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1. Posted by miranda73 (Full Member 76 posts) 11y

I nearly think that single men go to thailand, especially bangkok is rather for sex than other purpose
what do you think?

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

I've read that in Bangkok are more "massagerooms" then tourists. I can't believe that every male traveller goes to Bangkok for the cheap sex, especially because of HIV. Why would you think that anyway??

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I have not been to Thailand, but I have been to a western hemisphere sex tourism destination, Costa Rica. Outside of San Jose, you don't get many sex tourists, but in San Jose you see a few. I think you can classify tourists to Costa Rica into 4 categories:

(1) Young backpackers - not interested in paying for sex, as they don't have the budget for it. But they are willing to hook up with the first Australian they meet.

(2) Sports Fisherman - mainly interested in paying for a boat and catching a fish, and then boring you with the story of catching the fish. Actually, just kidding around, these dudes are a hoot to drink with.

(3) Bird watchers - not interestd in paying for sex. Actually, I'm pretty sure bird watchers are asexual, as all their energy goes into carrying around large cameras and binoculars and discussing how they have now seen over 150 different types of swallows. Unlike sports fishermen, they are not much fun to drink with at all, though.

(4) Sex tourists - predominately older men, they probably don't make it very far out of San Jose, or frankly, very far from the Hotel Del Rey. Interested in gambling, having dinner with girls 1/4 their age and then taking them back to their hotel room.

When one is in San Jose, it would be easy to assume that the country was crawling with sex tourists, mainly because they are so obvious to spot ("Look at that dude! I hope that's his grand-daughter!") and that most every other type of tourist spends little time in San Jose other than when transiting through. However, once outside San Jose, you only run into backpackers, bird watchers and sports fishermen, really.

I imagine Thailand is the same.

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5. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 11y

I think it's quite a simplistic view that all single men go to Thailand for sex alone. I have discussed this many a time with my boyfriend about why men go to Thailand.

I think the main problem with Thailand and single men going there is the nudge nudge wink wink attitude of some people who assume that sex is what they are going for!

We have visited Thailand 3 times and spoken to a lot of men who are out there alone (widowed or divorced), the majority of single men (the ones that go for the women) are mainly there for companionship. I have heard some very sad stories about what some men have been through in their lives and they just don't have the confidence to start again in their own country. Even if they are there for sex, does it really matter?

I agree with Jackboy, eventually every single man wants to have sex, some pay for it with a Thai woman, others don't with an Aussie or British girl, this happens all over the world, not just Thailand! I am of the attitude not to judge other people's actions, if they want to go to a place just to have sex, fine by me...as long as no-one is getting hurt or being forced into doing something they don't want to then it's none of my business!

By the way, the British men that have Thai 'girlfriends' or wives treat them really well and with a lot of respect, they support their families and give these girls a very good life. I would go as far to say they are spoiled!

Sorry, just my opinion!

Donna

6. Posted by andyt_uk (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

hi
i kinda agree with Jackboy. im a brit guy going travellin for my first time round se asia startin off in Bangkok, and im not goin there for sex with Thai hookers.

im goin for the culture and experience. if i happen to get laid by a aussie, brit, american, a girl of any nationality its a bonus:).

But thats the same for any trip you take. whether its to a far away country or just going to the supermarket!!;)

7. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y

Quoting andyt_uk

aussie, brit, american, a girl of any nationality its a bonus:).

But thats the same for any trip you take. whether its to a far away country or just going to the supermarket!!;)

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