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Fon is religious. She always wears this Buddhist amulet. She is terrified that the sins she is committing as a prostitute will damn her to an even worse life after she dies. Fon thinks about the afterlife a lot. HIV rates are higher in brothels like this than in almost any other part of Thailand's vast sex industry.<br />
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Thailand's sex industry is huge. It is most famous abroad for its go-go bars, but 90 percent of prostitution services local clients. Here are stories from both sides: one from the tourist resort of Pattaya, and one from a typical brothel in the south of the country.

Fon is religious. She always wears this Buddhist amulet. She is terrified that the sins she is committing as a prostitute will damn her to an even worse life after she dies. Fon thinks about the afterlife a lot. HIV rates are higher in brothels like this than in almost any other part of Thailand's vast sex industry.

Thailand's sex industry is huge. It is most famous abroad for its go-go bars, but 90 percent of prostitution services local clients. Here are stories from both sides:...
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