Want to know what to expect from the Manchester sex scene?
Manchester is a vibrant city with a rich cultural background. There is a diverse mix of entertainment venues from popular sporting grounds, theatres and live music shows to bars, clubs and restaurants. Sometimes known as ‘Madchester’, the city has a good range of strip clubs, erotic massage parlours and sex shops to keep the locals occupied.
In this Sex in Manchester Guide, we take a look at the best adult entertainment options, the local sex industry, and what adult services (and communities) are available to Mancunians.
Is Prostitution Legal in Manchester?
Yes, to an extent.
Prostitution in the UK is legal insomuch that the exchange of money for sexual services is not an offence. However, most activities relating to prostitution are against the law, including:
- Kerb crawling
- Pimping and pander
- Running a brothel
- Advertising for sexual services in public such as in a phone booth
- Soliciting for sex
Manchester has an active prostitution scene though much of this is said to be via massage parlours and the escort business. It is estimated that there are around 2000 to 3000 prostitutes working in and around the city with many coming from Europe as well as the UK.
Prices for full service range from £20-£40 on the streets to £100+ with an escort.
There has been a rise in the number of ‘pop-up’ brothels in the city which are usually organised by criminal traffickers.
These facilities are temporarily based on a short term let and are highly illegal.
The Greater Manchester Police force has been cracking down on the existence of such venues and should be avoided at all costs. Knowingly paying for sex with a person who has been coerced into providing a service is illegal and can result in prosecution.
The Manchester Escorts Scene
There are many escort agencies active in the Manchester region, appealing to all kinds of budgets — from the cheap “in and out”, to luxury VIP GFE treatment.
Whilst we cannot list these agencies due to advertising regulations, they are easily found online.
Sex in Manchester: What Adult Services Are Popular?
Running a brothel is not legal in the UK and there are no places in Manchester where you can find a traditional brothel, except in illegal ‘pop-up’ locations.
Often run as part of criminal rings, these venues are highly illegal and should be avoided at all costs.
See more: Our guide to the wider UK sex industry.
Manchester Swinging Clubs
Swinging is a popular activity in Manchester and there are a good few clubs in the area that provide a safe space for consensual sex with other open-minded couples and singles.
Cupid’s Swingers Club
13-17 Sutherland St, Swinton, Manchester M27 6AT
Situated in a quiet light industrial area of Swinton in the north west of the city, Cupid’s is a modern club that is quite popular in the city. There is a good bar, a well-equipped BDSM space and plenty of play spaces to enjoy.
Entrance fees vary by day but are usually £10-£20 per couple, £15-£50 for single men (depending on whether you are a member) with single ladies admitted free.
You don’t have to be a member, but single men do get a discount for registering with the club. Different events are run throughout the month with greedy girls nights being popular.
The club is open as follows:
- Monday: 12.00pm to 12.00am
- Tuesday: (1st and 3rd): 12.00pm to 12.00am
- Tuesday (2nd and 4th): 10.30am to 5.00pm
- Tuesday (2nd and 4th): 7.00pm to 12.00am (couples only)
- Wednesday: 12.00pm to 7.00pm
- Wednesday: 7.00pm to 12.00am (couples only)
- Thursday: 12.00pm to 12.00am
- Friday: 12.00pm to 2.00am
- Saturday: 8.00pm to 3.00am
- Sunday: 7.00pm to 12.00am
Adam & Eve’s Club
206 Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 0PF
Adam & Eve’s has been running since 1982 and is a well-run club with a spa feel.
Facilities are spread across four floors and feature 2 private rooms which can be locked from the inside, four playrooms, sauna, jacuzzi, lounge area and pool table. Most rooms run a selection of adult movies and there is a refreshments area where you can store your own alcohol.
The place is well-maintained and is both modern and hygienic.
Membership and admission prices are as follows:
|Single Males||Single Females||Couples|
|Sunday to Thursday||£20||Free||£10|
|Friday & Saturday||£25||Free||£15|
Opening hours are as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 12.00am
- Friday: 11.00am to 3.00am
- Saturday: 12.00pm to 3.00am
- Sunday: 12.00pm to 12.00am
25 Park St, Manchester M3 1EU
Amour opened in 2014 and offers more of a nightclub feel than the other venues on this list. It attracts a younger demographic and hosts a range of events including foam parties and sauna nights. There is a resident DJ to keep the atmosphere pumped and the place can get quite busy, especially on Tuesday nights.
Facilities include a dungeon, gloryholes and a greedy girl room. Play spaces including private rooms as well as a couples only area. There is also a hot tub, sauna, bar and double showers.
They are an all-inclusive swingers club for Manchester with TGirls welcome.
There are over 600 reviews on FabSwingers which are all positive.
The club is open as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 8.00pm to 1.00am
- Friday and Saturday: 8.00pm to 3.00am
- Sunday: 2.00pm to 1.00am
Partners Swinging Club
Whitelegge St, Bury BL8 1SW
Situated in a residential area 10 miles to the north of Manchester, Partners has won the title of ‘Number 1 Swinging Club in the North West’ for three years running (2015-2017).
Often described as an ‘oasis of relaxation and fun’, Partners is a modern spa club that has an enviable collection of play spaces including a well-equipped dungeon, orgy room and couples only area. The venue is stylish, hygienic and well-maintained.
No memberships are required for single females and couples but men can benefit from discounted admission by paying for an annual membership at a cost of £40.
Admission charges vary by night but are in the region of £15-£25 for couples, £15-£40 for guys with ladies always being free of charge.
The club is open as follows:
|Day||Day Hours||Evening Hours|
|Monday||11.00am to 5.00pm||Closed|
|Tuesday||11.00am to 5.00pm||8.00pm to 1.00am|
|Wednesday||11.00am to 5.00pm||8.00pm to 1.00am|
|Thursday||11.00am to 5.00pm||8.00pm to 1.00am|
|Friday||11.00am to 5.00pm||8.00pm to 3.00am|
|Saturday||Closed||8.00pm to 3.00am|
|Sunday||Closed||8.00pm to 1.00am|
See more about the Manchester swinging scene in our UK-wide guide to the best British sites for swingers.
Local BDSM Scene
The Fetish Emporium
A specialist fetish facility located about 4 miles west of Manchester, The Fetish Emporium is made up of five specially designed ‘atmospheric chambers’:
- The Red Room
- The Peach Room
- The Medical Room
- The Study/Domestic Room
- Adult Baby Room
They have an extensive selection of high-quality play equipment, tools and accessories including hoods, canes, paddles, milking machine, fucking machine, vacuum pumps, urethral sounds, clamps and humblers. They can also offer specialist clothing and specialise in feminization and sissification.
A private venue which can be booked for personal use, you can also make an appointment with one of the resident mistresses for a custom treatment package.
This is private dungeon available to hire for one-on-one sessions, group scenes or for a treatment with a resident or visiting mistress. It is located in the Stockport area which is about 10 miles to the south east of Manchester City.
There are two session rooms and two cells, each equipped with furniture, accessories and decorated with BDSM accoutrements.
The venue is able to provide authentic experiences for a variety of fetishes including abduction, sensory deprivation and medical play.
Manchester also has specialist services offered by local mistresses.
Manchester Erotic Massage Parlours
Massage parlours are a popular way to get an erotic service in Manchester. Prices vary by location and any agreed extras but you can expect to pay in the region of £40-£60 for a massage (payable to the house).
All fees for any additional services are negotiated and paid for with your masseuse.
Strip Clubs in Manchester
46 George St, Manchester M1 4HF
Situated in the heart of Manchester’s Chinatown district, Long Legs is a popular strip and lapdancing club.
The place has a strong American vibe to it and has touches of Californian Malibu with ostentatious neon, leopard print sofas and gaudy pink flock. It’s modern, fun and offers a change from the traditional gentleman’s clubs.
The girls are of mixed nationalities, ages and sizes but have a good reputation for performance style.
Private dances are available and there is a VIP suite on the upper level.
Long Legs is open as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 2.00pm to 1.00am
- Friday: 2.00pm to 2.00am
- Saturday: 5.00pm to 2.00am
109 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JB
The Baby Platinum chain has three locations in the North of England including this one in Manchester.
The club is styled on a Manhattan night club and includes a lot of black, shiny surfaces and mirrors with contemporary fittings. Plush black velvet seats make guests comfortable to enjoy the shows and pole dances.
A large and well-stocked bar with a red surface pool table finish off the main area.
There are some very attractive dancers and the club has a good reputation for not being too pushy.
The venue is open seven days a week from 9.00pm to late.
2B Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WZ
Conveniently situated just a short walk from the Deansgate station, Obsessions is a stylish club with plenty of good dancers.
The lighting is kept quite low to create an erotic atmosphere but, for some, it can feel a little dingy. Overall, the club gets mixed reviews; some people love it, others find the dancers a bit too pushy.
Entry to the club is £10 but the drinks are reportedly quite dear and, with a couple of lap dances, can rack up quite quickly.
Obsessions is open seven days a week from 8.00pm to 4.00am.
Victoria’s Gentleman’s Club
8 Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2AD
One of Manchester’s newest strip and lapdancing bars, Victoria’s is situated right in the heart of the city’s entertainment zone.
It’s a small but intimate venue that is quite basic in design; fortunately, the lighting is kept low. It has the appeal of a New York city bar with pink neon lights and plain bench seating.
The quality of the dancers can vary quite a lot with a range of ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes on display. Reviews are subsequently quite mixed but the benefit is that the club isn’t as expensive as some other central venues.
Stag parties and groups benefit from free entry.
The club is open seven days a week from 9.00pm to 4.00am.
Silks Gentleman’s Club
22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA
Silks has two venues in the North of England; one in Manchester and one in Leeds. The Lloyd Street venue offers continuous stage shows as well as lap dancing in a smart bar and lounge. There is an executive area and private rooms available.
The Silks girls have some great reviews and are talented dancers and performers. Many of them work as promotional girls or as ring girls for sporting events.
They are a popular stag party location and they run packages for large groups from £10 per person
The club is open from 9.00pm to 4.00am, Monday to Saturday.
The Causeway, Altrincham WA14 1DE
Totties is located about 4 miles west of Manchester Airport and about a 20-minute taxi ride from the centre of Manchester. It’s a great location for anyone staying in the south of the city and is a popular choice for locals who don’t want to venture into the city. It was opened in 2001 and has a good reputation for their attractive performers and talented dancers.
Stage performance is continuous with pole dancing and topless dances start at just £10 (or £40 VIP) for 15 minutes.
Entry is just £10, Tuesday to Thursday with a free drink.
Totties is open as follows:
- Tuesday to Thursday: 8.00pm to 3.00am
- Friday & Saturday: 8.00pm to 4.00am
Are There Street Prostitutes in Manchester?
As in most cities in the UK, street prostitution is not as common in Manchester as it used to be in the 1980s and 1990s. Most escorts advertise on the internet and even street hookers have taken to placing notices on free classifieds.
The immediacy of having a mobile phone and the convenience of an internet ad mean that street prostitution is less appealing.
There are still pockets of working girls that can be found on the streets, but searching them out is illegal.
Manchester Sex Shops
As with many other UK cities, sex shops have been hit hard over the last decade as internet shopping for personal products replaces the high street retail sector.
There are still several bricks and mortar shops in Manchester where you can browse for bedroom basics at your leisure, including:
- Love Boutique, 78 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LR
- Tongue Joy, 132-134 Great Ancoats St, Manchester M4 6DE
- Ann Summers, The Arndale Centre, 89 Halle Mall, Manchester M4 2HU
- Private Shop, 54 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
- Mistress Lula, 16 Livsey St, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AE
- Clonezone, 36 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WA
- The Herbal Sex Store, 261 Oldham Rd, Manchester M40 3NR
- Simply Pleasure, 1, 36 Park Rd, Oldham OL8 1DB
- Night Shade Adult Videos, 25 Hartwell Cl, Manchester M11 3TW
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