|Ambassador Harry Thomas: “40 % of the all the male tourists comes to the Philippines for sex”.|
|Sex tourism refers to the travel to engage in sexual activity with prostitutes.|
|Oh, come on. Nothing is wrong with "tourism" per se.|
|AIDS: Too Much Love Will Kill You|
- Surveys of women working as masseuses indicated that 34 % of them explained their choice of work as necessary to support poor parents, 8 % to support siblings and 28 % to support husbands or boyfriends.
- More than 20 % said the job was well paid, but only 2 % said it was easy work and only 2 % claimed to enjoy the work.
- Over a third reported that they had been subject to violence or harassment, most commonly from the police, but also from city officials and gangsters.
- Over 50 % of the women surveyed in Philippine massage parlors said they carried out their work “with a heavy heart,” and 20 % said they were “conscience-stricken because they still considered sex with customers a sin".
- Philippine bar girls revealed that more than half of them felt “nothing” when they had sex with a client, the remainder said the transactions saddened them.
- The ILO survey also revealed that in the experience of most of the women surveyed, prostitution is one of the most alienating forms of labor.