Hustling on the beach is the only way that some young men can feed themselves and their families.
No wonder they choose older women who pay better than younger ones.
But it's another thing to continue the fantasy when there's a denial of the power that money brings to that relationship that creates a culture of dependency and exploitation.' Nirpal Dhaliwal, author of the recent novel, Tourism (which satirises older white women turned on by young brown flesh), takes a tougher view.
"Women enjoy casual sex and prostitution, too, but with far more hypocrisy.
The women are called milk bottles by the men - partly because of their ultra-white skin, partly because they are seen as vessels waiting to be filled.
Another myth the play explodes is that sex tourism is only perpetrated by white women.
The definition of a sex tourist is an adult who travels in order to have legal consensual sexual relations with another adult, often for the exchange of money or presents.
We still assume that a sex tourist will be male - indeed many regard the relationship between beach boy and female tourist as harmless fun.The playwright, Tanika Gupta, travelled to Jamaica to research the subject first-hand, and says she was shocked to find how female tourists objectify the black male body."A lot of women talk about how 'big' black men are and how they can go all night.In Negril, the men can earn 0 (£60) for sex with a female tourist, £90 for oral sex, which Jamaican men usually regard as taboo.Many others are hired as a guide to the island and throw in sexual services, often just for as meal or a place to sleep.It becomes such a myth that even the men now use it. And you do find yourself thinking, 'We're not a million miles from slavery.'" The older female tourists even confided to Gupta that although Jamaica was lovely and laid-back, the Dominican Republic and Cuba were "dirt cheap".