Thai Hooker Prices & Safety

Before delving into the whole Thai hooker prices safety thing, let me start by stating that if you observe a few simple guidelines as to how to behave in Thailand then you will be able to find great value for your adult pleasure… without any undue risk.

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If, on the other hand, you ignore these guidelines, then sooner or later you will run into someone who you'll wish you hadn't.

In the majority of cases where trouble has erupted for a western visitor, it is because that visitor has unwittingly stirred up some resentment and anger for something that would have gone unpunished in his/her own country.

This is not always the case, sometimes innocent victims land themselves in trouble just as they do in any country, but in Thailand it is relatively easy to cause offense without intending it.

Your first instinct might be that cultural differences shouldn’t matter all that much, but just look at it for a moment from the Thai perspective. I personally don’t mind admitting that in my own country I get quite annoyed when foreign immigrants disregard British culture.

Lack of respect for the local culture is made worse when these foreigners refuse to speak English, fail to integrate into society, and replace British values and customs with their own.

Now, I can imagine that I might feel a whole lot worse about these people if they were also substantially wealthier than the British and then used their wealth to employ the services of slim, young British women...

Gogo bar hookers in ThailandGlass House A-Go-Go, Walking Street Pattaya.

Being seen with some Thai girls is unlikely to raise anyone’s blood pressure, but it still makes sense to behave respectfully when in their company. Don’t go grabbing their curvy bits or planting kisses on them when in public; Thais hate this sort of thing.

Always pay her what’s owed when the time comes to part ways, and if you begin to suspect that a lady might have a jealous boyfriend lingering around in the background (and yes, despite what they might tell you, many Thai hookers do have Thai boyfriends), cut her loose and don’t see her again.

You should also do your utmost to keep your bar-girl friends separated because they can get really jealous. Believe it or not, you can land yourself in an awkward situation if one of your regular ladies 'loses face' amongst her colleagues because you have been seen with another girl...

One more thing... don’t, under any circumstances, get yourself emotionally involved with a hooker. It’s an obvious thing to state, but if you’ve never been to Pattaya or somewhere similar then you can’t understand just how easy it is to fall into ‘Knight in shining armor’ mode.

I’ve written all about the benefits of regular Thai girls and how to impress them on other pages, but for guys who have no interest in any sort of lasting relationship the working girls do have a lot to offer. So let’s get into the costs.

Thai Hooker Prices in 2019

Okay, I’ve got no doubt whatsoever that some guys who have partaken in the joys of the P4P industry in Thailand will be looking over the price list below in some disagreement. That is because the costs are baseline amounts, and only give a general idea of costs.

Thai hooker prices

Thai prostitute prices in any given situation are not the same, and what you will actually pay might be different because:

  • The price list is based on Pattaya costs. Prices will be similar in cheap destinations like Chiang Mai and Hua Hin, but higher in more upmarket destinations like Bangkok, Phuket, and Koh Samui (in general, add about 50% to the prices for these areas).
  • The prices are typical of the holiday season but on particularly busy days, like the Christmas to New Year period, things will cost more. Conversely, in the low season prices will be more negotiable.
  • As indicated, short-time rooms might not be needed. This will be true if you are staying in a cheap to mid-range hotel where there is no ‘joiner-fee’ for bringing ladies to your hotel room.
  • The barfine may be as low as 300 baht in some beer bars, and in the a-go-go bars it will usually run on a two-tariff rate whereby you pay more before midnight, but less thereafter.
  • I’ve only included the cost of one lady-drink in the calculations but most guys will end up voluntarily paying more than that. In other cases a bar-girl will not leave her bar until you’ve bought her 3 or 4 lady-drinks…
  • No two girls are the same and some will be more agreeable to a negotiation. Unfortunately, the better looking bar-girls in their early to mid-twenties have more options and will be less likely to negotiate.
  • You might be better at negotiating than other guys (see below for my top tips on negotiating). Similarly, if you are a more attractive guy than typical, you’ll be offered a better deal than a walrus with bad hygiene…
  • The prices shown are for ‘short-time’ services. If you want a lady for a whole month during the low season then you should get a cheaper rate, but long-time for a day or two will obviously come at a higher rate.

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Top Tips for Negotiating Prices

If you approach a girl who quotes a price that is too high, let her know what you can pay and leave your phone number with her. She’ll call you when she’s ready so long as you don’t offer too small a payment. Make sure that you do this in a nice & friendly gentlemanly way, assholes will not be tolerated...

Freelance Thai hookers are more likely to be flexible on prices than bar-girls. Bar-girls don’t want to lose face in front of the other girls by accepting a low price, so keep negotiations private if you want a reasonable chance of getting a cheaper deal.

Thai escort prices tend to be non-negotiable, but they do tend to be the same across Thailand which means that you won’t need to pay extra in Bangkok. I’ve written more about escorts in a section below, so scroll down for more info if they interest you.

Be aware of the particular day or season. On public holidays, and in the winter months, the girls have a lot of customers seeking their services and that means that prices are higher.

During the slower summer months when wealthier western and Japanese customers are in short supply, and the more price conscious Indian visitor arrive in larger numbers, Thai prostitutes will be much more open to negotiation and her initial asking price may well be lower.

I’ve even heard a young, good-looking, freelance hooker on Pattaya Beach Road quoting a mere 600 baht for her services during the low season – that was during daylight hours when custom is at its lowest point.

Turning away from Thai prostitute prices for a while, I think a short-story about safety concerns would be good here.

Bangkok Hookers Turned Bad

By Shane (from Hua Hin)

In anticipation of some fun with Bangkok hookers, Johann (not his real name), had flown over to Bangkok for a few days, and he couldn’t wait to experience the delights ahead of him. He had been to Thailand once before but not to Bangkok. Nonetheless, I knew he was going to have the time of his life.

Johann and I first met each other during the second year of our National Service in the South African Defense Force. We had both been called up to the Engineering Corps and at the start of our second year we were sent up to the Angolan border together.  On our arrival he was sent straight out on ops while I got placed in an office.

After a few months I started working on a plan to get transferred back to South Africa, because if I wasn't going to be out in the bush doing what I had been trained to do then I never wanted to be there at all.

Out of the blue one day, Johann showed up and told me I was being sent across the border into Angola, along with him and another 12 sappers. Johann and I would be sweeping for mines in order to clear the way for the construction machine operators who would then make a sand road for heavy artillery that was soon to be deployed.

Now, I know that all this doesn't have anything to do with prostitutes, but when two guys find themselves laying in the dirt side by side investigating and clearing mines, well, a special kind of bond starts to form and I wanted you to understand our friendship before continuing.

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Sometime later I visited Thailand for the first time, and I instantly fell in love with the place. I also very nearly fell in love with a Thai hooker that I’d met; one who I thought was different from the rest. Later I discovered she was actually already married to a Scottish man.

Anyway, I think it was on my third or fourth visit to the land of smiles that Johann decided to join me for his first Bangkok visit. He fell in love with the place too, and he really hit it off well with a friend of the girl that I was seeing regularly. However, after I stopped seeing that girl he also ended up drifting away from her friend.

The two of us would just go to one of the many GoGo bars in Bangkok, and if we were in the mood we would pick up a bar girl each. It was around this time that he met a girl called Gow, one of the hookers working in one of our regular bars. They started seeing each other all the time, and sometimes I would take one of her friends from the bar back to my hotel.

I remember the four of us all ending up in my room the one night. We were drinking and playing cards together; I still have no idea how it happened but we ended up playing strip poker – which is something I would usually NEVER even dream of doing.

Anyway, one thing led to another and by the early hours of the morning the game had all but ended and we had found ourselves in a very sexually charged atmosphere.

Let’s just say that after having consumed so much alcohol both the girls had morphed into REAL Bangkok hookers, keen to try and show us just how skilled they were with certain acts. It wasn't long before the lights were dimmed further and the four of us were on the bed together. Just for clarity here; there was no swapping of partners, only same room sex mixed with a lot of fun and laughter etc.

The next day I remember commenting to Johann that I had noticed he had not been using a condom the night before - a risk I'd never take with any Thai sex workers. He shrugged it off saying that he knew it was a foolish thing to do but that sometimes you need to take chances in life. He also told me that he hadn’t been using condoms with Gow because the girls in the bars get screened for diseases all the time and she told him she had been tested shortly before the two of them went with each other for the first time.

The two of us had so many great times together. Then a few months later when we were checking out of the hotel where we had been staying I noticed a bit of a commotion at the reception desk between Johann and the receptionist.

I later found out that it was due to the bed sheets in his room having blood stains on them. The two of them had had sex that night even though she was having her period. Of course I never let him forget that one, although he always maintained that he never knew she was having her period.

Johann returned to Thailand several more times after that and he and Gow would explore different parts of the country together. Judging from his reports, the two of them were humping each other like rabbits.

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He and I were closer than brothers so, while I was happy for him, I was also really concerned about the fact that he wasn't using condoms. I think he'd gotten it into his head that being with only one girl instead of lots of different hookers was somehow less risky.

It also surfaced that she had a Thai boyfriend who knew she was working in the bars, but he was okay with that because it brought in money. I met him once and it was immediately clear that he was hooked on YaBa, a cheap methamphetamine drug which is widely abused in Thailand. Still, Johann never seemed to be too perturbed, which was really totally out of character for him.

I don't know exactly on which of the many later trips to Thailand it was, but we arrived here together one day and Gow was not at the airport to meet him. At first he was angry but his anger soon became a mixture of anger and concern.

Had he started developing genuine feelings for her?

I found it hard to believe. Not all Bangkok hookers are the same, but Gow was not new to the scene. She had been on the game for years; it was simply a way of life for her, just as it is for so many of the hookers working in Bangkok’s red light districts.

Anyway, that night we headed off to the bar where she usually worked. We had got to know several of the girls there, as well as the manager and the mamasan. Because we were sort of connected, none of the bar-girls there were allowed to ask us for drinks, which was kind of nice.

As was the norm, several different shows took place as we waited for Gow to appear. Johann and I had seen the shows so many times that we were no longer really interested. Instead the bar had simply become a local pub for us.

After a few hours Johann started asking where Gow was, but “obviously” nobody knew. Well, Johann and I both knew that everyone would have known but they weren't about to reveal the truth. Eventually Johann just accepted the fact that Gow was more than likely away with some other customer.

We returned to the bar the following night but again she wasn't there. This time he was approached by several bar-girls, but he declined them all until honing in on a real looker. This girl was seriously hot, and before we knew it he had paid to take her from the bar. They had a great time together during the remainder of our trip, and apparently Gow was never mentioned during any conversations.

Johann left for the UK about one week before me due to his work schedule. I saw him off at the airport and then I made my way back to the bar that evening. One of the girls there who I had often seen dancing really had an impact on me that night.

Maybe it was the Jack Daniels I had been drinking; maybe it was the fact that I was all on my own, or maybe it was because I had been a good boy for too long, but I really knew that I wanted to spend the night with her. As I had already come to expect, once she sat down next to me she soon started making absolutely certain that I wouldn't want to change my mind either.

Thai beer-bar girlsSome Thai bar girls waiting for customers.

At around three in the morning we got a taxi back to my hotel room and... well you can use your imagination. All I will say is that Bangkok hookers are bad news for the makers of Viagra. You seriously don't need any pills when you have one of them with you. After a few hours of steamy fun we both fell asleep, only to have a repeat in the morning when we surfaced. Later, after some more fun in the shower she broke the news to me."You tell your friend Gow dead, she die HIV," she said. At first it never sank in, or perhaps I never wanted it to. Gow was dead from HIV, and Johann, someone who was closer to me than my own brothers had been having unprotected sex with her for ages, including once when she was having her period.

It would be another two weeks before I would get the opportunity to tell Johann the news in person, and to be truthful, I wasn’t quite sure how I should go about it. When I did see him I just told him that I heard some really bad news just before I left Thailand and that it involved him as well. Then I told him that Gow was dead, and that she had died from HIV.

At first the news didn’t seem to sink in completely, but then after a few minutes Johann just looked at me and said, “Well, I guess I’m fucked then, we were shagging each other every day and I wasn’t using condoms. You know yourself that I even ended up shagging her when she was bleeding.”

Soon his feelings of despair turned into feelings of anger and hatred.  He could not believe how anyone would deliberately risk infecting other people.

“How many guys are going to die because of her?”

he said. Later that day I managed to convince him to go with me so we could both get tested. I wasn’t at all concerned about myself, but to be perfectly honest, I was certain his results would come back positive but I never mentioned this to him.

When we go our results back, a VERY dark cloud suddenly lifted. He had tested negative, and he had also learned a lesson he would never ever forget. Johann later went on to marry a bar-girl from Koh Samui and the two of them had two beautiful daughters together.

How can it be that Johann never got infected? Was he just incredibly lucky, or is HIV not quite as infectious as what we have been led to believe? I have no idea, and I have no intention of taking any chances either.

If you have read this story because you are hoping to visit Bangkok at some point and enjoy some action with working-girls, please keep in mind that you could find yourself in the same boat that Johann was in.

Things have changed considerably over the years, and most Thai hookers will insist on you wearing a condom, but you will always get those who don’t really care, and even if they get infected, they will continue sleeping with customers rather than having to lose money. Take care guys.

Thai Hooker Dangers

So, as the story made vividly clear, there are sexually transmitted diseases in Thailand that should never be ignored. However, I’m not going to write much about these because we all know what they are and what the consequences may be.

You need to exercise a great deal of self-discipline here… it’s quite easy to take silly risks after a night out on the town, especially if there’s a significant amount of alcohol in your bloodstream.

There have been numerous reports about the dangers posed by street-freelancers; most frequently with regard to theft.

The risk level of a hooker behaving badly towards you is more or less inversely related to the prices they ask. Freelance girls are the most risky because they can’t be traced back to a place of employment. Agency girls are safest because online reports often have a scoring system based on the girl’s behavior and performance.

With bar-girls (and ladyboys), crotch-grabbing will happen from time to time as they try to tempt you into their bars. You shouldn't get your knickers in a twist about this in Thailand. My opinion is that anyone who can’t handle this sort of thing should not be out in the Thai nightlife scene in the first place...

Of course, there seems to be a growing movement amongst some westerners to be offended at every opportunity. That's your choice - let me know how that works out for you in Thailand!

Oasis A-Go-Go, PattayaOasis A-Go-Go, Pattaya.

The dangers posed by those girls who work as freelance hookers (particularly street-freelancers) is worth restating. The possibility of being drugged and robbed is much higher because she will know that she cannot easily be found were you to register a complaint with the police.

The local police aren't going to be able to do much if you don't know the offender or their whereabouts.

It is rare for serious crimes to happen, but I recall one case where a guy had his drink spiked and was overdosed, which actually caused his death, so be aware of this risk. If you stick to short-time encounters during the daytime when you aren’t drinking, then you should be much safer with freelancers.

Interestingly, disco freelancers are usually much safer for some reason.

As I've written elsewhere, most of the danger in the naughty nightlife areas comes from other tourists and, if a fight breaks out, Thai hookers will usually do their best to break it up.

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Thai Escort Girl Prices & Service

Thai escort girls are increasing in number in many areas of Thailand whilst the number of ladies working in bars continues to decline. Bangkok call girls are particularly popular with some expat customers...

The prices charged by Thai escorts are shown at the top of the page, and I must admit to having been very surprised at the results.

No matter whereabouts you go in Thailand, the prices quoted on the main escort websites are almost identical.

I should point out that there are some differences between escort agencies, but taken together and averaged out there really isn’t much difference at all. It is surprising because there are some real differences in local markets in terms of supply and demand.

For some reason, differences in supply and demand are not impacting on prices.

Without exception, prices are high, way higher than any of the other pay-for-pleasure options that you’ll find. As a rule of thumb, escorts charge something like three times the price that a Thai bar girl would charge for sex.

The selling points of Thai call girls may be many and varied, but two selling points in particular stand out:

First, in most places in Thailand there is pressure to keep P4P activities under wraps. If regular Thais discover that you have openly used the services of a prostitute they will not be impressed and you’ll lose a lot of respect and status.

That might not matter if you are only on a short-term vacation, but you’ll want to consider it if you are on a more long-term visit… especially if you are on a work contract. The extra discretion offered by call girls will be highly valued in these circumstances.

The second attraction has something to do with the extra services that are often requested. Note that the prices quoted in the table above are the standard prices for regular sex with a single customer.

If you are a looking for someone to help spice up your marriage, entertainment for couples is more expensive. If you want to explore some sort of fetish desire then that too will cost more. I think that in these cases people are usually a bit reluctant to ask bar-girls for this sort of thing and so the ease of ordering from a Thai escort agency comes into play.

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Thai Escort Information

Pattaya Escorts - Pattaya call girls seem to be an exception to the rule with regard to the prices that they charge; they are a little lower than elsewhere in Thailand.

I can only imagine that this is due to the plethora of competing options in Pattaya, as well as the comparative lack of any stigma for being seen in public with a working–girl (meaning that paying for the extra discretion offered by an out-call arrangement is not quite so appealing).

The most famous of the Pattaya escort agencies ‘Devils Den’ has prices that are a fair bit lower than those displayed in the chart. At the time of writing, 2 hours starts at 3,000 baht and a full 24 hours cost quite a lot less at 7,000 baht.

Even so, it is difficult to recommend paying these lower prices because they still far exceed what you would be asked for from a bar-girl. In Pattaya there’s no need to pay any more than 2,000 baht plus a 300 baht bar-fine (release fee) for a bar-girl of your choice for a full 24 hours of fun.

Bangkok Escorts - Bangkok has by far the largest range of options; there are even some Caucasian girls available and, judging from the pictures displayed online, the quality of the girls in terms of their attractiveness is high – much higher than the Russian girls that you’ll find on Pattaya’s Walking Street.

I can’t confirm if the attitudes of the Caucasian escorts in Bangkok are any different to the somewhat arrogant attitudes of the Russian girls in Pattaya, but I would suspect that there are no real problems on that score.

Bangkok call girls have got a good reputation for giving quality service to their customers and you can find some sweet girls working in this scene. It’s one of Bangkok’s worst kept secrets that many of the escort girls are actually university students looking for an income top-up.

With Bangkok being home to the best and most expensive universities in Thailand, the city has a much larger body of students who are willing to do what it takes to earn the necessary funds for their upkeep.

Chiang Mai Escorts - It is a surprise that the prices quoted for Chiang Mai escorts are not quite a lot lower than the prices elsewhere. The typical customer in Chiang Mai is a much more price sensitive person than you find in other parts of the land of smiles, and the short-time prices quoted in the table above are more than many expats pay for their monthly rental accommodation!

I can only imagine that the Chiang Mai call girl market is a very small market. Most expats find their long-term girlfriends via online dating options, and everyone knows that these facilities can easily be used to find some casual partners too.

That only leaves the holiday-makers that visit the city, most of whom are not sex-tourists.

In these circumstances prices really ought to be a lot lower, but they’re not. Unless money is no object, my advice is to avoid the expense of a Thai escort and sign up for the online dating route for satisfying your feminine companionship needs.

Phuket Escorts & Koh Samui Escorts - If it was surprising that prices in Chiang Mai were not lower than in other destinations, it is just as surprising that the prices quoted for Phuket call girls and Koh Samui call girls are not higher. Phuket and Koh Samui are marketed at the wealthier end of the tourist market, and they attract lots of cashed-up male visitors.

The nightlife options in Phuket are quite good, especially in Patong. Patong is like a mini-Pattaya and there are lots of bar girls that are available at much lower prices than escorts.

Outside of Patong the beaches around Phuket are quiet and peaceful, much as the Koh Samui beaches are. In these places I’d imagine that Thai escort girls are in higher demand than in other locations, and that’s why I’m surprised that prices are not higher.

Final Thoughts about Thai Hookers

If you are sensible you'll be very unlikely to have any trouble with a Thai hooker. Most of them lead a very non-confrontational sort of existence and will only turn nasty if severely provoked.

To be especially safe, just follow the advice given here and behave yourself. The key safety nets are to:

  • Avoid romantic attachment
  • Stay calm and polite at all times
  • Use condoms
  • Avoid freelance hookers
  • Always pay what’s owed
  • Keep your lady friends separated
  • Stay away from the girls with jealous boyfriends

I’ve never even heard of anyone getting into any trouble at all relating to a Thai hooker if they’ve followed these guidelines, let alone witnessed any trouble.

All in all, you’re much more likely to get into a road traffic accident than a bar-girl related incident... then again, that’s not much of a statement since the traffic in Thailand is verging on suicidal :)

Pay for Pleasure Predictions

The openness of the pay for pleasure scene is something that regular Thai girls do not like; they cannot understand why a man would allow himself to be seen in the company of someone that he has clearly paid to be with him.

Thai men are very careful to keep such things secret, and the distaste for the openness seen in Pattaya may well lead to a big crackdown by the authorities in the not too distant future.

The authorities have already made moves to clean up naughty areas of the country, and police raids of various premises to check that girls are of legal age to be working in bars are becoming more and more frequent. Many places have been forced to shut down their premises for breaching the rules, and some never reopen.

The Thai call girl scene on the other hand is booming.

The discretion that it offers is a much better fit with Thai sense and sensibilities about such matters, and I suspect that the trend for the pay for pleasure industry will move more and more towards escort services and the like.


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