Prostitution has been around for centuries. It has just evolved over the years in terms of popularity and luxurious aspects. Being a prostitute in today’s world is no more a profession girls are only forced into. The ladies clan have started taking it up, willingly. And some countries have even legalized the entire process of prostitution and even owning brothels.
It is also known as the oldest profession in the world, and several countries have become known for delivering some adult entertainment to folks trying to go for this sort of ‘fun’. But, do you know, there still are countries and even people who consider prostitution as a bad job? Here is the list of those 16 countries that have a bad reputation for their massive prostitution rings. Let’s have a look at them!
While Cambodia is booming with prostitutes, Vice reported that the country is one of the biggest in terms of HIV outbreak.
#2 Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is the biggest area in the Carribean in terms of adult tourism. According to Newsweek, trafficking convictions in the country have been extremely low.
Prostitution might be illegal in Kenya, but according to ABC, adult tourism is on the rise with thousands of people hitting up small towns for a one night stand. BBC reports that the police know the dangers, but they’re being paid to keep silent on it.
#4 The Netherland
The Netherlands is known for much more than its electronic dance music. The area is also known for its Red Light District, which is where most of the action takes place. Amsterdam Advisor states that nearly 1,000 prostitutes can be found in the area at any given time.
While Colombia is notorious for its drug cartels, the country’s adult tourism has been on the rise over the years. New York Daily News states that streetwalking is only limited to selected parts of the country.
#6 The Philippines
Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines, but nothing is really done to prevent it from happening. When something does happen, it leads to some major punishment. According to ChanRobles, human traffickers can get a lifetime sentence in prison.
Since 1995, prostitution in Spain has been legal, but there have been instances of illegal actions surrounding the practice. According to Huffington Post, running a brothel or being a pimp is a crime.
While women are a vast part of the prostitution circuit in Indonesia, a handful of guys have thrown their hat into the field. According to Channel News Asia, human trafficking has become more popular through social media.
Much like Spain, prostitution is very legal in Brazil. According to Trip N Travel, many of these workers find themselves hitting up Chile, the United States, and Argentina to make a few extra bucks.
The Red Light District in Bangkok got popularized in the 2011 comedy The Hangover Part II. The Culture Trip states that while prostitution is illegal, most people just simply throw a few dollars at police officers without having to face any serious charges.
Apart from male prostitution, everything else is legal in Bangladesh. This country has a severe minor trafficking problem, which is injected into the system by corruption. Pimping and owning a brothel is legal here.
Prostitution in Malaysia is immense! The United States of America has black listed Malaysia on the basis of the prostitution that happens there, worst cases of human trafficking and human rights abuse, including child prostitution.
According to some researchs, there are about 10 million active prostitutes in China. Also, these prostitutes actually contribute as much as five percent to the country’s annual GDP. Although these earnings are not taxed, they still go back into the economy via consumption.
A sex tourism market for divorced elder western women is on the rise in Nigeria. This is the latest trend in the country. And in Lagos, patrons normally buy a ‘quickie’ without a bench, mattress or any other form of luxury, but only by standing.
Prostitution is legal for women over 18 years old, and that’s only if they register with municipal authorities and carry a health certificate. However, child prostitution is still performed here illegally (in fact, the number has doubled in the recent years).
#16 South Korea
Despite legal sanctions and police crackdowns, it looks like Korea’s economy and music aren’t the only things on the rise. Even the law’s successes in red-light zones, the country’s sex trade continues to flourish underground.
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