Women in their late twenties travel to countries such as Ecuador, where they meet young men who depend on them for financial support in exchange for “endless fun and frolics with no strings attached”.
29 year old Veronica had a 23 year old lover from Ecuador called Emilio, although she hadn’t intended to have a so-called “gringuero” when she went travelling.
“It just happened, and when I got there I found it was almost strange if you didn’t have a younger lover”, said Veronika.
Women that have “gringueros” are mainly from America, Switzerland, Germany, England, Norway, Finland and Sweden – and it’s not cheap. 27 year old Anna told Expressen that she paid 7000 crowns to keep her lover, Javier, who she met in a small village in Peru.
He promised to keep her company during her travels in South America, on condition that she paid his way.
“Javier told me he could be anything I wanted him to be because I was his Queen”, said Anna to Expressen.
Most of the women admitted they were aware of the “power” they had over their lovers. But they also believe there is nothing wrong with the whole experience.
“These guys are just ordinary beach flirts who looking for sex – but who are bought and offered more stuff than an average bloke”, said Anna. She doesn’t believe it can be compared to men who buy sex from women, she said.