Besides travelling to Kenya and other African countries to enjoy natural or cultural values, historical sites, natural or built beauty that offers leisure, adventure and amusement, some male tourists have been visiting to fulfil a sexual fantasy. Sleeping with local women. The only difference is that unlike some of their male counterparts who go for underage girls, these mamas go for adults.
And it's on the rise. The significantly understudied practice of female sex tourism, though, can be just as exploitative, abusive, and critical. But far too often, it goes unaddressed.
Skip to content. Female sex tourism: for love or money? In a series of stories, GlobalPost looks at the women of means who find "romance" on vacation from Jamaica to Jordan to West Africa.
Many Europeans come to Senegal for sex. They do it because West Africa is poor, anonymous and convenient. Fancy resorts, with their attendant communities of tourists, are few and far between here.
Whether it is South-East Asia or Latin America, sex tourism is something that not only exists, but happens in extremely high frequency and out in plain sight. The subject is relevant almost everywhere you travel. In fact, I have even written about it in the case of Costa Rica prostitution.
Female sex tourism is sex tourism by women who travel intending to engage in sexual activities with one or more locals, usually male sex workers. Female sex tourists may seek aspects of the sexual relationship not shared by male sex tourists, such as perceived romance and intimacy. Female sex tourism occurs in diverse regions of the world.
Egle Gerulaityte is a writer, adventuress, and traveler currently riding around the world on a motorcycle and discovering curious places and people along the way. This article was originally published in Feminist Current. Women in impoverished countries are exploited by Western men who publicly declare solidarity with women but behave differently in private.
Start a travel blog Login. West Africa Road Blog. Sex tourism is an unavoidable fact on the Gambian coast.
Already, quite a number of women from the western world are embarking on sex tourism trips to Africa. When they come, they are served, serviced and pampered, writes Tatenda Gwaambuka on how female sex tourists are exploiting African men. European women cannot get enough of it, but beyond the scenery, there is a new attraction drawing them in.
An attractive woman sips a cocktail under a bamboo shade. The sand is dazzlingly white, the sea aquamarine. A handsome young man approaches her and showers her with compliments: she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, he says. For the first time in years, she truly believes she is desirable.