Sex Tourism Essay

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Candace Primm
Dixon Edwards
October 26, 2010

Sex Tourism

Sex tourism is the act of tourists traveling to engage in sexual activity with prostitutes that are residents of the destination. A sex tourist is an adult that travels in order to have legal consensual sexual activities with another adult for gifts and most often money. By using existing tourism methods of travel these activities have become easily feasible for any individual looking to explore this sector of tourism. Creating a normal vacation with the intention of having sexual relations is a simple process. Sex tourism benefits every sector of the travel industry including: airlines, taxis, restaurants, and hotels. Some regions of the world, that have already developed a
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Prostitution occurs in three major forms and these forms are seen worldwide engaging the want for sex tourism.
Street prostitution is where the sex worker solicits customers from a public place, most commonly a street, but also it is often seen at a beach or park. The sex acts may be preformed in the customers’ car, on a vacant street side, or in a rented room nearby (possibly the prostitute’s apartment). This kind of prostitution is mostly illegal; even in places that allow other forms of prostitution. Canada and the UK allow prostitution but not street prostitution and Australia, in some places, allow sex workers to solicit on the streets except in areas near schools. As sex workers these people are often vulnerable to assaults or mugging by pimps and clients. Ninety-five percent of women had been physically assaulted, seventy-five percent had been raped, and eighty-nine percent of the women interviewed stating that they wanted to leave prostitution, according to a study done in 2006 by Melissa Farley. A Chicago study held in 2008 found that women working alone without the help of pimps made an average hourly rate of twenty five dollars and hour and those working with pimps make fifty percent more. In the street prostitution business, condoms are rarely used and risks of disease are high. This endangers significant others of prostitutes by putting them at high risk of the many diseases that the sex worker is exposed to. In places such as Cambodia, where prostitution
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