More on female sex tourism – Influential factors

[This entry was initially posted to the original Red Keyhole blog on 30 March 2011.]

In several recent postings, this blog has been discussing the interesting practice of female sex tourism – women traveling abroad for recreational sex, often interracial sex with black gigolos. The article Female “Sex Tourism” — Women seeking hot, casual, interracial sex in Third World vacation getaways
discussed the practice of female sex tourism, providing some historical perspective:

… until the late 20th century, that recreational indulgence was almost exclusively available to highly affluent, upper-class women, who could both afford the cost of travel, and engineer the cloak of discreet secrecy needed to maintain their social status. Beginning within the past several decades, however, what’s now being described as “sex tourism” has become increasingly accessible to more and more women, in a much wider range of income levels (even within somewhat more priviliged layers of the working class), energized particularly by more liberalized cultural attitudes on women’s rights and sexuality, plus the recognition by more women of their own sexual needs, interests, and desires.


For some women who are married or in “committed” relationships, sex tourism provides a way to travel independently and privately to locations where they can enjoy otherwise taboo sexual recreation.

Several postings have drawn information from a Wikipedia article, Female sex tourism, that provides additional insight into this niche of female sexual behavior.

Today’s posting includes excerpts that discuss influential factors in the underlying dynamics leading women to engage in this alternative sexual activity.

Reasons

Female sex tourism’s first and second waves coincided not only with feminism but with Victorian era man shortages that began in England and later occurred in continental Europe and the United States.

The changing theme of pop culture in the wake of the feminist heyday in America and elsewhere cannot be ignored. From the 1970s onward, the emergence of stronger, independent character roles for women in film, music and television doubtlessly influenced the expectations of ordinary women viewers everywhere in the western world.

The men may do it for the money, or for other unresearched reasons. Women usually give clothes, meals, cash, sex, and gifts to their male prostitutes. In some destinations, there are “going rates” for male companionship, ranging from $50 to $200. In other destinations, especially in Southern Europe, Turkey, and the French Caribbean, men do not expect to be compensated.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
17 February 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_sex_tourism