Sex in Budapest vs. the New York Convention

Sex in Budapest vs. the New York ConventionThis site presents and ranks clubs closely related to the sex industry, hence the name. For diverse reasons we cannot publish which of these are the ones that provide sexual services as well. One of the reasons is we’re not always sure ourselves. Another is that in Hungary sexual services are considered a forbidden fruit, therefore all activities facilitating it are punishable by law. This is why we don’t publish comments describing having actual sex in a club, because we’re not here to get anyone in trouble due to something that happened or supposedly happened in a club.

But we don’t want to seem prudish either and we don’t want to create the impression that Budapest still lives in the last century and has the Spanish Inquisition after everyone who tackles this taboo. Things aren’t like that. As we all know, there is a New York Convention that Hungary has joined, making operating a brothel legally impossible. Well, we think this convention is an unenforceable and outdated fossil, but governments still don’t dare to terminate Hungary’s involvement. What they choose to do is turning a blind eye to businesses that are in connection with this segment of the sex industry, but are probably operated entirely in a business-like manner without dealing with criminals or drugs and they pay taxes after the profit they make. On one hand this is good, but as all half measures, it also results in a very unstable situation. Neither the businesses, their employees, nor the clients enjoying their services can be sure that they are completely safe. All it takes is a concurrent influential person or club and all the beneficial tolerance you’ve been enjoying is gone. Double standards cause a lot of problems in Hungary today even in the areas governed by law. There is judicial precedent that shows that the applicable laws can be interpreted in completely different ways in very similar situations. You can only imagine how the same thing works in such a murky area as the sex industry.

Much unfazed by all this, there are over ten thousand prostitutes advertising themselves in Budapest, according to our estimates. They do it with photos attached, including their faces and contact details. This is a rather curious phenomenon in a country where this is theoretically (and in practice) prohibited by the law. It is true that prostitution itself is not considered a felony anymore, only a minor misdemeanour, but as such it is still not allowed. There have been many initiatives to solve this problem, but they all failed. These were promoting the creation of so called zones of tolerance, set up by municipalities themselves in areas where there are no schools and churches in the vicinity and where such a zone would not have disturbed the public. Of course nobody ever got around to actually setting up a zone like this. Here prostitutes could have worked, but they would have been expected by authorities to issue a proper receipt after each session so that they pay their taxes. Ridiculous. Together with this they would have been required to have a recent doctor’s certificate. How would that have made sense in a truck parking area where they can’t even take a shower??

So this is what the honourable gentlemen in our parliament could come up with after years of study and research, while operating brothels continues to be illegal. Brothels, which could be totally controllable in terms of finance, health, hygiene and all the rest.

The mind boggles.

So, like everyone else, all we can do here is beat around the bush, be secretive and use double speak in a country that is considered a porn paradise and for decades has had a reputation for being one of the most popular destination for sex tourists from around the world.

Should you have a related story, please, tell us!

Write your story:
Verification code:

Fresh reviews:

Night clubs, girls in Budapest

night club: P1 Gentlemen's Club
posted by Gabor
We had a fantastic birthday party at your club many thanks for the staff. We have been to 3 different clubs in the city during our holiday and definitely ... more

night club: 4Play Club
posted by Ted
I associate myself with the previous remarks. We were also there last week, with a company of four people, and in addition to the fact that the whole ... more

night club: 4Play Club
posted by Tommy
Avoid this place like the plague! We were to 4play with my friends at the beginning of November. Their website was very promising and we read a lot of ... more

night club: P1 Gentlemen's Club
posted by Steffen
We have just been to P1, at the very beginning of September. We went to the club with a friend of mine and I have to say, we really enjoyed ourselves... more

night club: Foxtrott Gentlemen's club
posted by Anonym
Same as the other bad stories. They wanted to charge me 300000 HFT for 3 drinks. Only had 40000 on me and they escorted me to the ATM. As soon as I was ... more

hot! hot! hot!

Budapest Nightlife - informations for tourists

Who needs better news than this? At the end of last year our beloved government gave us the gift of another extraordinarily creative law. Practically placing absolute power in the hands ... more

We drank, we ate, we partied... In this publication we are not usually in the habit of writing about a particular club, but this time we have decided to make an exception. This is because ... more

Clearing up the Budapest night There’s been a demand for 10 years for Budapest to regain its attraction, that its reputation should not fall from year to year, and that it should ... more

Private Dance vs Outcall Services Tourists visiting Budapest often ask what services the city’s nightclubs offer and what differences there are between the various clubs. The two questions ... more

...and what about VIP area? The time has come to take an outing and test the VIP service of the clubs in the first 5 places of budapestbrothels. com. This means examining what happens ... more