The long-perpetrated image of the black man as a sexual toy continues to flourish as the niche market for black male prostitutes in Thailand booms.
Escort services are now importing hundreds of prospective black gigolos from Jamaica and Africa into the Asian country to satisfy the surge in the demand for these services among the Thai female elite.
A research project, recently completed by Associate Professor of Sociology Nither Tinnakul, from the Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, puts the number of male prostitutes in Thailand at a staggering 30,000, triple the estimated amount of just two years ago.
Among the reasons for this phenomenon, cited in an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) interview, are the lingering effects of the Asian economic crisis and the women’s need for revenge against their philandering husbands.
“I think the women want some equal rights you know, some kind of freedom. She needs something,” Tinnakul said.
Apparently, this is a need that these black foreign prostitutes or “forungs” have aptly satisfied. The report further stated that Thai women are paying upwards of 10,000 baht (243 dollars) per night for the servicers, who are “fiercer”, more “thrilling” in bed than their Thai peers and “well built.”