Monday, March 6, 2017

3/06/2017 02:43:00 AM
A PART OF THE CULTURE IN THAILAND:

 PROSTITUTION.

The most service girls are still working for 

the local Thai clientele and not for foreigners. 

A Thai Pub on 3rd Road, Pattaya presenting its Service girls

From the mid-1300's to the mid-1700's prostitution was legal and taxed by the Thai government. The late 1700's to the 1850's witnessed an influx in the number of Chinese labor workers and sex workers coming to Thailand. 

Prostitution flourished especially after the abolishment of slavery in 1905 as former slave wives under the feudal system found themselves alone and without financial support. Then, the Japanese occupation during World War II popularized sex massage parlors. 

A Thai Karaoke Bar
The use of Thailand as a rest and recreation destination for U.S. military servicemen in the Vietnam War as well as rising rural poverty, particularly in the 1960's and 1970's, led to urban migration and the growth of the sex industry in the cities. In the 1980's, Thailand saw a boom in sex tourism as the government poured millions of baht to promote tourism in the country.

Another Thai Pub on 3rd Road, Pattaya
presenting its Servicegirls

Short time hotels serving Thai clientele can be found all over Thailand. In Thai they call it a curtain hotel. The curtain hotel is the name because almost all of them have a curtain that is drawn after you drive in. Amazingly short time hotels aren't really for the tourists but enjoyed predominately by Thai's. 

Short time Hotel Room
A short time hotel is somewhere you can take a girlfriend, mia noi, or woman procured from an establishment offering girls for rent by the hour.

Once you have lived here for a while you may discover a most shocking custom of marital relationships: It is a common habitus for Thai men to have a Mia Noi (second wife). In most cases these minor wifes are nothing else than a personal prostitute. A recent survey showed that a Mia Noi in Bangkok often serve up to five (!) local 'sponsors'.


And don't miss this:


Bangkok Post: With the resort now free of prostitutes and bridge players, it seems the clean-up is almost complete and Pattaya is well on its way to becoming a family-oriented paradise.


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