Traveling for intimate pleasure is a widespread phenomenon. While it was once modestly called “romance tourism,” nowadays, men can travel to countries such as the Netherlands and Germany to get a quick carnal interlude with young girls.
Nonetheless, it is important to remember that such trips can lead to the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. To avoid these risks, consider the following sex tourism tips:
1. Know the Laws
Travelers involved in sex tourism should be aware that they could be breaking local and federal laws. According to 18 U.S.C SS 2423, sexual activity is illegal when the participants are travelers who have returned to their home states or countries from places where sexual intercourse was offered for monetary gain. Additionally, travelers may be arrested at US Customs on the return trip if officers discover incriminating photographs or videos on their devices during border inspections.
2. Check the Cost
Men who engage in sex tourism travel to countries such as Latin America in order to have sex with prostitutes. Unfortunately, some of these tourists exploit young girls as a part of this practice. This is known as child sex tourism and it is an evil practice that must be stopped.
Those who want to go on a sex tourism trip should check the cost before making their plans. While the cost of sex in some places may be lower than that in their home country, it is important to note that this type of travel can be very expensive. This is especially true when the traveler goes to a country where prostitution is illegal.
For example, in Japan, where the movie Memoirs of a Geisha was filmed, men can pay to have sex with a female impersonator who dresses like a geisha and acts like one. While the cost is cheaper than what you would find at a strip club in the US, it is still an excessive amount to spend on sex.
3. Go Somewhere Fascinating
One of the most common reasons for people to engage in sex tourism is that they want to visit places with exotic locations. This is a big issue as it can directly promote human trafficking. It is also dangerous for children, as they are often abused by sex tourists and locals alike. According to UNICEF, sex tourism is an industry that should be avoided.
The most popular sex tourism destinations include Bulgaria, Brazil, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Gambia, India, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Senegal, Thailand and Ukraine. These countries have laws that differ from one another. Some have legalized prostitution, while others have it banned. The rules also vary between different districts. For example, in one district you can pick prostitutes on the street, while in another, you need to go to a special club.
It is also important to remember that sex tourism can be dangerous for both tourists and prostitutes. For tourists, it can be an uncomfortable experience and they should always use condoms to avoid contracting STDs. Prostitutes also have many sexual partners and are at risk of getting diseases. It is crucial to be aware of these issues and to educate travelers about them. The best way to do so is to provide information that is accurate, objective and honest. In addition, it is important to avoid using sexually explicit language in any public forums.
4. Stay Safe
Sex tourism involves traveling for the purpose of having sex, often with commercial sex workers (Hall & Blevins). While it is not necessarily illegal in all countries, this activity can lead to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The risk is especially high for international travelers who have sex abroad because their sexual networks may differ from those in their home country and they are at higher risk of contracting drug-resistant STIs.
The industry can also lead to trafficking and exploitation of children. Child sex tourism is a growing problem, with Latin America being a hot spot for this type of travel. This practice is a form of slavery and exploits young girls who cannot support themselves otherwise. These girls are then subjected to sexual abuse, poverty, psychological trauma, and physical damage.
The best way to stay safe is to boycott sex tourism altogether. This means refusing to engage in any activities that objectify people, including pornography, casual sex, and strip clubs. By refusing to fuel this industry, we can help break the chains of human trafficking and exploitation. So, this spring break, don’t just have fun; fight sex tourism!