WEIGHT: 51 kg
Services: Toys, Travel Companion, Golden shower (in), Hand Relief, Golden shower (out)
Under green and blue strobe lights, the dusty dance floor quickly fills with fifteen couples as a popular bachata song by Romeo Santos queues up. It is a weeknight at La Bodega, an open-air night club in the heart of Las Terrenas, a resort town on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic.
To the untrained eye, the energy on this dance floor would appear to be nothing more than an organic gathering, one of the few places in the small Dominican seaside town where tourists and Dominicans can be found in equal numbers.
The typical profile of a Dominican sex worker is a young woman in her early twenties with a low level of education, up to three children and no financial support from a partner. Many will leave their children with their parents while they travel or move temporarily to the touristic zones of the country to make money, sending remittances back to their families. The industry has grown so much that the number of male sex workers, or sankies, now outnumber female. The practice has even made it into the movies, like Sanky Panky and Sanky Panky 2.