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#76 Oct 17th, 2007, 15:38
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Red Light area in Jodhpur is called the Ghas Mandi/Jawahar Khana 2 Minutes walk from the clock tower, so this place is situated in the city center. Still many houses are rented or occupied by the Prostitutes. Police catches them , files case against them, releases them with some Baksheesh etc. I have heard that they can sleep with anybody for 50rps and they do not play safe.
Some Cross dresser men(Homosexual) into prostitution charges from 10rps onwards. This information is from a friend from USA ,who was reserching on the Prostitution in India,I helped her translate. Research didnt go very far and she had to go back home for some very important personal reasons.
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When we were in India this time, I was confronted twice. The first was a late evening in a bar and we'd been drinking... so had the guys we started talking with. One asked me if I'd like to find sex in India. I said I wasn't wasn't looking, and then he and his friend started to talk about prostitutes and how convenient they were and how they visit them. I honestly think he was trying to do some pimp work. I don't know. I asked him some questions about prostitution but not the one I'm wondering now. Anyway the subject changed eventually.

The second time was in Jaisalmer. I was asking this tout we'd gotten to know and like about the women on the ramp into the fort, about how pushy they were in selling pressed-metal jewellry. He was from a desert village so he explaned how those women are from villages and how tough village life is, and I could have one of them come to my room if I wanted to, and did I want to becuase he could arrange it. I said no. I had a lot of sex in my youth, but I never paid money for it. And when he told me this, I thought about the young women we saw on the way to Jaisalmer and I felt very very sad. I hope that none of them have to go down the road of sex trade.

Now the thing that I'm wondering is just a purient thing. How much would it have cost had I hired a prostitute? Just curious. If anyone knows, I'd be interested in knowing.
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Originally Posted by proxyindian View Post How much would it have cost had I hired a prostitute? Just curious. If anyone knows, I'd be interested in knowing.
No idea really, towards the end of my first trip I was offered (by a man) a 'girl' for Rs500 on a beach in Kovalam, I never saw the girl and was shocked at the offer, I was then offered drugs.

I read an article about Mumbai 'bar girls' who earned up to Rs5000 a night, though I don't know if that was with a single person or not, that was at the time all those bars were closed down in Mumbai, but I think they re-opened about 6 months later.

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I read "The Dancing Girls of Lahore" last month, a great read by an anthropologist from england who has spent many years in Heera Mandi, the RLD of Lahore.

Technology has changed the sex biz markedly in recent years, I am told. Now that the average guy has a mobile phone, it's the norm now for the workers to go to the johns, usually outside the RLD. As a result, many sex workers have moved out of their usual mohallas and into nondescript neighborhoods. Walk-up traffic is much less.
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Seems like this thread wont die... Like the ENERGIZER BUNNY
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Old red light districts never die...

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many sex workers have moved out of their usual mohallas and into nondescript neighborhoods. Walk-up traffic is much less.
Probably true for many larger Indian cities too, specially for higher end ladies, pun unintended.
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Originally Posted by pundabee View Post The case of red light district voyeurism, whatever the reason, easily qualifies as an unsustainable or unreasonable act.
Why, because you said so? I don't know if you mean to, but you're coming off as a bit sanctimonious on this thread. No more sermons please
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i saw some 'ladies of the night' (it was dusk actually) standing on the pavement off mgroad in bangalore whilst stuck in traffic in an auto rickshaw. the driver told me they charged rs3000 for the night. the police took their cut. it was drizzling - the girls didn't have umbrellas. it was a sad sight. and a new one - at least i hadn't seen it before in bangalore. perhaps a result of the increased affluence of the city?
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Originally Posted by Aishah View Post This is a very sobering thread - it started off almost as a joke...then the ladies put in their bit and it has turned into a good discussion of the real India,warts and all.. and the reality of abuse....
and other sobering thoughts here that I found in my daily reading of Indian blogs
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That's a good one for the "Don't Go To India Because. . ." thread
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Has anyone really heard about child sex tourism to India? I have not. I saw Page Three. I hear about sex tourism (but not child sex tourism in particular) to Thailand but not to India.
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See Yogagal's link in post 84.
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Actually I did see her link. - t\The article speculates - only - that the increase in India tourism "may" be sex tourism. Nothing but speculation is presented, along with information indicating that the sale of children for sex seems to be on the increase. But blog writer just makes a speculation or inference - child sex on increase, tourism on increase.

So I am interested in knowing if people hear of people going there for that reason.
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Originally Posted by YogaGal View Post and other sobering thoughts here that I found in my daily reading of Indian blogs
The first few paragraphs of the article are so alarmist and unlikely that itís difficult to read past that point and impossible to take the article seriously, it insinuates that the charter flights to Goa are actually full of paedophiles.

It's kind of like saying all tourists going to India (you and me) are only going to take advantage of child labour, and that none of those children would be forced to work if it wasn't for us tourists doing our one-week golden triangle tours.

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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post ....and before you know it, anyone who doesn't wholeheartedly oppose visiting these areas must want to sleep with children, so nothing is learnt from discussing the topic.
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Originally Posted by NeeliAankhen View Post Has anyone really heard about child sex tourism to India? I have not. I saw Page Three. I hear about sex tourism (but not child sex tourism in particular) to Thailand but not to India.
An Indiamike member done a report on child sex tourism in Kovalam, Kerala a couple of years ago, and I've very recently heard that there may be some of the same happening in coastal Orissa.

Tourists are very unlikely to notice any of this though, I'd been to Kovalam a year before the report and hadn't noticed anything, though after reading the report I did start to re-think about conversations I'd had with other tourists whilst I was there, they (2 tourists) had talked about paying a cafe owner to be taken to where they could have sex with a local woman, It was just one of those crazy drunken chats, but after reading the report it got me thinking a bit.

Similarly, in 7 or so months in Thailand I saw absolutely no evidence of child prostitution (or forced prostitution), yet it's widely accepted that it happens, so, as I said, a tourist is very unlikely to notice any of this happening, even if the person they're chatting with at breakfast is actually involved in this kind of thing, scary.
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