Prostitution in the Netherlands is legal and regulated. In the last few years, a significant number of brothels and "windows" have been closed because of suspected criminal activity.De Wallen, the largest and best-known red-light district in Amsterdam, is a destination for international sex tourism.In the 1970s, the majority of foreign prostitutes were from Thailand, in the 1980s from Latin America and the Caribbean.After the fall of the Berlin Wall, many prostitutes came from Central and Eastern Europe.In 2000, the Dutch ban on brothels was lifted and replaced by a licensing system.This means that prostitution has become a legal means of generating income.
(AP / Peter Dejong) AMSTERDAM - Scores of prostitutes have taken to the streets of Amsterdam to protest moves to rejuvenate the city's famed Red Light District by shuttering windows where scantily-clad sex workers pose to attract clients.Most clients are actually married men who know exactly what they’re doing and seek in prostitution what their wives don’t (or wouldn’t) allow them to do in their bedroom. So, we all know that most prostituted women are forced to take this life, but what about the ones who do it because they want to? Or why don’t they leave once they realize what’s behind?This, of course, doesn’t imply the type of fun, kind sex that the lonely boy would be seeking — where the lady has control of herself and teaches him what to do — but the objectified use of a woman’s body to fulfill every sexual practice that would embarrass the man outside of that environment, from scatology to violence. “Because they don’t know any better” were the exact words she used to answer this question.A while ago someone from India popped a message in my Facebook Messenger asking me about the infidelity of Dutch men and whether it is common for Dutch men to visit the Red Light district.Or to go to a prostitute and why would a man do such thing?After all, no choice is a choice if it’s not a free choice.