Want to know what your options are for adult entertainment in Porto?
Nicknamed ‘Invicta’ (never conquered), the city of Porto is Portugal’s second most populous city. A popular tourist destination, the 250,000 residents play host to a further three million visitors. The combination of the cruise ship terminal and Ryan Air hub makes Porto an easy city to reach and this global city has a lot to offer. From the architecturally important old town, famous street festivals, gastronomic cuisine and arts scene, it is a gem in Portugal’s industrial north west. As well as culture, there is plenty of entertainment and the city has some great nightclubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
In this guide, we take a look at the sex scene in Porto, including those escort agencies and directories that service the city as well as prostitution (and the prevailing laws), strip clubs, options for erotic massage and swingers club.
- 1 Prostitution Laws in Porto
- 2 Porto Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Porto
- 3.1 Brothels
- 3.2 Dogging
- 3.3 Swingers Clubs
- 3.4 Sauna Clubs
- 3.5 BDSM Clubs
- 3.6 Erotic Massage Parlours & Sauna Clubs
- 3.7 Strip Clubs
- 3.8 Street Prostitution & Red-Light Districts
- 3.9 Sex Shops
Prostitution Laws in Porto
Prostitution in Portugal is legal as long as no-one but the sex worker profits from the arrangements. Accordingly, running a brothel, pimping and prostitution rings are illegal. In Porto, the most common ways for hookers to earn a living is via clubs, bars and on the streets as well as online. Escort services are also popular as well as private house in-calls.
Current estimates of the number of prostitutes in the country vary but it the figure is reckoned to be around 30,000, of which about half are thought to be foreign nationals. In Porto, there are probably around 800-1000 sex workers, most of whom are Portuguese as well as some other Europeans. However, there are quite a few South American prostitutes working in the city.
The average price of sex in Porto varies with street hookers charging between €20 and €50 for a quick service (less for oral), €100 an hour for an in-call or €150 per hour for an outcall escort. Of course, there are plenty of “premium” options.
Porto Escorts Guide
Finding an escort in Porto is pretty easy and there are some directories that provide easy access to those escorts listed in the city.
However, as stated above, while prostitution is legal, advertising services related to it is not. We cannot publish links to the various escort agencies, directories or individual escort websites based in Porto.
Needless to say, they are not hard to find elsewhere!
Sex in Porto
You can find sex in a variety of ways in Porto and most of the places to get it are in the centre of the city. As well as strip clubs and swinger clubs, there are erotic massage parlours where you can get a happy ending.
Brothels are illegal in Portugal and you won’t find any bordellos like those you might find in Germany, Greece or Hungary. However, there are plenty of massage parlours where customers can get a similar service and they would expect to pay anywhere from €50 to €100 for a service in these places.
Dogging in Porto has been growing in popularity over the last decade but is perhaps not as common as it is in the UK or Ireland. However, adults who enjoy this activity can find others in the area using sources like the Adult Hub. A personals site for swingers and doggers, listings identify who will be where and when. It is a good networking tool for locals who are involved in dogging around Porto.
Red Hot Pie is also a good resource for swingers and dogging.
Swinging is on the increase in Portugal and, for a relatively small city, there are plenty of options available (also see ‘Sauna Clubs’).
The biggest swingers club in northern Portugal, Intimidades is a stylish and modern club offering six play rooms and attracting a young crowd. With an average age of 35 years old, the club is exclusively open for couples only.
Events are usually published on their Facebook page as well as their website.
The club is open every Friday and Saturday from 11.00pm to 6.00am as well as on selected holidays.
Tass Bem Swing
Rua Dr.Ribeiro Magalhães 212, Vila Nova de Gaia
Tass Bem is a members only swingers club about 10 minutes south of Porto. It has a reputation for providing sexy and glamourous parties as well as naughty theme nights. Previous events include tranny nights, gloryhole sessions and gangbang evenings.
You can get in contact with the club’s organisers to arrange for a membership.
The club is open on Friday and Saturday nights only from 10.30pm to 6.00am.
Best of the Rest
There are a couple of other options available for swingers:
- Swing Club, Rua de Júlio Dinis 766, 4050-321 Porto (+351 914 018 542)
- Key Club (couples only), address on request (+351 935 094 100)
- Tass Bem Swing,
Another kind of swinging, a sauna club is generally not restricted to couples only and are usually not members only.
Mistik Sauna Club
Rua Camara Pestana nº 445, 4350-089 Porto
Situated in the heart of Porto, the Mistik Sauna Club is open for couples and singles. It is a popular venue and attracts a good mix of ages as well as nationalities.
Their facilities are extensive and include an outdoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, thematic play rooms, sauna, movie room and socialising areas. There is also a couples only space.
Admission prices are €15 for couples, €25 for single males and €5 for single females.
Opening hours for Mistik are as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 2.00am
- Friday and Saturday: 11.00am to 3.00am
- Sunday: 3.00pm to 2.00am
There are no dedicated BDSM clubs in Porto but there are plenty of mistress and dominatrix services being operated from private residences with some offering in-call services.
Check out the Kinky Red Room on AirBnB for an exclusive dungeon stay!
Erotic Massage Parlours & Sauna Clubs
There are a couple of massage parlours in the city that offer a traditional service but if you are after a tantric, prostate or erotic massage then there are a couple of options that should satisfy.
We cannot advertise them, but they are easy to find via the search engines.
There are a couple of options for strip tease and lap dancing in Porto although none offer any extra services (unless you get very lucky with a dancer in private).
Life Strip Club (Downtown)
R. Conde de Vizela 100, 4050-639 Porto
This is the second venue for the owners of Life Strip Clubs (the other is just outside the city at Rua Duarte Oliveira 556, Perosinho Vila Nova de Gaia 4415-087).
Both venues are modern and well-appointed with bar, private dance areas and a great atmosphere. The original venue is larger (700 sq. m) and has a bigger stage. Just ten minutes taxi-ride away from downtown, it is a popular spot for Porto’s nightlife. There is even a restaurant, two bars and can accommodate up to 500 guests.
The dancers rotate across both venues to ensure good diversity and they have a good reputation for being upbeat and interactive.
The downtown club is open Tuesday to Sunday between 11.00pm and 6.00am with the original club being open as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 10.30pm to 4.00am
- Friday and Saturday: 10.30pm to 5.00am
The Lingerie Restaurant
Rua de Gonçalo Cristóvão 198, 4000-265 Port
Combining strip tease with fine dining, the Lingerie Restaurant are Portugal’s first chain of erotic eateries. They launched in 2004 and have been pretty successful with their gastronomic menu which is based around common aphrodisiacs and their sensual entertainment.
They are popular with bachelor and bachelorette parties as well as divorce events! Guests can choose a coloured flag on their table to indicate just how interactive they want the performers to be with them so the choice is yours.
Opening hours for the restaurant are as follows:
- Wednesday to Friday: 8.30pm to 2.00am
- Saturday 7.00pm to 2.00am
Street Prostitution & Red-Light Districts
There is no specified red-light area of Porto but there are areas where street prostitution is more common, such as:
- Rua do Estevo
- Rua do Loureiro
- Rua de Ferreira Cardoso
- Rua de Coelho Neto
Porto is stacked with sex shops and you can find anything from the basic bedroom essentials to adult entertainment stores that specialise in DVD, printed media and BDSM gear. From novelty items to sex dolls, furniture and toys, you will be able to find it in Porto.
We’ve selected some of the best stores to hit up in the city as well as provided a full list of all the major outlets in Porto.
A chain of sex shops, you can find an outlet in most areas of the city, including:
- de Damião de Góis 64, 4050-221 Porto
- Estrada da Circunvalação 12596, 4460-000 Sra. da Hora
- da República 1920, 4430-194 Vila Nova de Gaia
They supply a good range of sex toys and clothing as well as novelty items, toys, BDSM gear and DVDs.
The stores generally open from 10.30am to 1.30pm and then again from 2.30pm to 7.30pm but check the website for details.
Rua do Bolhão 132, 4000-111 Porto
A discreet store situated in downtown Porto, Shhh is a Portuguese brand of sex store that exudes eroticism and sensuality. Not so much a novelty or traditional back alley sex shop but an upmarket retail store offering high-end products.
The store is open Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 7.30pm.
Best of the Rest
These are the details of some other sex shops in and around the city:
- 100 Tabu, Avenida de Porta Fronhas 286, 4480-004 Vila do Conde
- 100 Tabu, de Augusto Nogueira da Silva 1374, 4475-615 Maia
- Cumplicades, Tv. Henrique Schereck 182, 4450-578 Leça da Palmeira
- Erosfarma, Avenida José Domingues dos Santos 139, 4300-351 Porto
- Maison Rouge, Praça de Mouzinho de Albuquerque 113, 4100-359 Porto
- Mestre’s, Rua de Gonçalo Cristóvão 314, 4000-260 Porto
- So Sexy Romance Store, Av. Menéres 566, 4450-002 Matosinhos
- Tangerine, Dom Afonso Henriques 532, 4435-006 Rio Tinto
- Welcome Lover, Rua do Almada 446, 4000-303 Porto
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