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* strip clubs or other sexy shows
 
* strip clubs or other sexy shows
  
For these activities, we do choose to provide general information. For example:
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For these activities, we do choose to provide general information, enough to let a tourist find or avoid them as he or she chooses. For example:
 
* [[Amsterdam]]'s red light district is a major tourist attraction, even for those who aren't soliciting prostitutes.
 
* [[Amsterdam]]'s red light district is a major tourist attraction, even for those who aren't soliciting prostitutes.
 
* [[Bangkok]] gogo bars are well known
 
* [[Bangkok]] gogo bars are well known
 
* [[Toronto/Church-Wellesley]] gay district is mentioned
 
* [[Toronto/Church-Wellesley]] gay district is mentioned
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It is also OK to give basic information on what can be found there. Warnings about any scams practiced on tourists or particularly high risks of sexual diseases are definitely appropriate. General information telling a visitor what to expect is also OK, especially if it is not what might be expected elsewhere.
  
 
However, going into detail is not required. For example, the following would be inappropriate:
 
However, going into detail is not required. For example, the following would be inappropriate:

Revision as of 15:05, 2 August 2006

Sex tourism, for this discussion, is travel that includes engaging in sexual activities which might be illegal or less available in other areas.

Sometimes the term sex tourism specifically refers to travel for the purpose of sex with children. We very strongly prefer not to include any information on that. Many Western countries have laws which allow prosecution of their citizens for this, even if the act takes place in another country.

Other aspects of sex tourism would include:

  • singles bars
  • gay bars
  • prostitution
  • strip clubs or other sexy shows

For these activities, we do choose to provide general information, enough to let a tourist find or avoid them as he or she chooses. For example:

It is also OK to give basic information on what can be found there. Warnings about any scams practiced on tourists or particularly high risks of sexual diseases are definitely appropriate. General information telling a visitor what to expect is also OK, especially if it is not what might be expected elsewhere.

However, going into detail is not required. For example, the following would be inappropriate:

  • detailed reviews of pickup prospects in a gay bar or singles bar. It is OK to give general comments, such as one place caters to a university crowd, another is mainly blue collar.
  • pricing info for prostitution, beyond a general comment on the range in a country or city article
  • "quality" information on prostitutes in different destinations, beyond a few general comments
  • locations or listings of bordellos and bars where prostitutes can be found

So, for example, in describing Lotus Road in Zhuhai, one might say that there are hordes of streetwalkers, mostly 18 to 25 and mostly attractive, and the going rate is 200 RMB ($25 US) plus the hotel cost for a brief encounter. More detail would be inappropriate.

Note that this policy applies whether or not the sexual activity in question is legal in the destination.

See also: illegal activities policy

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