Many countries around the world have become synonymous with the sex industry. In some locations, this is completely legal whereas, in others, it is considered an illegal activity, but those involved are not prosecuted. When you are looking for the perfect destination, there are some things to take into consideration. We always recommend only visiting areas where this industry is legal.
It's also important to be aware of any red-light districts in certain countries. These areas of a city are known to offer high volumes of sex services, and while some may find this to be a fun and voyeuristic experience, it's important to be aware that many women that are participating are not doing it consensually. There are a number of countries where sex trafficking is overlooked because the industry generates revenue, which leads to the abuse and exploitation of not only women but children as well.
Venturing to a country where sex workers are offered may be appealing, but it's not always safe. Some of you will find better to use dating apps in their own country to find people who are willing to hookup for sexual relations. The Smooci service is one that has a great reputation and allows members to connect with consenting adults who are willing to engage in sexual relations upon meeting. However, if you do wish to travel abroad, here are some of the more popular countries to review and consider where regulated sex services are offered and, in some, prostitution is legal.
Spain is one of the hottest destinations when it comes to the sex industry and with major towns like Barcelona and Ibiza offering a huge club and bar scene, there are ample opportunities to hook up with someone for a sexual encounter. Barcelona is well known for a red-light district at the end of Las Ramblas Boulevard. Also Madrid is home to Grad Vis Street, where many prostitutes solicit services.
The top sex tourism countries throughout the Caribbean are the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica and Barbados.
As the Dominican Republic is highly accessible from the USA and Europe, it is no surprise that it is a popular sex tourism destination. The Dominican Republic attracts many tourists and with legal prostitution, it is one of the largest sex tourism countries. For legal prostitution services, the cities of Sousa and Boca Chica are popular while Puerta Plata and Punta Cana are home to many club and bar venues.
Sex work here is “not legal, but not illegal” in the words of the locals. It seems anything is possible if you pay enough money; prostitution is normalised here due to the seasonal nature of many jobs within the hotel industry.
Sex tourism in Cuba is common.Many locals will engage in sexual activities with the tourists who are looking for it, in exchange for help getting off the island. And society turns a blind eye to the typical prostitution that many men pay for when visiting Cuba.
Jamaica also has a lot of sex tourism. It is particularly common in Kingston – whilst illegal, it is widely tolerated. There are plenty of female prostitutes who solicit sex from their own homes or hotels, and massage parlours often act as a front for more illicit activities. Official newspapers even advertise these.
Occasionally people will offer themselves up for sexual activities in exchange for cash in the hopes of it leading to a long-term relationship and, ultimately, a chance to get out of the country.
Barbados is another of the Caribbean’s top sex tourism countries. It is more low-key than in other countries, but Barbados does have a red-light district in the Nelson Street area. Prostitution is illegal, but it still happens.
The Netherlands – When people think of the term red-light district, Amsterdam will often come to mind. Many weekenders will head to this area to enjoy scenic canals and amazing sex museums, but this area is also known for having a rampant sex industry.
Brazil is often a destination for honeymooners and soccer fans, it is also a huge attraction for sex tourism. Prostitution is legal in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza both have districts where one can engage in legal sexual acts with consenting adults.
Thailand – One would not think Thailand would be a destination for sex tourism, but it has some of the highest numbers of industry sex workers worldwide. The red-light district on Soi Cowboy, a short street in Bangkok, is popular for nude shows and go-go bars.
Germany – Prostitution and even street prostitution is widespread and organised sector in Germany and it is completely legal. The country has a long history of sexual tourism with organised prostitution in the country dating back to the 1200’s AD. Interestingly, people join the flesh trade in Germany willingly and there are advertisements, and job offers through HR companies. Frauenhäuser “brothels ”) have always been a common part of German history and were looked upon as places which helped curb greater crimes by offering their services. The practice carries on till date.
The Philippines country has a huge industry domestically with an estimated 800,000 men, women and children working in the trade. It is believed that the country’s international image as a sex destination was formed due to the "girlie" bars that were prevalent during World War II.
The Gambia shows that it is mostly men that partake in sex tourism- not a rash generalisation. This part of West Africa is really popular with female sex tourists, who hope to attract younger Gambian men. Local young men known as "bumsters" work on the streets of the famous Senegambia Strip, looking for the women who are already looking for them. There are no official statistics when it comes to sex tourism in The Gambia. But it is likely to be the case that a fair chunk of tourists engage in sexual activity when visiting The Smiling Coast. And it is mostly European women who travel to The Gambia, one of the world’s top sex tourism countries, to seek out young black men.
The Eastern European country Latvia may be little known to foreign travelers for its architectural treasures, however it is well known for various nightclubs, alcohol and cheap "harlots” – one of the biggest European media outlets announced some years ago. You can celebrate stag party with your friends or order erotic massages in the best lounges of the city” were tempting appeals for many British, Irish, Swedish, Ukraine, Russian, Finnish and German men.
Sex tourism is a huge business in many countries and since many regulate the industry, it is a form of revenue for the country as well as sex workers. This industry has changed over the years and is not the sketchy industry it once was. Instead of solely catering to men, sex workers around the globe have a long list of clients, including women and homosexual individuals.
Countries that have regulated this industry offer legal prostitution and also take extreme measures to ensure the protection of children. The locations mentioned are among the most popular globally for offering exciting cities with an amazing nightlife and many opportunities to engage in sexual relations during your trip.