Investigating International Sex Tourism, Part Three

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  10.10.05 | 10:11 AM ET

The final installment of Sean Flynnís three-part investigation of the international sex trade is out in the October 2005 issue of GQ. This piece covers Americans who travel to Costa Rica, drawn by the nation’s proximity to the U.S. and the legal prostitution. All three of Flynn’s stories are unavailable online, though the October issue is currently on the newsstand—just look for the one with Cameron Diaz’s boob on the cover.

4 Comments for Investigating International Sex Tourism, Part Three

Ron Mader 10.11.05 | 9:58 PM ET

Why is it that when ‘sex’ and ‘tourism’ are combined in any feature, report or meeting, the discussion focuses on prostitution? It would be great to see a feature about the more mundane aspects of sexuality.

Colinsito 05.21.07 | 9:08 PM ET

I live here in Costa Rica and the whole thing about sex tourism seems to be way over blown. 

I have never seen tourists with locals that are obviously underage.  However, I never cease to see locals with minors and no one blinks an eye.

Thailand it is not.

In Out 08.02.07 | 7:26 AM ET

So whats the big deal.  Sex tours, whoopie !!  Poor people selling their bodies for money, gee, like thats something new. And all the people that turn a blind eye to adults having illegal relations with underage persons, shame on you !!  and what is the person talking about when the word mundane sexuality is used. Very odd.

Rick Buchanan 10.29.07 | 4:44 PM ET

When are folks going to come of age MENTALLY about their own sexuality?  These behaviors have been present for centuries, and there always seems to be a group that calls Human Nature a warped sickness.  Grow up! you uptight folks, and be thankful you are the fortunate one who has money and doesn’t have to struggle like the very same people you condemn.

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