A man who wants to spend time with a prostitute must rent a room in a private house. He injects fluid into his chest to increase his bust. Judy is a yearold ex-prostitute who came to Havana six years ago. This illegal activity, which is crucial to survival, hurts the state.
They can look for a job. Unlike the U. Some in fact are highly educated professionals. Women are tricked, kidnapped, or forced into prostitution. These are people for whom the state does not have jobs or cannot provide for.
She never works the streets, but meets men through friends, at bars, or by chance as she walks in her tourist-heavy neighborhood. They arrested several prostitutes, while others ran for the cover of side streets. She recently gave up prostitution and currently dates a year-old German.
Today, they continue their vigilante activities but also organize blood drives, day care centers, support groups, etc. In Cuba, however, the majority of the prostitutes are not kidnapped, beaten, or exploited. In fact, we have about 19, tourists a day in Varadero. Sex and Revolution: Women in Socialist Cuba.
The re-emergence of prostitution ultimately is symptomatic of deeper changes in Cuban society: namely, the disparity between dollar holders and peso holders. Nevertheless, Cuban tourism officials deny that there is any organized sex tourism on the island.
If a woman has sex with a man who is economically more stable, she may expect financial help in return. Over the past decade many third world countries such as Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Cuba, which were previously inaccessible to Westerners, have opened up to tourism. Hustlers and other gay men congregate nightly at the corner of the Cine Yara, in Vedado.