The website pattayashore.com has compiled a top-ten list of global destinations for sex tourism – so how was the Philippines rated?
The list may surprise for a number of reasons – clearly there are no hard-and-fast rules of popularity.
For one thing, although the vast bulk of sex tourism is male-oriented, the ladies have their favourite destinations too. It is perhaps one of the world’s worst-kept secrets why certain African countries are considerably more popular with female solo travellers – often of “a certain age” – than with male.
Maybe it is no surprise that Thailand continues to hold on to the number one position – that never seems to change, at least for a “long time” now.
Perhaps credit for this enduring popularity can be laid at the high-heeled feet of the nation’s ladyboys and the thriving, vibrant LGBT scene – ensuring that it really does offer ‘something for everyone’.
So to find out the full top-ten list, either click on this link – Pattayashore.com – or continue reading…
Sex tourism top ten…
- The Philippines
- Dominican Republic
Perhaps there are some surprises there. Maybe the varying degrees of legality has an effect, or perhaps it’s just down to the reputations that have been thoroughly bedded-in for decades.
By the way, despite the apparently relaxed attitude towards sex-for-sale – prostitution in the Philippines is actually illegal. That can be difficult to believe if you visit Angeles City, Subic Bay or any other of the numerous red-light districts throughout the archipelago.
Likewise, the sheer number of ladyboys throughout the country is totally odds with what remains a very sexually conservative, predominantly Catholic, nation. But this is the Philippines, where everything can sometimes seem like a world turned upside-down.
To be clear, PLN in no way endorses the sex trade in the Philippines or anywhere else. But, if you do succumb to temptation, please wear a condom, for everybody’s sake.