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An old city in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway, Trondheim is located on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. As of January 2016, it has a population of 187,353 which makes Trondheim the third most populous city and the fourth largest urban area in Norway. With its 342.30 square kilometre area, this city boasts a rich cultural heritage, as well as popular tourist attractions such as the Nidaros Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Ringve Museum, Tyholt tower, and a lot more. This city is a place where the past meets the present because of its old architectural structures that have a direct relation to how the city looks today.
There is no specific red light district in this city due to existing laws on prostitution.
Stay safe in the RLD
Generally, the city of Trondheim is a very safe area as crimes such as assault, armed robbery, theft, and even corruption are very low. So, it is safe to say that locals and tourists can safely roam around the city without fear of being robbed or assaulted even at night.
Adult entertainment in Trondheim is not that popular. Because of existing laws, sex shops, dance clubs, and other sources of adult entertainment are quite limited. In fact, there aren’t that many shops for this type of entertainment.
Dreams Showbar – this club provides adult entertainment from Tuesday to Saturday with the following schedule: Tue - Thu 22.00 - 04.00, Fri - Sat 21.00 - 04.00
Prostitution in Trondheim has limited legality which means that not everything about the sexual trade is allowed. In the city, selling sexual services is legal; however, purchasing sex is illegal. And under the Norwegian Criminal Code (Straffeloven) section 378 and section 202(3), soliciting and advertising sexual services is illegal.
Under their law, any person who forces, threatens or abuses another person's vulnerability for the purpose of prostitution, forced labour or services, military service in another country, removal of the said person's organs shall be guilty of human trafficking and shall be liable to imprisonment for a period of not exceeding five years.
In Norway, as a whole, prostitution is illegal; however, it is the client or the person who paid for the sexual service and not the prostitute who will be prosecuted. Pimping, as well as the establishment of brothels, are also illegal. Despite this trade being illegal, thousands of prostitutes still live in Norway and the industry seems to be growing every year.
With the advent of technology, Norway escorts who work for escort agencies or as independent escorts can now be reached through the phone or through certain websites. You can also see these ladies in strip clubs, lap dance bars, and brothels. Lately, bars and restaurants are now being used as venues for prostitution, as well as tanning salons. It has also been reported that several women coming from economically distressed countries such as Greece and Spain are in the country to work as prostitutes. There is also an increase in Romanian prostitutes.
On the LGBT laws, despite existing laws allowing same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination, there is the so-called Law of Jant which is an unwritten rule that is planted in each of the Norwegian children’s heads that say, “whatever you do, don’t be different.”
Being a gay in Norway, as well as in most of Scandinavia could be a blessing since lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders are very liberal and they have rights equivalent to the non-LGBTs. It is also the first country to enact an anti-discrimation law protecting homosexuals. And so same-sex marriage, intravenous fluid assisted insemination treatments, as well as adoption for lesbian couples, have been legal since 2009.
General Attitude Towards Gays
Even if there are existing laws that protect the members of the LGBT community against discrimination, still other members are not being treated well in their school, workplace and even at home. Also despite the country celebrating 200 years of constitutional democracy, still not everyone is enjoying equal rights.
The results of a survey conducted on people attitude towards the LGBT last 1999 and 2013 showed that over the 14 years that have passed, there has been a positive attitude from the public towards the members of the LGBT. However, visibly trans people are still not fully accepted.
Gay Prostitution in Trondheim
Apart from these bars and clubs, gay modelling and gay pornography through the internet are also popular in the country and the rest of the world.
Transsexual prostitutes work as webcam models and you can watch transsexual live sex shows as long as you have a strong internet connection.