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Thread: Why is it only Thailand has male go-go bars?

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    Why is it only Thailand has male go-go bars?

    know its off topic but a study needs to be carried out on the Thai mindset...why is it only ( as far as I know) in Thailand that one finds male gogo bars where just about everyone is available..why has this wonderfjul customer centric business model not taken off elsewhere...sure there is the odd place that may pop up Costa Rica and north east Brazil spring to mind from personal experience) & provide similar services but nothing as widespread & organised as in Thailand.


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    Re: Bangkok Scene: All Change but Same Same

    Quote Originally Posted by latintopxxx View Post
    know its off topic but a study needs to be carried out on the Thai mindset...why is it only ( as far as I know) in Thailand that one finds male gogo bars where just about everyone is available..why has this wonderfjul customer centric business model not taken off elsewhere...sure there is the odd place that may pop up Costa Rica and north east Brazil spring to mind from personal experience) & provide similar services but nothing as widespread & organised as in Thailand.
    Fascinating question! Manila certainly had gogo bars where almost everything was avaliable in the late 1970s/early 1980s. I believe the legendary Coco Bananas was Asia's first gay club although it did not have gogo boys. But there were several bars with gogo boys nearby. Then there was the huge barn that was 690 Retiro Strip with I believe over 100 boys, catwalks, frequent nudity and short time rooms.

    I think it's interesting that both Manila and Bangkok were major centres where the American GIs enjoyed their Vietnam R&R breaks (or as was often stated I&I - Intoxication and Intercourse). Randy young men with fat pay checks ready to find first girls. Local entrepreneurs then jumped on the bandwagon by opening gay bars on the same model. But which came first? I think Manila, but it's a guess. Now I think Manila is basically dead as the gogo bars seem much less raunchy than those in Thailand.

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    Re: Bangkok Scene: All Change but Same Same

    Quote Originally Posted by latintopxxx View Post
    know its off topic but a study needs to be carried out on the Thai mindset...why is it only ( as far as I know) in Thailand that one finds male gogo bars where just about everyone is available..why has this wonderfjul customer centric business model not taken off elsewhere...sure there is the odd place that may pop up Costa Rica and north east Brazil spring to mind from personal experience) & provide similar services but nothing as widespread & organised as in Thailand.
    Dont think it has much to do with mindset, more with what is allowed legally (though of course we all know this touchy subject has its special regulations and convenient by-passes to the BiBs) and if there is sufficient demand and nr of guys even willing to do this.
    Bars/shops with guys for rent, directly and perhaps even with space on the premises are far more widespread, but as a very general rough idea I think the nr is declining.
    The Thai sex-for-sale scene is modelled at the str8 version-and this is/was mostly modelled at the Japanese offer. From what I understand there still is such a scene-but without gox2 in Nihon. Perhaps real historians might even be able to follow the lines of where US-GIs had to stay for quite a while-others might only state this made that trade flourish and open it to westerners/farang (gwailo).
    Another factor might be -or at least in the past more- that such guys willing to do this type of work would ask for some form of protection, in-house security or even just regular food+clothes (in the very distant past). It was also well known that both the girls and the guys started with a big debt to the ┬┤boss┬┤ and thus were kind of forced to stay there till this was paid off. But that would also apply to al those Isany teeners who reached big city in whatever small job. Which led to them doing whatever what was asked-and if some extra would be paid our, great! (a theme even very recently still pursued in a Thai por movie on onlyfans- kuay super)
    ON a rather far perspective one might see it was a happy coincidence of 2 demographic factors: a large supply of eager young teeners looking for a job and a larger willing audience willing to pay and travel far to get it, as @ home it would not be readily available.
    But this is all far too theoretic and boring-latin, you are curious enough and know what and where to look for-when do we finally get a few more of your new discoveries?

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    Re: Bangkok Scene: All Change but Same Same

    this sort of activity is legal in many countries, puchos in costs rica has naked strippers on a stage (that you can film with your mobile) and once off the stage will mingle with the crowd in exchange for tips allow themselves to be groped/fondled/every orifice explored....& if u retreat into a dark corned do more....brazil too has sex shows/orgies in bars/clubs....but nobody does gogo bars with guys on stages on display all available...in the afore mentioned venues there may be 1/2 dozen guys available for rent but in no way is it as organised & easy like Thailand.

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