In the Buff in Berlin at Kitkat Club

13th February 2019

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I remember being at my Couchsurfing host Laura in Milan in preparation for my arrival to Berlin, about three years ago. She happened to be living between the two cities and kept yapping on about how free-spirited Berlin was. Specifically, she mentioned several times how wonderful it was that people were just totally nude in clubs like Berghain and Kitkat Club Berlin, getting it on in public as casually as you’d sip on a Coors Light back where I’m from.

I remember thinking she was either completely off her rocker, or something decidedly weird or wrong was going down in Berlin.

I remember thinking that. That was cute.

Fast-forward three years, and find me in the buff in a nightclub in Berlin.

Oh, Berlin.

Berlin, Berlin, Berlin.

Where to start. Maybe with the fact that I am excessively prude, despite what the people in my social circle here would say of me right now. I really am! But there is this very healthy approach to nudity in Germany that’s been captivating me since day one. And Berlin has loosened me up, in all the best possible ways.

It all started as a bit of a joke when I was trying to convince myself that going to a spa completely nude with a group of friends was no biggie. In Germany, it’s considered unhygienic to use the spa facilities with a swimsuit on, so everyone’s in the buff. So I guess it’s the spa culture that pulled me into this investigation of public nudity, and along came the FKK movement (Freikörperkultur, or “free body culture”, in English). I can’t quite pinpoint when I decided I wanted to know more and free my own body. But I did and, as it’d been the case with several aspects of my life since becoming single, I also wanted to test my own boundaries.

Was I naive before or has Berlin turned me into a pervert? There’s a bit of truth in both, I suppose.

It the grander scheme of things though, my night at Kitkat Club Berlin was pretty tame. I went with a girlfriend, danced the night away, watched all the beautiful people, and got home by 7am, which is pretty early for a night out in Berlin. What’s been more interesting was to observe the changes that have operated in me between being shell-shocked such a thing would happen when I was back in Milan, and seeing it as a harmless night out a few years later. Sure, there were people having sex around me, but to me, at that moment in time, it was just beautiful. Oh man, Kitkat Club was beautiful. And I was beautiful. And everyone was beautiful.

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Planning to visit a sex club in Berlin?

What to wear?

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In my book, the less you wear the better! I visited Kitkat Club wearing these latex hotpants and a see-through bralette and felt overdress. So I got one of these little numbers for next time! In Berlin you can also visit Maskworld, Très Bonjour, and Swartzer Reiter for costumes and fetish wear. That goes for men and women.

What to wear at a sex club if you’re a man?

I receive a lot of messages from men who tell me they have no idea how to dress. In doubt, keep it simple, and keep it black. You’ve probably noticed by now that Berlin’s official dress code is ALL BLACK, so a simple pair of black shorts and a bare chest will do. I’m hoping you’re accompanied by a female, otherwise, chances of getting in are greatly reduced. It’s just… like that. Wanting to jazz things up? Eco-friendly glitters! Just don’t stress out, wear as little as you’re comfortable with (but wear shoes, for goodness sake!) and you’ll be fine. People are undressing at the cloakroom, so you can get a sense of what goes once you’re there too.

What’s going to happen once you’re in there?

Nothing you don’t want to happen! Kitkat Club has got to be the most consensual place I have ever visited. But before all that, if you’re anything like me, I was curious about the logistics of getting “undressed” once you arrive there. After being asked by the doorman if we were wearing anything a bit sexier under our woolly jumpers and both of us simultaneously flashing him, we followed everyone and disrobed at the cloakroom, leaving everything at the free cloakroom. Kitkat is super chill! The people are beautiful, there are loads of chilling, dancing, and cuddling areas, and some darker areas where naughtier stuff is happening, but really, it’s for you to decide what you do with your evening. With such a place comes a set of rules and I felt respected and comfortable to a point I never did in any other random bar.

There’s nothing more you should specifically know about KitKat Club Berlin. I think it’s something that should be experienced if that’s what you’re into, not because that’s “the thing to do.” If you love to feel free and liberated, if you’re comfortable with nudity and with people screwing around you, if you’re kinky as I am, if the idea of feeling like you’re in a Stanley Kubrick movie rocks your world as it did for me, then by all means go and visit a sex club when you come to Berlin.


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36 thoughts on “In the Buff in Berlin at Kitkat Club

  1. Eric Gamble

    Whoa! Darcee & I were just there in Berlin and somehow we missed this entire world! We definitely explored their party world and it was good. Being from New Orleans nothing really shocked us but we are getting older so we definitely enjoyed the experience overall and felt that it was awesome. But we totally missed hearing or learning about their Sex Club worlds even though now I remember something about it on one of those HBO afterdark documentaries.
    Do places like the kit kat target singles or did you see couples there?

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    1. Amélie Post author

      It targets everyone! It’s a very inclusive and respectful place and the crowd tends to be quite mature, so you wouldn’t feel old or anything 🙂

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  2. Siddhartha Joshi

    Even tough you cal yourself prude, I think it was very prude of you to actually go naked all the way! I also visited a naked spa in Germany last year and the experience was extremely liberating…and I would do it again when I visit the country next time. Maybe even a sex club too 🙂

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  3. Fiona Maclean

    LOL I think I might have missed the boat on this – I’d have gone along in my 20s or 30s – but I’m now a little too old! It sounds like it was a fascinating and enlightening experience though so I am a little sad that I’ve probably left it too late

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    1. Amélie Post author

      Not at all! There are people of all ages in there! The clubbing crowd is quite mature in Berlin. I’m 36 and I definitely felt like some of the youngest there 🙂

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  4. Jose Harvey

    I couldn’t agree more with your frank assessment of sex clubs and what happens. Anything goes and there is something liberating about that. My thing is I always feel a bit hesitant…being a gay man…when I go to some sex clubs. I typically find that my hesitancy is quite unwarranted. Love that you write about these things! KitKat sounds fun!

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      1. Guy

        Yeah me & a friend, both heterosexual went to check it out on a saturday. They refused us entry at the door, probably because we are straight males. So we went to friedrichshain instead to party. Much better.

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  5. Nisha

    Quite interesting. I have read about clothing optional beaches and visited FKK in Vienna along the Danube (fully clothed) but never heard of nude clubs. Would I go there?

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  6. Alli

    It definitely sounds like quite the experience! I’m glad you mentioned the reasons why you should experience something like this over going because you feel like it’s “the thing to do.” When I was in Bangkok, I fell into the trap of the latter. I went to see a patpong show, not because I wanted to or thought it would be something I’d enjoy, but because I thought it “was the thing to do.” I was uncomfortable during my visit and couldn’t wait to leave! And I am someone who wouldn’t consider myself a prude or anything but it just wasn’t for me! So because of that experience, I can’t say I would be keen on this experience in Berlin but maybe it would be, who knows! I’m sure Bangkok and Berlin are quite different in their own way, right? 🙂

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    1. Ken

      I lived in BKK for >10 years and live in Berlin now (again) where I was born. The cities are very different (but mostly behind the scenes. Actually, BKK is not really liberated while Berlin is. But the whole discussion would lead to far. Patpong show is nothing to write home about. Neither spectacular on any dimension nor really anything BKK stands for. Just a way to make money.

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  7. Lois Alter Mark

    Wow, this is a world I’ve never experienced and I feel like a voyeur just reading about it! My trips to Berlin have only involved history and culture and food! I’m glad you had a good time and especially glad to hear about everyone respecting the idea of consent.

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  8. Rugga

    Berlin i am coming. There are many blogs which tells what wear to reduce you chance of rejection but all those for women. Can someone tell what are menswear for these clubs? Wear nothing is one answer but what if I want to wear something?

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    1. Amélie Post author

      That is such a good point, and I’m sorry I haven’t addressed that. To be honest, I don’t have the answer, I’m really not a fan of male fetishwear, and I’m not too sure what else there is. The only thing that comes to mind is a horrible reference to 50 shades of grey and his ripped up jeans with a bare chest… For me that still works though. I will have a good search around and update my article! Thanks!

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      1. Rugga

        Thanks Amélie, I will be traveling from Switzerland to Berlin just to explore this new world. So any suggestion will be great. If not KitKat then any alternate?

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        1. Ken

          Insomnia would be the best alternative if more interested about the liberated part; Sisyphos, if more interested about the music….

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  9. Jane

    Hi Amelie,

    Last Saturday I was in Berlin and visited KitKat for the first time. What a liberating experience ! I adored it. You can be YOU or whoever you want to be. First time in my life when going out to not be harrassed or to feel uncomfortable in any way… There is a lot of love and open mindedness in Berlin. Before I was always enjoying musea, food, friends there and now a totally new side of this amazing city has shown itself.
    I’ll be back for more <3

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  10. Matthieu

    Hi Amelie,

    Thanks a lot for this article ! Definitely useful information for someone who would like to try the experience
    (like me :D), but did not know how things are inside – there is not so much detailed information on the web.
    What I really like in your articles is your sensitive writing, you share your true feelings and this is what gives me
    the impression of reading a friend’s diary (I read everything about Berlin on your blog since I will soon visit the city),
    with a sense of humor most of my friends don’t have 😛 Well done.

    So, I will be in Berlin for some days in January and I would like to go to the Kitkat club ; do you think it is ok to go
    on a Wednesday ?

    I already went to a sex club in France (I’m French), a so-called “wet” one with sauna/hammam/jacuzzi, to be honest
    I didn’t like it because (a lot of) men were like wolves around (a too few) women, it was impossible to talk to any
    girl without being followed and watched by a dozen of men, and this was both weird and very frustrating.
    I discovered I like being nude and feeling liberated with strangers a few years ago, and I am very open to everything
    good life can bring, but I am a kind of romantic guy I need nice conversations and getting to know each other
    and a relaxed mood…
    As far as I read the Kitkat is very different from my past experience and people seem to be there for fun, with
    an open mind : this is exactly what I am into ! Is it right ?

    I have a stupid question to end : if I am naked, how do I pay for the drinks ? Maybe it is charged when going out ?

    Thanks for your time reading my long message, I hope you will answer my questions.
    I wish you a very very happy new year (a bit in advance !), enjoy the holidays season 🙂
    Cheers <3

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    1. Amélie Post author

      Hi Matthieu, what a sweet message, thanks for reading my blog. Anything you would have liked reading about that you didn’t find here? I rarely get comments like yours, so I’m keen to know what my readers are looking for 🙂

      You are correct about Kitkat, it’s super laid back and people are very friendly and approachable. The only thing that didn’t do it so much for me is the music though. Techno! Loud techno everywhere. You have to be OK with that. There’s a room downstairs that plays 80s and 90s pop though, which is my favourite 🙂

      As far as “where to put your money” (that made me smile), I didn’t see many fully naked people (mostly women, and they were carrying a little handbag). I don’t think paying at the end is an option, so best something around your neck or something to keep your money in.

      Hope this helps! Have so much fun! And look out for the Pornceptual party is you’re here around that time too! 🙂

      Amelie

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      1. Matthieu

        Hi Amelie,

        Thanks for your reply. I look forward to my visit to the KitKat club… 15 days left !

        Honestly your articles about Berlin covered my interests for a few days trip. Maybe you can tell about nice, uncommon shopping places? Like vintage clothes or craftmanship or old books markets (I am sure it exists somewhere in Berlin !). I like the old books outdoor market in Lyon in France so I would be happy to visit something equivalent in Berlin.

        I am vegan and I really liked your articles about vegan food in Berlin. Can’t wait to go to Stella Nera 🙂

        It seems you never went to France??? How is it possible? 😉 Do you mean speak French? With a name like yours I would bet.

        Thanks again, take care happy new year and who knows? Maybe see you at the KitKat! *Wink*

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        1. Amélie Post author

          Salut Mathieu, désolé pour le long return, super idée pour le vintage shopping! J’espere que tu t’es bien amusé a Kitkat? Au plaisir, Amélie

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          1. Matthieu

            Salut Amélie je viens d’écrire 1 message qui n’apparaît pas je retente… Je suis allé au KitKat hier!!! C’était super!!! Un bémol concernant la musique : répétitive et pas trop à mon goût… Mais en tout cas les gens sont adorables et l’ambiance est top. Pour les coquineries le mercredi n’est pas le meilleur jour je pense il y a avait bcp de couples pas trop libérés (des jeunes). Du coup si certains profitaient à fond les autres sont restés bien sages. Tonuide” était super pour moi pour franchir la porte, en plus je parle pas allemand 😉 Si je ne suis pas crevé ce soir j’ai envie de tenter le Berghain ou bien l’insomnia… Un peu loin de mon hôtel… On y va ensemble ? :-p

  11. Addie

    Hi Amelie, I’m a solo female traveler who’s about to venture into Berlin. What are your thoughts about going to Kikatclub alone?

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