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Ukraine as the most sought-after destination for sex tourism

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To those who are looking for sex workers of various ages and shapes, Ukraine now emerges as the most sought-after destination to them, where tourists can get a sex worker easily by paying almost a fraction of the charges, they would pay in any of the European nations, and even Dubai.

Sex tourism in Ukraine is visiting the country for the purposes of sexual activity. It is on rising as the country attracts many foreign visitors. The main reason for the situation stems from the combined effect of various factors. Currently, in Ukraine, the effect is constituted by a high level of population poverty and its feminization, limited options for social mobility, and a very active system of organized crime.

The majority of the Ukrainian sex industry exists underground and prospers due to poor law enforcement and widespread corruption. Despite making the criminal penalties for human trafficking and coerced prostitution tougher, the laws criminalizing organized prostitution have had little effect.

Sex tourism within Ukrainian borders has grown considerably, raising concern in Ukrainian society and attracting condemnation from feminist activists such as FEMEN.

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Ukrainian magazine Korrespondent had reported that after the government launched the visa-free policy with Western Europe, the number of western visitors traveling to Ukraine went up and continued to rise. In 2004, the total number of tourists was around 8 million, in 2006 it was 16 million, and in 2008 it had gone up to 20 million. Each foreigner spends about €106 per day in Ukraine. For many people who travel to Ukraine for sex, the reputation of the country became a rival to that of Thailand.

According to Ukrainian mass media, the country became a hub for motley hordes of sexual adventurers because the price of a visit to Ukraine does not exceed US$1,500. After the Euromaidan protests of late 2013 to early 2014, salaries plummeted, while inflation skyrocketed. As a result, an hourly rate for sex with local women typically ranges from $10 to $75 and is much lower than in other European countries.

It was noted that after the political turmoil of 2014 and the war in Eastern Ukraine, the Western guests started to perceive the country as an “unstable black hole”. Nevertheless, Ukraine became a very popular destination for Turkey’s middle-class visitors, who have a special predilection for Slavic women. The trips to Ukraine for sex tourism created a stereotype in Turkish culture promoted by movies and books.

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American former pickup artist Roosh V published a travel guide describing his experience of dating Ukrainian women. After public release on Ukraine’s Kyiv Post, the manual attracted a lot of coverage in Ukrainian media and outrage from feminist organizations.

An aspect of sex tourism in Ukraine is related to the business of marriage. Marriage agencies run scams throughout the country, emptying tourists’ wallets as they go. With regards to the situation, the United States embassy published a list of typical local fraud techniques for Americans who visit Ukraine to meet their prospective spouses.

Ukraine along with Moldova and Portugal reportedly became a European center of child sex tourism.

To most people in the world, Ukrainian females are considered to be most beautiful and attractive. The truth is, Kiev probably does have some of the most beautiful women in the world – and they are present at all levels of society. They’re the trophy wives coolly observing the world from the back of chauffeur-driven Bentleys, and the bored supermarket cashiers who will raise their eyebrows if you fail to produce the exact change.

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Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham
News staff at The Eastern Herald. Writing and publishing news on the economy, politics, business, and current affairs from around the world.

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