When the fulfillment of desire is the goal of the journey

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to satisfy their sexual desires. Call it a sexually indulgent vacation, if you will. They dream of having fun in red light districts and look forward to erotic massage studios.

There’s really nothing wrong with that as long as the traveler is mindful of the dignity of sex workers. The perspective of sex workers should be to give them due respect. And travelers should avoid any suspicion of human trafficking or activities involving child victims of sexual abuse.

With that in mind and researching the best sex tourism destinations to consider, here are 10 to put on the list:


Thailand has some cities where sex tourism is promoted indirectly. These cities are full of sex workers, like Pattaya and the red light districts of Bangkok. In fact, Bangkok has been crowned the most renowned sex capital in the world.

True to its infamous abundance of sex tourism, it has been dubbed a sex worker’s paradise. There are ladies who are willing to barter their services for a traveler’s big bucks. It’s so specific that it’s safe to say there’s a sex worker in every square foot of Bangkok.

But is it legal? Actually no. Sex tourism or prostitution is not permitted by state law. It is, however, well under police control and the government keeps a blind eye on the sex industry due to the millions of dollars in revenue that contributes to the national GDP.


In Singapore, sex work is as legal as it gets and is regulated by law, but negative activities related to prostitution are monitored by the police. For this reason, the sex service and its payments are usually done behind closed doors.

Although prostitution is legal, pimping and brothels are not. The police have a habit of turning a blind eye – this seems to be a common theme in the sex industry regardless of country – but famous sex houses need to keep a close eye out to make sure there is no of criminal activity at the scene.

Singapore is a nation that gives the freedom to a prostitute to do her own business in her own apartment or house in such well-known places as Geylang Road, Orchard, Decker Road and the Keong Saik Red Light District. They can also do this in premises they rent or at the client’s hotel.

Prostitutes must undergo medical examinations for STDs and must carry a certificate stating that they are free from any sexually transmitted disease.

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a sex tourism giant, and yes, it is legal and under the protection of law enforcement. But just like Singapore, you can’t run a brothel to make money from sex workers or through a third party. The sex worker must earn money by himself.

In the Dominican Republic, sex workers can be self-employed if they wish. And there is also the possibility of engaging in the sex trade in an area known as the upscale areas.


In Ukraine, Kiev and Odessa are known as the most popular sex tourism cities in the country. Sex tourism is actually illegal here, but there’s not much chance of interference from the law. These 2 cities have strip clubs and massage parlors popping up everywhere.

Sex travelers to Ukraine make it a point not to miss visiting Kyiv and Odessa where they can satisfy their sexual desires with the help of Ukrainian women and men.


A popular red-light district in Japan are the streets of Roppongi in Tokyo. But there is a catch with sex travel in this country.

While Japan enjoys a large number of international travelers, sex workers don’t really like foreign men. Japanese women tend to believe that the kind of sex foreign men want is rough and undesirable for them.

Along with this, they dislike the body odor of strangers and find the language barrier deters them from committing to satisfying a client’s sexual desires.

Costa Rica

Did you know that 10% of everyone who travels to Costa Rica goes there for sex? What makes the country so popular? Are the prices good? Are the workers so skilled?

Well, maybe, but it’s mainly because in the United States, prostitution is illegal, and Costa Rica is not that far away.

In fact, nearly 80% of migrants to the United States engage in prostitution in Costa Rica.


In Venezuela, women possess the most precious traits that make them the epitome of a true embodiment of beauty never found on Earth. This is true with the number of Venezuelan women who have won the title of Miss World.

Here, prostitution is legal and sex work is a norm, especially in Caracas. This city is full of escort services to delight sex travellers.

Brothels are also present here as well as erotic massage parlors and sex massage spas.


Spain has everything you could say – wine, bullfighting and legal prostitution. Red-light districts in Spain are abundant and active.

And even in a city where there is no red-light district, a sex traveler is likely to find a prostitute willing to provide her services for a handsome sum of money.


Indonesia has a bad reputation when it comes to child sex trafficking, so sex travelers are advised to be very careful about where they find sexual experiences.

Perhaps the safest way to find sex in Indonesia is through the internet. There are prostitution rings and prostitution forums that a sex traveler can access through social media.

In Gili and Bali, sex tourism is unofficially talked about here – it’s illegal – so caution is advised.


Today, Amsterdam is well known for its red light districts. Here, prostitution is completely legal and safe. They even have a section of their website dedicated to red light districts.

One can even window shop in person by simply walking past brothels and glancing at the prostitutes at the windows.

There is also the presence of a sex museum where sex travelers can learn new things about carnal delights involving carnal love.

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