Brazilian Prostitution: Everything You Ever Wanted But Were Afraid To Ask

Prostitution is a sensitive topic. Some people are completely against it, others enjoy it.

While I personally don’t pay for sex, I don’t judge others that do. 

Just because it’s not my thing doesn’t mean that there’s something morally wrong with doing it this way.

I don’t have a moral stance on the subject. Paying for sex doesn’t make someone worse off, that’s just the choice they make.

Brazil is a country that, in many ways, is all about sex. The women are sexy. The weather is sexy. The nightlife is sexy. 

Although I can already feel some feminist Brazilian women going for my throat, Brazil is a country that just emits sexual energy.

Thus, it’s no wonder that prostitution is very common in Brazil. 

I actually had a good friend who has lived in Brazil for about a year back in 2010 or so.

When we talked about Brazil, our conversations always centered about the brothels where he spent a lot of time. No, we didn’t talk about the random Brazilian women that he met and dated (although he did at one time had a long-term girlfriend), but things like the best brothels and how amazing the sex was.

I can’t really relate because I’ve never been to a single Brazilian brothel, but from what I heard from him and others is that they’re really good.

Prostitution in Brazil

Prostitution is legal in Brazil. In almost every Brazilian city, there are plenty of brothels (called “termas”) where a man can go and pay for sex.

Although Brazilian women are amazing in bed, they’re not exactly easy, so you definitely need good game to seduce them. Or, you can skip all that and just pay for sex and get it without needing to wine and dine the woman.

When I lived in Brazil, one of my friends used to frequent the infamous “Help,” a club well-known for prostitution. Help was pretty much an institution in Rio. 

Everyone knew where it was. And everyone knew what went in there.

Are Brazilian women that difficult?

I think guys who pay for sex do it for different reasons. Some do it because it’s faster and more efficient. Others do it because they can’t get sex any other way.

Contrary to population opinion, Brazilian women definitely “easy,” but they’re certainly not so difficult that you need to resort to prostitutes.

It’s not like living in Saudi Arabia or some other Muslim country with a super strict traditional culture, and where women aren’t as attainable.

Brazil is probably the easiest country to go and meet women.

But, if you just want to have sex without the whole “wine and dine” thing, then it’s probably better to just go somewhere and pay for sex and be done with it.

Does Brazilian culture frown on prostitution?

In a word, no.

Brazil is one of those countries where it’s generally accepted that Brazilian men—married or single—pay for sex at some point in their lives or even on a regular basis.

I remember once talking to a friend who mentioned that when he was 16, his father took him to a brothel so that he could lose virginity to a prostitute. I also heard that something like this actually happens quite often. 

I also heard that’s not uncommon that young men sleep with 50-100 women before they reach the age of 21, with a good mix of those being prostitutes.

In the Western countries, especially in the Anglo Saxon such as USA, Canada, UK, and Australia, paying for sex is generally frowned upon. But in Brazil, as well as other Latin American countries, it’s an accepted thing. 

While I wouldn’t go as far as saying that it’s as common as brushing your teeth in the morning, it’s definitely not something that’s looked down up or not considered “manly” in any way.

When I trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it was very common for the guys in the class to discuss which clubs and brothels they had frequented the previous night. That’s something you will never hear happening in America, Canada, UK, Australia and a host of other countries.

I can even go as far to say that’s purely a Brazilian thing.

Where to find Brazilian brothels (termas) in Rio de Janeiro

As one would expect, there are a ton of different brothels and termas in Rio de Janeiro.

While I personally haven’t visited any and don’t know where they exist, this site is a great resource on the subject.

Final thoughts

I can totally understand a lot of people can be completely negative of prostitution as a whole. I was like this for a long time. 

But, then I realized a lot of it was the brainwashing and conditioning in the Western world. After all, prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. It’s as natural as… well, sex.

Brazil is a country where women and men are entirely relaxed about sex. The same attitudes apply when it comes to paying for sex. Everyone does it and nobody views it as immoral.