Majority of Singaporean men don’t wear condoms when having sex with prostitutes in Batam
Posted by temasektimes on September 24, 2012
According to a study done by local NGO “Home” (“情义之家”), only one out of four Singaporean men who patronizes prostitutes in Batam uses condom.
The survey polled some 300 commercial sex workers in Batam.
Some of the men interviewed claimed that sex is more ‘pleasurable’ without condoms and most of the prostitutes allow them to do so. There are even some who volunteered not to wear them.
As prostitution is illegal in Indonesia, it is not known how many of these prostitutes go for regular health checks and blood tests.
Though it is not 100 percent fool-proof, condoms provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, gonorrhoea and syphilis.