Sex in Glasgow Guide

Want to know more about the sex scene in Glasgow?

Glasgow is the third largest city in the UK and is an important industrial and commercial hub. As a result, there’s plenty of demand for adult entertainment to keep the locals distracted when the sun goes down. How does the Glaswegian sex scene compare to other hot-spots in the UK?

In this guide to Sex in Glasgow, we take a look at what the city has to offer in terms of adult services and nightlife attractions – from swingers clubs, to strip clubs, and BDSM facilities.

Is Prostitution Legal in Glasgow?

Yes, to an extent.

Prostitution in the UK is legal and both the act of paying for and selling sexual services is within the law. However, there are may aspects around the trade which remain illegal, including:

  • Running, owning or managing a brothel, includes letting a property used as a brothel
  • Soliciting in a public place
  • Pimping and pandering
  • Kerb crawling
  • Advertising for sexual services in a public space including loitering or using tart cards.
  • Paying for sex with a person known to have been coerced
  • Paying for sex with anyone under the age of 18

In Glasgow, street prostitution is no longer very common with those women who do sell their services mainly doing so online or using an agency.

It is estimated that are around 1000-2000 prostitutes working in the Glasgow area.

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The streets around Glasgow’s Central station are notoriously popular with street prostitutes. Image via Geograph.

Massage parlours and saunas can also provide some sexual services but many of these venues no longer exist after a series of closures following closer police scrutiny.

Single men are also welcome at some swinging clubs but action and admittance is not always guaranteed.


The Glasgow Escorts Scene

There are a variety of agencies and directories covering the area. Rates vary quite a bit but tend to be in the region of £100 to £200 per hour. Some of the ladies provide in-call services.

Legally we cannot list Glasgow escort agencies (or independent providers), but a simple search online uncovers a number of sites where their services are widely advertised.

Sex in Glasgow: What Adult Services Are Popular?

Glasgow is a pretty dry city compared to the UK’s wider sex industry.

You won’t find an abundance of massage parlours as an alternative to brothels like you can in some other areas.

However, there are a couple of options available instead of using the service of an escort.

Glasgow Brothels

Brothels are not legal in the UK.

Glasgow Swinging Clubs

Swinging is quite popular in Glasgow with a lot of small parties being held in private homes. However, there are a couple of larger clubs in the city for group sex and swinging events.

The Shoebox

Based in a private apartment in a residential area in the West End of the city, The Shoebox is an all-inclusive swinging club. Welcoming singles, couples and TS/TV, they run at least two events each week which can include greedy girls and gang bangs.

Parties are limited to a maximum of 20 guests that must pre-book for attending.

The venue has just one main playroom and no private spaces and parties are a mix of group play and voyeurism. A large cinema screen shows adult content and towels, condoms and snacks are available.

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The Shoebox hosts intimate parties for up to 20 people. Image via website.

Contributions are payable to help cover the cost of consumables.

Interested parties should contact the organisers via the website.

CJ’s @ The Townhouse

CJ’s is a popular club running from private premises in the city. Having recently changed location, events are running again in the Northside of Glasgow. They run a mix of events including gay/bi-male nights, greedy girls gangbangs and couples/single female only.

The venue has seven playrooms, two lounges and a fully-equipped dungeon.

A contribution is payable to the event organisers to cover the running costs.

Contact the website for event details.

See more: The best British swinging sites and communities

Glasgow Erotic Massage Parlours

Most erotic massage services in Glasgow are performed by individual escorts either in-call or out-call.

The city had quite a few massage parlours and saunas but a lot of these no longer exist.

However, there are a couple of places where you can get an erotic massage.

Strip Clubs in Glasgow

Platinum Lace

24 Drury St, Glasgow G2 5AA

A part of the UK’s premium strip club brand, the Platinum Lace venue on Drury Lane flies the Scottish flag with pride.

A decadent club with plush surroundings and modern facilities, the venue is split over two floors with two bars, many private booths for one-to-one lap dances and continuous performances on the main stage.

The club has a VIP area and champagne bar making it a popular location for stag dos and large groups.

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The stage at Platinum Lace is tantalisingly close with an intimate feel. Image via website.

Platinum Lace is open as follows:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9.00pm to 3.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 7.00pm to 3.00am

Diamond Dolls

39 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LN

Diamond Dolls is a Scottish chain of clubs with a sister venue in Edinburgh. The Mitchell Street location in Glasgow is arranged over three floors and incorporates stage shows, private lap dancing areas as well as corporate and group booking facilities.

The Champagne VIP Lounge has a good selection of rare wines, premium spirits and vintage champagne.

The club is open as follows:

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10.00pm to 3.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 8.00pm to 3.00am
  • Sunday: 10.00pm to 3.00am

Seventh Heaven

15 Elmbank Gardens, Glasgow G2 4NQ

Located in the west of the city a few minutes’ walk from Charing Cross station, Seventh Heaven is a small show club offering lap dances. There is a main stage with plenty of seats and VIP booths available.

It’s not the most luxurious of venues but the prices are reasonable and the girls have an excellent reputation. Reviews generally for Seventh Heaven are very complimentary.

They run regular promotions including £10 dances and £2 beer as well as half price entry. Connect to their Facebook page to get up to date information on deals and offers.

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Always check their Facebook page before heading to 7th Heaven, you might get a good deal.

The club is open as follows:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9.00pm to 3.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 7.00pm to 3.00am

Local BDSM Scene

Fifty Shades of Glasgow

19 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6AB

Situated in the heart of the city, this privately-run dungeon is available to hire or for instructional purposes. You can book the use of the space with your own Dom/Domme/Sub/Partner or explore the equipment with the experience owners.

Equipment includes:

  • Bondage bed and throne
  • St Andrew’s Cross
  • Leather sleep sack
  • Gibbet cage
  • Pup cage
  • Metal spanking bench

There is also a wide selection of tools, toys and accessories plus outfits, hoods and masks.

The dungeon can be booked for private play at a rate of £30 per hour.

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Also known as the Abstrakt.Me Studios Dungeon. Image via website.

Professional Dominatrix Services

If you want to explore the above facilities (or other dungeons) with an experienced professional, then Glasgow has a good range of women providing BDSM and fetish sessions:

Are There Street Prostitutes in Glasgow?

Glasgow has no designated red light area but the streets around Blythswood Square have long had a reputation for attracting street prostitutes.

Glasgow City Council has made significant efforts to deter street trade and the local police are a constant presence in all of the known prostitution haunts.

Kerb crawling and soliciting are illegal and are not tolerated.

Glasgow Sex Shops

Glasgow has a few adult entertainment shops but not as many as it used to have. As with many UK cities, the rise of online shopping has hit bricks and mortar stores hard.

However, you can still browse for the bedroom basics, erotic essentials and titivating toys at one of these sex shops in the city: