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Different Types of Prostitutes in Thailand

I’ve heard people say there are 100,000 prostitutes in Thailand and other say there is close to a million. No one knows the exact number but I’d be betting it’s close to the million mark if you count all the part time prostitutes (sideline girls) as well. Prostitution is illegal in Thailand but let’s say you rounded up all the prostitutes and the johns in Thailand you’d have a few million people going to prison so if you think Thailand doesn’t do enough to get rid of it well there’s your answer. Not all prostitutes in Thailand are equal and so therefore I have written the following article to explain the differences between the different types of prostitutes you will encounter in Thailand.

Thai brothel worker

The lowest of the low when it comes to prostitution in Thailand and more often than not these girls are not Thai they are more likely Loas or Burmese girls working shots for 300 baht. Don’t expect any stunners when seeking out a Thai brothel worker but do expect to find some slim bodies and most of them are not likely to have kids before and be under the age of 20. Thai brothels give a new meaning to short time typically giving out kicks at 30-40 minute intervals so they can make more money out of the cheap fare.

Street hooker

Desperate for cash are the street hookers in Thailand and you can always find one to do something for you.  It’s a widely known myth that street hookers are more likely to have Aids than other types of prostitutes in Thailand but in my experience Soapy Massage girls and Thai brothel workers are more likely to have sex without protection because Thai dudes just don’t want to wear a hat.

Short time girl

The short time girl typically works up to 2 hours with a customer, 3 hours if they are asking for a very premium price.  The short time girl can easily do 2-3 guys a night though in high season this can go even higher.

Soapy massage girl

A soapy girl sits in a fish tank likes to watch Thai soapies and if you’re an older C grade soapy girl you probably like to knit while waiting for customers. They have basic massage skills but know how to turn a bash into an erotic experience. Some even love the old slip and slide and turn the room into a water park. I’ve even been asked if I wanted to do it with or without a hat on.

Massage girl

I love how in Thailand all the massage shops say traditional Thai massage and there seems to be no distinction between what shop will do extras and which shop doesn’t. If all the massage shops got together and decided on say green lights out the front of their shop it would make it easier though like most shops not everyone will perform extras so it takes being a bit of an ass and asking places  if they have extras. Some shops have taken to putting signs out the front of the shop saying no sex but this is likely to be in places like Pattaya and Phuket.

No sex at a massage shop

Bar Girl

Bar girls these days end up in the bar because they just don’t have the bodies to work in a coyote or go go club. Some can have really nice faces but when you rip the clothes of her she’s got stretch marks up to her ears a Thai husband and 3 kids back in Isaan. Bar girls have one characteristic that is unlike other girls in the trade and give the very best GFE girlfriend experience.

Blowjob bar girl

A relatively rare girl but in large numbers in Pattaya give the best blowjobs around and they better too since that’s the only thing they have to do all day. Many of the massage shops have this kind of girl as they still don’t know that there are actually blowjob only bars around but I suspect some readers didn’t know that either.

Go Go Girl

The Crème de le crème of Thai prostitutes is the Go Go girl, although there are some rough looking girls which I think they just put in there to make up the numbers the true Go Go girl will be aged under 25 have a smoking hot body and for 2-3000 baht will give you all your little boy fantasies come true. They know they make good money and they also know if they give a really great service that guys will tip them large or take them for long periods.

Karaoke girl

Karaoke girls are like hostesses which are why you’ll see a lot of Japanese going into these places since the Japanese invented it. Typically white in complexion will sit with you hold your hand while you sing songs. Pick the right girls and know what to say to them and they will be coyote dancing half naked on top of the table in your VIP room. While not all Karaoke girls will sleep with you a quick word to the Mamason when you go into the place and tell her to bring out only the girls that will go short time in the back or outside the club and you’ll be in for a good night.

Bar freelancer

The bar freelancer doesn’t have a permanent bar that she works at, she doesn’t like the rules that she has to go in everyday she wants to come and go as she pleases so she doesn’t get the monthly age but lives off the money she can pull from customers.

Sideline Girls

Sideline girls are similar to the bar freelancer but are typically better looking. The sideline girl can’t have a permanent job because as her name suggests she works on the side. After university after school or her day job she does this to earn extra income enough money so she can get for herself. Typically sideline girls don’t do it to send money home but do it to support themselves or their kids/husband.

Internet Sideline girls

The past 5 years has seen the explosion of the internet Dek sideline girl. They are typically under 25 and come in all shapes and sizes and can ask for extraordinary amounts of money. Some even work on the Farang internet dating sites but the vast majority work on posted forums and dedicated sideline networks exchanging phone numbers and email addresses and post their photos on Hi 5. The internet sideline girl typically only speaks Thai but some do speak English.

Club Slut

I’ve seen these girls in every country but in most western countries they do it just for the fun here in Thailand they do it as a way to have fun and make some money too though club sluts are typically not stressed if they get a John or not they still just love to go out and party. Inevitably you’ve met a club slut had an awesome night woke up the next morning and she hits you up for money. Some girls are forward with telling you in the beginning that they are for hire but if she like you she may just go with you and then try and get something in the morning by saying “can I have money for a taxi” when really she’s only a 6 baht bus ride away.

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20 Responses to Different Types of Prostitutes in Thailand

  1. Jake July 10, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Club sluts for world peace.

  2. J July 11, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    BJ Bars love those http://bjbarbangkok.com/ But it takes a unique type of girl to work in one of those places. You are correct on the GFE with the Bargirl. the Karaoke clubs at least here in BKK are not Farang friendly you have to be a Japanese to get in the clubs at Thanon Thaniya.

  3. Theequation February 10, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Do you have a sense of how many of the ubiquitous massage parlors here in Chiang Mai, are looking to provide a ‘happy ending’? I haven’t seen any of those ‘no handjobs’ signs here yet (hilarious).

    • Chris February 10, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      I’ve never been to one that didn’t do handjobs, most do headjobs.

      • Theequation February 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

        Well, I’m afraid I have, twice, and I’ve only been here 5 days…
        My god, it’s hot. And its not even HOT yet…

        • Chris February 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

          please share which shops didn’t?

        • Theequation February 11, 2013 at 1:04 am #

          One place, I think was called “Enjoy”? On Loi Khor rd, right across the street from “Chez Marco”. Other, I don’t remember.

  4. ahmadi July 28, 2013 at 11:51 am #


  5. Nameless May 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I miss one category.
    The office and in serious job working girls which start their internet activities morning at working place for look for farang. At home their onces think they have good mama and woman or girlfriend and that is what they promise in their endless chats to all guys.
    They tell you what nice jobs they have and which serious life they live. But they only look for to have doublelife and they not care their kids or anything.
    This girls are longer time expierence and they promise everything for later.
    But later is too late, after you find out is all only lie and she take much more money away from you. This girls never share a serious life with any guy they only share with theirselfs.
    The guy will loose hisself and his soul if he trust in that.
    Those girls think they are better then bargirls and hide their real mind to everybody.
    At least a bargirl is more serious.

    • Chris May 8, 2014 at 2:56 am #

      Sounds like you’ve been burnt, it happens and usually you knew it yourself it would.

      • Nameless May 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

        Yes, it would. But it was not really meant as an experience report. It concerned about the ‘different types’.

        Who see that in some chats, the ladies who go online, matches between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Thaitime (similar to the most starts of Officeworktime and else) reproduce overproportionally will understand as well by itself.

  6. First Timer January 6, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    Im sure this is a pretty obvious answer but what exactly is a “shot” as its referred to on here?

    I would assume were just taking about 1 lay or nut? haha thanks figure id just ask then look stupid ifI ‘m completely off

    • Chris January 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      A shot is one nut so when you blow that’s counted as one shot.

  7. VISHNU March 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    where can i get a granny hooker from pattaya

  8. Lovin' it June 3, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    Epic Write up.

  9. john h August 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    I’ll have the creme de le creme thanks…lol

  10. Songkran December 9, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    So tragic that you loser creeps have to exploit desperate girls. What men! How macho! There’s a reason why you can’t get a girl from your own country. Can’t you compete with someone on your own intellectual and social level? Struck out at the bars at home? Wonder why you cowards…

    • Beertogo April 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

      I’ll put it this way to Mr. Fuktard Songkran.
      There is a thing called Culture. Yes it has become part of their’s.
      They can do that and send money home to support the family or work the fields and not help the family.
      I’m thinking you have never been to asia and never educated yourself on whey they do what they do.
      I’m not going to waist my time trying to explain it to ya.
      But you should crawl out from under your rock and educate yourself.

    • Xxx June 12, 2017 at 11:01 am #

      Have a 😭, I will bet my balls you are single….ugly and probably fat! Let the rest of us have fun!


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