women, fees and services.
Euro Girls Escorts
Euro Girls Escorts is an international site in the English language and covering all major cities across the world. In Naples, there are only around 30 escorts listed with most offering an hourly rate of between €150 and €200.
The site is free and easy to use and features a good selection of filters to be able to narrow your search by age, location and physical attributes.
With 42 listings in the Naples area, Escorta is an Italian wide directory with an advanced search facility. Not only can you search by age, ethnicity and languages spoken but you can also find an escort based on some very specific parameters including shoe size!
There isn’t very much detail on some of the listings and most you will need to contact to confirm rates but they do have free contact details as well as other ways to get in touch (WhatsApp, Viber etc).
Escort Forum Italy
With just a dozen escorts in the city itself, this site offers more of a look at what kind of girls are touring the area. There are some lovely looking ladies on the site and the rates reflect this.
The popular classified personals website, Viva Street, has a good coverage of escorts in Naples and there are plenty of choices for almost any budget.
The downside of using a site like Viva Street is that there is no verification or authentication of the ads. Unlike directors like Euro Girls Escorts, the ads can be listed for free with just an email address and no process for checking whether the ads are genuine or not.
There is always a danger with these sites that they could be run as a ‘bait and switch’ scam. This means that punters book the service on the basis of the listed photos but find that the escort is not ‘as advertised’.
Best of the Rest
There are some other sites that are also worth checking out but either only have a handful of listings or are for independent escort (single listings):
- Top Escort Babes – half a dozen listings
- Valentina – Premium escort. Rates start at €1500 for two hours
- Eva Cariati – Transsexual escort
- Escort Directory – A dozen listings
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 though you may find the occasional Neapolitan hooker.
According to recent reports, the majority of these local brothels can be found around the districts of Piazza Garibaldi and Corso Umberto I.
It is also possible to get a ‘take-out’ escort service from the city’s strip club, Club 21 (see below).
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, the website Massaggi 24 has the latest ads from escorts and freelance masseuses offering more than just a good body rub. You can also find a good selection on Bakeca classified sites.
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. The area around Piazza Garibaldi is currently considered the centre of prostitution and you can find female and transsexual hookers hustling for business after dark. The trade also spreads to surrounding streets including Via Terracina, Piazzale Tecchio, Corso Umberto and Via Nuova Agnano.
However, there are several locations around the city that attract a large number of prostitutes and where you can almost certainly pick up late at night.
- Via Marina – popular with Eastern European ladies
- Porta Nolana – usually North African hookers
- St Paul Park
- Via Domitiana
- Viale Kennedy
- Via Terracina
- Asse Mediano
- Le Porte di Napoli
Though sex can cost as little as €20 with a street prostitute, that old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ certainly comes in play here. Expect to pay a maximum of €50 although if the hooker uses a room instead of a car or a dark alleyway then you may need to pay a room fee of up to €20.
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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