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When foreigners think of Thailand they think of sex, say Thais

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When foreigners think of Thailand they think of sex, say Thais

 

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BANGKOK: -- A poll about attitudes towards prostitution has clearly indicated that Thais believe foreigners think of sex when they think about Thailand.

 

A whopping 58% of Thais asked in the Bansomdej poll said that foreigners see Thailand as a leading sex destination of the world. Some 29% said they didn't know and about 13% were not sure.

 

The poll asked 1,158 Thai people in Bangkok their opinions and came in the wake of comments in foreign media about places like Pattaya and the sex scandal developing in Mae Hong Sorn, said Daily News.

 

The survey showed that people believed that the sex trade was shifting from traditional places to the internet with more than 61% saying they had seen evidence of the Thai sex trade online.

 

Nearly 53% believed it was time to invoke the powers of Article 44 to curb the trade.

 

Just under 50% said that Thailand was not fully ready to legalize the sex trade though nearly 34% said that it should be legalized.

 

Daily News said that statutes forbidding the trade exist but that it is in reality allowed to flourish.

 

More than half of the people polled, 53%, said that they were aware of prostitution in Thailand in some way. In public the majority of those still see prostitutes touting for business in the capital at places like Lumpini Park or Wong Wian Yai in Thonburi.

 

Others see the trade at cafes and karaoke, or know of it in massage establishments of both the soapy and traditional kind or through the internet.

 

Some 61% of people online saw evidence of the Thai sex trade there.

 

Asked why people turn to the sex trade 30% said it was economic hardship, 25% thought people were tricked or forced into it, 21% said poverty in families was to blame while nearly 12% pointed to greed and consumerism.

 

The results of the poll taken between April 26-28th were announced on Saturday.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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4 minutes ago, webfact said:

A whopping 58% of Thais asked in the Bansomdej poll said that foreigners see Thailand as a leading sex destination of the world.

 

Now ask those same Thais whom they think made it like this.

 

Any guess how many will blame the foreigners?

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My first visit was all about playing golf and drinking , the last thing initially on my mind was sex that came later pun intended .

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Prostitution is Thailand's major tourist drawcard.  The country has built it's reputation on sex.

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53% said they were aware of prostitution in Thailand.

What about the other 47?. blind  and deaf maybe.

Anyone who is unaware of prostitution here, is lacking something or are in denial.

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5 minutes ago, Minnie the Minx said:

Who makes these polls? 

Polish mums and dads

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so basically 600 Thai people decided to point the "sex tourist" finger at foreigners and a big alarm goes off and now foreigners are all sex tourists thinking about sex.

Great job on reporting this garbage. 

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6 minutes ago, Minnie the Minx said:

Who makes these polls? 

Are you conducting a poll, asking who we think makes these polls ?

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A 3 letter word that says how the Thais think about foreigners: ATM

They are right about the sex btw. and corruption of course.

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Having spent almost 8 years in Vietnam in 1977 when I first came to Thailand I happened to see Thailand as a definite 2nd place as a "Sex destination" to Vietnam.

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given that the vast majority of thais have never travelled outside the country, cannot speak or understand english and therefore the foreign media, and considering the censorship of the domestic media here the findings for this poll are superfluous at best and judgemental at worst.

 

how about asking people who have never visited thailand what their impression of thailand is, now that would be more interesting

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13 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Are you conducting a poll, asking who we think makes these polls ?

Obviously the polls are made by people intending to influence other people and create discontent and anger in society.  Which in response is directed towards the tourists.

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