There's no dinner, no conversation or getting to know each other a little first -- just straight to the "show. If you're confused by that distinction, join the club. Of course, I'm sure the massage girls think we're whores because we don't even throw a friendly massage in first.
What about the trapezius? Won't anyone think of the trapezius? And not in a sexy, euphemistic way. Callers will knock the pamphlets out of the girls' hands; the girls will kick over the bikes of a rival.
There's a parlor very near my room, and full-on fights over clients aren't at all uncommon. It's like a parody porno of The Warriors out there. You don't want to know what the prostitute version of Luther sticks to her fingers. Yes, prostitutes can be arrested, but only when they are found to be part of a trafficking ring or are committing another crime while doing it.
Otherwise, it's winked at heavily by law enforcement. In fact, the police do more than look the other way -- they protect us better than any pimp could. I mean, you won't see "Ho Chi Minh Police: Way Better Than Pimps" emblazoned on their badges or anything, but they have our backs.
We have each other's backs, too. If someone tries to go to a moped prostitute's apartment, they'll find that all of the neighboring apartments are also filled with prostitutes, as well as an owner who can come and pin down the abuser. Clients who get aggressive can look forward to being dogpiled by call girls, and while that does sound like a hell of a lot of fun, I can assure you it is less so in practice. Continue Reading Below Advertisement The police have no qualms with punishing tourists caught abusing women, and they can totally be reported to American authorities.
One of my customers threatened me with a pocket knife when I was 16, and after I yelled out my code word, there were police on the scene in a couple of minutes Without so much as asking if I was a prostitute, let alone arresting me. There's this misconception that sex tourists can do whatever they want in other countries with impunity, as though that country wouldn't protect its own people over a sexually-frustrated rug salesman from Albuquerque.
Diem retired as a prostitute shortly after our interview and opened a moped accessory shop in Ho Chi Minh City. Symon is the interview finder guy at Cracked and asked over 40 prostitutes before finding one willing to talk with him about being a prostitute.
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