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Last Tangos in San José

I've been pretty busy this last few months. The big "thing" in my life has been my move from San José, Costa Rica to Medellin, Colombia. Any move is a big deal, even moving from Mom's basement to the … [Read More...]

F**k the Gringo

There have always been clip joint strip clubs in San Jose, and as long as there are suckers, (1 born every minute, they say) there will always be. But back in the day there was a pretty clear difference between the clip joints and the "honest" places. I have never been to any of the clubs that I was warned about, such as Atlantis, Tango India, Hollywood, … [Read More...]

A Valentine to Sex Workers

I have lost count of the # of sex workers I have employed and/or gotten to know. It is to the point that sometimes in a bar or brothel I will see someone and have to ask myself if I have been with her before or not. It's a cliche in books to have one of the characters be a hooker with a heart of gold. And it is ridiculous to say that ALL sex workers are … [Read More...]

Zombie Marriages

There's a saying/joke that goes something like: If you put a quarter in a jar every time you have sex before you get married, and take a quarter OUT every time you have sex AFTER you get married, you will NEVER run out of quarters. I never married but I have heard enough complaining from those who have to accept the general point the saying/joke makes. … [Read More...]

The Basics of the Costa Rica “Sex Scene”

Prostitution in Costa Rica is NOT illegal as long as your "partner" is 18 years old, or older. Punishment for being caught with an underage girl is VERY severe and you DEFINITELY would not like to spend years in a prison here. There are many options, which fall into the following categories: On site "massage," pensions and bars: These are the least … [Read More...]

Hallucinations About a Hooker

It was shortly after the crowd had finished ringing in 2015 and had settled back into normal bar-mode. At my table were two working girls. One was the inspiration for my book, "Magdalena - A Prostitute's Life in Costa Rica" and the other a tiny and cute young chica I had met a week or two earlier, who was well on her way to becoming quite drunk, as seemed to … [Read More...]

Lesbian Hookers Parte Dos

Back in the day, when I was a musician, I got to know quite a few lesbians and even played with two in a group I was with for a year. This was back in the mid 70s, and I was WAY ahead of things when I went to the gay wedding (not legally binding but...) of our lesbian singer. I knew her blushing bride and the other group member plus a lot of their friends. … [Read More...]

Lesbian Hookers?

I was sitting with a friend and his girlfriend in the Del Rey bar, and we all noticed a very, very pretty and elegant chica walk in, and check in. I made brief eye contact with her and she gave me a prefabricated smile then sexily walked off. I wasn't looking for company that afternoon, and even if I were, everything about her said $$$$ and unenthusiastic. A … [Read More...]

Family Value$

It has been said and written countless times that "the FAMILY" is more important in Latin cultures than Anglo cultures. That statement is a bit vague, but I would have to say that it is generally true. Families tend to be larger and more likely to be be living close to each other, often enough several generations living together. It's impossible to say … [Read More...]