Prostitution in the Philippines is illegal, although somewhat tolerated among society, with law enforcement being rare with regards to sex workers. Cayetano asserted in her “Anti-Prostitution Act” (Senate Bill No.
Surveys of women working as masseuses indicated that 34 percent of them explained their choice of work as necessary to support poor parents, 8% to support siblings, and 28% to support husbands or boyfriends.
While the sale of sexual intercourse remains illegal throughout mainland China, as of 2013 erotic massage, or more commonly known as massage with "happy endings," is legal in the city of Foshan in Guangdong province.
In June of that year, the Foshan Court determined that the sale of erotic massage is not the same as prostitution.
Since the loosening of government controls over society in the early 1980s, prostitution in mainland China not only has become more visible, but can now be found throughout both urban and rural areas.
In spite of government efforts, prostitution has now developed to the extent that it comprises an industry, one that involves a great number of people and produces a considerable economic output.
Second, they have relied on police-led campaigns, clearly delineated periods of intense public activity, as a form of social discipline.