Pros and Cons of different brothel types

Pros and cons of the different sex job types in Vienna

There are many brothel types and other sex related businesses in Vienna and Austria. All of the sex work Vienna differently and there are different rules and earning possibilities too.

In this article you can read about the pros and cons of the different sex job types in the city.


Before you start reading this article

In this article, we will describe the types of brothels in just a few sentences because our focus will be on the pros and cons of each job type. However, we have a very detailed article where we explain the different types and working methods of brothels. Don’t miss reading the article to get a full overview. You can access it here:

Sex clubs and bars

Only Pros: (no Cons):

  • Cameras all around the place except the rooms
  • It is completely legal so the staff can rely on the help of the police
  • Thanks to the modern and official look of a typical bar or nightclub, clients who enter behave accordingly. Usually no one wants to cause problems
  • As a sex worker, the staff is always there around you. Waiters, other sex workers, DJs and security guys. With this small community around you there is nothing to worry about
  • The best places in Vienna are not in the hands of the mafia or some shady people. Bars and nightclubs with owners from different countries are also not common. They are fully legalized and organized according to laws and regulations.

What you should know about sex clubs and bars?

We can say that sex clubs and bars represent the standard system of prostitution today. The modern guy typically imagines these types of places as the perfect locations for paysex. It has rooms, there are plenty of drinks to choose from, numerous girls to choose from.

He can just sit down and relax while he decides what he wants to do next. The sex worker usually gives back 50% (or slightly less) of the money she earned to the sex club.

Recommended sex club for work: Maxim Wien

An example of a good sex club in Vienna is Maxim Wien. The reason why we bring up Maxim because we think it is a well-organized sex club in Vienna that clearly demonstrates how a place like this should look like. The list of characteristics that we have showed you in the previous section clearly apply to Maxim.

Maxim Wien is pretty much an all-in-one place. It is a great for a typical night-out with friends and there are also parties held there. Gentlemen can hang out in the bar area while having a few drinks and enjoying the strip club experience. They can also leave for a session with a girl at any point.

The club is located in the centre of Vienna, which is a great location for every type of business. In this club, you are not forced to do things with your clients that you don’t want to.

It is completely up to you what is included in your service. The rules they have are easy to follow. The atmosphere in the brothel is usually positive and enjoyable.

interiour of Maxim Wien

When it comes to the ownership and management of the nightclub, they are all Austrians. They treat all their sex workers with respect, being nice and fair. This is also why many of them come back shortly after leaving.

Clients can either pay you for sex or for dancing in front of them and you can start working in Maxim for free. By joining, you also have the opportunity to become a high-class escort girl through their agency, Escort Girls Vienna.

Read the many positive reviews of the club in SV Forum: Maxim Wien Forum

To apply for sex job in Maxim Wien, you should contact the Staff. Maxim Wien also created a details Jobs page where you can get more info, click on the button to visit it:

FKK sauna clubs


  • There is no obligation to stay. As a sex worker, you pay the entry fee and buy yourself one day, then you can go back whenever you want in the future.
  • It is up to you what extras you want to include in your service.
  • The more clients, the more money you earn in a day.


  • After paying the entry fee, there is no guarantee that you will earn any money. There are many other girls who also try to attract clients in the FKK.
  • At Sauna clubs, you work for yourself rather than for the club, so it is temporary. There is no contract. It is usually a short-term solution for girls who are waiting in Vienna to be accepted by studios or sex clubs.
  • You usually need at least two clients to earn money, since one barely pays you back the entry fee.

What you should know about sauna clubs?

FKK sauna clubs are basically wellness centres. There are saunas, massage services, steam baths and swimming pools as well in a typical FKK. Sex workers hang around the place either naked or half-naked. Following the etiquette of sauna clubs, the clients are either in bath robes or they put a towel around their waist.

The whole FKK sauna club system originates from Brazil. Then Germany adopted it and it became one of their main systems. While there are hundreds of FKKs in Germany, you can only find a handful of them in Austria. Both the sex workers and the clients pay the entry fee, which is typically between 40€ and 100€.

Half an hour with a girl costs 50€ to 70€ for clients on average. You, as a sex worker, can take home the amount each client pays you.

The Sex Vienna forum has threads about the 2 of the most-known sauna clubs in Vienna, click on the button to reach them:

Sex studios


  • You can make some good money by including AO (sex without condom) in your services
  • The studio takes care of your online presence showing your photo gallery


  • It attracts clients that can only afford these types of cheap places
  • The studio usually forces you to do 15 minute sessions
  • Most clients only book you if you offer AO
  • Offering AO regularly can lead to health problems
  • You have to work and sleep in rooms with poor hygiene

What you should know about sex studios?

studio Czerningasse 1
entrance of a studio

Studios are more on the cheaper side of the Vienna sex scene. There are usually a few (4-6) rooms available and a small lineup of girls. The services are cheap in sex studios compared to other systems. However, the girls can earn more by providing extra services.

The typical studio in Vienna looks like a shop because they are remade from retail places. According to the law that came into effect in 2011, every sex studio has to have street access.

The studio itself consists of a social room and a few simply furnished rooms. The girls welcome their clients in this social room and provide their services in one of the rooms.

Sex studios are cheap brothels. It doesn’t require much investment to open one. The main goal of the owner is to open the sex studio with as little cost and effort as possible, then make a quick profit and move on.

We wrote an article about AO sex and explained why it is bad for sex workers. Click on the button to read it:



  • The owner uploads your photos online and advertises you as a sex worker in the XY room on the website of the Laufhaus.
  • The owner doesn’t take a cut from your earnings.
  • You work as much as you want, as paying the rent doesn’t mean you have to work. You only pay for staying there.
  • You can freely set the price for your services.


  • You are just losing money on days when you have no clients
  • The amount of clients you get largely depends on the current state of the Laufhaus. If it has a bad history, rooms in poor condition or bad management, people simply won’t go there.

What you should know about laufhauses?

Laufhauses are the type of brothels where you need to rent a room for a certain price if you want to work as a sex worker. Men are looking for open doors there, which means that the girl is currently free.

Open doors allow them to take a sneak peek into the room and decide which girl they want to be with. Then after the client negotiated what he wants from the girl, they close a so called “Prostitutionsvertag” and the session starts.

The Prostitutionsvertag is a contract that ensures that the sexual activity is legally documented. It ensures payment for you as a sex worker. It also allows the client to get a refund if the service wasn’t provided as planned.

After you pay the rent, you can keep the money you make.

Here is an article where you can read more about Laufhauses:

Escort agencies


  • You will have a better time working for an escort agency than working for a sex studio. The service costs more, therefore it brings clients that have more money and stay at clean, nice hotel rooms.
  • Some of your clients will give you gifts and take you to restaurants and various events
  • From all the systems above, this is the one you can make the most money with


  • The other girls and the staff are not around you, therefore you have to deal with difficult clients on your own
  • You need to always be at your best behavior and show the best version of yourself because you represent the agency. This is not always easy to pull off. However it is expected from every escort
  • It is hard to make plans for the week because a client might call at any time

What you should know about escort agencies?

An escort agency provides girls that can be booked for hotel and apartment outcalls. Some of these agencies offer extra services such as introduction date, massage, meeting the client at the airport or at events and so on.

As a sex worker, you can end up in any hotel or apartment as long as it’s in Vienna. You have the option to work as an incall escort as well, which means the client comes to you.

It is the job of the escort agency to arrange these meetings between their girls and the clients. The service provided by an escort girl is always sold as social service instead of a sexual one. The latter is permitted by the law. However, the agency can claim that anything that happens between the escort and the client is based on their consensual agreement.

Here you can read articles about the best escort agencies in the city:

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