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The World's 'Sex Capital' Is Pattaya In Thailand

Mel Ramsay

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The World's 'Sex Capital' Is Pattaya In Thailand

With a reported 27,000 prostitutes (which is roughly one for every five people), Pattaya in Thailand is the 'sex capital' of the world.

They also have the biggest red-light district on the planet, lined with sex clubs.

According to the Mirror, prostitution is illegal in Thailand but the law is pretty much ignored with brothels everywhere.

Pattaya is home to more than 1,000 bars and 'massage parlours'. However, thanks to Thailand's first female Tourism minister, things could be about to change.


Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul called for a crackdown on the sex trade following a series of raids on Thai brothels. She's looking to reinvent the city as a family-friendly destination.

As a result of the crackdown, 100 prostitutes were arrested. Tragically, 15 of them were underage.

At the time, she told Reuters: "We want Thailand to be about quality tourism. We want the sex industry gone.


"Tourists don't come to Thailand for such a thing. They come here for our beautiful culture."

It seems like the change can't come quick enough as the east-coast city has been compared to a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah. Not exactly the 'family-friendly' image they're looking for.

Men Who Visit Prostitutes Share Graphic Details About Their Experiences


According to research, one in ten men in the UK have visited a prostitute at some point in their lives.

If you fall within that number, it's probably not something you really want to talk about openly.

Over at Refinery29, they managed to get hold of three men who were happy to discuss their experiences with prostitutes in extremely detailed terms.

Interestingly, Refinery29 decided to get women to mouth what the men were saying in the video, which makes for pretty uncomfortable viewing.


If you ever had it in mind to go and see a prostitute and that video hasn't put you off, I don't know what will.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Mel Ramsay
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