some of the best encounters I've had in Thailand have been with the semi-pros. Girls that cut hair, work at the desk in hotels. this slightly older lady at this guest house down in Samui on my first trip spent the first few days I was there asking, "why you not with lady" every morning (I was young and naive), and then she'd laugh and start doing the hip pump, and she turned out to be incredible. Another time in BKK, this younger girl who was with her two friends said something to me that just ended with 'after we make love'. Her friends were giggling like crazy but we went cruising around the city and I ended up staying at her place for a few days. all good fun. they just don't have the same issues with casual sex, or don't seem to. How they do that w/o coming across crass and slutty like they do in North America, I cannot put into words, I don't feel like I really understand the place, but this certainly happens. I wonder if Thai women just routinely go after their friends' husbands and stuff and this accounts for all the divorces? Land of Smiles indeed.