female sex tourism
GLOBAL VILLAGE, SEXOLOGY
Travel by a woman to a tourist destination with the express purpose of engaging in sexual activity with male residents of the destination, which may have a
female sex tourism map Origins and Destinations
veneer of romance, but is widely viewed as a permutation of prostitution.
An estimated 650,000 women from North America and northern Europe (yellow on map) have engaged in sex tourism since the 1980s. Jamaica is a popular destination, with up to 80,000/year visiting for sex.
Other popular destinations (red on map) include Italy, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, Montenegro, Spain), Barbados, Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Gambia, Kenya, etc. The frequency of sexually-transmitted infections, including that of HIV-1, has not been examined in depth.