Bangalore Sex Guide advises where to find sex, working girls, prostitution, street hookers, brothels, red-light districts, prostitutes, erotic massage parlors, strip clubs and escorts in Bangalore, India.
Bangalore, now known officially as Bengaluru (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Sex Scene and Prostitution
In India, prostitution (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal under certain conditions, and a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes.
Red Light Districts
In 2007, the Ministry of Women Development reported the presence of over 3 million female sex workers in India. Besides locals, foreign girls from Arabic countries, Japan, Russia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and some other areas have been working in India as prostitutes.
- Many prostitutes are working in Majestic area in Bangalore.
A short time full service given by a basic (cheap) "not-too-good-looking" street walker can cost in some places only from 100 INR to 200 INR. For a foreign customer the negotiating situation to make the price as low as possible might be more challenging than for local men. Often street hookers might first ask even 1500 INRs from a foreign customer, but that's definitely too much unless she is a real stunner (which is very uncommon).
Here are some street prostitute pick-up points in Bangalore:
- The place to pick up pro's in Bangalore is on the stretch between Manipal Center junction and the next traffic junction on Cubbon Road, just outside the army residential quarters. Go there between 8 pm - 9:30 pm and you can take your pick from about 7-10 street walkers waiting there with their pimps. The place to take them is a few hotels within 1 km which rent out rooms by the hour. These girls will know the hotels. These females are mostly good quality. They dress to kill and can set you back by a pretty penny. The girls here are more expensive than many others. 5K-10K rupees for a night out.
- Bannerghatta Road: Infront of HSBC. Bus stop from evening 6 pm to 8-9 pm. Nice looking aunties, no college girls. Rate around 3K-5K rupees. Sometimes even above depends on quality.
- You can find Call girls from BIA road - It has become the favourite haunt of the city’s call girls. The stretch of the BIA road between the CBI flyover junction and the Hebbal flyover hosts several government establishments and gets deserted after office hours, making it the ideal spot for a pick-up. By 7:30 pm, the profile of the area changes. Women with a lot of make-up walk up and down the isolated stretch trying to solicit motorists heading towards Yelahanka and the airport.
- The sky walk from KSRTC/BMTC stand to railway station for very cheap pros. Rates can start from even 200 rupees for a shot. Just walk up to walking underbridge to railway station in skywalk, you can find a handful of women sitting there starting even around 12:30 pm. Linger around and give an eye contact, they will offer rates. You can bargain and fix.
- Every night, about three autos wait behind the KSRTC buses that are parked at the entrance of the bus stand. These autos are waiting for special customers.
Brothels in India are illegal, but in practice are restricted to certain areas of any given town. Though the profession does not have official sanction, little effort is made to eradicate or impede it. Prostitution exists very wide under specific houses, flats or private places.
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Erotic Massage Parlors
You can find sometimes erotic massage parlors, but many of the sex workers are working in the numerous beauty parlours and lodges. Unfortunately poor girls, widows and divorcees, often fall prey to the elements since they do not have skills and are also devoid of any support from the family members.
- You can find advertisements of massage parlors in the local newspapers in Bangalore. Massage parlours are not what they say; especially the ones that show up in the classified column. The ads are all similar and all of them talk about hygiene, because customers who regularly go for prostitutes are concerned about STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and now the pimps ensure the customers are provided the much needed contraceptives. This particular form of prostitution works in two ways:
- The customer can go to the mentioned location in the ad for getting what they want. The pimp charges anywhere between Rs.3000/- to Rs.10, 000/- depending on the age and body type of the girl. The younger they are, the higher the price.
- If you are someone who fears a raid from the police, then the pimp will arrange a Tata Sumo (It's this specific car model apparently because it has more space in the back) which will take the customer to a secluded location where he can get his services delivered.
Transsexuals / Shemales
In the culture of South Asia, hijras / eunuchs are men who have feminine gender identity, adopt feminine gender roles, and wear women's clothing. The Hijra sanaths (Hindi: हिजड़ा, Urdu: ہِجڑا, Bengali: হিজড়া, Kannada: ಹಿಜಡಾ, Telugu: హిజ్ర Punjabi ਹਿਜੜਾ) are also known as chhakka in Kannada and Bambaiya Hindi, khusra (ਖੁਸਰਾ) in Punjabi and kojja in Telugu. Hijras/Eunuchs have a long recorded history in the Indian subcontinent, from antiquity, as suggested by the Kama Sutra period, onwards.
In South Asia, many hijras live in well-defined, organized, all-hijra communities, led by a guru. These communities have sustained themselves over generations by "adopting" young boys who are rejected by, or flee their family of origin. Many of them work as sex workers for survival. They are a common sight and can be seen begging at busy junctions and in commercial areas.
- On the way to the Bangalore city railway station, there is an under ground platform as a shortcut to railway station, bus stand and also to the road. Inside that shortcut, there are lots of trans genders. They are also a big disturbance for the people. Keep your valuables safe.
Gay & Lesbian
Homosexuality is illegal in India, with a theoretical maximum penalty of 10 years in jail. However, the law is not actively enfored, and actual prosecutions are rare. There is a vibrant gay nightlife existing in metropolitan areas and some (but very few) openly gay celebrities. On the other hand, the law has been used as a tool by policemen to harrass gays cruising on the streets. You will often see Indian men walking hand-in-hand in the streets. This is a sign of friendship, not homosexuality.
Male prostitution is all but invisible and not much is known about the status of male sex workers. Due to the social stigma attached to homosexuality in India and the lack of legal protection, they tend to face higher risks than females.
Sexual Services for Women
Male prostitution is increasingly visible in India. Gigolo service in India is growing. But there are cases of harassment of client women by gigolos. In India there are many "agencies" offering "handsome masseurs" in the classifieds of the newspapers (i.e. Hindustan Times). They offer in and out services, although the facilities are usually very basic. Most western clients are visited at their hotels. Local middle-class Indians are now using these services. Fees are discussed over the phone, typically INR 1,000 to 3,000. Safe sex and condom use is generally well understood.
Sex Shops & Adult Stores
Escort Services & Agencies
According to an investigation conducted by the Times of India, the rate to order a prostitute online is $295 (18,000 Indian Rupees) for a two hour sessions. The price increases to $573 (35,000 Rupees) for 4 hours, and a price of $737 (45,000 Rupees) for the entire night.
Police in India attempt to shut down online prostitution networks, but claim that for each website that is shut down, two takes its place.
Hotels which cater to prostitution activities are plenty in India and they do not have any clients for normal stay. Routing hotels will generally be strict for guests joining particularly if the women can be judged easily from the attire. High-profile women might be able to come to the room easily. Be choosy with the working girl if you intend to do so.
Bengaluru is a relatively safe city during day time. However, most of Bengaluru practically shuts down a little before midnight - even very safe residential areas can be very desolate by 11PM.
As a rule India is quite safe for foreigners, apart from instances of petty crime and theft common to any developing country, as long as certain basic precautions are observed (i.e. women travellers avoiding travelling alone at night).
Some autodrivers are scamming foreigners who are searching for working girls. The drivers might be telling you that they will take you to a prostitute's apartment and ask comission for that. After you have paid the comission, the driver probably ask you to wait somewhere for the girl and meantime he will go and "buy condoms to the client" or something like that. Never pay anything before you can be sure that you are getting some value for your money. Otherwise you will never see your driver or money again. It's probably not a big loss in your budget but feeling to get cheated is not nice and you will spend your time for nothing. Of course not all drivers are like this. Use common sense.
Unfortunately theft is quite common in places visited by tourists, but violent thefts hardly ever occur. More likely a thief will pick your pocket or break into your room.
Some people handling your cash will try to shortchange you or rip you off. This does not exclude official ticket sellers at tourist sites, employees at prepaid taxi stands, or merchants in all but the most upscale businesses. Count your cash before handing it over, and be insistent on receiving the correct change.
It is advisable or better to agree on the fare beforing getting inside an auto or a taxi. This avoids any further unpleasant fare-related arguments. If you can take a local help of knowing how much it might cause to travel in between two destinations, by a local, friend or hotel front desk, you will be a smart traveller.
Beware of HIV/AIDS and always use a condom.
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