Want to know what the sex scene is like Lisbon?
The capital city of Lisbon is home to around half a million of Portugal’s citizens and is a busy hub for the country’s trade and commerce as well as a popular tourist destination. Lisbon has plenty of ways to keep visitors occupied including some landmark buildings, a beautiful old town and many cultural diversions. In addition, you can find pubs, clubs and restaurants in abundance. And, if you are looking to sample the delights of Portugal’s sex scene then you can also find a distinctly adult way to occupy your time.
In this guide we take a look at the adult entertainment scene in Lisbon.
- 1 Prostitution in Lisbon
- 2 Lisbon Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Lisbon
- 3.1 Brothels
- 3.2 Swinging Clubs
- 3.3 Erotic Massage Parlour
- 3.4 Strip Clubs
- 3.5 Sex Saunas
- 3.6 Street Prostitutes
- 3.7 Sex Shops
Prostitution in Lisbon
Prostitution in Portugal is legal though third-party profiteering is not; this means that (legal) brothels aren’t available in Lisbon. It is estimated that around 30,000 prostitutes operate in Portugal with at least 5000 of these being in the capital. Many work as escorts or offer other services via legitimate establishments such as massage parlours and strip clubs. Though these venues explicitly state that sexual services aren’t offered, they can be procured on occasion.
Some women work as street prostitutes or offer sex via classified adverts. You can find out more about the street trade in the ‘Street Prostitution’ section, below.
Rates for sex in Lisbon vary depending where you procure services and the kind of women you pick up. Escorts start at around €150 (some charge less, particularly those from the classifieds) whereas street prostitutes can be paid anything from €30 for oral and up to €80 for full service. Premium services are more expensive and you can budget anything from €300 upwards for an hour with an elite model.
Lisbon Escorts Guide
There are a number of escort agencies with a Lisbon presence, however we cannot list them due to industry regulation.
Sex in Lisbon
Brothels are not legal in Portugal though there are often illegal and temporary brothels set up in rented apartments. Often these are advertised via the free classifieds with single escorts offering incall services; however, when you arrive at the address you will find different girls working to the one you initially contacted.
It is important to remember that these venues are not operating legally and can sometimes be in breach of other laws including the lease of the property. AirBnB guesthouses are hit frequently with this kind of set-up.
Heaven Can Wait
Sintra District, Lisbon
A private members club, Heaven Can Wait is a couples and singles swinging club that offers a programme of entertainment that includes burlesque shows and strip performances.
The live shows and DJ give the venue more of a nightclub feel than a swinging club. Facilities are split over several floors to offer a huge variety of spaces to explore.
The club has a large lounge and several play areas as well as jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, bar and massage services. On the first floor you can find the clubs many gloryholes and the dance floor.
The club is open as follows:
- Naughty Wednesdays: 11.00pm to 4.00am
- Erotic Fridays: 11.00pm to 5.00am
- Sensual Saturdays: 11.00pm to 6.00am
If you want to attend one of the parties, you should contact the club via the website; there is a separate number for singles and couples.
Another exclusive swinging club, you will need to contact the organisers in order to gain entry to any events. However, it is unclear from their website whether they are currently hosting events.
Founded in 2006, the club had a revamp in 2013 to incorporate a larger lounge space and more advanced disco/nightclub area.
There are some great modern facilities here and the club has an upmarket appeal which you may find different to some private swinging clubs experienced in other areas of Europe; expect the place to feel more like a Gentleman’s club than a private house.
The club is open for couples and singles but check with the management on the schedule of their opening.
Erotic Massage Parlour
Massage in Lisbon is easy to get and though the services of the masseur exclude any sexual offerings most of the treatments available include generous amounts of time on the genitals to guarantee happy endings. We are aware that some masseurs offer additional services once the doors are closed but this is hit and miss and is not approved of by the individual establishments. So, whilst you can get full service with a massage, there are no guarantees.
Where a parlour provides lingam (or phallus) massage you can expect a sensual rub and tug.
Many of these parlours have a web presence, but we cannot list them due to third-party advertising rules.
Av. Óscar Monteiroo Torres, 8-B, 1000-219 Campo Pequeno, Lisbon
Passarelle has been providing striptease entertainment in Portugal’s capital for 20 years and brings their experience to bear with a superb schedule of dancers.
The club has a large bar and main stage where dancers perform fully nude including a range of shows like the popular fire breathing act and the lesbian duo.
A separate restaurant also features strip acts where you can dine and be entertained by topless models. You can get a dinner for two with striptease and a couples massage for a great price of €120.
Passarelle is a popular city venue and is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00pm to 5.00am.
Diva Show Bar
Rua Bernardo Lima 18, 1150-218 Lisbon
The Diva Show bar is an intimate (read ‘small’) strip venue a short walk from the city’s Hospital Miguel Bombarda.
You can get champagne here as well as wines, beers and spirits but it is the strip shows that you’ll stay for. As an up-close venue you get quite personal with the dancers and for the most part you won’t be disappointed with this.
The place has a regular local following but you can find the occasional tourists here too.
The club is open daily from 10.00pm to 4.00am.
San Payo Club
Rue. Rodrigues Sampaio 34, 1150-089 Lisbon
A modern club close to the Health Museum, the San Payo is a gentleman’s club offering non-stop strip entertainment.
The atmosphere is upbeat and the music and light show keeps the dancers lively. Bar prices are reasonable for the city and reviews for the club suggest that staff are friendly.
The club is open from Monday to Saturday between 10.00pm to 5.00am.
Photus Strip Club
Av. de António José de Almeida 5 L-101, 1049-001 Lisbon
Originally opening in 1999, the Photus Strip Club has some great shows making it a popular spot for tourists as well as visitors on business. You can also find a lot of locals enjoying the entertainment too.
It’s a modern nightclub style venue and the place can get pretty loud at the weekend especially if there is a bachelor party in.
The club is open from Monday to Saturday between 11.00pm and 5.00am.
Rue. Sousa Martins 5 D, 1050-217 Lisbon
The Body Club is a sophisticated and stylish gentleman’s club with a large bar, main stage and two stripper poles providing non-stop entertainment. There are also private areas to enjoy a more one-to-one experience with the dancers.
There is the option of private contact here which includes up-close and personal lap dances.
The club is a mix of industrial chic with burlesque glamour and it’s a popular club with locals and visitors alike. Prices are on the high side but the quality of the dancers should make up for the difference in your wallet.
The club is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00pm to 4.00am.
Maison Rouge Strip
Rue de Borges Carneiro 38A, 1200-661 Lisbon
The Maison Rouge Strip club, rather unsurprisingly, has a burlesque theme to it which generates a good deal of interest from the tourist trade rather than locals.
They do good business with bachelor parties and entertain with a combination of pastiche strip tease and dance.
The club is relatively new to the capital but initial reviews are good.
The Maison Rouge is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00pm to 4.00am.
Impossivel Gentleman’s Club
Beco Esconso 11, 2750-642 Cascais
Situated about 30 minutes to the west of Lisbon you can find the Impossivel Gentleman’s club. Though a schlep out of the city, the coastal town of Cascais is a pleasant alternative to the city and should give you a different experience of this area of Portugal.
The club has been open for over 25 years and has plenty of dancers and hostesses providing night long entertainment. It’s not the most modern of venues but it has got a really friendly and laidback feel.
The club is open seven days a week from 10.30pm to 4.30am.
Rolls Strip Club
Tv. Afonso Sanches 6, 2750-283 Cascais
Whilst you are in Cascais, you should also check out the Rolls Strip Club; a bar and disco that seats 60 and has regular performers throughout the night.
The club is open daily from 11.00pm to 5.00am.
Rue. Luciano Cordeiro 56A, 1150-069 Lisboa
Facilities include a sex cinema, Turkish bath, steam room and massage room. You can also find gloryholes, dark room and sex sling.
The only LGBT mixed sauna in Portugal, you can get a real mix of clientele at the sauna including fetish fans. The professional masseurs on site cater well for the high demand for their services with two rooms offering whole body massage and domination treatments. Prices for these extra services start at €30 for half an hour.
The sauna is open as follows:
- Sunday to Thursday: 3.00pm to 3.00am
- Friday and Saturday: 3.00pm to 4.00am
Some special events are run throughout the year so check in advance on the website before attending.
Club Sauna Paradise
Rue. Aldeia Velha 41-A, 2870-267 Montijo
Situated across the Tagus estuary, about 30 minutes drive from the city, you can find the Club Sauna Paradise.
The venue is a naturists dream and is open to all sexualities, ages and backgrounds. A little like a swingers club, the sauna costs around €10 for entrance and features a sauna, jacuzzi and play areas.
Regular events are held at the sauna with popular features being the Sunday Matinee Swing, Saturday afternoon cuckolding and orgy day.
Club Sauna Paradise is open as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10.00am to 1.00am
- Wednesday: 10.00am to 3.00am
- Friday: 10.00am to 4.00am
- Saturday: 3.00pm to 4.00am
- Sunday: 3.00pm to 10.00pm
Street prostitution in Lisbon isn’t common but you can find most hookers in the city working around the Praca de Figueira landmark. On a weekend there are dozens of women on the make here and they aren’t hard to spot. The selection isn’t great, but customers can get a pick up for around €50, some even have apartments in the city but room charges apply.
There are dozens of sex shops in and around Lisbon, each selling a good range of DVD’s, sex toys and bedroom accessories. Some specialise in erotic lingerie whilst others offer more of a speciality range.
We’ve listed the best below:
- LX Sex Shop: Rui Nogueira Simões 3, 1600-868 Lisbon
- Koisas Dadultos: Av. Duque de Loulé 75B, 1050-088 Lisbon
- Loja do Sexo: R. Sousa Martins 9C, 1050-217 Lisbon
- Fantasy: Rua da Arrábida 90A, 1250-034 Lisbon
- Contra Natura: R. dos Correeiros 163, 1100-042 Lisbon
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