Traveling to engage in sexual activity – most commonly with prostitutes is called sex tourism. It takes advantage of the lack of restrictions imposed on sex and prostitution by certain countries. Countries suitable for sex tours are Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Latvia, Colombia, Philippines, and Austria among others. There are numerous kinds of sex tours to suit people with different needs and desires – this can include organised sex tours. It is a multibillion dollar industry that is rarely talked about. However, a lot of people have experienced the benefits of sex tourism over traditional vacations.
Choosing an ideal destination
The first and the foremost thing to check in an ideal sex tourism location are the laws regarding prostitution. It is crucial that the country/state that you have chosen has legalised prostitution. Next, you need to check the price of sexual services – prostitution, strip clubs, etc so that you know how much you have to spend and also make sure that it is cheaper than what it is in your country. In addition, you need to make sure that if you are traveling domestically or internationally for the purpose of sex, you head somewhere exciting and interesting so you can incorporate both sex and a fun vacation.
Currently Thailand is considered to be the best location for sex tourism. Thailand has very well developed tourism and sex tourism industries and vacationers with any level of income would be comfortable here as the accommodation and services are available at affordable prices. Apparently, the Thais regard sex trade acceptable and the ladies there themselves, refer to it as merely ‘working’, local girls will do anything in sex and massage, if it is paid for. It is an ideal destination because the infrastructure is already built and the people there are used to working with sex tourists and foreign clients. Thailand also offers an exquisite range of services at competitive prices.
A few useful tips
- Currency: It is important that you carry the local currency of the country you are in. Though US Dollars and Euros are usually acceptable at most locations, there would be places where you will be asked to pay in the local currency.
- Hotels: Choose a hotel only after thorough research, while choosing a suitable hotel not only consider its rates but also its location and other facilities. If you are carrying valuable items and cash, avoid staying in cheap hotels as the crime rate is usually high in sex tourism countries
- Language: Learning the local language of the country you are visiting is a good idea since English is not spoken in a lot of areas. If not learning the language completely, it is advisable to learn words like ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘sex’, ‘police’, ‘money’, etc.
- Condoms: If you are indulging in sexual activity with a prostitute or a stranger, using a condom is advisable as you never know whether your partner is healthy or not. A prostitute has multiple sexual partners and you might end up catching a STD (Sexually transmitted disease), therefore always use a condom and stay safe and healthy.