The blog is acting as if Cobb came up with this.
Psychologists and sociologists have been covering this issue for a while and I hear that was part inspiration for the article.
And since the article has been printed, I've seen it has generated a lot of convo. But I'm not hearing that Cobb made up this trend or even exaggerated it.
I hear more along the lines of been there, done that
stories and pithy statements about what peoples buddies have said about the sexual environment down there.
Similar to what has been said by guys in the beginning of this thread.
Epidemic? I don't think anyone has said that.
Although, I have heard it described as an increasing trend among the middle class.
What got under the skin of the author?
I wonder if the author believes that these men deserve critical leeway because they are Black?
White men are attacked for this issue too. But because these men are Black, should critics scream yay for Americans commodifying and spreading their venereal diseases to Third World people? Yay for promoting an institution that often involves minors and trafficked slaves?
The criticisms of the Black men aren't all that different from those of White men (even if they weren't said to both groups, it wouldn't make the arguments less valid). But I notice, especially on blogrings where I first saw the article, there are men who are going nuts as if using the arguments against White sex tourists is wrong to use against them.
And how reaching is it for the guy to get on Gordon for tackling the HIV/AIDS issue? HIV is still a problem in Brazil. They have one of the largest groups of affected people in their region. The government is doing great in treating victims, but that is not to say that they they have developed a cure. The disease is still spreadable. And sex workers are especially in trouble. The deal with HIV and all the other VDs foriegners help spread.
Originally posted by RadioRaheem:
if you read the article in the magazine, it includes an inset story about black women and their sex vacations to Jamaica. One of the ladies in the story spoke about how she and her male 'mistress' has sex and he seemed to know how to hit the right spots. She was married and vacationed with a group of girlfriends for sex.
Questions for you?
Do these FACTS change your opinion about PERSONS who vacation for the purpose of sex, or is this only when you can label black men as horrible for doing this?? What about Stella and the vacation migration that book caused??
It's interesting that guys keep trying to bring women up in a thread about an article concerning male sex tourists. But, whateva.
I'm interested in the female trend, too, which is why I was looking for the sister article back in the day in order to start another thread about that.
The full article is still not available online, and I still haven't gotten to see the hardcopy of the article. Did it mention any trends in mentality? Did it compare this to other group's sex tourism?
Anyone who read it, did you recognize the trend as they painted it?
Was it identical to the male situation?
I might be surprised, but I doubt it.
I was looking up studies on the Black female aspect the other day, but there weren't as many numbers or psychological analysis on them (instead there was plenty on White American men and women and a bit on Black American men).
This is probably because Black women don't participate in the foreign sex trade as much.
The Essence piece on them was probably included just to appease the men whose panties would bunch up if they didn't, lol. Women do it tooooooo!
But when it comes to the sex trade, women are way more often the commodity bought than the buyers.
That is probably the reason why there is less study material out on the Black female sex tourists. And the two very well might have different motivations (as men and women often differ in how they view sex).
So I don't understand why the need to bring up women in a thread about men when the amount and drive between the groups is probably different.
And if the point of bringing them up is just to say Black women do it too, that is just. . .pathetic.
Have something more to say, please.
In order to not bunch up any more panties, let me reiterate that this isn't a support of female, hermaphrodite, or polka-dotted philanderers.
BTW, why should my opinion on sex tourists be changed?