Lawmakers as well as law enforcement often do not place priority on policing prostitution and sex trafficking.
University of Leicester sociologists studied this subject as part of a research project for the Economic and Social Research Council and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking campaign.
Generally, people who travel to engage in sexual activity with an adult prostitute are subject to prostitution laws of the destination country.
When the sexual activity involves child prostitution, is non-consensual or involves sex trafficking, it is often illegal, both in the participating country and in the individual's home country.
Men who travel seeking to pay for sex may do so because it is much harder to engage in sex work in their home countries.
Conversely, in receiving countries such as Cambodia, commercial sex work is generally accepted as a common behavior for men, and sex with minors is often accepted as well.
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