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Impacts of Sex Tourism
Transcript of Impacts of Sex Tourism
sex as a cultural attraction
questions for discussion
History of sex tourism
Marco Polo 1254-1324
prostitutes: the secret weapon
keeping soldiers company
"the organization of vacations to take advantage of the lack of restrictions imposed on sex and prostitution by some foreign countries" Sex trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under the
age of 18 years.
SEX TRAFFICKING: CHILD SEX TOURISM:
50% under 18
more than 2/3 suffer additional abuse
71% exhibit suicidal tendencies
Over 300,000 in U.S.A. are at risk for being trafficked
girls as young as 5 and 6 are forced to do sexual acts for economic gain BY THEIR PIMP
Every 2 minutes, a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation
Sex trafficking statistics:
80% are women
$9.5 billion dollar industry
40-50,000 are trafficked into U.S.A
MIA and DIA are two of the largest trafficking ports in the country
at least 1.4 million adults and children are involved in commercial sexual exploitation
"One who solicits and accepts payment for sex acts"
18th century BCE- Hammurabi
10th century BCE- code of Asura
6th century BCE - Kuang Chung
5th century BCE - Athens
108 BCE - Roman Regulations
11th century AD - Holy Roman Army
16th century AD - Renaissance in Italy
18th century AD - United States of america
Prostitution today SEX as a cultural attraction:
"Different forms of legal sex trades, that are in high demand in specific areas, which generate great wealth for the economy and are socially and culturally acceptable." EXAMPLES: Red Light District - Amsterdam What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - except Herpes.... Moulin Rouge - Paris Berlin Rio de Janeiro - Brazil Recommendations:
Raise awareness about the issue through educational programs and real life stories
harsher punishments for sex offenders
no more legal prostitution in Nevada
establish more shelters in U.S.A.
Implications of findings:
prevelant all around the world
broad spectrum of activities to cater to a very wide audience Questions for discussion:
1. If all the sex was taken out of Vegas, would you go?
2. Have you ever been suspicious of sex trafficking in Colorado?
3. Does sex tourism affect your decision to travel to a certain country?
4. should we combat sex tourism? Personal stories