Africa sex tourism

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With the restrictions being developed in Southeast and East Asia and the lack of controls in African countries, the continent has become a favourite destination for sex tourists. However, little work has been done to examine this phenomenon in the African context. One of the key reasons for this lack of interest in research in this area is the absence of hard data coupled with the fact that sexual taboos still affect attitudes to the sex trade in Africa. Illustrated by in-depth empirical research from Kenya - one of the most popular country destinations in Africa for sex tourism - this book gathers much-needed statistics and data, and then critically examines the features of tourism and the sex trade, contextualizing this in relation to tourism development. It addresses the conditions which generate this social phenomenon and, while not taking a moralistic stance which it considers to be counter-productive, it questions whether this trade is exploitative in nature, particularly in cases of child sex tourism.

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The legal status of prostitution in Africa varies widely. It is frequently common in practice, partially driven by the widespread poverty in many sub-Saharan African countries, [1] and is one of the drivers for the prevalence of AIDS in Africa. In other countries, prostitution may be legal, but brothels are not allowed to operate. In some countries where prostitution is illegal, the law is rarely enforced. Transactional sexual relationships are particularly common in sub-Saharan Africa, where they often involve relationships between older men and younger women or girls.


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Sex tourism is actually a thing from the past. The oldest record of prostitution in human history was of BCE in Sumeria. And today, more and more countries have become open to this form of industry.