Chaing Mai, Thailand. The current violence in Thailand is seriously affecting the tourism business. Hardest hit are the bars, hotels, brothels, and assorted sensual services that earn millions of dollars for the local economy. Here in Chaing Mai the number of visitors is down forty percent from last year and the revenue loss ripples throughout the area.
The Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts, that represent two adversarial power-seeking factions, are the root of the civil unrest. Lost on the two colored shirt groups is the fact that the 'No Shirt' group are the ones who pay the bills.
The 'No Shirts' are, of course, the legions of foreigners who come to Thailand for the xxx trade. The 'No Shirt' group' generates a good chunk of the Gross National Product while the Red and Yellow groups suck from the economy.
Collectively the Yellow and Red Shirts cost the country millions of dollars a day in lost tourist trade. The shirt spat also hurts the soap export trade to Thailand. Human nature once again fouls a good deal.
The 'No Shirts' are Americans, Australians, Germans, Swedes, Japanese, Dutch, and many other nationalities, that come across the globe for the Thai pleasure the 'Soapie'. The 'Soapie" is the ultimate pole dance that is an erotic massage, appropriately named because of the generous use of soapy suds that are smeared from head to toe on the participants. A Thai woman is the usual masseuse but it can be any combination of 'No Shirt' genders, numbers, and sorta-genders that participate in the full body experience. Every square inch of the client's body is made to feel special until exhaustion takes over.
The 'Soapie' isn't for everyone and it is illegal in forty-nine states, and probably Nevada too. It is even illegal in Thailand but the Soap Manufacturers lobby donates generously to politicians and law enforcement officials to ensure that the ancient and profitable Thai tradition endures.