Do you travel for sex? Is this prostitution? What is even happening? The World Tourism Organization defines “Sexual Tourism,” as:
“trips organized from within the tourism sector, or from outside this sector but using its structures and networks, with the primary purpose of effecting a commercial sexual relationship by the tourist with residents at the destination.”
The long and short of it is when people travel to engage in sexual activity, whatever that may mean to you, the traveler. Did you know that sexual tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry and surprisingly, there are benefits other than orgasm. Getting off abroad boosts the economy? Sexual tourism is not just money for sex. Sexual tourism benefits the airlines, taxis, restaurant, and hotels because you need all of these other tourist spots when you travel for sex just like you would if you travel for any other reason.
Now that we have established that the main reason for sexual tourism is to seek prostitution and for the person [prostitute] performing the sex to make a living. Most of the women that are prostitutes do so because they live in severe poverty and this is the only way to make a decent living. Who is to say that prostitution truly is the only option for these women but for the most part it is because it is high paying and they can support their families by blowing horny businessmen. Ok, ok, that harsh but they are doing what they need to put food on the table and that is commendable. Mostly, sexual tourism is legal aboard, it is domestically that it is not in the United States with the exception to Nevada.
13 Best Destinations For Sexual Tourism
“I don’t understand why prostitution is illegal. FlirtBuddies Selling is legal. F***ing is legal. Why isn’t selling f***ing legal? You know, why should it be illegal to sell something that’s perfectly legal to give away?”
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, the Netherlands and as far as India goes it is illegal but there are brothels present.
Of all the places that elicit sexual tourism these are the TOP 13 places that are most popular:
- Dominican Republic has made a major name for itself in sexual tourism. It is a “must-do” if you made a list of places to get prostitutes. Although prostitution is legal, no brothels or third parties can make money off of said prostitutes, they are only able to earn it for themselves…freelance if you will. “At sex tourism sites the lighter Dominicans are favored over darker Haitians , who are forced to work in the streets or local bars rather than the more lucrative up-scale areas.”
- Thailand has a city called Pattaya and that is the sex capital of the world. It is essentially a sex worker’s paradise. There is someone that will sell you sex on every square foot of this city.
- Costa Rica is rising to the top as far as destinations for sex. 10% of all tourists that go to Costa Rica are there for the sex. But what makes Costa Rica so special? Is it the prices? The talent? Well, it is thanks to the United States actually, because prostitution is illegal in the U.S. 80% of the sex workers in Costa Rica are immigrants from the U.S.
- Kenya has legal prostitution but the difference is that women are coming to Kenya to get it from the locals versus men coming to a destination for women. What an interesting turn? There is even a name for it, Mzungu, is what women who come to have sex with locals is called in Kenya.