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" is used specifically to refer to travel for the purpose of sex with children. We very strongly prefer not to include any information on that. Note that many Western countries have laws which allow prosecution of their citizens for this, even if the act takes place in another country. Also, the countries where it takes place are cracking down heavily on it.
Other aspects of sex tourism would include:
For many destinations, these activities are an important aspect of tourism. Where that is the case, we should provide general information, enough to let a tourist find or avoid them as he or she chooses. For example, all of the following should be briefly described:
General information telling a visitor what to expect is OK, especially if it is not what might be expected elsewhere.
Warnings about overpriced tourist traps, about any scams practiced on tourists, or about particularly high risks of sexual diseases, should be given where appropriate.
However, going into detail is not required. For example, the following would be inappropriate:
So, for example, in describing Lotus Road in Zhuhai, one might say that there are hordes of streetwalkers 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. If it is illegal, however, the text should include warnings about legal risks.
See also: illegal activities policy