Warnings :: What is the legal age for sex in thailand ?

Author: gareth75
Subject: What is the legal age for sex in thailand ?
Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:23 am (GMT 7)

I thought this might clear up a few things as some people think it 18 but in thailand it actually not from a legal point of view u check your self before u go in europe etc it 18 years but actually in thailand not many people know this here i found the true defenition of the legal age of consent in thailand here it is

Prostitution has been technically illegal in Thailand since 1960, when a law was passed under pressure from the United Nations. However, the prohibition is seldom enforced. Instead, the government has instituted a system of monitoring sex workers in order to prevent their mistreatment and to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases

The "Entertainment Places Act of 1966", still in effect today, makes it possible for Thais to render "special services". This is done, for example, by establishing such places as massage parlors where men come and look at women, who are sitting separated by a glass wall, and may choose whom they want. The women go to a room where they bathe and massage the customers, but in reality may do much more than that. It is left for the customer to decide what kind of special service he really wants, and because of this such establishments are able to avoid being designated as (illegal) brothels

This act was designed to pave the way for brothels to be legalized under the guise of massage parlours, bars, night-clubs, and tea-houses. It was enacted at a time when the Thai Government sought to increase state revenue from the "rest and recreation" activities of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in both Thailand and Vietnam at that time

In 2003, the Ministry of Justice considered legalizing prostitution and held a public discussion on the topic. Legalization and regulation was proposed as a means to increase tax revenue, reduce corruption, and improve the situation of the workers.[2] However, nothing further was done.

The actuall age in thai land for both sex males and thailadys

is Thailand 14 with parents consent and and 15/18 is considered an adult in thailand but personally i wouldent take any girl under 16 it is a grey area in thailand and for ladyboys i would not take under 16 if u get coaught with underage sex in thailand be prepard to spend up to 10 years in monkey house they are heavy about that especially in thailand with the media so think before u act

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