If you are in Vietnam then you will most likely be visiting Ho Chi Minh City but where can you get satisfaction in old Saigon?
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, has a population of almost 10 million people and is a bustling metropolis of East meeting West. Whilst prostitution is illegal there are many ways to find adult entertainment in the city, from massage parlors to escorts, KTVs to hostess bars. There are even some unusual and uniquely Vietnamese ways to get sex including barber shops, the back of a motorcycle and even at some hotels.
In this guide, we look at what HCMC has to offer in the way of tourist delights for anyone looking for sex in the city.
Prostitution in Vietnam
The sex trade in Vietnam has historically been a dark one with prostitutes known to have been trafficked or coerced into the industry.
During the period of the Vietnam War, prostitution was rife with pockets of illicit trade springing up to service American troops. It is estimated that around 50,000 women fell pregnant from such activities resulting in Amerasian children who were spurned from society and many of whom fell into prostitution later in life.
A conservative culture, the Vietnamese legal framework has been established to deter and punish prostitution and procuring. Considered a serious crime with severe penalties, it is illegal to sell, and pay for, sex in Vietnam. However, there are women who prostitute themselves and current estimates suggest that anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 women work in the country as hookers.
Although, prostitution is illegal, the adult entertainment industry in the country is alive and well and there are places that you can find sex in Vietnam.
Sex in The City: Where to Find Sex in HCMC
If you know where to look, then you can find sex in Ho Chi Minh City in almost every district and, sometimes, in some unusual places.
Whilst you can book an in-call service with a Vietnamese escort (see below) there are many hotels that do not allow local girls into your room.
In which case, if you are after a spot of massage then you will need to visit a parlor in the city.
Fortunately, there are plenty of places you can go to get a body rub with happy ending and most will simply give you a rub and tug without your needing to negotiate it. However, be aware that none of the massage parlors will offer full sex or blow jobs except a handful in District 10.
Here, you can expect full service and extras but be aware that you will pay handsomely for it. Quite a few parlors are known to initially quote in VND but expect payment in USD.
Dai Nam Hotel
79 Trần Hưng Đạo, Cầu Ông Lãnh, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
The Health Club inside this hotel offers a range of massage services, each coming with a happy ending (except the foot massage).
A straight forward body rub will cost you $10 with VIP and Super VIP versions being available for up to $40 for the hour and include bigger rooms as well as a naked soaping. Once you have had your ‘extra service’, the masseuse will write down what she expects you to pay as a ‘tip’ which is usually around $10-$20 depending on whether you look like she could rip you off for more.
You should expect to match the house price of the massage as a tip and pay what you think is owed.
Vien Dong Hotel
St. Dist. 1, 275A Phạm Ngũ Lão, Hồ Chí Minh
Working in the same way as the Dai Nam, you pay for a massage at a similar rate at the end of which you will be asked to pay a tip usually matching the rate you’ve paid for the massage.
District 1, Bui Vien
You can find dozens of massage parlours around the Bui Vien area, most (if not all) of which will provide a handjob. Many are located inside hotels whilst others can be identified by their menu boards and neon signage. The rates outside the hotels are a little cheaper and are often more perfunctory without the spa side of things being added on.
Call girls and escorts have always operated in that grey area just inside the legal line. Selling their services as ‘companions’ or ‘masseuses’, escorts are not (strictly speaking) prostitutes.
You can book time with an escort to join you on a dinner date or to help guide you round the unfamiliar city as well as just to spend time with. Anything that happens during the time you spend with them of a sexual nature is merely perceived as two consenting adults having a mutually fulfilling experience….that you pay for.
Of course, escorts are paid for their ‘services’ but in Vietnam it is worth remembering the pretence. What is also worth bearing in mind is that very often with escort services, your girl will turn out to be nothing like you expected with many online accounts run through directory services being managed by pimps.
You can find escorts working in Ho Chi Minh City from a few agencies.
One of the few agencies in the city that gears itself almost exclusively to the western market, the website is in English and they offer a guarantee that the girl you choose is the girl you get. Prices start from around $300 and are payable in cash directly to your escort. The rates quoted are the rates you pay and include a full service package. There are a couple of dozen models available to choose from and include Vietnamese ladies as well as European and other Asian nationalities. Reservations are recommended and a deposit is payable for viewing further photographs of any of the girls.
A local site that you will need to use Google’s onsite translation tool for, Gaigoi is a directory of escorts that are available in the city for out-calls to specific hotels. Lost in translation doesn’t cover the way the site is re-worded into English and is entertaining in its own right. Phrases like ‘breasts are too great to squeeze very comfortable sucking’ and ‘body height 155m shape strings are very nice throttle breast’ might not need that much interpretation but ‘kissing the trough with the doctor who needs lightly affectionate as his lover’ may need some extra decoding.
The process is simple; text a girl you like the look of and, if available, she will reply with the address of a hotel. You confirm a time and then you simply go, pay for the room by the hour and wait for your escort. Room rates are usually cheap at around $5-$10 per hour with the girls charging per cumshot at a rate of $15 to $25.
Vietnam Escort Girl
With two dozen good looking Vietnamese ‘models’ to choose from, this agency in HCMC operates seven days a week, taking bookings between the hours of 8.00am to 11.00pm (reservations can be made for ladies to attend outside these hours but the phone is only manned then).
Donations are steep at $300 for an hour but you can extend this to six hours for an extra $50. In fact, an all out 48-hour stint is very reasonable at $900.
As a popular location for tourists, Bui Vien is one of the busier places that you can find street prostitutes although you can also find plenty of working girls at Hoa Binh Park.
A lot of the hookers who tout in the street work from the backs of motorbikes (or even bicycles). Not only can they cover a greater area, changing their pitch at will, but they can also disappear into traffic if they think that the police are (uncharacteristically) interested in busting them.
Engaging the services of a street prostitute will usually cost you around $30-$50 for ‘short time’ sex and up to $90 for something a little more sedate. With short time being a single shot, the pace of these sessions can be a little frenetic (time is money) and you may be better off paying for something longer.
Bear in mind that you will also need to pay for an hourly rate at a nearby hotel although this is usually only around $10. If you intend taking a girl back to your own hotel then you will need to first establish whether you can as many upmarket hotels do not tolerate westerners having local ‘girlfriends’.
In Hoa Binh Park , the rates can be cheaper and you can also negotiated an overnight service for around $100-$300.
The hostess and karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City are not unlike those you would find in other Asian capitals and offer the intimate attentions of young girls who will entertain you in a private room.
Though you might enjoy being serenaded in this way, most girls will agree to extra services to help the time go by more enjoyably.
The bars charge for their facilities and you will be expected to keep the drinks flowing as well as paying for the companionship of one of their hostesses. Anything that happens between you both whilst you are being ‘entertained’ is extra and should be ‘tipped’ directly to your girl.
A common site around both District 1 and 3, assume that all KTVs offer this service as it’s pretty normal for locals as well as westerners.
Barber and Beauty Salons
Yes, there are places you can get a short back and sides and a quick blowjob… sort of a two heads in one kind of deal.
Though not all barbers offer this service, those that do (and there are quite a few around District 1) are usually easy to spot by the sexy girls that stand outside.
Easy to navigate, simply enter the salon, ask for a trim and agree to a massage beforehand. You will be taken out to a separate room where you will be seated in a chair and given (often a fairly decent) head and shoulders rub before the chair is reclined and you can get yourself seen to.
Expect to pay $10-$20 for the privilege with an extra charge for the ‘haircut’ (entry fee). A popular spot for Westerners is Ben Ny’s at 110 Điện Biên Phủ, 17, Bình Thạnh which has a reputation for being very clean and employing some highly skilled girls.
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