In the long term, the project hopes to create international policies to better protect people that travel. In order to do this, we are looking to interview people to learn about their past and current experiences. This means that all genders and sexualities will be considered for the study – men, women, transgender, LGBTQ, fluid or for people who don’t self-identify.
The only things that you need to consider before taking part is that you must be over 18-year olds, a UK resident, English speaking and meet one of the below:
- Have travelled to Thailand and had sex when abroad
- Engaged in any part of Thailand’s sex tourism industry - this can be anything from ping-pong shows, other forms of visual entertainment, to paying for local kathoey
- Have intentions to do any of the above
Very informal chats will just consist of what your experiences or intentions are. They can take place over the phone, web chat (usually taking 30-60 minutes) or we can chat over email or face to face.
If you would like more information, are interested in taking part or would like to share any wisdom, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
This a piece of research as part of a PhD in Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). We are looking into the motivations, sexual behaviours and UK public health implications of people who engage with Thailand’s sex tourism industry or have sex in Thailand. These sexual encounters could have happened in the past, be ongoing or you could be thinking about it for future travels.