Risky Business: How Gender, Race, and Culture Influence the Culture of Risk-Taking among Sex Tourists

  • Yasmina Katsulis
Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)


The San Diego trolley runs from the border entry gate to Mexico throughout San Diego County. Next to cars, this is arguably the most popular way to travel to and from the border. Often, this venue attracts young, loud, drunk and bragging males on their way home from the Tijuana red-light district (la Zona Norte) area, especially on the weekends. One particular day, I sat behind two older men who were quietly laughing and sharing their experiences of the day. I interrupted their conversation to discuss my research, and they proceeded to show me a few pictures of their novias (‘girlfriends’) — sex workers with whom they had established regular rapport.1


Genital Herpes Hegemonic Masculinity Workplace Violence Risky Business Sexual Autonomy 
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