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"Well, after fifteen years in a pleasure house, I imagine just seeing the sky makes you happy."
Viserys Targaryen[src]

A pleasure house is an establishment in Essos similar to a brothel. Instead of prostitutes that have chosen this life as a means to survive, pleasure houses usually employ bedslaves, slaves trained in the "arts of love" and forced to perform sexual acts for the gain of their owners.

The Free City of Lys is particularly known for its pleasure houses, which cater to every taste. The city of Yunkai in Slaver's Bay is one of the main suppliers of bedslaves for pleasure houses.


Season 1Edit

Petyr Baelish mocks Renly Baratheon in naming a list of things he could buy with the amount of gold he will win in the bet against Renly in the tourney of Ser Loras Tyrell and Ser Gregor Clegane, naming a girl from the pleasure houses of Lys being among them.[1]

Doreah, a handmaiden serving Daenerys Targaryen, was a bedslave at a Lysene pleasure house.

Season 3Edit

Mero vulgarly claims he and Daenerys Targaryen had sex in a pleasure house in Lys, although it is clear he is not serious.[2]

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