Want to know more about the sex scene in Bucharest? And what kind of adult services are on offer?
Nicknamed ‘little Paris’, Bucharest is the capital and most populous city of Romania. The commercial and tourist centre of the country, Bucharest offers an eclectic range of modern entertainment as well as cultural diversions. It is home to elegant architecture, sophisticated dining and a vibrant entertainment industry. With almost 2 million visitors each year, the city does its best to keep everyone happy including those who are looking to sample the delights of the adult industry. With cheap prices and the national love of good beer Bucharest is very popular as a stag location.
In this guide, we take a look at the ways you can get a service in Bucharest from the escort industry to the strip clubs and erotic massage parlours.
- 1 Prostitution Laws in Bucharest
- 2 Bucharest Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Bucharest
- 3.1 Brothels
- 3.2 Swinging Clubs
- 3.3 Erotic Massage Parlours
- 3.4 Strip Clubs
- 3.5 Street Prostitutes
- 3.6 Sex Shops
Prostitution Laws in Bucharest
Prostitution is illegal in Romania but was decriminalised in 2014. Basically this means that offences are now considered administrative instead of criminal with punishments being fines instead of jail sentences.
Mongering is not illegal and johns do not face prosecution unless they knowingly pay for sex using an organised service such as a brothel, pimp or prostitution ring.
The Government has been keen to further their official position on prostitution and advance the sector to a regulated and licensed one. However, there is still some strong opposition from religious groups and anti-prostitution campaigners.
The present situation means that the sex industry is unregulated with no official controls in place. Policing is relatively slack on street prostitution and whilst brothels are illegal, they do operate, mainly as erotic massage parlours. Some of the strip clubs also offer massage and escort services.
Bucharest Escorts Guide
In common with many European countries where prostitution is illegal, escorts offer full sex out-call services under the guise of ‘compensated dating’. Their fees are charged for companionship with any sexual activities taking part privately by mutual consent.
Bucharest has a lot of escorts who provide services to most hotels in the city with prices starting at around €100 per hour.
Most directories that list independent escorts carry warnings for the services offered in Romania due to a high incidence rate of fake profiles. You are advised to use authenticated listings, those with good reviews or make your own arrangements for validating whether an ad is genuine or not.
Whilst there are a handful of Romanian escort agencies and directories, we cannot link to them due to advertising guidelines and the grey-area legal status.
Likewise, classified sites offer cheaper rates, but they do attract scammers more than other sites so do exercise caution when responding via these services.
Sex in Bucharest
Brothels are not legal in Romania but there are many venues which offer a similar service. Foreign tourists may well be offered a ‘brothel’ experience by some taxi-drivers but these are not recommended. If you are looking for a full service then erotic massage parlours offer a similar experience with some degree of security that the girls do not form part of a prostitution ring.
Swinging in Romania is relatively new but is proving quite popular, particularly in Bucharest. There are two main clubs which are open for tourists to visit with private parties occurring across the country, mainly for locals or are members only.
The Romanian Swingers site has some further information on these.
Strada Căpitan Mircea Vasilescu, nr. 3, Sector 4, Bucharest 040184
The Bad Romance villa has ten rooms over two floors with a semi-basement area. It is an old building which makes the most of its historic charm including a grand wooden staircase, chandeliers and elegant furnishings.
There is a small spa area with jacuzzi and sauna plus four clean and modern bathrooms.
Bad Romance is a classic swingers club open for foreign visitors as well as locals.
Single females may attend any evening for free but must arrive with a couple.
Admission fees include a welcome drink of champagne plus party food, towels and condoms. Rates are charged as follows:
- Couples: 250 Lei (€54)
- Single Men: Thursday, 300 Lei (€65) & Saturday, 450 Lei (€97)
Bad Romance is open as follows:
- Tuesday: 10.00pm to 3.00am
- Friday: 10.00pm to 5.00am (Couples Only)
- Saturday: 10.00pm to 5.00am
Strada Agricultori 16, Bucharest 030167
The Attraction Club was the first swingers club in Bucharest and is located 1km North of the Mătăsari area. It was opened in 2010 and is a popular club for locals and visitors to the city. All staff speak good English and you do not need to be a member to attend an event. However, the club is couples only on Wednesdays.
They run regular events over the weekends including themed parties with live shows such as the sexy nurses, sexy blondes and lap dances.
It’s a stylish and modern club with a nice range of sumptuously decorated play areas as well as a great bar and lounge facilities.
Entrance fees are charged as follows and includes a glass of champagne as well as party food:
- Couples: 250 Lei (€54)
- Single Men: 500 Lei (€107)
- Single Women: 100 Lei (€21)
Attraction is open as follows:
- Wednesday: 10.00pm to 3.00am (couples only)
- Friday and Saturday: 10.00pm to 5.00am
Erotic Massage Parlours
In the absence of a legalised sex industry, erotic massage parlours ostensibly operate as brothels.
There are many scattered around Bucharest, although once again we cannot link to their websites.
Strip clubs in Romania are far cheaper than in western Europe with drinks prices also being low. However, they are more expensive than bars and other clubs in the city so be warned that your tab can quickly rack up, particularly at those venues where hostesses join you for the evening. A few thirsty girls can quickly eat into your wallet.
Each club usually offers other services as well as strip shows and can include escorts or on-site erotic massage.
Strada Doamnei 9, Bucharest 030167
Opened in July 2017, this brand new strip club in the heart of Bucharest’s Old Town was an instant hit with locals as well as tourists.
In addition to strip performances, the club provides lap dances and escort services.
It isn’t the largest club in Europe but it does occupy an elegant space with chandeliers, plush velvet sofas and ivory/maroon stylings. The club combines modern elements in a traditional gentleman’s club style. The venue is located in the basement of a traditional building and incorporates a large stage set in the round. Private rooms are available for private dances which do include touching.
The club is already proving popular with stag parties as well as VIP events. With around 30 girls working for the venue, the standard and quality of performers is high.
Admission is charged at 200 Lei (€43) which includes drinks. Private dances are charged at around 200 Lei (€43) for around 10 minutes.
The 21st Office strip club is open daily from 10.30pm to 6.00am.
Lucky Love Club
Strada Știrbei Vodă 29, Bucharest 010101
Located right in the centre of Bucharest, the Lucky Love Club is a striptease venue which also provides on site erotic massage. The club has a good reputation for stag events and massages can be booked for larger groups.
Pole dancing, lap dancing and intimate fully nude private shows are all on offer.
Admission fees are very reasonable with prices for drinks being cheap by comparison to other European cities.
The strip club is open 10.00pm to 4.00am.
Buckingham Night Club
Strada D. I. Mendeleev 3, Bucharest 030167
With live music every night and special events running throughout the year, the Buckingham Night Club is located close to downtown Bucharest.
The club advertises itself as a gentleman’s club and offers stage shows, lap dances and hostess services.
It’s a modern club but is styled with a medieval theme including chainmail, swords and other armory. Though it might seem like an odd mix, it does seem to work.
Buckingham Night Club is open daily from 10.00pm to 6.00am.
Best of the Rest
There are a couple of other clubs worth visiting:
- Nightclub Emmanuelle, Street Mendeleev 37,sector 1, Bucharest
- The Buddhist Club, Blvd. Regina Elisabeta, no. 54, District 5, Bucharest
- Sexy Club, 108 – 112 Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest
Bucharest has no official red-light district but the area to the east of old town, known as Mătăsari, contains most of the cities clubs and pubs making it a hot spot for adult entertainment. Old town itself gets a lot of evening tourists and you can find most of Bucharest’s sex shops within this area.
Street prostitution isn’t as common as it was a few years ago but there are streets where customers can pick up a hooker for around 50 Lei to 150 Lei (€10-€30).
Whilst prostitution is illegal, policing is lax and is an administrative rather than a criminal offence; however, picking up via a pimp is a serious infringement.
Bucharest has half a dozen good sex shops centrally located not far from the Mătăsari red-light district.
Sex Shop 4 Love
Sex Shop 4 Love has several stores in the city, each stocking a reasonable range of bedroom basics. The chain has a good reputation in the city with competitive prices. They aren’t the most modern of sex shops and are reminiscent of sex shops as they were in the seventies. However, you can find some high-tech products on sale here.
- Strada George Enescu 32, Bucharest 030167
- Bulevardul Gheorghe Duca 6, Bucharest 011071
- Calea Mosilor nr 231, bloc41 A, sector 2, Bucharest 020871
Opening times vary so check the website for details.
Nr 24 Parter, Bdul Nicolae Balcescu, Bucharest 010044
Selling sex toys for men, women and couples, Amsterdam has a good selection of novelty items and bedroom basics. You can also browse from a selection of BDSM toys as well as fetish clothing for women.
The store is open daily from 10.00am to 11.00pm.
My Private Sex Shop
10334, Bulevardul General Gheorghe Magheru 22, Bucharest 030167
Centrally located just a few hundred meters walk from the heart of old town Bucharest, My Private Sex Shop stocks over 4000 products. The range is a basic one but covers all the main essentials including lubricants, vibrators, dildos and inflatable dolls.
They also stock novelty items and a small variety of S&M toys.
The store is open seven days a week from 9.00am to 3.00am.
Another chain sex shop in Bucharest, Erotica has four stores all quite centrally located.
The shops offer a modern selection of fetish fashion for men and women, penis enlargement devices. Pumps & extenders plus sexy lingerie. You can also pick up all kinds of essentials including hammer vibrators, electro-stimulators and BDSM toys.
- 16 Nicolae Balcescu Bd., Bucharest
- Corneliu Coposu no. 2, Bucharest
- 6A Liviu Rebreanu Street, sector 3, Bucharest
- Gabroveni nr. 61, Old Town Bucharest
Opening times vary so check the website for details.
Seven Sins Lingerie
Strada Orzari 3, Bucharest
This specialty lingerie store has a large showroom with a selection of corsets, catsuits, body stockings and costumes.
As well as some provocative silks and satins, you can also find latex and PVC collections.
They also stock a range of mens underwear.
The store is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.30pm.
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