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No wonder Western women see a Third World holiday as the gateway to casual sex - sometimes in exchange for cash.
But as a new film highlights female sex tourism, Liz Hoggard asks who really pays the price An attractive woman sips a cocktail under a bamboo shade. A handsome young man approaches her and showers her with compliments: she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, he says.
Forget Shirley Valentine, these women - who range from grandmothers to teens - don't want a long-term relationship. Take Jamaica, where 17 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line.
Hustling on the beach is the only way that some young men can feed themselves and their families.
No wonder they choose older women who pay better than younger ones.
In Negril, the men can earn 0 (£60) for sex with a female tourist, £90 for oral sex, which Jamaican men usually regard as taboo.
Many others are hired as a guide to the island and throw in sexual services, often just for as meal or a place to sleep.
The definition of a sex tourist is an adult who travels in order to have legal consensual sexual relations with another adult, often for the exchange of money or presents.