On the other hand, other scholars define the phenomenon of prostitution in general and sex tourism in particular as a part of a continuum.Most of these women are living in the grey zone of sexually involved workers, and explicit sexual activities can happen in a short period or part-time business .The sexual performances, the age of the girls, and the presence of male, bisexual, transgender, transsexual prostitution, with different levels of relationship (intimacy and friendship) with bachelor adult or aged clients make this reality very complex [4,5,21].As a reviewer of the Nana Plaza wrote like this: “BUT be aware you might fall in love with the girls”.If we see this phenomenon as a sort of human exploitation its economical potential stems in part from the low investment, low risk and reusable nature of the commodity itself.This phenomenon is a recent development and part of a global gendered industry and international economic system .Despite the quantity and the formal variety of the messages, a qualitative text analysis and an interpretive approach showed that the explicit contents of the messages could consistently be divided in a few groups. Second, amongst positive accounts we identified themes of fun, lack of moral judgdement, voluntarism and consumerism.
If is taken for granted from a radical feminist point of view that any form of sex industry are intrinsically exploitive and like prostitution any sexual encounter doesn’t differ from rape, it seems that the reality is more complex: the Western attitude to post-colonial (and post-war) Indochina ignores codes, mores and informal norms in these societies .They do so in a social context in which they are expected to support their families, some of whom had lost their land to debt and could no longer live as agrarian peasants .The forms of sexual interactions are various: from women who work as free-lance to escort girls, from women who are enslaved by debt bondage to aged mamasans, from massage parlours that can provide any extra service, to go bars girls, from scanty brothels to first class hotel “room service”.Involvement in sex is sometimes a result of situational opportunities, rational choice based on free will, cost-benefit considerations etc. According to this perspective, sex tourism depends more on the opportunities available in everyday routine activities and in the natural ecology surrounding the men, women, traffickers etc. It may be easier to tempt people with the opportunity to make money with an associated low risk, or to offer more independence and upgrading standards of living .Sex work is an important service industry for tourism in Thailand as well as a significant sources of remitted income for poor families in particular the rural north-east regions .