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...

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.

We all know that hooking up with a Thai prostitute for any sort of serious long-term relationship is a mug’s game, but you can take it from me that it is unbelievably easy to end up in a relationship of this sort even if you hadn’t planned it.

For expats in Thailand the single life tends to lose its appeal after a while, and endless nights of drinking and partying pose a serious threat to your long-term health, not to mention your finances.

If you are retired in Thailand then, at some point, you’re going to need to learn how to live a normal life there rather than trying to maintain a constant holiday experience. When this point comes, it’s all too easy to move into a semi-serious relationship with a lady whom you had previously paid by the hour…

Of course, there are plenty of other geniuses who have jumped straight into a serious relationship with a bar-girl off the back of a first-time visit to the land of smiles. Don’t mock them too much, this too is very easily done if you are unaccustomed to the total conviction with which these ladies can lie convincingly!

In the story below, an expat in Thailand tells the story of his lifelong friend, and his disastrous relationship with a Thai prostitute of the very worst kind. I should point out that most working girls are not typical of the lady in this story, but that doesn’t mean that it is especially unusual either.


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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Johann's luck did not last, his story took a much more tragic turn, and that is the focus of the second story further down the page.



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).
  • Smooci (cheap escorts) is the one exception to the high call-girl agency costs in Thailand. This option is quite a bit cheaper than any of the other call-out options available.
  • 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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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.

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The prices charged by Thai escorts are shown in the table above, and I must admit to having been surprised to find that those prices are fairly stable in all parts of Thailand.

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.

The one exception to this rule is with a new type of escort service where the girls operate on a sort of freelance basis, independent of the advertising platform. The girls set their own prices and the competition from doing so has led rates to fall significantly!

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Other than Smooci, prices are high, way higher than any of the other call-out 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, outside of the tourist areas, 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.


A Thai Prostitute & a Lifelong Friend

By Shane (from Hua Hin)

Okay, before I get going I just want to stress the fact that Johann (not his real name) and I met each other in 1986 while doing our National Service in South Africa, but the lifelong bond between us was born in 1987 while the two of us worked side by side clearing landmines in the Angolan bush.

For a lot of years the two of us were literally joined at the hip. Not a day went by where we were not together. We were so close that some of our friends even suspected us of being gay!

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Haha, the closest we came to being gay was on the one or two occasions when we were drunk and having some same-room sex with prostitutes. Anyway, our crazy hooker days came to an end when we both ended up getting married and having kids.

Johann shacked up with a bar-girl on Koh Samui.

He initially picked her up because I guess he was horny, but also because his heart was way too soft. She was about 37 years old and was blind in one eye. Koh Samui hookers aged over 30, with facial defects, are at a huge disadvantage when looking for customers in the bars.

Regardless of that, Johann and ‘Fa’ (not her real name) seemed to hit it off and they were soon shacked up together, although the two of them never legally got married.

Fa soon became pregnant and Johann bought a small house in her name just a short distance from Hat Yai on the mainland. Foreigners cannot own land in Thailand but Johann was not concerned because he was earning excellent money and the house only cost a few thousand pounds sterling.

Their daughter was born and the two were over the moon. He went on to buy several rubber farms as well, all in her name of course. He never wanted any of the profits, saying that the money could go to her family.

Three years after their first daughter was born they had a second daughter, and the amazing thing is that his daughters are now friends with my own daughters. Anyway, just over five years ago he decided to buy a bigger house… one like a Hollywood mansion standing on a vast area of land.

Even on the money he was earning, it took him five years to pay it off. By this time he and Fa had new cars and every luxury you can think of with everything in her name – I needn’t tell you how inadvisable this is with a former Thai prostitute…

Both his girls started attending expensive international schools, and Johann paid for Fa's first kid from a previous marriage to attend the same school as well. Nobody in her family lacked anything.

Because of the property being so huge and because he never wanted Fa to have to work, he employed her brother and her brother’s wife full-time, paying both of them well over the going rate for unskilled workers.

They also had their own private accommodation on the property and everything was provided free of charge. Even groceries were provided. They were allowed to just help themselves. Hell, Johann even paid for their petrol and toiletries.

I’m giving you this detail so that you understand the depth of just how much Johann had done to improve the lives of his adopted family, we are not talking about some drunk freeloading foreigner taking advantage of Thailand’s hospitality, Johann was a star.

Where did it go wrong?

Johann was a hard worker. When he worked he worked hard and when he played he played hard. Thais generally find it very hard to work to a clock, and Johann's brother-in-law was no exception.

At this point I should add that a few years had passed where Johann and I never saw each other so, when we were reunited about two years ago it was a very special moment for both of us. It was as if we had never been separated, and we once again started seeing each other all the time.

On our first reunion Johann, Fa and his mom came to my home but after the first night he suggested we book into a hotel in the center of town along with my two oldest daughters.

The women and kids had their room while he and I had our room.

Once the kids were asleep the four of us did some serious drinking and Johann and Fa started arguing. This would prove to be one of many arguments I would witness. Later Johann fell asleep and Fa, who was crying, went to her room along with Johann's mom.

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I minded my business and sat this episode out on the room’s ground-floor balcony. About half an hour passed and I could hear someone sobbing nearby, so I climbed over the railings and found Fa sitting a few meters away. I went over to her to try and comfort her because Johann had, in all honesty, said a few nasty things – things relating to Thai prostitutes...

Anyway, she soon calmed down and the two of us sat and had a few more drinks next to the pool. By this time I was seriously drunk and I decided to have a swim. I still had my swimming trunks on so in I went.  All the lights were off but soon I could see Fa entering the pool on the opposite end. What I never saw though, was that she had removed her costume.

Now, I have nothing against nudity but she was my best mate's wife.

At first she gave me no reason to be suspicious, bearing in mind that we were both really drunk. Slowly but surely she started pushing the boundaries. Despite her age and the fact that she had had three kids, she still had an amazing body and really awesome breasts which she was using to her advantage.

Soon, her actions became bolder. We were at the side of the pool in the deep end having a drink when I felt her sort of wrap one of her legs around one of mine, and then I felt her press her crotch against me.

At first it was just straight forward contact, but soon this was replaced with a rubbing motion. I'm a guy, and she was quite literally sending shock-waves through my body. She grabbed my crotch next and then I felt her slipping her hand inside my trunks.

I had become seriously aroused by now so when she started to remove my trunks I never resisted (sorry Johann). My trunks were off and she was clearly enjoying having this sort of control over me. After playing with me for a few minutes she wrapped both legs around me and lowered herself onto me. Sorry again Johann.

Whilst I still feel terrible about allowing things to go so far, I can at least say that everything ended within seconds. I just could not bring myself to carry on and go all the way.

I didn't know whether I should tell Johann or not. After all, he had kids that loved their mother. I was also afraid for our friendship. Fa tried to get me a few more times in the days that followed but I resisted.

Some weeks after the trip my daughters and I later visited Johann at his place, she made advances on me again but this time I was determined not to cave in. What really bothered me the most at this time was the very apparent friction between Fa's brother and Johann.

I even said to Johann that he needs to back off a bit or else simply employ someone else. I warned him about the fact that Thais don't like losing face even if they are in the wrong, and the fact that life is cheap in Thailand.

We saw each other many times after that and we stayed in touch daily via Line. Then one day about six or seven months ago he told me that he and Fa's brother had had a major argument which resulted in a few punches being thrown.

I had also discovered that he and Fa still weren't getting along.

Fa had developed a serious drinking problem and had moved out to stay with some ladyboy friends in Bangkok. Following the fight where punches were thrown, Fa's brother and his wife also moved out but later came and asked if they could still work for Johann. He agreed, and again I warned him.

A couple of months later he told me Fa had moved back in and that things were looking up. I was glad, but when my daughters and I went and spent 10 days there I saw a very different picture. The two of them were barely speaking to each other and Fa had become visibly cold. She did nothing other than eat, sleep and drink.

After that visit I became seriously concerned when I couldn't get hold of Johann, but then I got a message via Line saying it was because he had been seriously ill. We chatted and he said he had no idea what caused it. In a joking sort of way I said that maybe Fa and her brother had tried to poison him. He shrugged it off saying that they had tried to get him to go see a doctor.

For the next three days we chatted daily and he was back to being his old crazy self and then, suddenly, no contact at all.

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How it ended

I’ll never forget the day that I got a Line message from my sister back in South Africa:

"Shane, please get in touch urgently. It's about Johann, he's been murdered."

My immediate thought was a hope that Fa and her brother had been arrested. There was no doubt in my mind that they were behind it.

Johann had been seriously ill again. On his first day on his feet he was standing in his kitchen preparing dinner for his kids for when they returned home from school. A hired killer entered the house and shot him twice and stabbed him once. He was shot once in the eye and once in the chest. He was then stabbed through the heart.

His wife only managed to play the “distressed wife role” for about a week before being arrested. The Thai police have seen similar cases so many times, and from the minute they arrived at the scene and they saw the house they would have suspected the Thai family.

In Thailand, always make sure that you are worth more alive than dead.

Fa paid 250,000 Thai baht to have Johann killed, and yes, it was his own money that paid for his murder. Many Koh Samui prostitutes are known to associate with some very dangerous individuals. Whether the police knew of her past or not is uncertain, but highly likely.

My heart really feels for his kids. First they come home and discover their dad has been killed, and then a week later they find out it was mom who was behind it. No words can even begin to describe the hatred I feel for Fa, and to make matters worse, all Johann's wealth might still end up with the woman who killed him.

Fa's brother was also in on it and along with Fa he too was sent to prison, along with the actual shooter. I actually still cannot believe that I'll never see Johann again after all we went through together.

Rest in peace brother; burn in hell Fa.

The typical Thai prostitute is not capable of these extremes. I’m sure many guys have fallen for such girls and have gone on to have happy long lasting relationships but Johann's story is not unique. There are lots of stories with tragic endings like his, and does anyone doubt that there will be more?



Thai Hooker Dangers

So, as the first 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!

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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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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 :)

I do agree that there are a lot of extremely tragic stories that come to an untimely end in Thailand, and it very often involves a woman from the wrong side of the tracks. In most cases the end doesn’t come from being murdered, it seems more often that a guy chooses to end it all once his supposed sweetheart walks out, usually immediately after his money runs out!

Pattaya seems to be the favorite choice for skydivers, Koh Samui and the surrounding islands seem to be the most notorious for killings.

Like Shane mentioned in the second story, it's better to be worth more alive than dead, and the western guys in Koh Samui and other south Thailand destinations tend to be more cashed up. Westerners in Pattaya are more typically baht-stretchers, so there’s little chance of inheriting a fortune after the demise of a westerner there.

Regardless of the particulars, any Thai prostitute is a poor choice for a long-term relationship, and it pays to have plans about meeting regular Thai ladies if you are looking to settle down in Thailand. If this applies to you, do yourself a big favor and get hold of my Thai Dating Mega-Book because it will help you find someone suitable.

On my page about avoiding Thai gold-diggers I've mentioned a few of the warning signs to look out for with regard to untrustworthy ladies, and the reason why I’ve done that is because it’s actually very easy to get snared.

On the whole, getting serious with anyone who you meet in the tourist areas is a really bad idea due to the risk of meeting someone who just wants your cash, so do your best to avoid it at all costs.

You wouldn't get seriously involved with a lady-of-the-night back home and it really isn't all that different in Pattaya. On the other hand, enjoying a little holiday romance can be a lot of fun...

Whilst I have managed to escape the clutches of any really bad girls, I do admit that in my early days in Thailand I got involved with bar-girl.

When it comes to a Thai prostitute, you will be doing really well if you can learn from the mistakes of others, but that's not an easy tick to pull. The majority of us just convince ourselves that 'my girl' is different... until she isn't!

Don't go thinking that the less physically attractive girls are any more trustworthy than the stunners. I've never detected any link in Thailand between a woman's beauty and her trustworthiness. If she works in a bar, there's something like a 99% chance that she is completely untrustworthy regardless of what she looks like.

My own learning experience came a good few years ago during my early 20's. I was as green and naive about the whole industry as it is possible to be... I knew nothing at that time.

The girl who worked her magic on me hadn’t spoken more than 20 words to me before her first lie came out. She lied that she was 21 years old when she was actually only 18. A friend of mine who was already a Pattaya veteran had her cards marked within a few minutes, and he warned me not to believe anything she said.

The signs were there right from the word go, and I duly ignored them!

Firstly, she was quite a confident outgoing sort of girl. Nothing like the quiet, shy, and reserved sort of character that most good girls in Thailand have.

Second, she liked a drink and a smoke. She had no concerns over what she was drinking or the cost to me either... Tequila was her favourite, and lots of it. With regard to smoking, she didn't like cigarettes but she was a big fan of shisha (this was back before shisha was banned).

I remember asking her to open a bottle of beer for me on one occasion, thinking she would head off to find a bottle opener. No need, she just leant it against a stone wall and hit the top with the palm of her hand. I mean, despite her tender age this girl had obviously spent some time around the bars.

Third, she really enjoyed the nightlife. She liked bars and discotheques. This one is not that much of a red-flag, but the kind of discos that the good girls usually like to go to are not popular with Westerners, they usually pull in other Thais, and they play Thai music.

Fourth, she had a tattoo on her back. No way would a good Thai girl wear such a thing. Regular Thais regard them as 'tramp stamps'.

Thai Prostitute Lies

Try not to let a Thai girl get away with an obvious and unnecessary lie. You don't need to show them to be liars (that would be equally bad as it would cause a loss of face), but you do need to show them that you are no fool, and that you won't tolerate any disrespect.

The biggest lie she told me, after 2-weeks together, was that she was completely in love with me... I was amazed at the time at how effortlessly she was able to turn on the water-works and cry like a baby at the mere thought of my departure.

That's quite a talent really, and lots of these vixens have mastered it.

I won’t bore you with the details, and nothing remotely as sinister as the story above about poor Johann happened, but let’s just say that a long-distance relationship with a Thai prostitute is definitely NOT a good idea in the vast majority of cases.

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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