The following correction was printed in the Observer's For the record column, Sunday July 30 The article below describes the Jamaican flag as bright green, red and yellow. This is Ethiopia's flag, favoured by Jamaica's Rastafarians. Jamaica's flag is green, yellow and black.
Sex tourism: Meet the middle-aged, middle-class women who are Britain's female sex tourists
Women who travel for sex: Sun, sea and gigolos | The Independent
By Julie Bindel. The men are invariably from impoverished families, have little or no education and are sometimes illiterate. According to the beach boys, there is little shame or stigma in selling sex to older white female tourists, and some claim earning money this way affirms their masculinity photo from the film Paradise Love. Most of the women are white, middle-aged or older and come from Europe and North America. They travel alone or with female friends and often have a history of unhappy relationships with men at home. They are looking for attention and excitement but end up, often without realising it, being one half of a prostitution deal.
Sex, sand and sugar mummies in a Caribbean beach fantasy
This study examines retrospective reports of factors anticipated to impact first intercourse in a random sample of Jamaican women, and contributes to our understanding of the relationship between sexual risk, knowledge, and economic and demographic correlates of first intercourse. A relationship between initiation of intercourse prior to the age of consent 16 years and factors occurring at or around the time of first intercourse was found. Early initiators were more likely to have had less early family stability and to have experienced menarche at a younger age than late initiators. Although early initiators of intercourse were more likely to report lower socioeconomic status, less STD knowledge, and greater numbers of pregnancies, they were no more likely to report more sexual partners than women who engaged in first intercourse after the age of consent, and had a greater number of long-term relationships. Regardless of age of first intercourse, women need to be made aware of the risks of sexual contact so that they can make informed decisions about the consequences of sexual activity.
In Jamaica, there are few studies on the practices and beliefs of the women who have sex with women WSW community. This research sheds some light on how the community of WSW in Jamaica self-identify, and what these identities mean to them in terms of belief and practice in their intimate relationships. Through phenomenological interviews with participants, seven distinct identities emerge. These can be distinguished from each other through the dress codes, desire for others and demeanour in the bedroom. Skip to main content.