The Myths Versus The Reality Of Sex Tourism And Prostitution In Thailand.
Myth # 1 : Thai Prostitutes mainly cater to western men.
Many people blame western men as the cause of the prostitution in Thailand. I have heard people suggest that it all started when the American soldiers came to Bangkok during the war in Vietnam. This could not be further from the truth. Prostitution has always been very active in Thailand long before the Vietnam war. Western men only account for a small percentage of the john’s in Thailand. Most of the prostitution that occurs has nothing to do with tourists. Every city in Thailand has a booming sex industry, and aside from the major tourist areas, these are catering to Thai clientele.