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Sex Tourism

Here's What It's Like To Be A Sex Tourist

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel

Sex tourism can mean many different things depending on who you are and what you're looking to find. For some people, booking a vacation that will ce...

The Most Popular Countries For Sex Tourism

Oyster | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.

Thailand's Sin Cities Struggle to Survive the Economic Downturn

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Van Winkle's

Pattaya is a hellhole. Granted, I stayed there 10 years ago, but Thailand’s pleasure dens aren’t known for their reformation and reh...

I'm With Stupid: To Bestialize or Not to Bestialize, That Is the Question

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I will offer one backhanded defense of the Danes. Denmark is the original home of the Little Mermaid, and she was pretty hot. So if you believe in mermaids and consider them animals, I can kind of see why you might want bestiality to remain legal in case you ever happen upon a flippered femme fatale.

Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.

Travelling abroad? Keep kids safe

Britt Hamilton | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Britt Hamilton

Through my work on World Vision's No Child For Sale awareness campaign, I have learned of some ways that travellers can protect children from exploitation.

International Sex Tours: What Are You Really Buying?

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Vanessa Pinto

What do you think of when you think of Costa Rica? Visions of volcanoes, zip lining, and rain forests are the first things that come to mind. But there is another reason to travel to Costa Rica that a certain segment of visitors don't disclose: sex tourism.

Underground Trade Part Three: The Business of Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Why would someone fly 8,500 miles and spend $4,000 dollars to pony up to a bar in Pattaya, Thailand? "If they go into Pattaya, it's not because Pattaya has nice beaches," said Somerville, MA., Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello. "It's because it has sex tourism."

Where Are the Signs?

John Bergquist | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
John Bergquist

As I landed in Asia after a nearly 24 hour flight from the United States earlier this week I could only think of one thing. Where are the sex signs?

Cannes 2012: Margarethe Tiesel Up for Best Actress: "I Am Not Proud"

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The buzz at Cannes is that Margarethe Tiesel, the lead in Ulrich Siedl's Paradise: Love, may take the Best Actress award for her exuberant performance as the dumpy woman who comes to Kenya to pick up beach boys.

Cannes 2012: Ulrich Seidl's Love and Beach Boys as Sex Toys for Older Women

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What makes this film hard to watch is that we know it is true. The sex tourism of European women in Africa is growing, and the neediness of the women and the exploitation of the boys strikes us as very real.

Pleasure Robots Are The Future Of Sex Tourism, Report Says (NSFW)

Posted 04.18.2012 | Science

They don't spread disease and they can't be sold into sex slavery. Those are just two of the advantages of robot prostitutes, which will be edging ...

Sex Tourism, the Secret Service and the Harms of Buying Sex

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Over the weekend, Secret Service agents were allegedly caught buying sex while in Colombia to protect President Barack Obama. Right away, the media an...

PHOTOS: The Five Artiest Brothels In France

Tony Perrottet | Posted 03.06.2012 | Travel
Tony Perrottet

By the early 1900s, the so-called "fantasy brothels," which offered Disney-style themed rooms along the lines of Versailles, Venice and the Orient, had opened themselves up to tourists by day.

Sex Tourism In Senegal

Maya Lau | Posted 11.07.2011 | Travel
Maya Lau

By night, the Europeans sit at long dinner tables by the pool, each of their arms slung around young Senegalese women. It's like they are all on a singles retreat or at a swingers' party. Everyone canoodles with everyone else.

"So Many Girls! So Little Time!": Behind the Facade of Sex Tourism

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Big Apple Oriental Tours, an international sex tourism agency, brazenly flaunts its services on the Internet.

Professor Behind Thai Sex Tourism Site Digs Himself Deeper

Angus Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Angus Johnston

Let's say you were a professor at a public university, and let's say you were a fan of Thai sex tourism.

Holding Men Accountable for Sex Trafficking

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Abby L. Ferber

Too often when we think about human trafficking, we think of it as a problem "out there." But this year, for the first time, the U.S. State Department included the U.S. in its annual report on trafficking.

South Africa World Cup: A Billion Condoms And 40,000 Sex Workers.

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Iva Skoch, GlobalPost CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for a...

Haiti's Women in the Aftermath of Disaster

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Violence against women is an unaddressed catastrophe in Haiti. With limited government capacity in Haiti, we can only shudder at the potential havoc criminal profiteers could trigger there.

Child Sex Boom Fueled By Global Recession

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Narisaraporn Asipong, a matronly social worker at the "Mercy Center" shelter met 8-year-old Niran (a pseudonym) five years ago in...

Frederic Mitterrand, French Minister, Fights For Job After Boasts Of Sex With Young Boys

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

John Lichfield | The Independent The new French culture minister, Frédéric Mitterrand, is fighting to save his brief ministerial career after opp...

SHOCK: Actor Known For Playing Santa Claus Gets Prison For Role In Global Sex Tourism Ring

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — A small-time actor and former children's entertainer who was known for playing Santa Claus was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 year...

WATCH: ABC Investigates Alleged Sex Predators in Cambodia

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABC News "Nightline" investigated American pedophiles living in Cambodia for a special news report that will air tonight. ABC News traveled to Cambodi...

In Carradine Death Thailand's Sex Caricature Endures

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Barrett

If Thailand wants invitations to closed-door U.N. meetings, it needs to stop marketing its women and children.