Definition of sex tourism in English:

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sex tourism


[mass noun]
The organization of holidays with the purpose of taking advantage of the lack of restrictions imposed on sexual activity and prostitution by some foreign countries.
Example sentences
  • Another means of distributing child pornography worldwide is through sex tourism, which uses prostitution rings.
  • The alleged paedophiles face charges ranging from ‘rape and sexual assault to sex tourism and creating and possessing child porn’, according to police sources.
  • As ironic as eco-tourism is sex tourism, which generates an estimated revenue of US $20 thousand million.


sex tourist

Example sentences
  • The ultimate risk holiday is that of the sex tourist, where men or women travel long distances with the intention of having sex.
  • Under English law a sex tourist can be prosecuted here even if he has sex with a child in Thailand: surely prosecuting someone for promoting racial hatred on a US-hosted website can't be that different?
  • ‘He's a politically incorrect, middle-aged sex tourist with very particular views about race and about sex,’ he continues.
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