Cambodia Escorts & Prices
Cambodia escorts, by which I mean all types of working girls, operate
in a similar manner to other countries in the region with a few local
differences. The main difference from a westerner’s point of view
relates to the prices that are asked by the girls and yes, as you’ll no
doubt expect, they are low.
Cambodia is the poorest country in South East Asia after Burma/Myanmar, and that helps to keep prices down.
in other poor countries in the region, there are lots of girls who have
turned to sex-work as a means of providing for their families. These
girls are often very quiet and shy too, as evidenced by the fact they
are often shy to discuss prices!
The standard fee that is asked in the
‘hostess’ bars for a short-time appointment has risen sharply in recent years. This partly because of the very generous tips that Japanese customers are famous for... and some girls have even lost interest in western guys altogether and will only go with the high paying Japanese guys.
Don't go thinking that you'll have to settle for second best, Japanese tastes are a little strange to my eye and they seem to prefer girls that make themselves up to resemble wax dolls, androids, or anime characters. I'm stereotyping shamelessly here, but I think it's fair to notice that there's a significant difference in taste.
Casual fun with the regular ladies of Cambodia is not as common as it is in some parts of Asia, but there are still some online opportunities to be found at:
My recommended dating site
The standard fee asked by bar-girls (hostess girls if you prefer) for short-time sex is usually $50, but that's usually more negotiable than elsewhere in SEA. Some Cambodia escort girls will ask for a lot less but you will need to compromise in the looks department, because the best looking
girls have plenty of other options...
$20 for sex, i.e. an hour or so, is not unusual. If you want the girl’s services for an extended period of a week or more then you should get a discounted rate of something like $20 to $30 per day and in these circumstances the girlfriend experience is more or less guaranteed.
$20 per day is cheap, but it is more than some girls make from this line of work. On the infamous K-11 strip (so called because it is located 11km outside of the city) local girls service mostly Cambodian men, and short-time services are said to be available for as little as $5.
I highly recommend that you do NOT get involved in any of the things that go on at K-11. It is a place where only the lowest form of Western pond scum go, and usually for something highly illegal.
In terms of what's offered, most Cambodia escort services tend to be a little less adventurous than you find in Thailand, and getting oral sex (referred to locally as ‘yum yum’) is no easy thing.
There is one dedicated bar in Phnom Penh that provides this, the ‘Cyrcee Club’ (pronounced sir-zay) is full of ladies that specialize in oral entertainment and the standard package comes with two girls at once for an hour or so.
Vietnamese Hookers & Cambodian Hookers
You should be especially careful with the Vietnamese hookers who work
in Cambodia. They have a much sterner attitude than Cambodian hookers,
with rumors abound that trafficking is a problem.
I do wonder if
these Viet girls are there of their own volition. Working-girl costs in
Vietnam are significantly higher, and finding customers no harder, so
why would they choose to be in Cambodia?
Getting around Phnom Penh can be done on foot as all of the main places
are fairly close together, but there are a lot of commentators who
advise using a motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk with the reason being that the
streets are not safe at night.
Colonial French architecture in the Phnom Penh red light district.
I think that the general safety is much improved in recent years, but you might be a little unnerved walking around at night as the streets are not so well-lit as in other Asian capital cities.
You will see Cambodian hookers loitering around on the streets, as well as a lot more beggars than in other parts of South East Asia. The beggars are less prominent at night, and vice versa for the hookers.
If you are looking for some company until the next morning, I’d advise against using a girl that is not tied to a bar because there is the ever present risk that a freelance girl will do a disappearing act in the middle of the night with all your valuables… that's assuming that you intend to sleep at some point, if not then no worries :)
If fairer skinned girls are your preference then Vietnamese hookers will appeal. These girls are often regarded as being a bit harder on the outside, but I think that this might just be a reflection of Vietnamese culture where people tend to be less immediately friendly, but more genuine once you get to know them.
However, as mentioned, be aware of the danger of trafficking. If you stray down this path then make sure that the girl is happy and freely choosing her line of work.
Cambodia Call Girls
I was quite surprised to find that there is no online escort agency serving Cambodia, I couldn’t even find any Phnom Penh call girls attached to any dedicated professional set up. There may be some postings in classified ads sections on various websites, but that’s about it.
It got me thinking about why that might be, and I have one possible explanation:
I doubt that there would be enough demand from local men to support Cambodia escort establishments, and even in other countries in the region it is not local men that provide custom, it tends to come from western visitors. In Cambodia, I think that the typical western visitor is a different sort of animal.
For starters, there is widespread evidence that the body of western men visiting, or living, in Cambodia is much smaller than in other countries in the region, which means fewer potential customers to service.
More than that though, the Cambodia prostitution scene seems to attract the poorer western visitors to Asia, the guys that really need to live on a shoestring budget. I’m talking about back-packers, as well as the guys that come for the cheapest beer in Asia.
'Hostess' bars in Phnom Penh are home to many working girls.
You get the sort of guys here whose immediate reaction to being offered
sex in exchange for 4 peanuts and a bar of soap is to spend the next
hour haggling the price down to 2 peanuts and no soap… that's hardly the
sort of customer that a Cambodian escort service would appeal to.
Tourists in Phnom Penh have traditionally tended to be of an older generation than you’ll find on the coast in Sihanoukville, and you don’t get so many backpackers in the capital, which means that the entertainment has a little more of a mature sort of feel to it.
Live music bars are dotted around the place with most performing songs favored by an older generation of westerners.
Cambodia is popular with fans of cannabis, as well as harder drugs. There are also the lowest scumbags of all, those that come to target children.
I’m generalizing of course, there are respectable guys who have settled here and done well for themselves.
All in all, you have a mixed bag of foreigners in Cambodia, but there aren’t too many of them that visit for the expensive high-class options in life, and that includes escort/call girls.
I certainly don’t think that there would be any problem finding ladies that would be willing to work for an escort agency, given the higher prices and extra discretion offered, so it can’t be a supply-side problem that is hampering the existence of a Cambodia escort agency.
That means that it can only be a lack of demand. I think that this point of view is further evidenced by the fact that the girls who work in the Cambodia prostitution industry, in hostess bars and so on, tend to get fewer customers per month than similar workers in neighboring countries.
On a positive note, for the guys that do use Phnom Penh hookers, the lack of custom makes the girls take good care of the men that do use their services, and the girlfriend experience that was once common across Thailand is in full operation in Cambodia.
These ladies want to provide you with a good time so that you’ll see them more regularly.
As for the future of the Cambodia prostitution circuit, I’d imagine that it won’t be too long before a dedicated escort agency springs up online. Cambodia might be the second poorest country in South East Asia, but it is a country on the move.
Construction sites are everywhere in Phnom Penh, and the country is attracting an increasing amount of international business investment. As has happened elsewhere in the region, this will bring in the wealthier business-tourists in ever greater numbers, and these are exactly the sort of men that value the discretion that would be offered by a Cambodia escort agency.