Well, it’s pretty obvious what kind of travellers the sex tourist. What’s not obvious is that both males and females can be a sex tourist. I will be talking about that in detail in this controversial final part of the 11 types of travellers I met series.
The 11 types of travellers I met during my travels:
- Activity Addicts
- Vegging Out
- Status Seeker
- Identity Seeker
- Digital Nomads
- Country Collector
- Sex Tourist
What is a Sex Tourist?
A sex tourist is an individual who’s primary purpose is to travel to another country in order to find sex.
Many times, money is involved and one individual is paying another for sex. Sometimes, it’s a sugar daddy or mommy type of arrangement where someone will pay another person to be their girlfriend or boyfriend for a specific period of time or until they go back to their home country.
And many times also, no money is involved and it’s simply an individual that is looking to hook up with locals or even other travellers.
Many of these type of travellers go to other countries every year so that they can fulfill their unmet desires back home.
What are male sex tourist like?
When people think of male sex tourist, they think of a white male going to Thailand and pay some bar girls (or lady boys) money for boom boom.
Yes, a big chunk of the male sex tourist definitely do that. But they’re not just limited to white males as I’ve seen males from different racial background go to Thailand for that very purpose.
Sometimes, some of those male sex tourist prefer a short-term girlfriend arrangement. They become a short term sugar daddy in exchange for companionship and sex.
Because westernized countries frown upon this sort of behaviour, the male sex tourist goes to countries where no one can judge them for this behaviour.
From a mental point of view, I learned that the main reason males do this is to be able to have sex without any commitments involved (no strings attached).
Travel destinations that male sex tourist goes to
- The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
What are female sex tourist like?
Believe it or not, there are tons of female sex tourist out there. They just operate slightly different from men.
I was shocked to find out how many white females would travel to South America and have a Latino boy toy follow them around for companionship and sex. I’m not judging or anything, but I was definitely surprised.
The arrangement is essentially the female would pay for the young guy’s expenses and food. In exchange, he needs to keep her company and to please her.
I’ve also met several female backpackers from North America and Asia who’s sole purpose is to travel to Europe or Australia to hook up with European or Australian guys.
Why do they do this? Because they’re humans with needs and would get judged if they acted promiscuous back home. But in another country, no one knows them so they don’t care what people think of them. As a result, they can fulfill their unmet needs.
Travel destinations that female sex tourist goes to
- Costa Rica
My opinion of sex tourist
I personally don’t care what people do with their spare time. As long as they aren’t breaking the law and no one is being taking advantage of.
The most disgusting thing I have ever seen though, was when I was in the Philippines. I saw this obese white American male with a 13 or 14 year old Filipina. Holy shit, that is so fucking wrong.
When people start acting like R Kelly and goes after underage girls, there is definitely a problem. Don’t do that shit, that’s fucking messed up.
Make sure they’re at least of legal age for fucks sake.
Ironically, females do it, too, but you mostly hear about it in the USA where female teachers hook up with their male students. For some reason, no one really gets mad when the female teacher is doing this.
Maybe it’s a gender bias thing? Who knows.
Conclusion to the 11 Types of Travellers I Met During My Travels series
Now that you’ve gotten a chance to learn about the many different types of travellers out there, do you have an idea now what type of traveller are you?
To be honest, I’ve seen people who are very singular in their travel style. But many people are also a combination of a lot of different travel styles.
The most important thing is you pick the travel style that makes you happy. So if you are a pretentious traveller, then guess what? Go for it. Ain’t nothing wrong with being a pretentious status seeker traveller.
Whatever your reason for travelling, it is just as valid as the next person’s reason. So don’t be ashamed of your travel style because at the end of the day, only your style of travel can make you happy.