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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

the World Sex Guide, a website catering to sex tourists,

Copied and pasted, from this link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2007, at 1:38 AM by Mel. ]

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Hi Mel,

the link is to do with Human rights in the UAE - not sure about the connection with sex tourists.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I just gave the link, because Sam says, if I copy and paste anything from another site to here, I should say where it comes from.

The link is not really anything to do with why I posted this. I posted it, becasue I am appalled, that a site to cater for the information needs of sex tourists exists.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2007, at 3:20 AM by Mel. ]

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Mel, sadly I would be more surprised if it didn't. :(

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Hi Mel,

the link is to do with Human rights in the UAE - not sure about the connection with sex tourists.

I'm not sure how a world sex guide connects to the UAE either; do you mean there's a link somewhere in the Wiki article...?

I can't comment on the guide because I haven't seen it, but if it talks about legal places to see and experience sex-related travel experiences (Amsterdam comes to mind!), there's certainly a market for it out there. Not my cup of tea, but if it's above-board I can't see the harm in it. Better than the underground sex-trade that exploits innocent people. Again, I haven't seen the site so I'm giving my general opinion.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Tway
The article I was reading did not give a link to the site.
But a World Sex Guide, catering to sex tourists, is what they said it is.
Yeah, it is OK, for the women in Amsterdam, who choose to be prostitutes and are not exploited. But, there is also trafficing of asian prostitutes, to Amsterdam and often those women are no more than sex slaves. But, a world sex guide catering to sex tourists, would not just cover the prostitutes in Amsterdam. Although, there was no link provided, I shudder to think what it would contain, if there was. ;)

7. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Tway
The article I was reading did not give a link to the site.
But a World Sex Guide, catering to sex tourists, is what they said it is.
Yeah, it is OK, for the women in Amsterdam, who choose to be prostitutes and are not exploited. But, there is also trafficing of asian prostitutes, to Amsterdam and often those women are no more than sex slaves. But, a world sex guide catering to sex tourists, would not just cover the prostitutes in Amsterdam. Although, there was no link provided, I shudder to think what it would contain, if there was. ;)

Perhaps this will apall you as well, Mel.

Female Sex Tourism

I'm just curious to know what your definition of sex tourism is: strictly men molesting children (boys or girls) in 3rd world countries? Men hiring prostitutes (male and female) who are only prostitutes because they have been coerced into the profession? Men and women who travel to distant and exotic lands to have sex with adult prostitutes?

Perhaps it would be good to broaden your outlook on sex. Not all men or women who are prostitutes do so unwillingly, as you pointed out for Amsterdam. Many make ridiculously good livings and retire young. Yes, child prostitution is wrong...no doubts there, but adults may practice whatever profession they choose. Do you consider prostitution to be a demeaning profession? What about pornography on film? What about a porn star who loves her job, but is coerced to fellate the director? Does that count?

Again, just curious what it is you're shuddering about.

Oops, forgot this: when you say "Ugh!! Can u believe, that such a thing exists", do u mean people having, or paying for, sex when they travel? Is it wrong to do either?

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2007, at 10:02 AM by beerman ]

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

No, that and the prostitutes in Amsterdam, who choose to be prostitutes does not apall me. I dont think they are as vulnerable as other female prostitutes, and child prostitutes.
However, I have been reading a lot of human rights doccuments, about various countries, around the world, and these(women in Amsterdam, and gigolos) are far from the majority of prostitutes.;)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2007, at 11:36 AM by Mel. ]

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

What if the prostitute was working legally, was not coerced into the job, was making very good money, had control over who she did and didn't see as clients, had minimal risks to her health, and did not consider what she did to be demeaning in any way. Would you have a problem with that?

If not, then would you have a problem if the prostitute in the above situation was your daughter? If so, why?

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

James and Beerman, I started this thread, to ask peoples opinions, about the existance of the World Sex Guide(on the web) to cater to sex tourists.

Judging by the replies I am getting, I think I may not be clearly stating the topic. I am looking for your feelings, about the existance of the sex guide.
This guide is for the sex industry all around the world. It is not about one particular area of prostitution. I dont think it checks to see if the prostitutes are happy with their job, before it includes their services in the guide. 60% of the people, around the world, who work in the sex industry are doing it unwillingly.

Since the human rights of many people who work in the sex industry are being violated and this should stop, I object to this sex guide. There are not enough controls on it.