No I don't mind being questioned at all. Anyway my household consists of me. 1 black woman. 1 Mexican woman. 1 black child, a puppy. 2 cats (1 black).1 rabbit (white) , and 3 fish (gold). More than 50% of my coworkers are African American, (but as far as I know, none of them are mongers).Originally Posted by Mr Gogo
I just asked a question about why there are a lot of African American mongers in Sosua.
I explained how I first got involved in mongering and how I eventually reached a stage in life where I paid for sex in spite of social stigma against same, and I mentioned confidentiality issues.
I wondered if paying for sex was more acceptable among African Americans, since those I have met in Sosua were often traveling in pair or in groups, which would mean that there were people in their home communities who knew about their mongering. I wondered if some African Americans might have gotten into mongering via military service. This is often the case with Caucasians, some of whom of my age like to reminisce about the girls in Vietnam. (Also note that the whole tourist sex industry in Thailand developed because of the Vietnam War.)
Answers I have got include:
1. There are not many African American mongers in Sosua.
2. African American communities profoundly disparage mongering.
3. A Ph. D can tell family and friends that he mongers, but this does not affect him professionally. (Interesting to me, because if anyone in my job knew about my mongering, my position with the agency would probably be untenable.)
4. Military experience is not usually a precursor to mongering.
5. African American mongers travel to Sosua from all over the Eastern US.
5. Caucasian mongers don't know about Sosua.
No one has offered any explanation as to WHY there are a lot of African American mongers in Sosua, many of them younger. How do they find out about Sosua? What enables them to overcome the taboo against prostitution within the AA community? What about the risks of exposure for people who are in professions that would frown on mongering activity?
Not that it is any big deal, but it makes for an interesting discussion.