Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen, Denmark.
The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen (Danish: København) and the conurbation that a million Danes call home. This "friendly old girl of a town" is big enough to be a metropolis with shopping, culture and nightlife par excellence, yet still small enough to be intimate, safe and easy to navigate.
- 1 Sex Scene and Prostitution
- 2 Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Dogging
- 7 Adult Locations
- 8 Strip Clubs and Lap Dance
- 9 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 10 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 11 Karaoke and KTVs
- 12 Escort Services and Agencies
- 13 Swinger Clubs
- 14 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 15 Love Hotels
- 16 Nightclubs and Bars
- 17 Gay and Lesbian
- 18 Other Adult Services
- 19 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 20 Sexual Services for Women
- 21 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 22 Stay Safe
- 23 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Prior to 1999, a person was permitted to engage in sex work only if prostitution was not his or her main source of income. Prostitution was then fully decriminalized on 17 March 1999 when changes were made in the penal code (Straffeloven); in practical terms, prostitution had been tolerated for many years prior to the change in legal status. Both selling and buying sexual services are legal, but activities such as operating brothels and pimping are illegal. Also, the age of consent in Denmark is 15 years, but is 18 years for anyone wishing to undertake or purchase sex work. The Danish police have a special "morality" unit (sædelighedspolitiet) to enforce the state's prostitution laws.
Like many other European cities, many sex workers in Copenhagen now use internet-based advertisements for in-call and out-call services.
According to the most recent figures of the Danish National Centre for Social Research, published in 2011, there are around 3,200 sex workers in Denmark, including around 600 street prostitutes, the majority of whom are foreign.
Many Copenhagen escorts are advertising their services online.
A little note on various nationalities, though. A lot of girls are of course Danish, but anyone advertised as even remotely brown in color will generally be African with a few Brazilians among them. “Italians” and other South European nationalities are always Eastern Europeans, and if Thai girls are usually advertised as such or just “Asian lady”.
First hour usually goes for 1000-2000 kr. Following hours are 500-1500 kr. Ekstrabladet is newspaper with hundreds of escort, strip show and massage ads every day from all over the Denmark. Do not be afraid to call. All Danes girls speak English and the foreign girls will also speak a little bit.
Most pictures of the Copenhagen sex workers who advertise online are quite truthful if not recent. Some of the websites don't have an English version, but you can use the google translate. There are often 4 categories: Copenhagen / Zealand / Jutland / Funen. Click on your favourite spot and enjoy. Don't expect replies to emails, though. You can get lucky, but a quick phone call is always the best. They also have an escort service section that should be easy to find.
Red Light Districts
The traditional center for prostitution in Copenhagen is the district behind the Copenhagen Central Rail Station (mainly Istedgade, Halmtorvet and Skelbækgade). At the commencement of 2009, the number of street-based sex workers and sex-oriented businesses in the area was declining, but there appeared to be a growth in numbers by the middle of that same year. Most of the people entering the industry originated from Eastern Europe and Africa. But there is no window girls like in the Red-light districts of Germany and Netherlands. One annoying thing in the area are the drug-addicts and the outcasts. The street is lined with strip bars and sex shops. Prostitutes roam the street corners while on the opposite sides big guys are keeping a watchful eye.
Directions: Most tourist choose the same route when their train arrives at Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegården). If you go up the escalators and take a right you will have Ströget around the corner and Tivoli right in front of you. But there is also the back way, the underground passage towards Vesterbro. Vesterbo area has been cleaned up and the action are now mostly found on one infamous street: Istengade.
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
Price of prostitutes in Copenhagen is about 1000-2000kr an hour and 500-1000kr for 30 min. If you buy sex from the streets the sex can be purchased from the lowest price possible, but it can be more riskier as there are lots of hustlers and scammers involved. In-call escort girls are often your best option as you can see their pictures and sometimes even reviews before meeting her. Massage parlours are the best choice if you like Asian girls. Strip clubs and sex clubs can also be found from the Copenhagen, but at these places sex often cost a lot.
Traditionally, Copenhagen’s street prostitutes have worked on Istedgade and the surrounding streets. But now the radius has become much bigger. Now the street sex workers are looking towards the city centre. If you take a walk at night, you can see that the street whores as far as City Hall Square. Basically the street whores have spread all over the Vesterbro district which consist the most of the city centre.
The Copenhagen´s most popular street prostitution area can be found if you head towards Skelbækgade and the surrounding streets. Here you will find these type of sex workers. Skelbækgade, is just off the main "porn street" called Istedgade behind the central station, which also has some street whores occasionally. Istedgade area is pretty safe, but there are loads of traffic and drunk young people as well. Average price for a quick sex is 300kr-800kr. It is recommended to have a car, but even if you do not, most girls will do their tricks in a dark corner or back alley.
In 2011 there were estimated 600 street prostitutes in Copenhagen, but these days there number can be even higher.
Dogging is the practice of watching or engaging in exhibitionist sexual activity in a public place. It has become somewhat the sex-buzz in Copenhagen with various articles in the web version of the Danish newspaper ekstrabladet, for instance;
There are places, for instance one place at hundige strandpark, near Copenhagen, and also sometimes "trylleskoven" in Tisvilde, North Sealand, but this is more of a dogging concept and not a large nude park.
Strip Clubs and Lap Dance... further results
Copenhagen, Denmark has many different gentlemen´s clubs and strip clubs to choose from. Unlike in USA, most strip clubs allow you to masturbate if you choose to take a private lap-dance in a booth. Many of the nude bars have hot and young dancers from Eastern-Europe and countries and also from Sweden. Some of the gentlemen´s clubs can be really expensive, but most are still quite affordable as long you do not order champagne or buy expensive drinks for the strippers.
Brothels and Sex Clubs... further results
There are more than 400 bordellos in Denmark which turn over 1.2 billion kroner a year, according to statistics from Danmarks Statistik. Some of the bordellos are specified on different type of services such as BDSM or girls from certain races like Asian or Russian girls.
Sex at the whore house cost always more than what sex usually cost when you buy it from an independent escort. But at the bordel you get a chance to choose from various girls and this will often attract the customers. There is a thin line between some massage parlors and brothels in Copenhagen.
Erotic Massage Parlors... further results
As in every other major city you will find a lot of Asian massage parlours and klinikkers in Copenhagen. Most of these places are cheap and there are plenty of masseuse options to choose from. Massage girls are mainly beautiful Thai, Filipino and Chinese girls. Some of them offer just Massages, but most of them offer more and the bulk of the parlors are great honest brothels. They have usually a written menu the contents of which can be adequately translated. Expect to pay 500-700 kr for a CBJ, 800-1200 kr for half an hour of "everything soft". This means everything covered but no other kind of restrictions. As for the price of extras, expect a BBBJ with CIM to cost 800-1000 kr, but don't expect to be able to persuade her. Despite the name, some of the massage parlours only offer poor massage, but great sex services.
It is much harder to find erotic massage salons from Copenhagen with local Danish girls. But luckily there are few good Danish massage parlours where you can get a sensual massage with a Happy Ending. These massage salons often offer more skilled erotic massages such as Tantric Massage, Lingam Massage or Nuru Massage.
The parlors are generally your best options, unless you really like escorts. You know what you order, and you generally get it always. Some of the girls are a little too pro, but hey, they can't all be unspoiled innocents.
Massage and Body Rubs
Karaoke and KTVs
KTVs are popular in some parts of Asia but you cannot find them in Copenhagen. Karaoke bars in Copenhagen are just normal bars for singing and drinking.
Escort Services and Agencies
There is a good selection of escort services in Copenhagen online.
The number of swingers clubs in Denmark is on the rebound. Before the dawn of the financial crisis, there were 14 swingers clubs in Denmark, but that number was halved to seven as hard-pressed Danes apparently found better things to spend their money on than membership to clubs allowing them to swap sexual partners. Now however, 2 new swingers clubs have recently opened their doors, and more might be on the way.
Going to a swingers club is a luxury activity for many Danish couples and singles. It’s something people do when they have the excess money for it.
Sex Shops and Adult Stores... further results
Some of the adult shops in Copenhagen only sell sex accessories, but the other also have an adult cinema or adult cruising arcade attached to the same building. Entrance to the adult kino is usually 150 to 200 DKK. Some of the adult cinemas are popular among the gay crowd, so you should be aware of this if you are straight. Sometimes there are also private video booths at the sex shops.
Nightclubs and Bars
Gay and Lesbian... further results
Most Danish people speak English very well, so usually it is very easy to get along in Copenhagen. And the laid-back mentality of the Danes and their commitment to human rights have made the country and Copenhagen a relaxed place for gays to live and visit.
Thus, it's not surprising that the official tourism site of Copenhagen promotes the gay life in Copenhagen, also. From one of their press releases: "The National Association for Gays and Lesbians (LBL) was founded in 1948 as first of its kind. And in 1989, Denmark was the first country in the world to recognise marriage between 2 persons of the same sex. In 1999, it became possible for married gays to adopt the children of their partners. Copenhagen has long been a very tolerant and relaxed capital for both gay Danes and tourists. Centralhjørnet, the first gay club in Copenhagen, opened over 80 years ago, and is still going strong – along with a wealth of other newer gay bars and cafes."
Almost all of the gay bars and clubs are located in the city centre around the famous Strøget shopping street. They are all within walking distance of each other.
Annual gay highlight in Copenhagen is the Copenhagen Gay Pride parade weekend in August. After the Eurogames in 2003, Copenhagen also hosted the 2nd Gay World Out games in summer 2009, the biggest sports event Copenhagen has ever seen.
Other Adult Services
There are couple good BDSM clubs in Copenhagen which are quite popular among the locals. If you do not wish to visit these clubs, your other option to find BDSM activities is to hire a dominatrix escort. Most domina girls in Copenhagen are experienced and very well equipped as some even have a dungeon with equipments built on their apartments. Dominatrix girls in Copenhagen charge from kr . 2000 to kr. 3000 an hour.
Transsexuals and Shemales
There are more than enough Shemale escorts to choose from in Copenhagen, Denmark. T-girls will either advertise on the internet or local newspapers. Most of the time they have ads on both. TV/TS/TG or CD sex workers in Copenhagen will charge 1000kr-1500kr for half hour or 1000kr-2500kr for one hour. Most of the trannies and ladyboys work from the private flats, but some visiting foreign trans-girls will often stay at the hotels.
It is quite rare to bumb to a transexual street hooker in Copenhagen as street prostitution is in decrease. Sometimes, but very rarely, the Asian massage parlors will have ladyboys giving massage. Many gay clubs in the city are also a place to go if you want to hunt down a transexual and fuck them possibly for free, but some trannies ask money even at the night clubs.
Sexual Services for Women
In Copenhagen, you can find male escorts from internet. Average cost for one hour with male escort including the full service is 500kr-1000kr. Most male prostitutes are from foreign countries. Some of these male gigolos only take male clients, so you should make sure if he also takes women clients.
If you do not wish to pay for sex, there are many good night clubs in Copenhagen where you can find plenty of good looking local men looking for sex.
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
Copenhagen offers all kinds of accommodation but like the rest of Denmark, prices are high. Most hotels are located in Indre By and Vesterbro. Special rates are often available on the internet or from travel agencies, so look around well ahead of time, rather than spending your holiday budget on sleeping because you booked at the last minute.
Usually the big hotel chains can not moderate who is staying at the hotel and who is not. This gives most mongers a good chance to bring high-end escorts to their room. However if you like to bring street whores to your room and have sex with them there. It would be more recommended to rent a private flat instead of hotel, because most streetwalkers do not look very fresh and hotel security may give you a trouble bringing her in.
See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels
Copenhagen used to be one of the safest cities in the world and while the situation has deteriorated in recent years, it is still quite safe compared to other cities of the same size. Like any metropolitan area, Copenhagen does experience its share of crimes and recent times have seen an increase in very violent gang-related crimes on Nørrebro. While crime against strangers is mostly of the non-violent type, such as pickpocketing and petty theft, one should take precautions, in particular around busy tourist attractions, in train stations and inside the train to the airport. Due to gang-related conflict, extra precaution is advised in the neighbourhood of Nørrebro and in the western suburbs, i.e., those municipalities located to the west of Copenhagen proper. However there is no evidence that gang members have targeted tourists.
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