Thailand's prostitution industry has secrets, and there's a lot that bargirls are not supposed to tell their customers.
If customers ask, bargirls have to say that they love their jobs, no one is forcing them to do it, they've never tried drugs, they are regularly tested for diseases, and of course they're over eighteen years old. How else can they answer, especially with a boss watching over them?
The truth is often very different from these answers and Thai smiles, and the truth is seldom realized by tourists to Thailand.
We're Not Supposed to Tell You details the gritty reality of Thai sex work, including debt slavery, drug addiction, and underage prostitution. It was written by an insider, a former bargirl who now lives in the United States, and is no longer afraid to speak out about what bargirls know but most customers don't know or choose not to acknowledge.