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Copenhagen Sex and Prostitution

From: Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen after dark

ABOVE: Copenhagen after dark.

Denmark abolished film censorship in 1969, and in November of that year the Danish porn industry attacted worldwide attention with the Copenhagen Sex Fair. Ever since then, Copenhagen has enjoyed a dubious reputation as Europe's capital of pornography, prostitution, and live sex shows.

In reality, the city is tame in comparison with Amsterdam or Hamburg, where hookers display their wares behind shop windows. Brothels are illegal, full-time prostitution is forbidden, and commercial sex activities largely take place out of the public view.

For more background on the Copenhagen sex scene, see:

Prostitution

Prostitution in the Nordic Countries
There's nothing racy here--just a link to a government-funded report in PDF format about prostitution and human trafficking in Scandinavia. Factoid from the report, which is in English: An estimated 45 percent of Denmark's prostitutes are of foreign origin.

World Sex Guide Document: Copenhagen
Read users' advice on prostitutes and swingers' clubs, which we present without endorsement. (We prefer hanky-panky at home.)

Miscellaneous

The X-Rated Little Mermaid
In an article for Salon, Hank Hyena reported that descendants of sculptor Edvard Eriksen sued a Danish pornographer in 2000 for having "sullied the image, the reputation and the memory" of their illustrious ancestor by featuring The Little Mermaid on a porn video.


Copenhagen main index
Introduction
Academic travel
Bars, nightclubs
Dining
Drugs
Events, culture
Excursions
Gay, lesbian
Miscellaneous
Museums A-M
Museums N-Z
Photos, Webcams
Practical info
Sex, prostitution
Sightseeing
Shopping
Transportation
Umbrella sites

Copenhagen hotels/accommodations index
Hotels intro
5-star hotels
4-star hotels
3-star hotels
Budget hotels
Hostels, camping

Also see:
Tivoli Gardens
Icebar CPH
Copenhagen photo gallery (from a Holland America Line cruise review)