->"I'm going to Greece for the sex! Sex for breakfast! Sex for dinner! Sex for tea! And sex for supper!"
-->-- ''Film/ShirleyValentine''

Sex Tourism is when someone visits another area - typically another country - to get laid. {{Squick}}y examples include men who go to various Asian countries for sex with children, or try to pick up kids over the Internet and fly out to where they are to take them to a motel.

In some cases, the sex is arranged as part of the package, e.g. as pre-arranged prostitution, or you just go somewhere and you hook up with someone as an ordinary pick up. In the movie ''48 Hours'' (which does not have sex tourism) Nick Nolte refers to the process of someone going out to hook up with someone to have sex as a ''trim hunt''.

In the United States, the PROTECT act allows US citizens who engage in "illicit sexual conduct" outside the country to be fined and/or imprisoned.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''{{Manga/BECK}}'', [[DirtyOldMan Saitou's]] Thailand trip seems to be one of this judging from the photographs he brings back. This is lampshaded by Koyuki, who (apparently obliviously) wonders why middle-aged men like going to Southeast Asia so much.

[[folder: Advertising ]]
* The European railways organisation who sell youth-aimed "Inter-Rail" international European rail passes got into trouble with a magazine advert showing yellow condoms on a blue background as a parody of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion flag, suggesting a little too overtly that holders might engage in this trope.

[[folder:Comic Book]]
* As much of a CrapsackWorld as ''SinCity'' is, it still gets tourists from other parts of the US and even other countries who want to visit [[RedLightDistrict Old Town]].

* ''HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack'' is the quintessential example of female sex tourism. A woman visits another country and hooks up with a hunky young man. The movie is based on a book which is again based on the RealLife experience of the author. The relationship in real life didn't work out, since said young man came out as gay when in the US, and they had a nasty breakup.
* ''BrokebackMountain'' has a scene with one of the cowboys going to Mexico to anonymously hook up with a local man, presumably to release the stress of having to live in a heterosexual marriage and limit his contact with the other sheep herder to only once a year.
* This is the initial plot in the first ''{{Hostel}}''. At least before things get bad. Fast.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', a member of the Board of Directors for the Mooby Corporation is killed by Loki (the Angel of Death) because he flew to Thailand to have sex with an [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Eleven! Year! Old! Boy!]]
* Pretty much the entire plot of ''{{Eurotrip}}''.
** Scott actually goes to Berlin to profess his love for a girl he never actually met. His best friend, though, goes specifically for this reason.
* ''Heading South'' with Charlotte Rampling is about middle-aged Western women who go to the Caribbean for sexual encounters with local men.
* ''Holly'' is about an American expatriate in Cambodia who tries to rescue a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl from the world of child prostitution.
* In ''LoveActually'', Colin goes to America because he figures American girls will go crazy over his cute British accent. It works.
* In ''StealingBeauty'', Lucy goes to Italy and has sex for the first time. Oh, and looks for her father.
* In ''ThePrinceAndMe'', Prince Edvard makes his college choice based solely on seeing it featured in a ''GirlsGoneWild'' video.
* ''SexDrive'' is about a young man who steals his brother's car and drives halfway across the country so that he can lose his virginity to a girl he met online.
* This is what most of the holidaymakers (except the monks) are hoping the package tour in ''Film/CarryOnAbroad'' will turn out to be.

* The novel ''Literature/ExitToEden'' is about a BDSM sex-fantasy island.
** Also its [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]].
*** Which [[FanDisservice starred ]] Creator/DanAykroyd and Rosie O'Donnell.
* The backdrop of PeterStraub's novel ''Koko'' is the sex-tourism fueled underbelly of UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}}.
* Michel Houellebecq's novel ''Platforme'' deals extensively with sex-tourism when it's not busy insulting Islam.
* ''Literature/TimeScout'' features SexTourism to the past. Some people go downtime to have sex with downtimer whores. This is viewed very negatively and explicitly referred to as rape. They're called "zipper jockeys".
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Ultimate Evil'' - Batman takes on an international child pornography/prostitution ring, which includes an expy of Thailand whose major source of foreign currency is child sex tourism.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In a ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit]]'' episode, Munch goes undercover to bust a travel agent who secretly runs a sex-tourism business for male pedophiles. "We have an arrangement with a local orphanage" in a Third-World country.
* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': Jim asks for vacation advice from the other employees. Kevin suggests Hedonism in Jamaica: "It's like Club Med, but everything is naked."
* On ''Series/TheWire'', [=McNulty=] (Dominic West) [[HowsYourBritishAccent pretends to be an Englishman]] in Baltimore in order to infiltrate a sex slavery ring.
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' had an episode where a former Foreign Exchange Student named Pierre wanted to stay in America to get girls, [[EverythingsoundssexierinFrench it works for him.]]
* Some of the characters on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' have, jokingly, remarked their main reason for [[JoinTheArmyTheySaid joining the Army]] and being in [[UsefulNotes/{{KoreanWar}} Korea]] is for the (female) nurses (with sex implied).
* Implied in one of the ''Men On...'' sketches from InLivingColor. The two (''very'' camp) hosts talk about their trip to Europe, upon which they decided to leave Sweden, with its blond, buxom women (''"Hated it!"'') and go back to Greece, where they "bent over backward" for the pair.
* Risa in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is a PlanetOfHats where this is the hat. Mostly portrayed positively, but some fans see unfortunate implications.
* [=LoMo=] in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is a "PleasurePlanet" chiefly devoted to sex tourism, with some [[SexSlave extremely]] [[LovePotion nasty]] organised crime. It may have been intended as a {{Deconstruction}} of the ''Star Trek'' example above.
* This is {{Inverted|Trope}} with [[HighClassCallGirl Inara]] on ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': she rents a short-range shuttle from Mal, and has to stay with his ship, which takes her all over the galaxy. She meets up with clients based on where ''Serenity'' plans to go next, rather than the other way around. Many of the clients try to convince her to stay longer with them, despite her having made it clear beforehand exactly how long she is going to be there for, but when ''Serenity'' goes, Inara goes with it.

* Music/SteelyDan's "Haitian Divorce" (off ''The Royal Scam'') seems to indicate something like this--the woman flew down to UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}} to file divorce papers (a common practice before American divorce laws were liberalized, particularly for New Yorkers[[note]]Haitian divorce laws were long quite liberal, while NY was late to the liberal-divorce party in general and always moved in halting steps--New York didn't adopt non-consensual no-fault divorce until ''[[UsefulNotes/TheNewTens 2010]]''.[[/note]]), and appears to have found a hot Haitian lover.
* K.T. Oslin's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD537oCkFk4 Mexico Road]]" has a woman and her girlfriends going this type of trip.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Bonnie of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' while away from her paraplegic husband, goes to France to sex it up with... a paraplegic French man.
* In episode 140 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the Super Adventure Club is revealed to be an organization which travels to the most exotic places in the world so they can be the first explorers to have sex with the native children.