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31. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

THE FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC:

Whenever, and wherever she travels, Isa is a sexy tourist.

THE REST IS MERE DETAIL

32. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting james

THE FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC:

Whenever, and wherever she travels, Isa is a sexy tourist.

THE REST IS MERE DETAIL

She is out of words I guess, or immediately started to travel

33. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting james

THE FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC:

Whenever, and wherever she travels, Isa is a sexy tourist.

THE REST IS MERE DETAIL

She is out of words I guess, or immediately started to travel

I was going to comment but James said "THE FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC:" so I didn't want to overstep his authority. He's been overworked lately.

Oh, and I'd love to travel. Send me some money. ;)

34. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting james

THE FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC:

Whenever, and wherever she travels, Isa is a sexy tourist.

THE REST IS MERE DETAIL

She is out of words I guess, or immediately started to travel

I was going to comment but James said "THE FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC:" so I didn't want to overstep his authority. He's been overworked lately.

Oh, and I'd love to travel. Send me some money. ;)

Hehe, in fact I have some dollars left for refueling the car

35. Posted by Derestanne (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Sorry to be coming in so late into this discussion. Perhaps I could provide some Twenty First Century Enlightenment on this subject.

"A sex tourist is basically a tourist looking for sex."

That is a lot like saying that a hiking tourist would refuse to travel by any other means of transportation.

Sex tourism can be as simple as someone who is fascinated with the Hooters Girls and enjoys traveling to different Hooters locations.

There are men (and women) who enjoy traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to experience a City with it's own unique forms of adult entertainment. For some this is a "fetish lifestyle". The individuals in question may have absolutely no expectations whatsoever of having an intimate encounter - they are seeking the cultural aspect of sex. It is the mystery of what they will see and experience that interests (and excites) them!

For example, many Cities have highly sought out "Gentlemen's Club" establishments and the "men's magazines" regularly publish reviews of these establishments and "adult entertainment" venues and destinations. In the area where I reside, the Mons Venus Strip Club in Tampa, Florida (to name but one) attracts many out of state and out of country visitors (sex tourists) every year!

Certain Other individuals will travel and attend the Adult Entertainment Expo's to meet their favorite Porn Stars - get their autograph and maybe pose with them for a photo shoot.

And I am well aware that there are women who are "Chippendale Groupies" who will travel to Las Vegas and all over the country to see those male strippers! Like back in the days of the Grateful Dead when the "deadheads" would attend as many "Dead" Concerts as they could and follow the Band everywhere!

Sex Tourism by the way, is not limited to "straight" people.

The Gay Community likewise has many regional "Rainbow" events, which can be very lavish and entertaining gatherings. Street theater and comedy, Celebrity Guest Speakers, outlandish dress, parades with floats, incredible food and entertainment - the Gay Lifestyle is celebrated with special events that draw thousands!

So hopefully you are beginning to get the picture. Sex Tourism often has little or nothing to do with spreading AIDS from here to Timbuktu and back!

Visit Salvador Dali's Studio in Barcelona where you will see art pieces so erotic they cannot be shown on Television in the United States! Now that [i] is Sex Tourism!

36. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

Which thesis or reference was post #35 from?

37. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Quoting Derestanne

The individuals in question may have absolutely no expectations whatsoever of having an intimate encounter - they are seeking the cultural aspect of sex.

Yeah, the gay mardi gras in Sydney is known for its restraint.

BAHAHAHAHA!

38. Posted by Derestanne (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

James,

Your point very well taken!

I would be the last person to suggest that sexual encounters never happen among Sex Tourists

There is however a great deal more involved in Sex Tourism than rolling between the sheets or in the back seat of a taxi! It is a more complex and all-encompassing experience

39. Posted by Derestanne (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Sapphyre,

I base my comments on discussions with people I know who have shared some of their personal experiences and on certain experiences of my own.

If you search the Internet, the vast majority of Websites including Wikipedia are saying that Sex Tourism is essentially nothing but prostitution and particularly child prostitution. For the most part, as far as I can see, the Internet does not recognize that there is anything legitimate at all about sex tourism. They want everyone to regard Sex Tourism as nothing but criminal activity.

There is no concern for couples or singles who are seeking a romantic and sexy getaway in some exotic, sexy place.

Searching the Internet, it became very clear to me that the Authorities want the mere use of the words "Sex Tourism" made a criminal offense. From the standpoint of law enforcement, Sex Tourism means prostitution, plain and simple and associated felony crime of every description.

I did find one Website that describes Sex Tourism in ways very similar to my own post, however I cannot provide that link because you must be 18 years of age to visit that Website and I'm certain it is against Travellerspoint Terms Of Use for me to provide it.

You will have to do your own research and draw your own conclusions. Personally I maintain that not all Sex Tourism is child prostitution

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Jun-2009, at 06:03 by Derestanne ]

40. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

The original poster got his wish. The term 'sex tourist' is provocative to start with. I don't think there is anything wrong with a sex tourist if it entails partners over 18 years of age. All the laws that the US & the UK have are for tourists that travel with intent to have sex with minors. That is and should be prosecuted vigorously. This discussion should be about adult behavior, not child sex.

IMO, there is nothing wrong with adults who visit another location and hope or look for a sexual experience. Goodness knows that Las Vegas got its start by offering what other states had banned. We had gambling, topless shows, quickie marriages & divorces long before the other states caught up to us. Now almost every state has topless clubs, adult bookstores. Not true in the 50s & 60s when Vegas did. Same with gambling, same with marriage/divorce. Now 35 states offer casino style gaming. Now Americans do not have to come to Vegas to get married quickly, or divorced for that matter. The rest of the states joined the party and changed their laws.

'Derestanne' is correct when he mentions ladies and gay travel. When I was a bellman at the MGM I had several groups of ladies that came to town to see the 'Chippendales' or 'Thunder from Down Under'. Was this the only reason they came to Vegas? No, they also enjoyed the shows, restaurants, shopping but they were excited that we had a show for them that was not offered at home. Were they 'sex tourists'? I don't think so. We have a lively gay scene in Vegas. Many of the 'showboys' go to clubs after their shows and socialize. If gays come from more repressive states to experience our gay clubs, are they 'sex tourists'? I don't think so. Adults are allowed to travel and do what they like as long as it is not illegal. By the by, Nevada has legal brothels in our rural counties. The guys driving to them certainly are 'sex tourists'. Traveling with sex as the primary focus. But it is legal in our brothels, so who cares? Nobody gets to vote how another spends their money. I may not approve, but it is their choice overpay for sex. Now, equal time for ladies eager to try out a brothel. Heidi Fleiss made headlines when she came to Nevada and said she was opening up a brothel for women. Studs were recruited for the 'Stud Farm'. Never happened. Research quickly showed that not enough women will not pay serious money for sex to make it profitable. Women are too sensible is my take on it.

OK, now I will abandon the soapbox and let others chime in with their 2 cents.

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Jun-2009, at 13:29 by vegasmike6 ]