Sex tourists are men and women who travel around the world in search of nothing other than thrilling sexual experience. They have the money, they have the power, and they sexually molest children and teenagers at will, sometimes under the watchful eyes of shameless parents and police officers. Government agencies seem more interested in the foreign exchange that this kind of tourism brings, rather than in the welfare of the poor children involved.
Sex tourists journey around the world to have a time of their lives
Men and women are traveling the world for a different reason. It is no longer about those beautiful beaches, it is no longer about those amazing scenes that everyone wishes to see, it is no longer about wildlife, it is about sex. They want some love out of the ordinary, they want a thrilling experience away from home, and they find a lot on their yearly travels, in the confines of beach hotels, away from paparazzi cameras and prying eyes.
Sex tourism has grown to hitherto unprecedented heights. While I have no problem and neither should anyone have a problem with this growing type of self relaxation, children all over the world are at risk of being used and abused by the sex tourists. These men and women have the money, they are willing to spend lavishly on what brings them visiting, they can afford the best of hotels, the best of travel and the best of everything.
Why poor children remain vulnerable to sex tourists
Poor children with little or no pocket money are easily taken in and hooked to these tourists who come knocking every day and night. Why do they prefer children and not fellow adults who may be available in their countries of choice?
a) There is this belief that children are pure – Many sex tourists believe that the risk of contracting HIV and or other sexually transmitted diseases from children is lower than what could be expected from fellow adults.
b) Children and youth are cheaper – It is cheaper to pay a child younger than sixteen years for sex than it is to pay an adult. For this reason alone, sex tourists are willing to travel far from home to have a time of their lives.
c) Children are easier to control – Poor children and teenagers are easier to control and most of them can be easily scared into silence by means of cheap threats as opposed to adults whose resistance to any dehumanization at the hands of the sex pests can be higher.
d) Role of the parents – Believe it or not, many poor parents would eagerly give away their children into sex slavery and or prostitution if there was guarantee of a better life after. Children of such parents have no choice but to play according to their parents’ whims and sleep with the tourists for the extra money.
e) No strings attached approach – Sex tourists are looking for a time of their lives. They want to have a good time without inhibitions, and without restraint. Children offer the best alternative when it comes to sex without strings attached.
Are governments doing enough to regulate this industry?
If my opinion were to matter, governments aren’t doing enough regulation. Tourists come loaded with lots of money to spend; they come with the much needed foreign exchange but also have other ideas in mind. Trafficking of drugs and sexual exploitation of children are mere added advantages or by products of a large industry. Local police do not seem to bother so much with these extras for the money collected by hotels and government agencies matters most.