There is no denying that the go-go bars, girly bars and sex shows are a very visible aspect of the nightlife scene in Patong and to a lesser extent Karon and Kata.In this section we will not attempt to judge the sex industry or the people involved.If you are not offended then it is a great place to drink and people-watch. If you go as a couple or make it clear that you do not want the attention of the girls then they will leave you alone (eventually).However if you want to talk to the girls in the beer bars they will be happy to have a chat or play bar games such as connect-four or dice games.It is a complicated issue so we only try to describe it to give you an understanding of what is going on.(See our nightlife page for information about Phuket's non-naughty nightlife). For others it is all part of the colour and vibrancy of the nightlife scene, while for some it is the main reason for coming to Phuket. My wife does not know about any of these urges or desires.
I usually edge for hours, but since I was going to be exploring in the blue light district tonight, I came pretty fast. I put on jeans and a blue polo shirt and loafer shoes. I didn’t want to leave Amsterdam without doing this. There are many influential business figures involved and of course, many poor girls reliant on the money they make from the industry.The unofficial attitude taken by the authorities is that as long as nobody is hurt and it is a transaction between two consulting adults, then there is no problem. However, in one of those strange Thai contradictions, although prostitution is vaguely illegal, the 1996 act still defines the age of consent for prostitutes as 18.The fact is, it is a big money earner for Thailand.Sex tourism attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world and a huge amount of foreign currency.