Sexual satisfaction is how sex tourism thrives; without the need of fulfilling sexual desires there would be no need for sex tourism. Eastern Europe is considered one of the top destinations for sex tourism. G Why is the fantasy for East Europeans so high and what is the price that natives to the countries pay for the sex tourism industry? The money that the industry generates is positively affecting the countries, but how the women get involved in the industry is negative. Sex is a fun past time, so what is the harm in paying for that fun time?
Most women that are involved in sex ours are also linked to a huge sex trafficking ring, especially in countries with lower quality of life. When visiting a different country some people’s main goal is to have a good time with a local. In cities like Prague there are websites that can set you up with a woman or two to greet you as soon as you arrive. 5 The sex tourism industry caters to men, women, and swingers. If the customer has the money there are women available at a higher price that look better than the women at a lower price.
Other types of prostitutes that can be bought at higher prices are, children, certain ages, and certain aces. Children are not available to people within the legal sex tourism industry, they are only accessible through the black market and other illegal resources, like pimps and possibly illegal brothels. The sex tourism site, Global Fantasies makes it known that the woman are not just there for sexual pleasure; the woman can just be a companion around the area as well if that is what is wanted.
Sex tourism is a great contributor to a country’s economy; in recent years, studies have shown that the prostitution has larger revenue in Czech Republic than McDonald’s. 6 Economically charged politicians keep he sex tourism industry a float for financial reasons. Native residents are not always inviting to this idea. 7 The negativity that surrounds sex tourism is not just the influx of tourist that the natives do not want, but also the sex trafficking. If the native is not a business owner they do not desire the tourist especially the ones that are there just for the sex tourism.
The residents of Prague that are in the low income are affected the most out of the income classes. The Central Prague residents are affected though the worst from the sex tourism industry. 8 Also the human trafficking issues are beginning to rower but it is still a big problem within both countries. As far as prostitution in Czech Republic is concerned, it was not legal nor could there be operating brothels, prostitution rings, or pimping until late 2005.
Since the beginning of 2008 prostitutes have been allowed to post ads in the classifieds section of local Czech newspaper. 9 According to the draft Act to regulate prostitution, the conditions for getting a license to become a legal prostitute are: reaching the age of 18, full legal capacity, no criminal records, medical fitness, health insurance, and they must pay an administrative fee of 1 000 CZ (about $45 USED). II Some of the other laws against people who seek out prostitution were it is forbidden, they person may be fined up to 1 5,000 CZ (about $669 USED).
Medical Doctors may also be fined 50,000 CZ (about $2230 SAID) for certifying a prostitute that is not fit in the terms of their health. 11 Because of a grey area in laws it is also not enforced as a crime. Just like many laws in America that get overlooked, prostitution that occurred in the banned areas got overlooked in Czech Republic. As recently as the sass the Czech Republic government was talking about making prostitution legal. Prague is where most of the sex industry is located in Czech Republic. Out Of about 860 brothels, 200 are located in Prague. 2 Prague also had an online brothel where customers had sex for free as long as the patron agreed that the sexual acts could be broadcasted on the Internet, it was called Big Sister and closed in 2010. 13 In Latvia prostitution is not only legal but it is regulated. Brothels are not legal though in Latvia just like in Czech Republic. Latvia prostitutes must pass testing for venereal diseases and they must be the age of maturity, which is 18. If all testing is passed and the prostitute is even the go they will receive a health card and they must receive a health check every month.
If a person is infected with HIVE they are banned from providing services. Other Venereal diseases like herpes, lice, syphilis, Chlamydia, scabies, generator, leprosy, or ringworm are not allowed to offer services while they are infected and must be cleared by a doctor. Latvia also requires the prostitutes to operate in a residence that is rent or owned by them. The residence may not be within one hundred meters Of a school or church. 14 Zoning laws like the United States have are also regulated in Latvia; if any restrictions are violated the punishment is a fine between 500-1 OHO ($973-$1947 US dollars) Latvia LATA. 5 This is what the health card looks like: Health Card Place for photograph Personal identity number [ ] [ ] C] C] C] C] – [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 2. Date of issue (ad. Mm. Ye) [ ] 3. Health card number 4. Name of the medical treatment institution 5. Medical practitioner (signature and full name) place for a seal 6. Examination by dermatologist, penologists Date Opinion Signature and seal of the physician 16 Doing a Google search of Latvia prostitutes happy ending or exotic assess is a focus, along with a focus on Riga, Latvia. Riga is what Prague is to Czech Republic.
Riga offers escort seen/ices, variety shows, swingers clubs and strip clubs. Some other things that Google brings up in the search is about how a few years ago in the mid sass that the sex tourism in Latvia was higher priced while the country struggled economically, the search also brings up why British men visit Latvia because the girls are cheap. Czech Republic and Latvia have both had economic growth due to prostitution, which proves that legalization of prostitution has been good choice. The overspent has been able to collect taxes on the money that is collected from the sex tourism enterprise and the prostitution is the legalization.
This does not mean that prostitution is still not apart of the black market, which had a profit of $200 million USED. 17 If the prostitutes are not on the legal books and are using the black market way that means that the government is not getting the tax revenue. Instead either the prostitute is benefiting himself or herself or a pimp that might be working the prostitute within a certain area. Other areas that profit from prostitution are local businesses and hotel, specially when travelers who are just looking for the sex too iris experience are using sex tourism enterprises. With the good there is also the bad.
Sex trafficking has been a major issue in both countries. Many organizations have been put together to ban human trafficking for sexual exploitation as well as helping prostitutes educate themselves on safe sex. Some of the organizations that are set up in Czech republic for current prostitutes are Bliss Without Risk, Project Chance, and Catholic Charities. An organization that focuses on human trafficking is La Strata. Bliss Without Risk is a small on-governmental organization that was founded in 1992. They focus on sex education and they are dedicated to diagnosing and preventing sexually transmitted diseases. 8 Project Chance was the first preventive and humanitarian program for children, young adults, and victims of trafficking. They advocate the National Plan of Action against Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children. 19 La Strata was founded in 1 995 and the organizations combats against human trafficking. 20 Latvia has a few organizations that are not located in the country that help ban human trafficking; one of the organizations is located in the United States. Since prostitution and human trafficking cross paths so often, from where are the girls that are in the sex industry coming?
The women that are in the industry sometimes choose to join the business because the money is attractive, while others are forced into prostitution. When most people think of prostitution they also correlate sex trafficking along with it. Sex trafficking comes from short supply of prostitutes and high demands of people wanting sexual acts performed that they pay for. With the demands being so high for certain types of prostitutes, which can include children sometimes, this means that he people that can supply the pimps with what they are asking for can get a high pay out.
It is like comparing the products that are supplied at Macy’s verse the product supplied at Bloodiness’s. Although the same company runs both stores the products sold at Bloodiness’s are considered better quality and so the prices are higher. According to Donna Hughes, “Sex trafficking…. Includes the recruitment, harboring, movement, and methods by which victims are compelled to stay in prostitution, whether by violence, coercion, threat, debt, or cultural manipulation. 21 Women and children that re forced into the sex tourism industry through trafficking can be from the area that the sex tourism is taking place or they could be from other countries. Traffickers are posting jobs in newspapers and online that makes people think they are applying for a legitimate job. The jobs can be for modeling agencies, maids, or secretaries. A major flaw in the system is that many people do not realize that some of the women are victims of sex trafficking. Another flaw is that some of the government officials are crooked and may know but will not do anything to stop the trafficking.
Both Countries eave tasks forces that are within their police departments that focus on human trafficking. Czech Republic set up the force in 1 996; there are a total of 50 full time officers in 2007 that focused on forced labor. These forces are not able to catch every human trafficker, but the ones that they do catch are punished for the crime. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDO) between the years of 2005 and 2006 a total of 26 victims that were helped were subjected to sexual exploitation. 22 Twenty-nine people had been investigated within those years with the majority being ale.
Out of the 26 victims a majority of them from other countries, Ukrainian victims were the majority with 9 victims. 23 Latvia established the offense of trafficking in 2002. 24 Latvia introduced laws against trafficking women who were aboard in 2000 and added a national action plan for 2004-2008. In 2003 a special task force was introduced into the police department, which included 19 full time officers in 2008. In 2006, 26 people were brought to the justice system; this included 14 females and 12 males. All 26 were prosecuted for crimes Of sexual exploitation along with another 6 cases that involved sexual exploitation.
Between the years of 2004-2006, 7 of the victims in Latvia were children. All victims that were helped in Latvia had Latvia citizenship. Both Czech Republic and Latvia have Nags that help put together programs for the victims. 25 The Nags are able to provide a safe haven, therapy, and medical care for victims of sexual exploitation. Prostitution, specifically sex tourism has shown many benefits to the countries in Eastern Europe. Every country can find the good and the bad that comes along with the sex tourism industry.
Czech Republic and Latvia aging prostitution a legal and legitimate job has also lifted a stigma that usually tags along with prostitution. Legal prostitution should be considered in more countries so that other governments may have the chance to benefit from the industry. Although the down sides to prostitution are the sex trafficking and possible spread of diseases if there are little to no regulations. Although Czech Republic and Latvia see some benefits along with some down falls like human trafficking for sexual exploitation sex tourism can and has affected many other countries in the world.