These days you hear more expats in Thailand than ever complaining about all different sorts of things: The uneasy visa situation for long time residents. Unreasonable prices for condos given the generally poor building standards. Increasing number of both road accidents and criminal rates. And so on and so forth.
Two Thai women working at a bar in the red light district in Bangkok, a popular destination for Australia sex tourists. Picture: Jas Rawlinson Source:Supplied. Over the years Dan has spent time talking to many western sex tourists, many of whom — he says — seem to share a hauntingly universal story of broken relationships and regrets. Do you think they might be a good root? Working girls at Nana Plaza, Bangkok.
‘Do you think we’ll pay for bad things we’ve done?’ Revelations of Aussie sex tourists in Thailand
PIP: Many foreigners visit Thailand in search of sex. While long-distance tourism was long enjoyed by members of more privileged social classes, even the lower economical classes of Japan, Malaysia, Europe, America, and Australia can now afford to travel over long distances. This relatively new breed of tourist is more likely to be of lower socioeconomic and educational status and less likely to use condoms when having sex. Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, and Chiangmai are also well-frequented by sex tourists. Overall, a large, diverse, inexpensive, and accessible commercial sex market exists in Thailand.
The resort located in the east of Thailand has been branded the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah — the biblical kingdom infested with vice and sin. Yesterday, 11 foreign tourists were arrested along with 14 sex workers during a raid on an illegal orgy at a Pattaya hotel. Cops arrived to find people allegedly having group sex in the hotel room that was scattered with condoms, lubricant, sexual enhancement drugs and toys. Many sex workers come from the impoverished northeast and see selling their bodies as a way out of poverty.