Prostitution in Taiwan

According to worldsexguide.org/

Prostitution [in Taiwan] is legal and regulated. Brothels and prostitutes have to be licensed. The licensing of new brothels was been stopped in 1974 and licenses cannot be transfered; the government hopes to phase out legal brothels (and also legalized prostitution as a whole, since only brothel owners can apply for licenses for prostitutes). Taipei has removed all brothel licenses as of Sept 6, 1997 and is trying to close down illegal brothels, but fails.

Now that we’ve established that this topic is legal, where can I get some, and how much does it cost? Do those la mei’s deliver more than binlang?

My understanding is that Taiwan used to be wide open, but with every passing year, it goes a bit more underground. Or perhaps, under the
surface. You can’t stop the oldest profession and you can’t argue with
millennia of Asian culture.

-BigJim

Do those la mei's deliver more than binlang?
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:smiley:

Brothels, hookers and paid sex are everywhere. Every hotel has its associated pimp, there are the numbers for sex put on cars and motocycles, and then if you really need help you can call the massage adds in the English newspapers. They’ll even break down services by cost and age of the hooker.

No I’m not making any of this up either. I collect the business cards with the photos of the girls and their other features(hobbies, zodiac sign, name, etc.)

CYA
Okami

Haha. So THAT’S what those numbers on the scooters dial.

Okami:
So you’re saying you have a stack of business cards with the photos of the girls that are…available for an “escort?” Nice hobby. Should I ask how you get them? :wink: Ok gotta ask since I’m here. What’s the going rate? Curious.

[quote=“BigJim”]According to worldsexguide.org/

Prostitution [in Taiwan] is legal and regulated. Brothels and prostitutes have to be licensed. The licensing of new brothels was been stopped in 1974 and licenses cannot be transfered; the government hopes to phase out legal brothels (and also legalized prostitution as a whole, since only brothel owners can apply for licenses for prostitutes). Taipei has removed all brothel licenses as of Sept 6, 1997 and is trying to close down illegal brothels, but fails.

Now that we’ve established that this topic is legal, where can I get some, and how much does it cost? Do those la mei’s deliver more than binlang?

My understanding is that Taiwan used to be wide open, but with every passing year, it goes a bit more underground. Or perhaps, under the
surface. You can’t stop the oldest profession and you can’t argue with
millennia of Asian culture.

-BigJim[/quote]

Try the pubs in Taipei. I’m sure you’ll get something for free…

Try those … [post deleted by moderator - sorry, Forumosa rules state we can not tell people how to perform illegal activities. ‘Hairdresser’ brothels are illegal. It should be pretty obvious how to fin a prostitute in Taiwan, and most people probably think it’s not a serious crime, but nonetheless, we still can’t go telling people how to break the law. Please be careful in this thread - Brian]

I think Forumosa is a bit over the top with this legal activities stuff. I thought the whole idea in Asia was that the de jure was just for show and everyone has rolled with the de facto. It seems like forumosa still has a hangover from US strict legal interpretation. Then again, in the US people discussing file sharing all day long. Are there actually strict anit-p2p laws here in Taiwan? Also, isn’t all this anti-prostitiution stuff just moral hegemony from the USA? Maybe someone should set up a server in Russia dedicated to freewheeling discussion of illegal activities in Taiwan. Actually, the US has laws that to conspire to illegal activity carries the same penalties as the actual activity. So is the preceding sentence against the laws/rules here? What about posting a link to such a site? Getting a bit ridiculous. Has anyone ever been prosecuted for this stuff? Or are we just preparing so that when Taiwan becomes another Hong Kong we don’t have to edit the entire 10 years of postings to conform wiith the PRC?

OK then, does anyone have the phone numbers for the few remaining legal brothels?

And can someone talk about costs?

I think Forumosa is a bit over the top with this legal activities stuff. I thought the whole idea in Asia was that the de jure was just for show and everyone has rolled with the de facto. It seems like forumosa still has a hangover from US strict legal interpretation.[/quote]

I think you’ve got a point. By the same token, this is after all the expat community here. In our little world, we do have in common a finer sense of legal sensibilities and rule of law. I think just because we live in Taiwan, doesn’t mean we check our western morals and ethics at the door when we’re here. :idunno:

[quote]OK then, does anyone have the phone numbers for the few remaining legal brothels?

And can someone talk about costs?[/quote]

Take a look at this [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/mens-spa-in-taipei/13025/1

  1. This should be in the Dating & Relationships section.
  2. [quote]Forumosa rules state we can not tell people how to perform illegal activities. [/quote] Hahaha! What about the thread(s) on smoking dope? I can think of others, too. Let’s not be so puritanical, shall we?

Well, they have massage services offered in Taipei Times, classified section. If that fails, go your local 4* hotel and pick up a copy of “This Month In Taiwan”. They have some bars and “massage” services advertised there as well. The ads in both publication might just be fronts for prostitution. :wink:

Unforgettable, sensual… And I thought that them massage ads were just trying to get your achy joints to relax???

If that fails, then go look at the scooters.

I don’t think the binlang girls are so much into prostitution anymore, but perhaps someone has some experience to share.

I get them off of scooters and cars in Yung Ho and Zhong Ho. They’ve laid off of laying them down lately, must not be getting the turnover or business to satisfy the cost.

If I show them to Taiwanese people they start getting all defensive and saying that the girls are models from Korea or that the real prostitute looks nothing like that. I always ask how they no about the latter.

CYA
Okami

For 1

“5000, anysing you want”

for 2

“4000 each anysing you want”

They are out there!!

[quote]If I show them to Taiwanese people they start getting all defensive and saying that the girls are models from Korea or that the real prostitute looks nothing like that. I always ask how they no about the latter.
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Ha, I got the same thing when I asked my wife about them. OH NO, they are not Taiwanese, they are Korean or Philippino! Ha, yeah right!

They don’t put those ‘flyer cards’ on cars and scooters in Taichung anymore. It’s a shame. I have quite a collection. I’m willing to bet there are other collectors out there.
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. :wink: Let’s trade!

Haha. I’m actually curious about those cards. Do they look like a normal business card with a pic on it? Maybe next game/happy hour y’all can bring them for a bit of show n tell.

I’d bet those cards are a bait and switch anyhow. Looks great on the card, but what shows up at your door is a different model. Somehow, the original just wasn’t able to make it…

The prices seem a bit high, you can get the same price in San Francisco chinatown. Though from what I saw in Macau there’s far better quality and selection in Asia. I had read that Hainan was for a time basically an island/province/brothel not sure of current conditions. maps-of-china.com/hainan-s-ow.shtml

What about that site Taiwan Ho! do they have pictures of the girls there?

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2002/01/12/119596
The three Japanese authors claim they wrote the book based on their own experience. The 200-page guidebook, entitled Paradise in Taiwan, details information on Taipei and Kaohsiung cities’ sex industry with photos, maps and information such as prices, service descriptions and the names of streets and hotels in which sex services can be found.

Maybe the above book is in Japanese but it does have maps and photos.

Quick time (15 minutes of in’n’out) in Tainan is 1000 NT. Not exactly my thing and I hear that they don’t like to take foreigners, but the hookers can be found hanging around late in the evening at the Minzu/Fuchian circle.

Disclaimer 1: I am not a whoremonger but I have been in this city for several years, so I know the score. Streetwalkers are very rare in Taiwan, but these are the exception. If you drive around that circle late at night, they’ll try and wave you down.

Disclaimer 2: As for the legality…I don’t know if it’s technically illegal or not, but it’s right out there in the broad moonlight for everybody in Tainan to see. Everybody in town knows about it and they’ve been plying their trade for years, so obviously the cops don’t care, and neither should the censors here.

From what I could see, it looked like a fairly grotty scene…the girls were not that attractive, very heavily made up, and you can’t help but wonder: at 15 minutes (probably less for a lot of guys) a shot, how many customers does your average girl go through a night? A-yewwww. That’s enough to put me off but good, no matter how horny I might be.

http://www.atimes.com/china/DB02Ad01.html

[quote]Adding to the impression that January 2002 was the month Taiwanese discovered sex was the release in Taiwan of a Japanese book Paradise in Taiwan. The book is a travel guide to the cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung for Japanese sex tourists, giving the whereabouts, charges and services of the numerous brothels as well as details of where to pick up “freelance” prostitutes.

The book came as a huge embarrassment for Ma Ying-jeou, the mayor of Taipei who in September last year vowed to eradicate the sex trade from Taipei in two months. That the research for the Japanese book must have been done before Ma’s vow was a piece of logic that was overlooked in the furor the book caused. Ma has ambitions to lead his party and perhaps run for the presidency in 2004, so his failure to curb the sex trade was a useful stick for his opponents to beat him with.

Flustered, Ma said that any Japanese who came to Taipei to patronize prostitutes would be arrested and deported. When his city police chief pointed out that there was no law under which the patron of a prostitute could be charged (it is not illegal to buy sex in Taiwan, only to sell it, much to the disgust of many women’s rights groups - something which Ma as an ex-minister of justice should have been aware of) Ma’s credibility took another knock. [/quote]
In light of the fact that it is not illegal to buy sex in Taiwan, only to sell it, discussing on Forumosa buying sex is entirely legal. So could someone post those phone numbers for buying sex again? Of course, discussion of selling sex should not be allowed and should be swiftly censored, I mean, moderated. Any such discussion here should be no more illegal than the Japanese book Paradise in Taiwan, which as far as I can tell sells briskly.

I am serious about this, I’m not trying to bust Forumosa or its moderator’s balls, but I think its important to actively explore the edges of any society. That said, I don’t plan to visit those Tainan street hookers. A friend of mine caught a terrible case of the clap there. He went to a western doctor who told him they would need to amputate his penis. This was terrible news and he went to another hospital and they said the same thing. Finally, he sought out a chinese herbalist. The herbalist laughed and said, no there is no need to amputate. Just wait 2 weeks and it will fall off on its own…

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

There is no such thing as a free lunch.[/quote]
Right, but a free dinner definitely exists :smiley: