Sex tourism is when people travel to different locations to engage in sexual
activity with prostitutes.
Although the United Nations is opposed to it, many wealthy
tourists still take part in it due to its reduced costs and availability (in prostitution, lower
age of consent, and even child prostitution.
Many people may think that prostitution is
illegal, however in red-light districts, such as Amsterdam, it is allowed.
Although men are usually the targets for sex tourism sites, there are also female
sex tourism locations as well (i.e. Italy, Turkey, Spain and the Caribbean).
tourism differs from male sex tourism in a sense that men pay money for compensation,
and women usually give gifts, cash, clothing, meals, or sometimes don’t give any form of
compensation at all.
When hearing the idea “sex tourism”, many probably think of something
humorous, exciting, even adventurous, but what many people don’t realize, is that there’s
a very dark, disturbing side to it.
Most of the countries that have sex tourism destinations
are full of poverty and unemployment.
In a lot of cases, recruiters go around to families
trying to convince the children to go with them to the city for “better” lifestyles, and job
Once the children agree, they get to the city and are forced into
prostitution for much of their lives.
In other, more disturbing cases, families are so poor
and in desperate need of money, that they actually sell their own children into the sex
trade, or even prostitute them themselves.
Internet has also been a factor in the increased interest of child prostitution.
are numerous websites for sex tourism, where people write descriptive stories of the
I read on one site where a man tried to give reason for the things he
does to children, and to try to make it seem normal. He claims, “Sex is a natural thing