According to Denis Foynes, there are about three million people travelling every year on sex tourism trips and the number isn’t getting any smaller.
1. Venezuela: 119 sex workers per 10,000 people
2. South Korea: 110 sex workers per 10,000 people
3. Peru: 102 sex workers per 10,000 people
4. Philippines: 85 sex workers per 10,000 people
5. Nigeria: 63 sex workers per 10,000 people
6. China: 60 sex workers per 10,000 people
7. Brazil: 53 sex workers per 10,000 people
8. Malaysia: 52 sex workers per 10,000 people
9. Germany: 49 sex workers per 10,000 people
10. Thailand: 45 sex workers per 10,000 people
1. Venezuela (119 per 10,000)
Poor economic conditions are the cause here, but then again only 20% of the sex workers here were actually born in the country.
2. South Korea (110 per 10,000)
It looks like Korea’s economy and music aren’t the only things on the rise. Despite the law’s successes in red-light zones, the country’s sex trade continues to flourish underground.
3. Peru (102 per 10,000)
If they are over 18 years old and register themselves with municipal authorities plus carry a health certificate, women are legally cleared for prostitution.
4. Philippines (85 per 10,000)
Prostitutes in the country wear “bargirl” ID tags in noticeable places, and are supposed to be regularly tested for STDs.
5. Nigeria (63 per 10,000)
The latest trend in the country: sex tourism market for divorced older western women. And in Lagos, patrons normally buy ‘quickie’ without a bench, mattress or any form of luxury, but only by standing.
6. China (60 per 10,000)
It is estimated that prostitution contributes to as much as 5% to the country’s annual GDP despite it being illegal.
7. Brazil (53 per 10,000)
Here’s a paradox: The act of prostitution itself (exchanging sex for money) is legal here, however it is illegal to run a brothel or to employ prostitutes in any other way.
8. Malaysia (52 per 10,000)
Malaysia has been put by the U.S on the blacklist of countries with the worst cases of human trafficking and human rights abuse, including child prostitution.
9. Germany (49 per 10,000)
Organised prostitution here dates back as far as 1200’s AD. Unlike other European Union countries, it is wide spread, organised, and legal here in Germany.
10. Thailand (45 sex workers per 10,000 people)
Here’s the surprise- prostitution is actually illegal in Thailand! However in practice, it is tolerated and partly regulated.