Sex Tourism

Sex tourism is the traveling with the primary motivation to engage in commercial sexual relations. Every year, millions of sightseers visit the sex tourism hubs of underdeveloped or developing nations in search for sex, intimacy, exoticism, adventure, and freedom from social constraints. Many sex tourists seek an experience beyond the realm of their everyday lives without the usual consequences or cost that accompanies inappropriate sexual behaviors. These motivations have become the main reason behind the commercial sexual exploitation of women and young children around the world.

Commercial Sex Around the World

While sex tourism has become a popular recreation for Americans and other affluent Western travelers, the industry itself is linked to the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Prostitution and sex trafficking generates nearly $99 million dollars each year while forcing 20.9 million women and children into sexual bondage. These industries make up a significant percentage of the …