Bangkok freelancers are prostitutes who primarily work the streets and discos near to the tourist nightlife areas of the city, although there are also plenty to be found working online as freelance call-girls. There are many pros and cons of using there services.
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The main advantage with these ladies is that they will ask a significantly lower prices for their services than comparable working-girls who are associated with a bar or an online escort agency.
The main disadvantage is that these girls come with extra risks precisely because they aren't associated with a business - meaning that they can disappear without trace in the event that you hook up with a bad girl i.e. an opportunist thief
Don't be too alarmed, thieves are quite rare and so long as you don't have them sleep with you overnight then you have little to be afraid of.
There's quite a lot of variety in the nature of Bangkok freelancers in terms of who they are and what their motivations are for working in the oldest of professions. This is of course true of other prostitutes, but I think it is particularly true of freelancers.
You'll find a wider range of age-groups working as prostitutes and that is true at both ends of the scale. There are older ladies, and there are underage girls - so be particularly careful in the latter case.
The last thing that you want to do is get involved with an underage girl for obvious reasons, and do be aware that it is not unknown for traps to be set aimed at catching anyone who steps onto the wrong side of this particular law.
Whilst prostitution in any form is illegal, we all know that this law is not being enforced, but the law around underage sex is rightly enforced and prosecuted with extreme prejudice!
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You'll also find more variation in the nationality of the ladies working freelance, with many of African ethnicity. If this interest you, you'll find them working on Sukhumvit Road from the Asok intersection right up to Soi Nana.
Sukhumvit Road, Asok intersection.
Why work as a freelancer in Bangkok?
For the most part the freelancers just prefer the freedom to work when they want, where they want. This is useful because some of them have other responsibilities and can't work regular hours like bar girls, but other freelancers are just a bit too lazy for regular working hours.
Some of these girls were once bar-girls who kept getting fined by their bar-bosses until they decided to quit bar-work and go freelance.
Some Bangkok freelancers prefer the extra discretion the work offers because they already have foreign boyfriends (whom they met whilst working in a bar) and don't want to be seen working in their old bars.
Some simply cannot work in bars for whatever reason, e.g. there is a long standing deaf/mute contingency serving the Nana plaza area outside the Nana hotel!
Bangkok freelancer prices
I mentioned above that the main advantage with these types of working-girls are the cheaper prices. There is quite a lot of variation depending on the beauty of the girl, whether or not you want a call-girl or a street/disco freelancer, and what time of night it is.
For a street/disco girl a ball park figure would be about 1,500 baht for short-time. For a general comparison of working girl prices in Bangkok, see:
Freelance call girls will as a lot more than that, at least double, but they do come with extra discretion if that is important to you, and they are a lot cheaper than agency associated call-girls.
Alternatively, as mentioned, you could try to find a girl at a regular dating site. This will take a little more time but you can easily meet regular girls at these sites who will be happy to provide a girlfriend experience... assuming you want a girlfriend.
My experiences with two Bangkok freelancers
By John (from Scotland)
Regarding Bangkok freelancers, I thought I’d relay a couple of stories about my recent trip to Thailand. Each story relates to a particular lady, so no surprises there. One of the girls was lovely in every regard, the other was not! I’ll start with the lovely girl as I met her first.
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Noi is 24 with dark wavy hair that hangs down just below her shoulder line. She is small, not just short, she’s got a small and delicate frame. I like petite Thai girls and she is certainly that. I’d say that her height was something like 4’ 10’’ and I’d say that she would weigh in at something like 40-44kg, which is pretty tiny even by Thai girl standards.
Noi is a really lovely mannered girl and I liked her a lot. Prior to my arrival in Thailand (actually, just prior to booking flights to Thailand) I had gone through quite a bad relationship breakup with a long-term girlfriend in the UK.
My ex had really let me down quite badly and I was a little heart-broken over it and, as anyone can tell you, nothing heals those sort of wounds better than some quality Bangkok freelancers.
I’d told Noi of the breakup with my ex and she was really quite supportive, which is something you don’t expect from a woman who has probably had all sorts of trouble and strife to deal with compared to your average Westerner.
I sensed a real compassion in that girl, and she was perfect company for me at that time.
I wasn’t about to lurch straight into another serious relationship though, I’m not a complete nutcase, but I did start to feel an attachment towards her by the time I had to say goodbye. I hope she’s doing okay; Bangkok freelancers can be decent people despite the cut-throat industry that they work in.
Soi Cowboy in Bangkok.
I met Noi near a small beer bar off Sukhumvit Road early in the evening at around 7pm. After softening her up with my irresistible repertoire of witty one-liners such as “it’s hot today”, and “I am from Scotland”. I moved in for the kill with “you come with me or not?”
I ask you, what girl could resist such charm (apart from my ex)? Anyway, I went away with a grin on my face and Noi by my side.
Noi liked peace and quiet and didn’t seem to belong in amongst the madness of the city nightlife, which is a bit unusual for Bangkok freelancers, and it did give her a sexy demure sort of appeal.
I took her out for a couple of days and headed down to Koh Larn, the small island off Pattaya. We did the whole beach crawl, restaurant crawl thing. There’s a small restaurant directly opposite the pier as you get dropped off that does the best apple shake I’ve ever tasted... I nearly wrestled it off Noi it was so good!
It was a great couple of days but I definitely got the strong impression that Noi was starting to think that we were going to become some sort of permanent couple. We had fun in Pattaya but when we returned to Bangkok a couple of days later I gave her my best “I go alone today” speech.
She gave me the sulks because I hadn’t taught her to swim (something I’d mentioned the day before). Being a man of my word, and never one to break a promise to a lady, I took hold of her hand and led her off towards the swimming pool.
She guessed how this lesson was going to work out and had a sudden change of heart about the whole swimming-lessons idea... and just as I was warming to it too.
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That’s another thing I like about these petite Bangkok girls; if you’re walking in one direction and they’re pulling in another, they’re not going to be winning. She was pulling against me with all she had and it didn’t even make a dent in my stride.
I didn’t throw her in the pool.... but I was tempted!
I saw Noi again a few times after but I resisted recruiting her services again. It was probably for the best, she was working her way into my head and that’s never a good thing straight out of a failed relationship.
The next girl on my rota was a completely different kettle of fish.
Bangkok freelancers & alcohol
I noticed this skinny Thai girl a few days prior to getting together with her. She hangs around a lot outside a beer bar not far from the hotel where I was staying and that bar was the last bar I’d visit on my way back to the hotel each night. She isn’t beautiful by any stretch of the imagination, but she had something about her that I liked.
She’s 27 years old, has long straight black hair that hangs down to the small of her back, and she has fair skin. Whilst she is skinny, I am at a complete loss as to explaining why… this girl can eat. Even stranger than that, given her slender figure, she can drink!
At first glance you would probably rate her at about 6 out of 10 on the Bangkok freelancer’s sexy scale, but she had a way of making herself appeal.
On the other hand
it is possible that she looked better because she was working at my
last port of call before retiring for the night... meaning that
something better wasn’t waiting for me just around the next corner.
night I hooked up with her I’d been drinking with a compatriot from
Scotland and, as is the way, we started trying to out-score each other
on the ‘politically incorrect’ front.
Soi Cowboy in the daytime.
On the topic of Bangkok freelancers, he opened with words to the effect of: “I don’t want some picture perfect china doll sort of a girl, I want a girl that looks like she can take a good punch.” I’m afraid things only deteriorated as the night wore on… no need to elaborate anymore!
Anyway, the conversation cleared the road for me to settle for this girl that I probably wouldn’t have gone near on any other night.
This whole lady selection process always confuses me. I mean, I’d be happy with a ‘5 out of 10’ back home, and I’ve entertained a lot worse than that on occasion! Why is it that once you step out into the Bangkok nightlife your requirements immediately climb several notches to the point where you sometimes head back to the hotel alone?
It’s happened to me a few times before…
Never mind, like I was saying, this girl could drink. I think she has a drinking problem to be honest with you – there aren’t many Bangkok freelancers whose preferred drink is Chang beer.
Girls who drink cheap, extra strength beer, in volume, are best avoided if you ask me.
This girl had tucked away a lot of drink by the time we left the bar, and she wasn’t finished at that point, she wanted to go to the 7-eleven store and pick up some more. She got two 660ml bottles of Chang and took them back to the hotel.
I’ll tell you, it’s not good for your ego when a girl decides that a night of passion with you must be preceded by consumption of enough alcohol to drop a rhino. She finishes drinking and within 10 minutes she’s in a complete stupor… doesn’t know her arse from her elbow!
I wasn’t in any mood to nurse maid her for the night, so I’m afraid my gentlemanly manner went out the window and I escorted her out. I don’t know what the reception staff must have thought, but I suppose they’ve seen it all before.
So, after all that, I may as well have gone home alone. In fact I should have gone home alone, it would have been way cheaper. Maybe this is a sign that I should stick to my higher standards in Bangkok and keep to a minimum score of 7 out of 10.
Where to find Bangkok freelancers
As I've mentioned above, these ladies operate wherever foreign guys go
out in numbers for an evening drink. You don't need to go in search of
them, they'll find you. The three obvious choices are:
- Soi Nana - the biggest and, in my opinion, the best of the adult entertainment areas in Bangkok. All you need do is wander past the Nana hotel and there'll be freelance girls all over the place. There are also a few discos to choose from (see below).
- Soi Cowboy - significantly smaller than than Soi Nana but probably a little more famous due to its appearance in the Hangover 2 movie. Most of the ladies here are bar-girls, but there are a number of freelancers wandering around outside the beer-bars.
- Patpong - this area of the city had its heyday as an adult entertainment zone decades ago, long before the emergence of Nana and Cowboy. There's so much history to the red-light naughtiness here that it even has its own museum! Freelancers can be found here.
Discos near Soi Nana
There are loads of discos around the city that are packed with freelance sex-workers, but I think that most western guys will have a particular interest in those near to the three main nightlife areas simply because of the convenience.
These three are all located on Sukhumvit Road Soi 11 (about halfway between Soi Nana and Soi Cowboy) are well worth a look if clubbing is your thing:
- Sugar Club - the first one you'll come to off Sukhumvit Road, and the easiest dress code to gain entry.
- Levels Club - the next one along and the toughest dress code, although I'm told that entry is free (can't believe that though as it is classy)
- Club Insanity - the furthest along but well worth the extra trek if you like a good nightclub.
Hillary 2, Soi Nana
The single Thai ladies in this late night music bar (closes at 2am) are
virtually all Bangkok freelancers, and the live band that performs here
is actually quite good.
I like Hillary 2, it is conveniently located right on Soi Nana and it comes with a small dance-floor if you want to strut your stuff. On the downside this is just a bar, which means that it's much smaller than the nightclubs mentioned above.
With regard to Bangkok freelancers, special mention needs to go to the Thermae Club. No other club in Bangkok has as much history with the expat community, but it is not what it once was. In fact, the current Thermae Club is not even based at the same premises as it's illustrious original.
The modern Thermae is not a good choice unless you are Japanese and/or you like to pay about double the going rate. The freelancers here might not even appreciate an approach from you if what I hear is correct about Japanese guys i.e. that they frown on those girls who go with customers of a none Japanese nationality!
The girls don't want to be frowned on by the guys who satisfy the four fours i.e. four thousand baht, four inches, and four minutes... Losing these guys as customers is like losing the goose that lays the golden egg!
With the general costs of adult entertainment in the big city actually approaching western levels in some regards, I can certainly understand why a lot of guys are turning away from the bar-girls in favour of Bangkok freelancers.
For the most part they are better value and more fun.
For safety reasons I'd advise against sleepovers at least on the first liaison. If you like a girl you can always take her phone number and arrange to meet her again. Once you've built a rapport as a regular customer she be far less inclined to rob you even if that was her original intent (which it probably wasn't).
Regarding John's Story:
I enjoyed reading this, it reminded me of my younger days back in the UK.
I think John is right about the Chang, it really isn’t a good sign when a Thai girl drinks that stuff. Most Bangkok freelancers want expensive girly drinks, and especially so when a customer is buying it!
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