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11. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Ah, now I get the connection with wikipedia (sorry, wasn't loading for me yesterday):

Quoting "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates"

Prostitution, though illegal by law, is conspicuously present in the emirate because of an economy that is largely based on tourism and trade. There is a high demand for women from Eastern Europe. According to the World Sex Guide, a website catering to sex tourists, Russian and Ethiopian women are the most common prostitutes, while Eastern European prostitutes are part of a well organized trans-Oceanic prostitution network.[10] The Government has been trying to curb prostitution. In March 2007, it was reported that the UAE has deported over 4,300 sex workers mainly from Dubai.

I'm not really surprised a site like that exists. As far as I see it, a lot worse sites than that exist (sites telling people how to build bombs, commit suicide etc. etc.). Fact of the matter is that the internet just lowers the boundaries to people being able to find any kind of information they are after...

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

This is turning into quite an interesting debate.

Can I ask - what are people's opinions on prostitution?

Here in Glasgow, and I'm sure throughout the world, one of the big problems is that the ladies involved (and it is mainly ladies) are drug addicts and use the money to fund their habits.

Other than that, I have no problem whatsoever with prostitutes. I have never been to one myself but I have friends who have and I would never condemn them for it. The only problem I have with it is that we know very well that the money is going straight to the drug dealers.

On a lighter note, one of my friends used to be a rent boy himself (male escort he called himself) some years ago. The stories he tells are hilarious.

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

Quoting magykal1

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

yeah
The world we live in!!!!:(

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

U are right Sam.
The internet is such a good source of information, but at the same time, there seems to be no way to control easy access to dangerous or indecent information.;)

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

Quoting mikeyBoab

This is turning into quite an interesting debate.

Can I ask - what are people's opinions on prostitution?

Here in Glasgow, and I'm sure throughout the world, one of the big problems is that the ladies involved (and it is mainly ladies) are drug addicts and use the money to fund their habits.

Other than that, I have no problem whatsoever with prostitutes. I have never been to one myself but I have friends who have and I would never condemn them for it. The only problem I have with it is that we know very well that the money is going straight to the drug dealers.

On a lighter note, one of my friends used to be a rent boy himself (male escort he called himself) some years ago. The stories he tells are hilarious.

What do u think about the existance of the World Sex Guide, to cater for sex tourists, Mikeyboab?

What I think about prostitution is complicated, so cant just answer it in one line. What about u start a thread, to open a complete discussion, on all aspects, associated with it?;)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 23, 2007, at 2:16 AM by Mel. ]

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

Quoting Mel.

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.

Sorry, Mel - without being able to actually read the guide to know exactly what's in it, it's impossible for any of us to give anything but our personal opinion on the matter. As I said, if the guide's on the up-and-up, I don't have a problem with it. It's not my thing, but the sex industry is huge. Why not have a guide that provides legal, safe places for people to visit? However, if the guide facilitates access to exploited people, then I agree with you wholeheartedly that it's very existence is mighty disturbing indeed.

Do you have a link so we can give more pertinent feedback? (Although I'm not going to check at work!)

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

[quote=Mel.]Do you have a link so we can give more pertinent feedback? (Although I'm not going to check at work!)

I'm looking at the website now and due to it's content, it would be better that the link not be posted in the open forum, even being Off Topic. I understand it would be directly related to the topic, but (again, due to content) inappropriate for posting. I googled it - it's the #1 link. Sorry, T - but it's just a porn forum site.

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

Quoting tway

Do you have a link so we can give more pertinent feedback? (Although I'm not going to check at work!)

I would search the web, for the link, but I think that would be supporting the site, by providing an opportunity for it to get more hits, and also it might be one of those dodgy sites, that puts viruses on peoples computers, when they access it. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 23, 2007, at 6:13 AM by Mel. ]

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

Quoting Isadora

Quoting tway

[quote=Mel.]Do you have a link so we can give more pertinent feedback? (Although I'm not going to check at work!)

I'm looking at the website now and due to it's content, it would be better that the link not be posted in the open forum, even being Off Topic. I understand it would be directly related to the topic, but (again, due to content) inappropriate for posting. I googled it - it's the #1 link. Sorry, T - but it's just a porn forum site.

Dang! Here I thought it was like Lonely Planet for the discriminating traveller. So it's not so much a guide as a porn site? That's pretty misleading...although not really surprising.

Still, it's hard to comment on something we haven't actually read. So it's probably best to discuss the topic in more general terms.

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

So Isadora, since u have accessed it, does it give information, for where people can avail of sex services, around the world?

Also, does it state, that the sex workers who work in the places they advertise are not children and or adults who are forced to work in the sex industry?

Just curious, to get answers, to the above, since I am reluctant to access the site myself, for the reasons stated, in my previous post.;)