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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the host city for both the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Rio de Janeiro

[ When ]Anytime really, except Christmas

[ City ]Rio de Janeiro

[ Good For ]Dancing, sun baking

[ Weather ]Can be very hot in summer (Dec-March) otherwise warm and mild.

[ Crowd ]6.3 million

[ Cost ]$$. Cheap once you get there, but the airfares – wow!

[ Sex Work ]

Legal and prevalent

[ Sexy Score ]    

Brazil’s second largest city and the birthplace of tiny bikinis, Salsa, Bossa Nova and Funk. Visit Rio for incredible scenery (not just the bikinis!) amazing music, food, coffee, beaches and events like the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Summer Olympics and the annual Carnival.

Rio mixes the sexy with a touch of danger to really get your pulse racing.

Getting There

Flights generally leave Sydney and reach Rio via Santiago, Chile. Getting to Santiago is the long and expensive part, flights within South America are generally cheap, excluding those around major events. Rio has two airports close to the centre of town so getting from the airport to your hotel is a breeze.

Where to Stay

On the beaches! Try to get as close to the action at Ipanema or Copacabana as you can afford. Here you’ll find Rio’s famous beaches and plenty of restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. If you prefer dancing, find a hotel near the Lapa district – the epicentre of Latin beats. Be aware prices skyrocket during Carnival and around New Years Eve.

Sexy Score

G-string bikinis, booty-shaking music, rum cocktails and incredibly friendly, outgoing people make Rio one of the world’s sexiest cities.

Sex in other Cities Tipsheet
  • Climb Sugar Loaf Mountain via cable car
  • Visit the favelas (by tour only and only by day)
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Visit the Tijuca Forest
  • Visit a salsa school
  • Dance and party all night
  • Laze on the beach and enjoy the ‘view’ all day.
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What could go wrong

Crime is a serious problem in Rio. Picked pockets, muggings and car-jackings are all too common. Be on the lookout for scammers at all times and do not stray from the main areas by yourself. The favelas are fascinating and worth seeing, but are controlled by drug gangs and can be very dangerous. Pay for a tour or don’t go.

STI’s, including HIV are relatively common in Rio – always take the necessary precautions.

Where to get help

The emergency number in Brazil is 190.

STI Testing: Hospital Municipal Rocha Maia

Rua General Severiano, 91 - Botafogo Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-040, +55 21 2295-2295

Pharmacy: Clinica Galdino Campos Copacabana Av. N. S. Copacabana 492 2548-9966.

Want to know more?

Sex on holiday happens. Whether planned or not, away from home we lose at least some of inhibitions and may take more risks than we would at home. This is ok, it’s what makes travelling so exciting – and just accepting it before we go is the first step to planning.
 
To help you get home with no more than a bruised bank account and awesome memories, here are some useful tips:

  • Carry condoms. Pack condoms before you leave home. Condoms aren’t always readily available or good quality so grab some before you leave and carry a supply in your handbag or wallet. Holidays and a sense of freedom doesn’t make you less susceptible to STIs so take care every time you have sex.
  • Have an STI test before you go and after you get back. Click here for testing locations.
  • Sex workers in other countries are not always in a safe environment or hold the same standards of safer sex and STI testing as they do in Australia. Use condoms and insist on using them.
  • Holidays can encourage us to try drugs and drink more alcohol than we might at home. Your body is still your body, regardless of where you are – know your limits and keep to them. Drugs and alcohol can impair our ability to keep our wits about us and recognise dangers – in a foreign place this becomes even more important. 

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  • Comment Link anonymous Tuesday, 02 December 2014 03:45 posted by anonymous

    now that rio de janeiro song is stuck in my head... thanks!!!