I left the show early, feeling sick to my stomach about what I had just witnessed. He plans to continue to travel the world in search of Tantric experience with go-go dancers--who in his view are the modern descendants of apsaras and devadasi. So that first night, after an amazing introductory dinner of Pad Thai and green vegetable curry, my friends and I headed over to Soi Cowboy, one of these such streets. While training to achieve his black belt in karate in his late thirties, he was inspired to study Eastern metaphysics and the philosophy of the warrior way. He soon gave up teaching to pursue his musical ambitions by becoming a lead vocalist in three rock bands before retiring after ten years of performing, to pursue his passionate interest in his erotic art, which achieved a high underground status and has been featured many times on television and in magazine publications. None of the women seemed to look older than Their families begin to rely on them, often blowing through the money faster than their daughter can make it, and it becomes nearly impossible to find a way out. It was horrifying, but still we all just sat there, drank our cocktails, and watched. I was horribly, horribly naive about the realities of prostitution in Thailand, and am only sharing my experience in the hopes that what I learned from it will help educate others on the subject and keep them from making the same mistake that I did when I was in Bangkok. Lee Huxley's lifestyle is based on the Tantric principle that using sex in votive or devotional ways energizes the body and enlightens the mind. The main focus of his life now is to develop and refine his 'AquarianTantra' and to present it to the public through his painting, music and writing as a preferable alternative to organized hellfire religion, which in his view, is causing most of the world's problems today and, contrary to popular opinion, can be shown to be demonstrably untrue. He intends to write further books on the Sex Gods and ancient temple dancing. There were old white men walking down the street with young Asian women on their arms, women throwing themselves at tourists as they walked by, and bar patrons coupled up with prostitutes at every table down the block. Girls in rural Thailand drop out of school between the ages of 11 and 14 due to financial pressures, and move to Bangkok to get a job that will allow them to send enough money back home to make their parents proud. There are rarely any questions about where, exactly, this money is coming from. The concepts of 'budo' have helped shape his Tantric worldview. My first night in Thailand, I watched a woman shoot a ping pong ball out of her vagina.