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11/05/2015 04:22 pm ET Updated Feb 17, 2016

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

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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 center around a sexual event, like San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair, allows them to meet other people who have similar sexual interests. For others, traveling for sex means not having to worry about running into someone they know while in an intimate position. And some people just want the thrill of visiting a place like Amsterdam's Red Light District that welcomes and encourages sexual exploration.

In this episode of HuffPost's Love+Sex Podcast, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson take a virtual trip around the world to learn more about sex tourism and what motivates people to hit the road in search of sexual adventures. They speak with Matt, a DJ from Australia who travels halfway around the world each year to attend the world's biggest leather event;  Jay, a public figure who travels from his hometown to a vacation destination several times a year in order to have sex without worrying about who might recognize him; Jody Hanson, an academic and author who has written extensively about sex tourism; and Elard Tissot Van Patot, the founder and CEO of Amsterdam Red Light District Tour:

If you want to download and/or listen to the podcast offline, head to iTunes or Stitcher.

This podcast was produced and edited by Katelyn Bogucki and edited by Nick Offenberg.

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