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Thailand's Reputation as a Sex Destination.
The Carter Perspective.
The Inside Story of the Thai Sex Industry.
This is the inside story of a very controversial topic. The writer has no affiliation
with any newspaper groups or political parties and so can write freely without editorial
or other pressure (to date) to "not mention that part please".
The writers opinion is just that - opinion. But remember, there are no facts in the
world, just opinions and illusions and opinions (and statistics). Nobody is right - Nobody
is wrong. This is the writers point of view.
This week read:-
The Official Stance.
Profile of Typical Sex Tourist
Their impact on culture.
Description of Sex Venues
The Official Stance.
Last year, 1996, a Thai government representative stated "there is no prostitution
in Thailand". That IS the official stance of the Thai government - there is no
No, these guys are not blind. Well not in a physical sense in any case. The official
stance is both absurd and an insult to humanity. There ARE prostitutes in Thailand and
THEY NEED HELP!.
This head-in-the-sand attitude that has been adopted by the Thai government is killing
people. I just don't get it. How come the same male brains that run our governments (not
just Thailand's) are pretty much the same brains that pretend there is no issue to deal
with are pretty much the same brains behind the dicks sloshing in and out of paid-pussy or
paid-ass depending on their bent.
The rank & file women and men who work in the sex industry in Thailand AND the rest
of the world need help. They ARE there. They are in every capital city. They need
recognition. They work the oldest profession in the world.
My father once said to me, "son, it ain't the oldest profession in the world -
it's the ONLY profession. Think about it. I sell my brain and my hands and my heart &
soul to bosses as a computer technician. What is the real fundamental difference between
my brain and hands and my dick and ass? Not much from where I am sitting. Just
socio-cultural differences - it all seems flesh to me though.
Sorry guys, ignoring the problem won't make it go away. Saying "there is no
prostitution" is absurd. These workers need a union. They need to shit-stir the whole
The "pretending not to be" problem is far from unique in Thailand. I can
speak with authority of the Australian government which by way of total hypocrisy combined
with total lack of action says exactly the same thing - "there are no prostitutes in
God damn it! We are all, each and every one of us, whores. Let's get real. Let's get
together on it. Start today by thinking of prostitutes as simply another professional
person doing their duty. Only YOU can change the government's of the worlds perceptions.
Because you ARE the governments of the world. YOU put them there. YOU can change them.
Profile of Typical Sex Tourist
Male, European decent, age range 18-80, strung-out, sexually abused by society
(otherwise would not be here looking for pussy).
OK, that is all something of a generalisation. But not so far from accurate either.
The typical "sex tourist" that I meet is male. There are females, I've met
them too, sometimes chasing after another girl, sometimes after a man.
Now here is a funny thing for you. And it is true too.
Many western women come to Thailand and say
"the Thai men really know how to
treat a woman, Western men don't know how."
Many Thai women chase western men and say "western men really know how to treat a
woman, Thai men don't know how".
I've met many Western men here who said "Thai women really know how to treat a
man, Western women have lost it."
I've met many Thai men here who say "Western women really know how to treat a man,
Thai women have no idea."
I've met many Western lesbians here who said to me "you know, these Thai babes
really know how to love a woman".
I've met many Thai gays who say "only a Western man knows how to make another man
I've me many Thai lesbians who told me "only these Western women understand what
it means to love another woman".
I've met many Western gays who were quick to inform me that "only these Thai boys
can really reach a mans heart."
You work it out. Looks to me like we all got hangups. Looks to me like there IS a
typical sex tourist. It is called "a human".
Their impact on culture.
Since the US Airforce bases in the north of Thailand in WWII there have been foreign
customers for the sex trade. There have been foreign customers for the hotels, the bars,
the beaches, the bungalows, the hire cars, etc, etc.
I don't see that the sex tourist has had any further or additional cultural effect here
to the "other" tourists and visitors. They all have an effect. They all bring
with them little injections of some other culture.
I see culture as something with no history. Culture is an illusion spurred on by
irrational nationalistic feelings. Culture is dead. Humans have never had culture. Culture
is an illusion we create to make ourselves feel superior to somebody else who does not
have the same culture.
Sure the sex industry here (and tourism generally, and industry generally) has had an
effect on culture. But culture by nature changes. Culture does not resist change and
change is not always bad. It is only us that resists change. Culture is simply our
perception of art, song, dance, society and so forth.
I see no degradation in socio-sexual attitudes here in Thailand. I see very little
change in either direction in fact. Thai men have always been somewhat piggish toward
their women from what I can see. They have always treated them very much as second class
citizens bordering on furniture/possessions.
Thai culture is very much stolen from Tibetan/Burmese/Indian culture in any case and
certain aspects of it simply suck (same as certain aspects of western culture). I don't
see any need for concern about what/who/how/when regarding any cultural changes anywhere.
Culture is mostly a nationalistic thing. And I am a weirdo who really believes in
Globalisation. So you can stick your cultures anyway.
Tourism provides Thailand with substantial income each year. Arrivals are in the
millions. How many of those arrivals are "sex tourists"?. There are no official
figures and no way to find the truth anyway. Some but very few "sex tourists"
will admit that sex is the reason they are here.
The build up of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases here and in the rest of
the world has caused something of a slowdown in the sex industry. Virtual sex,
masturbation, mutual masturbation, these and variants are becoming more popular. The sex
tourist arrivals have most certainly dropped off. Scared of the diseases, I guess a lot of
them are sticking to a good porno mag, a jar of lube and a good old wank.
But the business still runs and it earns big money. Although the arrivals have dropped
a little bit recently, there is whole new generation of sex tourists out there just
busting to get into it so the business will keep running.
The economic impacts have been both positive and negative.
Positive: Many men and women from up-country earn additional income for their families
and villages by working the trade in Bangkok or other urban centers. These earnings would
be impossible outside the trade.
Positive: Although it is not a pretty idea - many Thai women are treated like simple
shit by their husbands. The trade offers a way out. Sure it ain't a real nice way out -
but you probably don't know what it is like to be furniture.
Positive: Police who only earn about 100 to 150 US Dollar a month can siphon off a bit
of money from the trade and thereby afford to buy some shoes for their kids to wear to
Positive: Like it or lump it - the trade DOES bring arrivals and DOES contribute to the
overall touro-dollar in the region.
Negative: People working the trade become lazy, the money is seen as "easy".
They loose some of their work-ethos. This negatively impacts the economy in the long term
as a small sector of the workforce becomes virtually disabled.
Negative: The big money is siphoned off by the big players - Government officials,
senior police officers, organised crime. Too few get too much of a cut.
Negative: The economy becomes dependant on this partial source of income. The world's
boundaries are breaking down. We are going global. This localised market will not last
Negative: The trade inspires poor people from up-country to come to the city to make
some "easy money". They don't all get into the trade but they hang out in the
city waiting and wanting. Again, part of the old up-country workforce is disabled.
Generally speaking, the industry MAKES money. Thai business earn money from the trade.
Thai government indirectly earns money from the trade on the legitimate level. Thai
officialdom earns money directly from the trade.
Whether the economic effect is overall negative or positive is a matter of opinion. I
say that when the rent is due and you need food in your belly - any money is good money.
Description of Sex Venues
Two small Sois (small street) between a couple of Bangkok's main roads and in the
middle of the high-end hotel strips.
Patpong has been there forever. Since the Vietnam war at least, probably had it's
origins even before then. The place is just two long strips of bars, go-go, disco,
short-time hotels and massage parlours. There is even a "no hands" bar where you
can sit and sip your drink and from a hole in the front of the bar below you the
.. yeah well, some folk appear to frequent the place.
Not a bad place for a night's visit. The street is also lined with market stalls and
bargains are not rare. Usual bric-a-brac, t-shirts, copy watches
. The street is also
lined with junkies, pimps, street-walkers (dangerous - stay right away!) and other
assorted street life.
Watch out for the hucksters and touts. They will try to drag you into a bar. Patpong is
notorious for hidden charges. You get dragged into a bar, you have one drink, you buy one
drink for one girl then you find out there was a 2,000 baht admission fee they forgot to
tell you about. And you had better pay it if you don't want to leak all the way home.
Patpong is full-on. Drop in for an hour, look at the market stalls. Go home.
Not a bad place at all. Much more down-market and friendly than Patpong - by a long
mile. Nana plaza is situated off Sukhumvit Road, a major commercial and shopping center of
Nana is a large courtyard with three levels. The central ground-level area has outdoor
bars and several restaurants. The upper levels are mainly bars and go-go dancers.
The atmosphere at Nana is a lot less frenetic than Patonga's and the touts don't hassle
you so much - and as a rule there are none of those "hidden-charge" tricks at
Nana is so neat you could bring the wife and kids here in the daytime and enjoy a good
meal and a cold beer with them.
The ladies are genuinely friendly on the whole. I have many good friends down there in
Ah, the old cowboy. Established before Nana plaza but now relegated to the lower ranks
of destinations. Soi Cowboy has gone down hill in the last few years. Just three years ago
it was a happily wild and crazy place. Something changed, nobody seems to know what.
Cowboy is still fun. Far more down market then Nana or Patpong, more gritty and dirty.
The people appear to have a happy-go-lucky attitude. But the place just lost a special
feeling it used to have. A feeling/illusion of being a wild and free street, a cowboy
town, a last resort, the end of the road. That is more or less gone now but still Cowboy
offers a pretty safe view of life on the other side of the tracks.
A single street stretches out between two main roads coming off Sukhumvit Road, the
Cowboy was established by Annie, a Thai lady who opened a bar named - "Cowboy".
That is how the street got it's name.
Once a great place to go and see live rock'n'roll and blues. Apart from the Five Star
Bar and it's Five Star Band - who by the way are excellent musicians well worth a trip to
see on a Friday night - the music has more or less left the Cowboy now.
Cowboy can still be fun and I used to hang out there a lot just talking to the girls
and guys down there. My girlfriend Phen used to manage one of the bands that used to play
there. That is where we met. She once opened and ran "The Love Scene", a kind of
weird, rustic restaurant that is still there today run by her uncle.
In fact, there are some very good restaurants which offer a wide choice of
international and local meals and the beer is always cold. I used to get down there on
Saturday and Sunday afternoons and watch the dregs of the night before drag their woeful
corpses up and down the street getting ready for another night of craziness.
Not far from Cowboy, Washington Square is the old folks home of the bar districts.
Quite conservative and all indoors. Nothing hanging out on the street here, just a lot of
neat looking restaurant/bars frequented by older, resident westerners.
The restaurants offer some of Bangkok's most excellent food, and the service is
friendly, pretty and usually available for "extended duties".
There is a nearby cinema, so this is a place I'd go to now and then for a break from
the city. Go catch a movie, then have a great meal and a few beers, talk to the staff,
chat with the locals, get some hard-core attitude and "old China hand" stories.
What can I say except that this place has simply got to be the cesspool of the
universe. Crawling with middle-eastern Muslim oil-workers who have quite forgotten their
holy vows and are hanging out searching for cheap pussy or ass. Then they go home and
stone their wife to death for thinking about another man. Nice folk for sure (not).
Pattaya is on the beach. It used to be beautiful. I went there in 1981, it was
fantastic. Clean water, 1,000 bars, 20,000 girls, cheap accommodation on the beach. Now it
is just condominiums and shit-in-the-water.
Last visit there in 1992 I sat at 3 AM and watched as they pumped pure sewage from
tanker truck after tanker truck straight into their bay. The development was so rapid
there, and the lack of planning so total that they simply do not have sewage treatment so
they dump it on the beach each night. Go swimming at your own risk - beware the brown
Pattaya is a problem. Full of the most idiotic of Thailand's Farang community. It is
where all the would-be "Mafia" hang out. Where a lot of the Farang conmen hang
out. Pattaya appears to have developed a means by which to attract the lowest form of
Pattaya has the highest crime rate of any district in Thailand. It has the highest rate
of "disappearing Farangs" and "bagged bodies". There are a lot of
junkies there, Thai and Farang. The place simply stinks.
Around the corner from Pattaya is Jomtiem Beach - not so bad at all. Quite nice in
fact. And nearby Pattaya is Koh Samet (Samet Island) and Samet is excellent. So I guess
you could drop by Pattaya on your way somewhere else just to see what happens when you
combine rampant greed-driven development with a total and absolute lack of planning or
Pattaya is dying. It's days are numbered. Hotels burn down if they don't fall down.
People die in Pattaya.
If you want bars go to Bangkok. If you want beaches go to Samui. If you want both go to
Phuket. Don't bother with Pattaya, it is a shit pile.
Come back next week and read on. There are more bent attitudes in store, more warped
perspectives. Read up! You just might learn something!
A story of the cannibal island
A story of what few blessings life has to offer us. Count 'em
Buffalo fighting on Koh Samui in Thailand
to hear something really scary?
Cannibals? Sure, in Fiji there are, maybe.Shit, it tasted
just like pickled pork anyway!
Chopper runs in Bangkok
Elephants in Bangkok (no they were not pink and yes I was sober.
More or less sober that is.)
"Hey nice T-Shirt dude!". Full moon parties on Koh Phangaan
The Hash House Harriers strike again! This time it's "champagne
Mate of mine got his head smashed in by some soccer hooligans on
Mornings in Bangkok. On the way to work
PCs in the tropics
Advice for the owners of PCs in tropical regions
Search About Thomas
SEX1 Ah. The "sex"
topic. By request, I wrote about Thailand's reputed "sex industry".
And you think the traffic is bad in Bangkok? Try Samui!
How to survive in the tropics. This IS funny.
Times change. Sure they do, but it pissed Joey right off this time!
Finally, the chopper run!
in Thailand are a serious trip dudes!
troppo mate! Totally!
Like it says, up-country in Thailand on a small-ish motorcycle
of one's own desires
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