The out-of-town students, immigrant workers, and wayward youths may be looking for their first sexual experiences and to combat the loneliness of being separated from their family for the first time. D., Encyclopedia of Sexuality www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology, 2001 |~|] As in most other countries, there are three types of prostitutes or sex working girls in the Philippines: streetwalkers, entertainment girls (hostitutes), and call girls or high-class prostitutes.The poor frequent the brothels to affirm their masculinity by using many women or to relieve their loneliness. Streetwalkers are not common, are usually self-employed, and many have pimps. The majority of the prostitutes fall under the category of entertainment girls.By one estimate a half a million women prostitute themselves.
The mothers of these children and their Amerasian children were social outcasts.In order for these mothers to survive, they became part-time prostitutes in the rural areas for single laborers and traveling salesmen and in the cities with all kinds of customers.|~| According to government figures, more than 10.4 million Filipinos live and work overseas, taking jobs ranging from low-skill domestic work in the Middle East and Hong Kong to jobs as emergency-room nurses in Canada and Europe.E., they intermarried with native women, but did not sexually exploit the women.With the advent of Spanish colonists in the late 1500s, a flourishing slave trade was established between the Philippines, the Caribbean, and Spain.Most Filipinos who go overseas for work are sent to Middle Eastern countries, often laboring in difficult and dangerous conditions in order to send money to their families in the Philippines. military bases in the Far East, the Naval Subic Bay and Clark Air Force Base, were established north of Manila. D., Encyclopedia of Sexuality www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology, 2001 |~|] The origin of the sex trade in Thailand and the Philippines as it exits today has origins in the Vietnam War when soldiers and navy men, that before this period had a reputation of being gentlemen, found themselves in an unwinnable war and needed a release from the stress. Commanding officers used a formula to decide when to order troops to stop having sex with local prostitutes: 30 days—the normal course of treatment for venereal disease—before they arrived home." "In the mid-'70s, the brass prepared a film called "Sex and the Naval Aviator," to explain to wives the intense pressure on pilots, to rationalize their need for physical release after they had endured so much under fire.