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Edinburgh's Old Town with Arthur's Seat and the Firth of Forth in the background.

Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, Scotland, (United Kingdom).

Edinburgh (Gaelic: Dùn Èideann; [1]) is the capital of Scotland located in the Central Belt region of the country. With a population of approximately 450,000 (1 million in the city region), "Auld Reekie" (Edinburgh) manages to combine both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.

Sex and Prostitution in Edinburgh

In the United Kingdom, prostitution itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes.

It is illegal to buy sex from a person younger than 18, although the age of consent for non-commercial sex is 16.

In Edinburgh, estimates from Scot-Pep suggest there are about 700 indoor sex workers – 200 in saunas, 350 independent escorts and 150 agency escorts as well as 80-100 women on the streets over a year.

33 women were arrested for soliciting in Edinburgh in 2010-11, and 21 the following year. Most of these arrest happen at the street and police mostly targets mostly the streetwalkers.

Red Light Districts

Looking over the Water of Leith

Edinburgh does not have a red-light district like Amsterdam. Anyway, Salamander Street in Leith is the favourite haunt for prostitutes and is considered as a unofficial RLD.

Prostitutes and Sex Workers

Edinburgh is well known for massage and sauna venues where you can find some girls for half an hour or an hour. Over the past years many sauna venues have been closed, but some still stay open, while more massage salons keep opening. Street prostitution is still active in Edinburg, but not nearly as common as in the past, because most streetwalkers have moved indoor and started working as an independent escorts. Edinburgh is well known for massage and sauna venues where you can find some girls for half an hour or an hour. Over the past years many sauna venues have been closed, but some still stay open, while more massage salons keep opening. Street prostitution is still active in Edinburg, but not nearly as common as in the past, because most streetwalkers have moved indoor and started working as an independent escorts.

The sauna and massage parlours of Edinburgh function, in an unofficial way, as licensed bordellos. Punters here do not come just for a massage. They want, for the most part, some kind of sexual services.

Street Hookers

Street walkers are often standing on Salamander Street, Edinburgh's unofficial red light district. There are constantly about a dozen or so street workers who trawl the area, moving as far as Leith Docks and Commercial Street, in search of customers willing to pay £20 to £50 for their services. You should always be extra careful when dealing with the street sex workers as many of them may try to pull scams and they also have lots of STD´s.

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Adult Locations

Escort Services and Agencies

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Magic Escorts Scotland Edinburgh View Map

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Edinburgh City Escorts View Map

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Central Ladies View Map

Central Ladies, is one of the capital's longest standing agencies. The agency has built a reputation of distinction. Central Ladies have an established this reputation from delivering a high level of service. All services are provided with great discretion and understanding.

You can find lots of different kind of escorts in Edinburgh online. You can also find escort directories that advertise services based in Edinburgh, such as Escort-Scotland

Erotic Massage Parlors

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Ambassador Sauna View Map

(Not sure if this business is still running)
91 Lothian Road +44-131-229-3260

Dabblers View Map

(Not sure if this venue is permanently closed) The parlour is small but clean, warm and very friendly.
278 Bonnington Road

Number 9 Sauna View Map

Private rooms. Sauna. Jacuzzi. Massage. Complimentary beverages. Free wifi.
9 Merchant st +44-131-629-0129

Silk Massage View Map

Silk is an exquisite erotic and tantric massage centre, and that’s why it is focused on providing our guests with the most complex and sophisticated massage services. Inspired by refined eroticism of the ancient orient and the tantric realms, our wide range of massages include relaxation massage, ...
New Town EH3

London Street Sauna View Map

You then pay the door fee (£20 on the door, £60 to the girl for 1/2 hour) and you're given a locker key with a bag for your valuables. You then head to the changing rooms for a shower, put a robe on and return to the lounge to make your selection from the ladies sat in the lounge. Opening hours Mo- ...
41 London St +44-131-556-8848

Carol’s Sauna View Map

With four luxury cabins for massage services and a fully equipped sauna with room for up to eight people, Carol’s is run by a charming young couple who ensure your every need is catered for.
320 Easter Rd +44-131-554-0109

Executive Sauna View Map

Edinburgh's oldest and most established sauna, and as you'd expect, our experience shows. We are committed to providing excellent service and are confident that you will not leave disappointed. Executive Sauna has excellent facilities aimed at making you feel as comfortable as possible, whilst also ...
86-87 Rose Street +44-131-225-5149

Newtown Sauna View Map

New Town Sauna is located in central Edinburgh at 17B Hart St, just off Forth Street. We offer a range of facilities including executive sauna, VIP suites, a TV lounge with satellite channels and offer a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. We are open 7 days, no appointment necessary.
17B Hart St +44-131-557-3616

Erotic massage parlours in Edinburgh are usually called as Saunas.

It is estimated that around 400 women work in Edinburgh's saunas, with around 20 per cent being non-UK citizens.

Edinburgh was the first city in the UK to grant saunas and massage parlours public entertainment licences in 1986.

Prostitution in the UK, including Edinburgh, is illegal, however paying for companionship and the use of a sauna is not.

Edinburgh City Council is drawing up plans (2013) for a brothel-free capital due to the impending closure of many of the city's saunas. Worried sex workers call for saunas to stay open in Edinburgh to avoid dangers of industry going underground.

Before visiting, it's recommended to contact the sauna. Understand that at the moment it's very difficult to tell if some of the saunas are shut down by the authorities!

Brothels and Sex Clubs

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Edinburgh City Council is drawing up plans for a brothel-free capital due to the impending closure of many of the city's saunas. But some of the so called "saunas" still stay open while most of the brothel business is moving to a massage salons. There are also some whore houses which operate from the private apartments and these venues often have 2 to 5 girls operating in them in a separate rooms.

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Strip Clubs and Striptease

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Baby Dolls View Map

Because we are the best in town we decided to give ourselves the accolade of the No1 Showbar, sexy ladies with the friendliest of attitudes in the house everyday and night. Baby dolls bar is fully stocked with beers, premium spirits, wines and champagne.
2/4 Laurieston Street +44-131-229-0076

Club Rouge View Map

Not exactly a strip club. Show bar for burlesque, cabaret and dance performances, plus art shows and pole-dancing classes. Club Rouge recently announced its transformation from a striptease venue to a cabaret, burlesque and entertainment club. The venue used to be known as the Sapphire Rooms, until ...
81-83 Lothian Rd +44-131-229-6391

Fantasy Palace View Map

Lap-dancing club spread over 3 bars, specialising in stag and hen parties, plus Italian restaurant.
12 Shandwick Pl +44-131-538-3000

Most strip clubs in Edinburg are harmless and have very sexy dancers working on premises. Some of the nude bars are known to run some scams, but this is rare. Most strip joints have private booths for a lap-dance or private shows. These type of services cost around £20 to £40. Many girls who work as lap dancers detest the comparison because they do not exchange sex for cash – but inevitably some do. In some strip bars girls pay a £100 deposit to dance, and out of their tips can make £400 on top of that a night.

Karaoke and KTVs

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KTVs (hostess karaoke bars) are popular in some parts of Asia but you cannot find any of them from Edinburgh.

Swinger Clubs and BDSM

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After Eight Club View Map

Dress code in this venue will range between smart and casual, but you can use your own initiative here. The better you present yourself, the more likely you will attract attention and be allowed to take part in some sexual encounters. Single female on their first visit will be expected to pay £10. T ...
10 Spittal St +44-131-221-0282

Swinging culture is becoming more popular in Edinburg among the regular straight people and couples as in the past it was also common among gays. Most of the time single men need to pay more to enter the swingers venues than couples or women. This rule is introduced so there would be a fair ratio between men and women.

Sadly Scottish swingers clubs never seem to last very long. There are some clubs that are still open in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Sex Shops and Adult Stores

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If you don’t feel like visiting or cannot find any local sex shops in Edinburgh, you can easily order adult products from Online Sex Shop.

There is about a dozen of sex shops in Edinburgh.

Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels

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Love hotels are popular in some parts of Asia, especially in Japan. There are also many love motels and short-time hotels in South America. Unfortunately you cannot find any real love hotels in Edinburgh.

Nightclubs and Bars

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There are many nice nightclubs and bars in Edinburgh where you can try your luck to find sex for free.

  • Opium Nightclub, 71 Cowgate, Edinburgh, tel.: +44 131 225 8382
  • The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street, tel.: +44 131 556 0444
  • Opal Lounge, 51A George Street, tel.: +44 131 226 2275

Gay and Lesbian

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Steamworks Sauna View Map

Located in the heart of Edinburgh's gay village,Steamworks is Edinburgh's Newest, Biggest and Best sauna for gay and bisexual men. Steamworks offers state-of-the-art facilities extending to over 5,000 square feet on 2 levels.
5 Broughton Market +44-131-477-3567

Number 18 Sauna View Map

Sauna for men. Maybe the busiest gay sauna in Edinburgh.
18 Albert Pl +44-131-553-3222

Edinburgh has a great gay scene "the Pink Triangle," centred around the top of Leith walk, just off Princes Street, Edinburgh's main thoroughfare. All the clubs and bars are in easy walking distance. Each club offers something different; so whether you want only music, real ale or good food, you will find a bar to suit your taste. Here you will find a gay-friendly relaxed atmosphere. Scotland has also become the 17th country in the world to allow same sex-marriage.

Here are some place for gay and lesbian people to visit in Edinburgh:

Gay Bars / Pubs / Clubs:

  • Frenchies (mixed gay & lesbian), 87-89 Rose Street Lane Nort
  • The Newtown Bar (mixed LGBT), 26b Dublin Street
  • Blue Moon Cafe (mixed LGBT), 1 Barony Street, 36 Broughton Street
  • Regent Bar (men), 2 Montrose Terrace
  • Priscilla's Bar (mixed LGBT), 17 Albert Place, Leith Walk
  • Picardy Place (PicardyP) (mixed LGBT), 4-6 Picardy Place
  • GHQ Club (mixed LGBT), 4 Picardy Place
  • Café Nom de Plume (mixed LGBT), 60 Broughton Street
  • Cafe Habana (mixed LGBT), 18-22 Greenside Place
  • CC Blooms (mixed LGBT), 23-24 Greenside Place
  • Planet Bar (mixed LGBT), 6 Baxter's Place

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There are not many Fetish and BDSM activities in Edingburg. But many escorts offer BDSM services such as dominance, role playing and submissive behaviour. If you like, most escort like to tie you up too, but all these type of services always require an extra payment.


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Transsexuals and Shemales

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The Internet is the best way to meet trannies in Edinburgh. Price to have sex with a trans-girl escort in Edinburg is around $80 to $200 depending the t-girls popularity and time wished to spent with her. There are few tranny escorts in Edinburg who work there full time, but most of the time there are also few travelling shemale escorts in Edinburg providing their services. You should always contact the tranny escort in advance and find out if she only does topping and not bottoming, example if you prefer the other one only.

Sexual Services for Women

Most women in Edinburg can easily find sex from the local clubs and pubs. There are also male escort services the one can use if prefer and these type of services run between £50 to £150 an hour. There are also swingers clubs where women need to pay to get in, but where they can have unforgettable orgies in a group.

Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels

Most of the main Hotels in Edinburgh are girl friendly. You can also rent an private apartment to be sure that you can bring guests. Some of the Edinburg escort agencies have been running for a quite long time, but new agencies keep opening every once a while. You have to remember that most images you see on the escort websites are photoshopped and some are not even real. But if you do a little research, you should be able to find an escort you like from Edinburgh. Cost to have sex with an Edinbugh escort is about £100-£200 an hour, as agencies often take a cut from the escorts earning.

See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels

Stay Safe

In general Edinburgh can be considered a safe destination for visitors, but like all other major cities, it pays to remain attentive and use some common sense.

  • Try not to get too drunk: if you have had too much, it might be wise to get a taxi home. There are taxi ranks all around the City Centre.
  • Night buses [2] (which depart from Waverley Bridge next to the train station) are affordable and safe alternatives to taxis, but stay on the lower deck. Night buses cost £3.00 for unlimited travel on a single night, so for groups of three or more travelling moderate distances, taxis can be more cost effective for single journeys.
  • Like most other cities, there are some rundown areas. For its size, Edinburgh does not have many, but there are still some suburbs that are better avoided by anyone unfamiliar with the area such as the following:
    • Niddrie and Craigmillar in the southeast of the city.
    • Sighthill and Wester Hailes in the west.
    • Muirhouse and Pilton in the north.

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