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In addition to the quest for knowledge, beauty, self-cultivation, and distance from home, the search for erotic adventure (or at least the veneer of possibility for such an experience) has long been a core motivation for many who travel. In general, sex tourist is used to describe an adult who travels somewhere in order to pursue a commercial sexual relationship with a resident at the destination, typically in exchange for money or gifts. Organized sex tourism often seeks to take advantage of the lack of restrictions imposed on sexual activities or services (e.g., prostitution) in certain countries.

Historically, sex tourism has referred to the practices of older, mainly White males traveling to engage in sex with females in developing countries, often so as to sidestep legal ...

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