Köpenicker Straße 187/188
D-10997 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Fon: 030 - 611 00 23
Fax: 030 - 611 00 21
E-Mail: kontakt@hydra-berlin.de

Mo & Di: 10 bis 15 Uhr
Do: 16 bis 20 Uhr
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Updates Corona-Krise

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Daten für Berlin

Für Interessierte hier einige kurze Daten und Fakten zur Situation in der Sexarbeit in Berlin.

Fakten und Hintergründe
(Stand 2016)


In regelmäßigen Abständen von 6 bis 8 Wochen bieten wir


zu allen Fragen der Prostitution für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit an. Mehr dazu...

....aktuelle Termine

7. August 2020

The current situation

Sexual services without sexual intercourse, in particular erotic massages, bondage and related sexual practices, are permitted in Berlin from 08.08.2020. The operation of prostitution facilities is permitted. From 01.09. sexual services with intercourse are also allowed again - however, some rules must be followed:

  •     practices carried out close to the face are not permitted
  •     appointments have to be made
  •     and services are only allowed with one person at a time.


In addition, sex workers and operator of a prostitution business must draw up an individual protection and hygiene concept and submit it to the competent authority on request.

-> German only: Hygiene concept for sex work from the professional association for erotic and sexual services (BesD e.V.)

-> German only: Infection protection concept for companies from the professional association Erotikgewerbe (UEGD e.V.)

Sexual services in prostitution vehicles within the meaning of the Prostitute Protection Act shall be permitted from October 1, 2020. The organisation or holding of prostitution events as defined by the Prostitute Protection Act is prohibited.

-> Link to the current Corona regulation of Berlin (as of August 7th, 2020)


-> Availability of Hydra

-> Resources for support



Coronavirus hotline in Berlin: 030 - 90282828


Information on Corona/Covid19 in different languages: https://www.integrationsbeauftragte.de/ib-de/service/fragen-und-antworten/1731242-1731242

You can still reach Hydra!

From Monday, July 20th, 2020 the counseling center will be open again at the usual times:

Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Please register in advance for an appointment and adhere to the hygiene concept that is posted there.

Here you can reach us via chat at the indicated times:


If you need support, if you are affected by violence, have psychological stress ... - contact us!

Resources of support

As of 14.03.2020 all brothels in Berlin are closed until further notice.

Other sexual services such as escorting are also prohibited.
This is a difficult time for sex workers.


Possible resources for support:

If you are a resident of Germany and have a tax number, you can apply for compensation:- Unemployment benefit II (Harz 4):  service.berlin.de/jobcenter/

FAQ on basic security for job seekers: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/corona-faq-grundsicherung 

Anyone who has access to the German social welfare system can register for basic monetary protection using a simplified form: https://www.berlin.de/sen/ias/service/formulare/

FAQ regarding emergency aid in Berlin: https://www.creative-city-berlin.de/en/questions-answers/corona-emergency-aid/ 

Important: Living expenses and health insurance contributions etc. are not included.
For this, the "Social Protection Package" ("Sozial-Schutzpaket") opens the access to  basic monetary protection ("Grundsicherung") for six months on much easier terms.

Funds available for sex workers (and others) who cannot receive other compensation from the German social system:

BeSD Emergency Fund https://berufsverband-sexarbeit.de/index.php/besdemergencyfund/

Apply for the Berlin Collective Action: Nightlife Emergency Fund https://forms.gle/6iuATHEtNwTT1U9y8


Funding from the Berlin Senate Financial Administration for the event of a ban on activities on the basis of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG):

At the bottom of the page there is a printable form, proof of earnings from the tax return is required. According to the current status, it is not necessary to have a certificate from the health authority stating that the activity is prohibited.


More information on resources:

Informationen von Berlin Collective Action "Resource for Sexworkers"

Karade House Resource Guide


Alternatives to sex work with physical customer contact:

Webcam work, phone and chats, as well as the sale of adult content (photos, videos) on platforms where there is no physical contact are possible. Here are some of these platforms:


In addition, supermarket staff and  agricultural workers are currently being sought after and hired.


If you have any questions, get in touch with us!