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Several non-authoritative points on the Amsterdam Red Light District: Personal safety: most of Amsterdam (including the RLD) is generally busy and safe. Working girls normally rent the same room repeatedly, and are generally traceable in case of crime. Since prostitution is above-board, police are aware of common problems and ready to assist if necessary. ...


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Actual practice varies widely by country, but there are (at least) four reasons why hotels frown on having more guests in a room than you originally told them. Fire code. Hotels and rooms are rated for maximum occupancy: if they get busted for having two people in a room for one, or (worse) 101 guests in a hotel rated for 100, there are serious legal ...


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Singapore Airlines (and I think others) first class offers "compartments" similar to those found on sleeper trains, meaning there is a door you can close (and probably lock as well). The compartment contains at least 2 seats, both of which recline completely into beds.


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Laws apply when you touch the ground of a country. The only way to get around that would be to go into a foreign embassy. There is no difference how long you are there or where you stay. On top of that, places that have a very high traffic of foreigners will alert you if possible if you are trying to do something illegal. So if there are two guys in the UAE ...


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The sign "dekoriert" in Germany and also in Switzerland means that there will be Fasnacht/Fasching/Karneval decoration in the venue, mostly in Restaurants and Bars. Only decoration - nothing else implied. You will find those signs on the most boring and conservative countryside family restaurants just as well as downtown bars that open at 23:00 and close at ...


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I just found an interesting article in the local newspaper. CINCINNATI (USA) - Champagner, Schokolade und totale Diskretion: Das bekommt, wer bei Flamingo Air den «Mile High Special» – sprich das «Sex im Flugzeug»-Arrangement – bucht. Unfortunately the article is in German, but the headline says more or less: Champagne, chocolate, and total ...


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Upon landing at Abu Dhabi; you and your luggage will be subject to an x-ray scan. At this point, any suspicious items will be confiscated. Although you are not importing items into the UAE (as you never enter the country, but are in transit) nevertheless any goods deemed inappropriate will be seized. You do run the risk of having the item confiscated but ...


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Neither the UAE nor Singapore are interested in upsetting transiting travellers who keep to themselves. The importation of sex toys into the UAE is not allowed, however, so if you are making a stopover and leaving the airport, you may wish to consider leaving your sex toys behind. (Although it is unlikely customs would do anything more than seize them and ...


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As always the Wikipedia articles has some useful information. Firstly I'd note that the prostitutes are not required by law to undergo regular health checks, so it goes without saying to use precautions and good judgement. Secondly, sadly, even in countries with legalized prostitution you still get woman who are the victims of human trafficking, they should ...


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I've been on Thailand in January/13 for about 2 weeks passing through Bangkok, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phi Phi, Kanchanaburi, etc.. In Bangkok was where I saw more freedom of natives in talking about sex with tourists. In everywhere was someone offering to me to go to any of theirs sexland places (In Bangkok we can see an entire district with expertise in Sex ...


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I thought it's time to finally answer my own question. After a lot of research, I could find to newspaper article that state that the "dekortiert" sign indicates that some nudism might be expected. Unfortunately the articles are only available in German, but here they are: ...


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Since last year, these kind of pills are theoretically available without prescription, however it's been recently discussed and it might get forbidden again (conservative government). What's more, we also have a stuipd law called "conscience clause" which tells that a doctor or a pharmacist may refuse to give you any kind of medicine if it's against his ...


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Thailand is generally a free country and, outside of talking negatively of the king, you are free to talk to anyone about pretty much anything. This includes sex workers who are people too. While you and others may treat them as another tourist attraction, you can get to talk to them quite easily if you treat them like you would anyone else. People from ...


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My answer is: "it's depends on whether you bother anyone". I know some friends who tried it during a night flight on a second class plane from Europe to an Indian Ocean island. But they were silent, they made some gymnastics to achieve it under the carpet, and they had no immediate neighbour. But I am sure that there are countries where it's not secure ...


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To answer the last question: the HIV rate alone is about 7%. Source: RIVM 2005 (RIVM is the Dutch Public Health authority). Other STD's are also prevalent. Amongst tested female Commercial Sex Workers, chlamydia occurs in 7% of cases, gonorrhoea in 2%, genital warts 1% RIVM 2009. BTW for future reference: the STI rates under males and transgenders are even ...


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As a male traveling alone in Thailand, whenever I'm in a bar, I'm approached by bar-girls hustling drinks. I don't like to send them away since every baht they don't earn from drinks is one they have to earn on their backs. I usually buy the girl a "lady-drink", 30 or 40 baht for a shot of apple juice with just enough tequila in it to make it smell like ...


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If you're on a layover and not entering the country, that is, not going through immigration, you can expect that the law will not be equally enforced. As soon as you go through immigration, expect it does, though even in practice you will find that this particular law, in the UAE, is not too strictly enforced, either for visitors or residents. But, it can ...


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The wikipedia page on the subject doesn't offer a lot of detail, but does provide some clues to the answer to your question. In short, engaging in sexual activities in front of other passengers is going to be illegal in most jurisdictions, and against airline policies in practically all cases. Engaging in sexual activity aboard a plane in private, such as ...


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I suppose you are asking about having a sexual encounter with a stranger. It seems to me it is up to the hotel to allow strangers in the rooms or not. It could also depend on the local laws. Once my Father was staying at a hotel, I tried to visit him, but the hotel forbid me to go to his room! They said that only registered guests could go to the hotel, ...


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One strategy could be to go to an area where there is a noticeable higher number of women than men (or the other way around). If there is a lack of suitable partners in town, people lower their expectations and take what they can get. So dating should be easier. There are many places in the world where there are more men than women, but not so many where ...



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