São Paulo, the capital of São Paulo state is the largest city in Brazil and all of South America. It is set in the south-eastern part of the country, about 350 kilometres southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The city has a land area of 1,521 km² and a population of more than 12 million people.
São Paulo is a diverse city with multinational tourist attractions. It has countless of world-class restaurants, as well as museums, good shopping centres. Famous tourist spots include São Paulo Museum of Art, Ibirapuera Park, and Teatro Municipal (City Theatre).
Rua Augusta – Just a few years ago, this used to be São Paulo’s decaying red-light district. Today, it has been rebuilt and now a centre of the nightlife in the city, featuring plenty of clubs and bars.
The Baixo Augusta – this area is said to have become the go-to place for those seeking for sexual pleasure especially in the area called Lower Augusta where you can expect people to be springing in and out of bars and nightclubs. Baixo Augusta is also popular among the gay community.
How to find the RLD
Baixo Augusta is centrally located in the city. It is the section located on the northern axis of Rua Augusta, between Avenica Paulista and the downtown area.
Stay safe in the RLD
São Paulo can be both safe and dangerous. It is important to practice safety precautions like keeping valuable possessions close to you to avoid being a potential victim of theft. When roaming around red light areas, it is a good idea to stay on busy streets, especially at night. Taking a taxi is also safer than walking alone.
São Paulo offers plenty of adult entertainment and services mostly popular among foreign tourists. Many of the most beautiful prostitutes work in massage parlours and escort agencies. Expect to spot some street prostitutes in specific areas. There are also a number of strip and adult clubs, including venues for those who prefer swinging lifestyles. Operating a brothel is illegal in the country, but there are several “prive” or special brothels around the city.
There are plenty of places to find Brazilian women open for businesses. Those looking for street workers can spot girls around Rua Augusta. Some prostitutes also roam around Parque Da Luz across the Luz Railway station.
Several swinger clubs exist in the city, ideal for those who prefer swinging lifestyles. Others on the list are nightclubs that offer swinger events.
In Brazil, prostitution or exchanging sex for money is legal. While there are no laws that prohibit people from engaging the industry as sex workers, it is considered illegal to run a brothel or employ prostitutes. Brothels or prostitution houses are illegal, but they are not unusual in cities like São Paulo.
Prostitution of minors (under 18), is punishable by law. The same is also true for sexual acts with kids younger than 14 years. Offenders may face eight to 15 years of incarceration, with a case referred to as “rape of a vulnerable” person.
When it comes to LGBT rights, members of the community have most of the legal protections provided to non-LGBT people. The Brazilian State of São Paulo has laws against discrimination. It has since allowed unregistered cohabitation between couples of the same gender and has legalised same-sex marriage in 2013.
São Paulo has an extremely vibrant nightlife that seems to never run dry. It is easy to find some places to enjoy every day of the week. Here are some of the most notable nightlife venues:
São Paulo is one of Brazil’s most gay-friendly cities. There are plenty of events and parties every year, and many tourists from all over the country visit the city, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays.
The city also has a few gayborhoods:
General Attitude Towards Gays
The attitude and acceptance towards homosexuality have greatly improved in the city. São Paulo has been participating in the lively and annual gay parade. The city, furthermore, boasts an energetic LGBT nightlife scene.
Jardins and Frei Caneca are two of the great places to have fun and mingle with the members of the LGBT community. With a lively and open gay scene, São Paulo has a number of gay clubs, businesses, shopping malls, and gay meeting points.
Gay and Transsexual Prostitution in São Paulo
Rua Vieira de Carvalho is one cruising spot, where it is likely to have male prostitutes available for pick-up. The city also has a large number of transsexuals and shemales (probably one of the largest concentrations worldwide). Here are some of the areas and streets with gay or transsexual prostitutes: