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Prostitution in Taipei – An overview

An overview of prostitution in Taipei could fill an entire book. Though such a thing may appeal most to a specialist audience. This summary will be concise. Yet it will cover the local commercial sex industry in enough detail to satiate the curiosity of most observers.

sex work in taipei

Taipei is a large city. As the capital of Taiwan you expect that. What you might not expect is that the home of Niya Yu has a rather large commercial sex industry that is hidden in plain sight. There are no go go bar complexes with half naked women calling in customers but as I have reported here over the last few years the city is home to a lot of places offering sexual services.

Escorts in Taipei

Escorts are very popular for locals and visitors alike. There are many local escorts in Taipei. They mainly find their clients through online advertisements on sites like JK Forum. The same goes for foreign escorts who sometimes stop by Taipei to ply their trade while traveling through the region.

Only so much can be said about escorts. They more or less operate in the same way the world over with the possible exception of things like delivery health outlets in Japan. In Taiwan most escorts offer sensual services in the privacy of a home or hotel.

Massage parlors

Taiwan doesn’t have nearly as many massage parlors as nearby places like Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City but it does contain a lot of shops offering body rubs. Many also offer more to male clients.

Unlike Singapore where “health centers” often offer sexual services places that call themselves health centers in Taipei are usually completely mainstream. Places offering full sexual services often have “spa” or “sauna” in their names but there are also mainstream spas and saunas.

Caserworld Sauna (亞太三溫暖) is a large sauna complex for men that has a hidden passage leading to rooms where full service massage is offered. Jin Nian Hua Sauna (Private X) follows a similar model.

Taizhilian Spa (泰芝戀男女養生會館) is a smaller massage parlor popular with foreigners where a mostly Vietnamese staff offers everything from handjobs to full service.

Many small massage parlors in Taipei have “Thai” in their name but unlike Thai massage parlors in other countries these places do not staff any actual Thai women or even offer Thai massage. A few places with Thai in the name like Thai Happiness and Thai Leisurely Life usually offer handjobs to customers at the end of oil massage sessions.

Apparently there are or at least were some blowjob bars in Taipei but their existence eludes me. Reports say they are not particularly easy to find or access for people who do not speak Mandarin.

Hostess clubs

Hostess clubs on the other hand are fairly common. People who do not speak Mandarin might have a hard time visiting them but they are popular with locals and even travelers and expats from other parts of Asia like Japan. These hostess bars are more like hostess clubs in Japan than hostess bars in Cambodia. This means they are mainly places for guys to unwind with attractive women.

Street walkers

There are not a huge number of street walkers in Taipei but some ladies do stand around looking for customers. Lin Shan N. Road is one of the most common places for street walkers to stroll. The area is also home to a number of other adult related businesses.

KTVs and red light districts

There are also many KTV or karaoke centers in Taipei. They operate as KTVs all over Asia do. A staff of women provides entertainment to customers who pay for use of the rooms as well as any drinks or food they purchase. Customers are expected to tip the women for their services. Some of the women will leav the KTVs with customers but others will not.

Many of the biggest and most popular KTVs are located around Linsen North Road (林森北路). This is also a popular area for touts to seek out customers. Women sometimes work this area for customers too.

In both Linsen and the old Monga red light district in Wanhua some of these women try to pull customers into their lounges and tea houses. The main customer base is made up of immigrant workers and older locals which is why these places are often referred to by locals as a gong diam (阿公店) or “grandfather shops”.

Monga was a large and open red light district until laws passed in the early 1990’s banned the sale of sexual services in Taiwan. Recently however there has been talk of establishing a legal zone for prostitution in Monga, probably in response to the fact that prostitution continues in the area on an underground basis even though it is officially outlawed.

14 thoughts on “Prostitution in Taipei – An overview”

  1. Here is an update from 2023.

    I left comments on the Caesar World article and the Thai Happiness massage parlor outlining the current conditions there, so this is a little extra info.

    I’ve had good luck with escorts in Taipei. I Google “Taipei Escorts” and go through the listings looking for independent girls who seem to be on the websites regularly, are verified, and (preferably) have reviews. I have found the girls are usually much prettier than their online profiles indicate. My “usual” girl is one of the most beautiful women I have ever met and she absolutely knows how to use every inch of her 5’10” body. I pay a base of NT$8000 for 2 hours, plus NT$1000 for BBBJ. I pay for the room in a Love Motel (around NT$2000 for 2 hours at the Wego Linsen N. Road), and I tip her NT$3000. Basically it is costing me around NT$14,000 to sleep with a model-quality girl for two hours.

    Hidu Sauna (喜都三溫暖) at #105 Section 5, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District (Google Plus Code: 3H25+GQ Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan *Copy and paste this into Google Maps search bar) is essentially a clone of Caesar World. Unlike Caesar World, the entrance is below street level – you walk down a set of stairs from the street to the entrance. Like Caesar World you pay a usage fee (NT$800) which is waived if you get a “special massagee”. There is a guy who takes your shoes when you enter, and you have to pay him NT$100 to “clean and polish” them while you are in the sauna. Read Rockit’s report on Caesar World to learn how this all works. It is essentially exactly the same, down to the hidden/secret doors leading to the “special massagee” area (pricing is also the same as Caesar World). The woman I sampled here spoke basic English, but was almost certainly in her 60s. Unlike Caesar World, this woman had a lot of personality: poking, laughing, giggling, touching, playing with my little friend, etc. I imagine she must have been quite attractive when she was younger, because even at her age she was in good shape, her breasts were firm, and her skin was tight and soft.

    泰鑫苑 (“Taixin Court” Spa) – this is where the Taizhilian Spa used to be on #81 Minquan East Road. Here is the Google Plus code: 3G7J+3R Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan You can’t miss it – it has a big red facade on the street that says Spa and Body Massage.

    I walked in and the lady at the desk asked, “Oil Massage?” According to the “menu,” a 30-minute oil massage is $1300, so I said yes and handed over my money. She said, “Room 203″ and didn’t even bother to point me to the stairs, but they are right past the reception area so I climbed them to the second floor and found room 203 with an open door. They didn’t even have me take my shoes off until I got to the room.

    The room was tiny, but I found the light switch and the remote for the air conditioning. I closed the door and got undressed for a shower. While I was undressing a very attractive lady (probably in her 30s) came in and handed me a towel. I showered and dried off, and then another almost-as-attractive lady (also probably in her 30s) wearing a slinky black dress came in and set up me up on the massage table. She quickly got to work rubbing down my back.

    When she came to the head of the table, I started caressing her thighs and beautiful ass. She moaned a little to let me know it was okay, and I slipped my hands under her panties and started squeezing her cheeks. She moved down to my legs, and ran her fingertips up and down my inner thighs, making sure to linger on my sack. When she came back to the head of the table and leaned over me to reach down to my lower back, I ran my hands up her ass and pulled her panties down. She stepped out of them, lifted my head (which was level with her crotch), and directed my fingers to her wetness.

    I turned over, and she gestured HJ or full service (the old make-a-circle-with-the-thumb-and-index-finger of her left hand, and poking her right index finger in and out). I indicated full service, and she held up 5 fingers (NT$5000). I held up 3 fingers, she shook her head and held up 5 fingers. I tried 4 fingers, but she held firm at NT$5000. She was cute and had such a banging body that I decided while high-priced, she might be worth NT$5000 and I agreed. She used her mouth to put a condom on me before giving an above-average blowjob while I fingered her. After a little bit I stopped her, and she climbed on top and started riding cowgirl. She was really tiny (maybe 4’10” tall and 90 lbs), so I picked her up and laid her on the table for some missionary style before turning her over and finishing up doggy.

    She then took me into the shower and washed me down, giving me a BBBJ along the way. She sent me on my way back down the stairs, and while headed out I saw another half dozen of the talent and they were all similar: attractive, in their 30s, between 4’10” and 5’2″, and none weighing more than 115lbs (if that).

    If you have the money, the NT$6300 experience at Taixin Court is much better than the NT$4300 Caesar World or Hidu Sauna experience. The girls at Taixin Court are girls you would actually want to have sex with if you met them on the street or at the club, unlike the grannies at the other two locations. If you want the best experience, though, you get what you pay for with an escort so do some homework and you can find a really wonderful time.

    1. Thank you for the very detailed on the ground report from Taipei. I find this all very interesting and I am sure other readers will feel the same. Cheers!

  2. Hello, Thankyou for the large 2023 October update brother!!!! Are there any names you can recommend from massage republic website??????…Because most people advertised on there are pretty sketchy and come across as mostly tranis, it so obvious from the photos…each to there own but how hard is it to find a normal pure women on these websites, especially when you see hot women walking around all day but yet nothing online here in Taipei…what a joke

    That being said i would really love a KOrean girl uphere or any true fit female info

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