Before I shipped out to Vietnam, I never received any classes, lectures, in services or workshops on Southeast Asian culture and at that age—without a college education—I wasn’t curious or interested.
We were US Marines trained to kill. We weren’t there to study the culture. The only workshop I remember was one on how to avoid getting an STD and how dangerous one strain of syphilis/gonorrhea was in Vietnam.
We were told that if we were careless with a Vietnamese woman, it could be a very painful death sentence from a viral form of an STD that no drugs could cure.
In fact, I didn’t know anyone in my unit who expressed the slightest bit of interest in Vietnam’s culture or history. When we went on five days of R&R during our tour of combat—for example to Hong Kong, Thailand, Okinawa, Japan, or the Philippians—most of us were interested in only one thing: getting drunk and getting laid.
And the hundreds of thousands of US troops who felt the same way were not alone in history.
“According to Beth Bailey and David Farber, during the Second World War a large number of prostitutes in Hawaii, each servicing upward of 100 men a day, made a fiscal killing. Shackjobs, or long-term, paid relationships with women of Hawaiian or Filipino descent were also common among military personnel stationed in Hawaii (as they were later in Vietnam).”
And “during the war in Indochina, U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright and Sunday Times of London correspondent Murray Sayle maintained, independently of one another, that U.S. forces in South Vietnam had turned Saigon into a “brothel”—a reference to the estimated 500,000 Vietnamese prostitutes who served an approximately equal number of GI’s. John Brown University.
“There were 20,000 prostitutes in Thailand in 1957; by 1964, after the United States established seven bases in the country, that number had skyrocketed to 400,000.” Prostitution in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
“At the height of the US presence in the Philippines, for example, more than 60,000 women and children were employed in bars, night clubs and massage parlors around the Subic Bay and Clark Naval bases alone. Estimates of the total numbers of Filipina women and girls engaged in prostitution and other sex-based industries range between 300,000 and 600,000.” PeaceNews.info – Command and control: the economies of militarized prostitution.
And if you think times have changed, read this: “As recently as 2002, a brothel in Australia closed their doors when a group of 5,500 U.S. Sailors coming back from a war zone stopped off in Australia. From the article: Mary-Anne Kenworthy said she was forced to close the doors of her famous Langtrees brothel for only the third time ever yesterday because her prostitutes were so worn out they could no longer provide a quality service.” Cause of Liberty – Prostitution.
Do you condemn those who sinned—if it was a sin—or is it wrong to send a young virgin off to possibly die for his country while denying him the pleasure of a woman even if a prostitute was his only choice? What do you think?
Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran.
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Tijuana Sex Adventures.
Thursday, December 2, 2010.
Guide to getting sex in Tijuana Brothes in Zona Norte zone.
5 Easy Steps going visiting the Tijuana Whorehouses.
DIRECTIONS TO TIJUANA WHOREHOUSES.
Drive to the San Ysidro Border from San Diego. You can go ahead and take 5 South or 805 S. Both freeways will ultimately merge. Take the exit that says " Last exit before entering Mexico " Make a left off the intersection and a quick right. Choose the $5 parking alongside Jack in the Box. Never drive into Mexico. Park and walk over. Too many potholes and corrupt police.
Make sure prior to going to Tijuana you have these things.
US Cash. Taxis are $5 each way($5 to the whorehouse, and $5 back) Passport.
Walk across the bridge into TJ. You will be bombarded by taxi drivers.
So the basics of visiting the brothel is that you simply find a taxi driver. Tell them you want to go to one of the brothels above. I suggest Adelitas cause the girls are the hottest and it costs about $72($60 + $12 room) Be cautious though, a lot of them will say Adelita is closed. Sometimes they will say the police came but the reality is the police get a cut of it. In 5 years I’ve been there its never been closed. Not even on Christmas. The taxi driver may suggest you go to Luxor. Their lying cause they obtain a cut of the profits for bringing you to Luxor. Just let them know to take you to Adelitas or you will go and another cab driver.
Once you get to Adelitas just go in and you will see a lot of lovely ladies. Go up to the one you like and ask how much. Then half fun for a half hour. She will take over and lead you to a hotel room upstairs. You will pay the $12 hotel fee and she will give her body to you:-) Afterward you cum, the business is finished. Some travelers say its too business like so before I purchase a whore I like to spend maybe $6 bucks, buy them a drink and get to know them a little. Whores are people too. If they seem friendly and got good customer service, you know that girl will be giving.