I can’t help but wonder

Have “the times changed” in the last few decades? Or has this sort of thing being going on for a long, long time? If it has changed, why did it? Was it the independence of women having greater earning power? Or was it social acceptance of female sexuality? Something to do with the availability of birth control and/or good health beyond menopause? How would one design a study to answer those questions?

Older white women join Kenya’s sex tourists:

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Bethan, 56, lives in southern England on the same street as best friend Allie, 64.

They are on their first holiday to Kenya, a country they say is “just full of big young boys who like us older girls.”

Hard figures are difficult to come by, but local people on the coast estimate that as many as one in five single women visiting from rich countries are in search of sex.

Allie and Bethan — who both declined to give their full names — said they planned to spend a whole month touring Kenya’s palm-fringed beaches.


“It’s not love, obviously. I didn’t come here looking for a husband,” Bethan said over a pounding beat from the speakers.

“It’s a social arrangement. I buy him a nice shirt and we go out for dinner. For as long as he stays with me he doesn’t pay for anything, and I get what I want — a good time. How is that different from a man buying a young girl dinner?”

Yeah, I know, the “hard figures are difficult to come by” phrase made me laugh too.


2 thoughts on “I can’t help but wonder

  1. Not sure how long its been going on for (some would say 1000s of years) but when I was living in England in the mid-early 90s, it was a fairly popular thing for the ladies to do. In fact, one of the two bosses I had at the time (I split my job between two different departments) went on a “shagging holiday” for exactly this sort of thing with her girlfriends and wasn’t trying to hide it. She didn’t get any reaction from anyone at work, except that lots of folks wanted to hear all about it when she returned.

    We’ve also got a family friend (a former senior executive at one of the largest corporations in the world) whose daughter has 3 different kids from 3 different men (one of whom did it while she was on “holiday” to Ibeza) and the British health care system has paid for not only her STD treatments, but also for the birth of these children and all their medical care while providing significant state assistance to this tramp. His son is equally ambitious, and it turns out most of their peers from Eton haven’t amounted to very much more.

    Europe lost its cultural direction years ago (both of these woman are from upper crust families) and its really no surprise to see them continue to spin down the drain (not that I object to single women going off to get laid) but the abuse of the system was remarkable.

  2. “…the abuse of the system was remarkable.”

    This is a common thread. Immigration, medicine, job creation, energy, scientific research, education, the list is endless. Socialism makes everything it touches turn for the worse. Get rid of the socialism and a lot of this automatically fixes itself.

    If people are responsible for themselves, and if they are allowed to control the fruits of their own creativity, they behave much differently than they do when someone else is picking up the tab, or when someone else is getting the fruits of their labors.

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