Seoul Sex Guide advises where to find sex, working girls, prostitution, street hookers, brothels, red-light districts, sex shops, prostitutes, erotic massage parlors, strip clubs and escorts in Seoul, South Korea.
Seoul (서울) is the capital of South Korea. With a municipal population of over 10.5 million, and a metropolitan population totaling over 20.5 million, Seoul is by far South Korea's largest city and one of East Asia's financial and cultural epicenters. A fascinating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge digital technology, home to endless street food vendors and vast nightlife districts, an extraordinarily high-pressure educational system and serene Buddhist temples, a dynamic trend-setting youth culture and often crushing conformism, extraordinary architecture and endless monotonous rows of grey apartment buildings, Seoul is a city filled with stark contrasts, contradictions, and paradoxes.
- 1 Sex and Prostitution in Seoul
- 2 Seoul Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Live Sex Cams
- 7 Adult Locations
- 8 Escort Services and Agencies
- 9 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 10 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 11 Strip Clubs and Striptease
- 12 Karaoke and KTVs
- 13 Swinger Clubs and BDSM
- 14 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 15 Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
- 16 Nightclubs and Bars
- 17 Gay and Lesbian
- 18 Other Adult Services
- 19 Room Salons
- 20 Singing Rooms
- 21 Kissing Rooms (Kiss Bangs)
- 22 Dating
- 23 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 24 Transsexual Escorts
- 25 Sexual Services for Women
- 26 Male Escorts
- 27 BDSM
- 28 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 29 Stay Safe
- 30 See Also
Sex and Prostitution in Seoul
Prostitution in South Korea is illegal, but according to The Korea Women's Development Institute, the sex trade in Korea was estimated to amount to 14 trillion South Korean won ($13 billion) in 2007, roughly 1.6 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
"Bang" is the Korean word for "room". So you can find things like DVD Bangs (private rooms to watch movies) or Noraebangs (private Karaoke rooms). Kiss Bangs are rooms for kissing.
There are thousands of expats and tourists in Seoul all year around. So if you're not interested in Korean girls, you can easily find western girls for hook up as well.
See also: Seoul Escorts
Seoul Female Escorts
Many quality internet female escorts can be found online.
The cost for freelance escorts are usually around W150,000 (US$150) but you can shop for the prices if your Korean is good enough (and if they'll take a foreigner).
Red Light Districts
The most convenient place to go for a foreigner would be Hooker Hill in Itaewon, Seoul. Itaewon is the foreigner district of Seoul and you can get there from line 6 to Itaewon Station. The direct way to get there is to take exit 3 out of Itaewon Station, walk to the first corner, make a right up the hill, and make a left at the next corner. You are now on Hooker Hill.
There are also four Amsterdam-style glass house red-light districts in Seoul that are still around. You basically walk down a street with glass windows. You can see women sitting on the other side of the glass window. If you like her you can chat her up and take it from there. You have to negotiate a price but you can expect to pay W150,000 (US$150) at least for a short-time. You also might have to pay more if you're a foreigner:
Korea's feminist state establishment has established an alliance with the land development capital to remove all brothels for redevelopment. It is expected that all former "red light districts" will be removed sometime by 2017.
- Cheonho-dong (near Cheonho Station). -Disestablished, redevelopment in progress.
- Miari (near Gireum station). -Same as above.
- 588 (near Cheongnyangni Station). -As of May 1st, 2016, demolishing has begun for redevelopment. Heavy CCTV surveillance in place, only few left.
- Yeongdeungpo (in front of Yeongdeungpo Station).
- Cheongyangni (central Seoul)-Being dismantled.
- Yongsan is the place where brothels have completely disappeared. In Yongsan District, the area where the ladies used to stand in front of the windows is now a construction site.
Korea has very heavy CCTV surveillance of all streets, with no other example in the world. All people are tracked and watched by intelligent algorithms. Also, so-called "punting phones" are not possible as real ID is required for opening a phone and, in case of foreigners, the information from the justice department's information network collected at the time of entering the country is used when getting a phone/SIM account. Using a false name phone in Korea can result in up to 3 years in jail.
Some warnings say that it's not advised to go to Korea for prostitution related purposes; Korea enforces the laws and has the means to do so. Anyway, prostitution is a huge business in Korea.
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
A BBC report stated that many women in their 50s to 70s in South Korea are offering sexual services to elderly men in order to survive. The women gather in Jongmyo Park in Seoul where they sell Bacchus energy drinks. Retired men who gather in the park purchase the energy drink and then bring the old lady to a nearby motel.
According to one customer interviewed by the BBC, the price for sex with the older women costs between $20 to $30 (20,000 to 30,000 South Korean Won.)
About 400 ladies work as prostitutes in the park. A social worker who interviewed the prostitutes stated that one women started working as a whore at age 68.
You can find street prostitutes in Seoul from Hooker Hill area. Always remember to use a condom with a street walker in Seoul.
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Seoul is a great city for a sex tourists. There are good selection of massage parlors, brothels and escort girls. You can find sex locations from almost every district of the city.
Escort Services and Agencies
There are quite many escort agencies in Seoul. They have mostly local and other Asian girls working.
Erotic Massage Parlors
Erotic massage is for you is if you want a good massage down there without the worry of catching anything or paying a fortune.
You can spot these places easily as they have two barber poles outside spinning next to each other.
You can even try to negotiating the price beforehand but unless you speak fluent Korean you're in a difficult situation. You can think it's the extra as tourist tax. You're going to be paying that little extra no matter where you go. You can expect to pay around W50,000 (US50) to W100,000 (US100) for a short time depending on where you go.
Massage and Body Rubs
Many of the sex workers in Seoul offer massage service as well if you ask them. Anyway there is no guarantee of the quality of the massage if she is not working as a massage escort or in the massage parlor. Many of the prostitutes in Seoul know surprisingly well how to give sensual massage to the customer.
Brothels and Sex Clubs
Brothels are usually considered as barber shops, massage parlors and salons.
Some of the brothels are also located in the studio apartments. At these premises, a South Korean prostitute services several customers per day. The customers pay average US$117 (130,000 South Korean Won) for sex with the prostitute.
Strip Clubs and Striptease
Strip clubs are quite difficult to find in Seoul. Strip bars are mostly called "night clubs" and not cheap. The night clubs do not not restrict themselves to strippers but have a variety of acts in their floor shows.
Some strippers will only go down to their g-string while others may go all the way nude. Most dancers are Korean but within the past few years Russians have also entered the scene (Korean men are fascinated with blondes), and Filipinas are found from time to time. Some of the shows are Koreans wearing traditional dress and playing a drum as they strip.
There are different kind of shows acted. The singers are good, the comedy is mostly slapstick style so you can laugh even if you don't understand what they are saying. In these clubs there are often wives with their husbands. The clubs are there they just aren't as well known as before. But a lot of Japanese tourists and Korean businessmen go to them and spend big money. Its not unusually to see them tipping 100,000 won checks to everyone (about $120 U.S.). So, take that amount of cash with you that you are ready to spent. Otherwise you might just go wild and spend over your budget.
Itaewon district has few striptease dancing clubs.
Karaoke and KTVs
KTVs are karaoke bars consisting entirely of private rooms.
Many of them are fronts for sex business. Others are more family-oriented. Make sure before visiting that is for adult entertainment or just for singing. Read more about "singing rooms" from other adult services section below.
Swinger Clubs and BDSM
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Swinger clubs in Seoul are not very popular or at least not very popular in public. Korean culture is pretty shy about subjects like swinging couples.
Sex Shops and Adult Stores
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There are at least some adult theaters open in the Jongno 3-Ga area. There's one just a block north on 'Mary's Alley,' off the narrow street just east of Topkol Park. The former East Gate of the park (usually closed) opens right into the plaza.
The one adult cinema is on the north side of this plaza (look for the black X on the glass door and climb up to 2/F), but the better one is a short walk north on the street, just east of this little plaza - continue north, cross the next street, and continue on just down the small street to the east of the musical instrument market (turn right at the two telephone booths at the foot of the long stairs going up to entrance and then back down). Just where the long stairs come down on the north side, turn right down the small street and walk down a block or so to the DVD logo. Take the steps to B/F. This has some private and semi-private rooms for gays. The towelettes, condoms, lubricant and water are all free. While they all vary in popularity, movies displayed on the screens, size, facilities, supplies and age groups, the types of action going on in all of the theaters is quite similar.
Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
Japan has given impressions also to South Korea about love hotels. You can find quite many love hotels in Seoul. They are very similar than original Japanese love hotels.
Usually they have erotic design with mirrors in the ceiling, double showers or even jacuzzi in some high-class love hotels. Also condoms and lubricants and usually available
Nightclubs and Bars
Seoul has pretty good partying places. For example near Hongik University area you can find several big nightclubs with locals, expats and tourist partying hard. Korean girls are not the easiest ones to hook up with but if they have been drinking, they might be very open and willing to have sex with you.
Gay and Lesbian
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Gay saunas and gay spas in Seoul are very popular.
Other Adult Services
These are lounges where businessmen usually 'conduct business'. Sometimes groups of friends go to these places to relax with beautiful hostesses. Local hostesses are here just socializing and pouring your drinks. But sometimes if you're friendly enough they might "hang out with you later."
The downside is that these places are quite expensive - ranging from W200,000 to W1,000,000 (US$200 to US$1000) but the service is second to none.
Singing rooms (연습장) is different from the noraebangs (노래방.) In noraebangs you go singing with your friends in a private room for roughly W20,000 (US$20). In the former you go singing with friends and hostesses. The price is also higher at the same level as the room salons. In a same way you get to sing with the hostesses who might stay out longer with you if you're "nice" enough.
Kissing Rooms (Kiss Bangs)
A lot of hot sexy young women work in these places. In a few shops you can get a hand job or a foot job. Occasionally you’ll be able to suck some nice perky tits. Usually though, you just sit and chat, make out and maybe cuddle for a set period of time.
Appointments are sold in blocks of time, like 20 minute, 30 minute and 1 hour sessions. There are usually discounts for longer appointments paid up front, but if you extend a shorter appointment you’ll pay full price. You can also set a series of short appointments with multiple women.
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Transsexuals and Shemales
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Hooker Hill street is short but it is jam packed with these little bars. Some are open or closed on any given day. At the very top of the hill there is a “regular” bar that is popular with English teachers. If you go beyond this you enter the realm of the transgender bars. If you see various Muslim owned shops way up on the mountain, you’ve gone too far. Trannies in Hooker Hill area are probably NOT “almost as pretty as girls” kind of transgender girls you might see in Thailand. Many of the t-girl escorts have ads online and they work at the private flats and hotels.
Sexual Services for Women
You can definitely find some kinky BDSM action in Seoul. Many of the sex workers in Seoul are open to many things if you pay some extra cash.
The basic form of BDSM (Bondage & Discipline/ Dominance & Submission/ Sado-Masochism) is all about the erotic and sexual acts and mind-sets of dominating and relinquishing control.
In the past few years BDSM has got a pretty bad reputation, but the basic principles can be extremely liberating and in the long run if you engage with it, turn you on in a way that you would never even have thought about. The fact that the standard media representation of BDSM is of something seedy and weird and sometimes make it feel like a taboo.
But if girl take the reins it can actually increase their sexual confidence and sense of agency, while giving men a break from having to be 'on top', psychologically as well as literally which is the standard dynamic for most lovers.
The trick is to have an open mind to sexuality, obviously anything which causes harm to your loved one or yourself is not good, but we're all humans and exploring the parts that make us a little different is what can make a hugely beneficial relationship.
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
Some hotels in Seoul can give you a trouble if you bring prostitutes to your room. It is more recommended to rent an apartment or find out first your hotel´s extra guest policy.
If you happen to be a non-Korean male walking hand-in-hand with a Korean female, drunk older Korean men might give you a tongue lashing or occasionally worse. Note that this is far less of a problem than it used to be.
If you do end up in a fight, remember that Korean law is possibly different to your home country. Just because someone else started the fight does not provide you with legal protection if the attacker ends up hurt. As in anywhere else in the world, get out of such a situation as quickly as you can.
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