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12 hours ago, Fex Bluse said:

At 11, they are under legal guardianship of a parent, so it would be for the parent to decide. 

No, that would be illegal , parents cannot receive money in exchange for sex with their children 

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On 9/24/2019 at 10:00 PM, webfact said:

Due to the strict prostitution laws,

If the laws are so strict why is it possible for females to solicit males on the streets?  Although I do not frequent prostitutes, when I first arrived in Thailand in 1996, I was most emphatically informed that prostitution was illegal.  Has that concept since changed?

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As with a lot of police interference in the lives of private people their actions are more damaging than the so called offence. Hey police! Leave them kids alone!

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If the laws are so strict why is it possible for females to solicit males on the streets?  Although I do not frequent prostitutes, when I first arrived in Thailand in 1996, I was most emphatically informed that prostitution was illegal.  Has that concept since changed?
Soliciting for the purposes of prostitution is illegal but that doesn't stop it happening. Beach Road "girls" are frequently arrested, pay a token fine, then released. It's not the crime of the century! Girls working in gogos, bars and massage places are usually working legally, if their place of work is licensed under the Entertainment Places Act.

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On 9/25/2019 at 5:55 AM, OneMoreFarang said:

Are you sure they have such a license? 

Obviously, that's part of the problem. Do you think they check licenses? And while we're at it, "if" there is any questionable activity, do they -  the officials regularly check that? All one has to look at is the "geishas" during WW2. Asians obviously have a different viewpoint as to the extent of making a living. What's sad to me is that poor (and uneducated young women) are basically forced to resort to limited employment opportunities.

 

I saw "Diaries of a Geisha" and it was heart-breaking to see parents readily sell their children off...obviously a moral dilemma, but not sure if people would take that stance for economic reasons. In other words, you sell cattle or whatever...selling your flesh and blood is repugnant to me. And unfortunately, history states that this happened more often than not.

 

I also understand how humans - when presented with economic "issues" make choices.I also understand that those choices can be few and far between. A terrible situation when one is so pressed to choose something out of desperation. And when parents "hint" that their daughter seek "alternative" means, what are they thinking? Are they being obedient and/or satisfying that devotion to the parents?

 

Complicated....cultural.....moral. BUT, to have a technically illegal sex worker- due to age (knowingly) obviously presents that pressure from parents as opposed to the legality- otherwise deemed as sex-trafficking. And caught in the middle of all these opposing forces? The women who simply are attempting to survive and perhaps are manipulated by the establishment owner.

 

Nonetheless, I try to look at all the factors and unfortunately- at least IMO, it is the workers who always get are often under the direction(and influence) of sometimes unsavory owners.

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On 9/27/2019 at 8:39 AM, DannyCarlton said:

Hard for me to believe. I've been to several karaoke bars and all had young prostitutes working in them.

 

Fact: Thai men like them young. The younger the better.

 

Also been in massage parlours that were to all intents and purposes legit massage parlours and was offered "extras" by the masseuse. One was in a little town in Khon Kaen. Went for a massage with my wife. The middle aged masseuse who was massaging me offered to give me a happy ending even though my wife was behind the next curtain.

oops:) And I'm sure your wife was ready for any "questionable' whatever:).

 

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On 10/2/2019 at 5:01 AM, wotsdermatter said:

If the laws are so strict why is it possible for females to solicit males on the streets?  Although I do not frequent prostitutes, when I first arrived in Thailand in 1996, I was most emphatically informed that prostitution was illegal.  Has that concept since changed?

Obviously not. No matter what country, prostitution - for whatever reason is a reality.

 

 

 

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On 9/28/2019 at 8:09 AM, sanemax said:

No, that would be illegal , parents cannot receive money in exchange for sex with their children 

Watch "Diaries of a Geisha"...then perhaps it makes sense- although sad in every sense.

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Asians "somehow" (some) are void of any empathy... seem to be void of emotions.I'm sure some look elsewhere, so those who get it - good for you:)

 

 

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On 9/25/2019 at 5:13 PM, BritManToo said:

There's quite a lot of expats that don't seem to see, hear or understand anything that happens around them in Thailand.

I think they see everything around them but what can be done?

Report to the Police.

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On 10/8/2019 at 4:45 AM, TMNH said:

Asians "somehow" (some) are void of any empathy... seem to be void of emotions.I'm sure some look elsewhere, so those who get it - good for you:)

 

 

I've said this to others as well, as is my exps with most sadly...still trying to figure out why.

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