I want to talk about sex in Colombia.
Since about the mid-2000s or so, this South American nation began to skyrocket in popularity among tourists. What was once a no-go zone for travellers 10 short years before due to extreme rates of narco violence, terrorism and political instability, all of a sudden became a hotbed of drug and sex-craved backpackers.
It wasn't long before word got out about the beautiful women and their alleged preference for foreign men.
And the rest is history.
Now, tourists are flooding the country in baffling numbers. If a man tells me he's going to South America, 9 times out of 10 he's headed to Colombia. And, although he might not readily admit it, Colombian girls are a big reason why he's going.
A result of the influx of tourism to this country has resulted in a lot of mixed messages on the Internet regarding what to expect from women in this country. Some say Colombian girls are easy, others say the tourists have messed everything up.
In this post, I'm going to attempt to filter through all the conflicting reports and give you the real deal about gals in the land of sex, drugs and salsa.
What we can all agree on
When it comes to Colombia, there are three things that are more or less indisputable.
1. The country has tons of beautiful women
You will scarcely meet a lad that says this country has ugly women. And if you do, he is trolling. There is no denying that Colombia has some of the most stunning women on the continent - if not the world. And it's not just their genetics. There is an incredible emphasis placed on beauty here. The women put a great deal of energy and money into looking nice. Many will even resort to surgery to achieve the ideal figure.
Now, you will have some fellas claiming that the girls are overrated. That's a different story. Many on Internet forums will hype up Colombian women to a standard no reality can possibly live up to. As a result, naive guys will step off the plane in Medellin expecting every girl to be a model. Not the case. More on this later.
2. It has stunning scenery
This is a gorgeous country, geographically. I'm not going to get into a dick measuring contest and claim it's better than Ecuador or Peru or Brazil, which are all impressive in their own right. There are many reasons to visit Colombia aside from sex, and I encourage all travellers to get off the beaten path a little bit in search of a more authentic experience.
3. The party scene is strong
Colombians like to have fun. Bogota is one of the best places to party in Latin America. Medellin and Cali are chalked full of bars. Even smaller cities like Pereira and Manizales know how to rumba. You can find all types of fun here. Many local guys will take their drinking too far, but I was always impressed how I never saw girls falling down drunk like I would at home, or even in Mexico City.
Some popular myths
You'll get cocky tourists and Internet tough-guys claiming all sorts of things about Colombia. The most common assertions have to do with the number of beautiful women they've slept with during their trip. I'm not saying all these claims are bullshit, but in my experience hooking up with quality in this country is nowhere as easy as forum warriors profess. Not only that, but I've seen with my own eyes. Some 95% of foreigners you see down here will not be hanging out with the hottest Colombian girls. Remove that exotic filter for a minute and you'll see they are all very average.
Why do people lie about this?
A few reasons.
1. A vicious cycle of mistruths
A dude goes to Colombia and posts on a forum that his trip was a whirlwind of sex with models and TV hosts, threesomes with cousins and exclusive parties. Another dude reads it and posts "I'm headed there next week! I'll let you know how I fair." Said dude goes down and strikes out with women and spends most of the time in his hotel room refreshing Facebook.
You really think he's going to own up to that shit? Doubtful. It's a matter of pride. He's not going to let some guy show him up. He's likely to make bogus claims to salvage his pride. Who wants to admit failure where another man has succeeded?
Maybe the first guy was bullshitting, maybe not. Point is, no one likes to be bested.
Related to point 1. When everyone is talking about how great a place is, you don't want to be the one guy who says otherwise. It's much easier to conform and be part of the group. And if you didn't have luck with women and others did, you might start thinking that there is something wrong with you. That's not a road most people want to go down. You're more likely to keep that close to your vest.
This is probably the most common one. This is when travellers come down and do indeed have sex with a good amount of women, and feel like a God. What they fail to recognize (or accept) is that the women are of horrible quality. Any slightly above average man can go to South America and have sex with a bunch of 4s and 5s. It doesn't take any talent. I know because I've done it! You just gotta show up. You can basically tell if a man is bullshitting about quality by analyzing his numbers. For instance, if his number of sexual partners works out to any more than 1 new one a week, you can bet that he was dumpster diving for some of those.
Of course, you shouldn't care about another man's success or failures. But with so much information on the Internet about Colombia and Colombian women, it's hard not to enter the country with both preconceptions and expectations.
Are they easy?
Here's my opinion regarding whether Colombian girls are easy. The best way to illustrate this is to compare countries.
Colombian women are harder to hook-up with than Peruvian women
Colombian women are easier to hook-up with than Panamanian and Brazilian women
Colombian women are about the same as Mexican women in terms of easiness.
I'm happy to report that Colombia is not like Argentina, where it will normally be a grind to get a woman into bed. Colombians have a healthy attitude toward sex, which is, they like to have it.
The tough thing about Colombia that you won't have to deal with as much as in other countries is flakiness. If you're meeting women online, only about 1 in 3 of them will show up if you schedule a date. I'm not sure why it's so much worse here than in other countries, but that's just the way it is.
If you do manage to get them out on that first date, however, flakiness becomes less of an issue. To avoid this problem, schedule a couple dates for any given night. And don't take flaking personally! Normally it doesn't have much to do with you, it's a cultural issue.
The other thing that's a bit tough about Colombian gals is their tendency to be manipulative. A lot of the 'single' girls you meet will have boyfriends. A lot will be playing multiple gringos at the same time for free drinks and meals.
One theory I have for why Colombian girls flake so much is because they've made plans with other guys.
You might think you'll be able to spot this stuff, but man, they are experts. They've been playing at this their whole lives and they know how to do it convincingly. Colombian girls are the best liars on the continent, and chances are you'll be burned at least once. That sweet, perfect girl you met who cooks and cleans for you? Be very careful. Things aren't always as they seem, especially not here.
But if you're just looking for a bit of fun and a serious girlfriend is the farthest thing from your mind, Colombia is one of the best countries in Latin America. You won't have to worry so much about getting roped into their web of lies if you're only here on a 2-week trip. The girls are easy-going, not bitchy, affectionate and feminine. If they like you, they won't keep their vaginas captive, so to speak.
Are they as hot as everyone says?
I've already touched on this. Some have elevated Colombian women to god-like statuses. It's important to realize that, just like every country in the world, Colombia has some awful looking women. Even famed Medellin. Walk around a poorer barrio in Medellin - or even Centro - and you won't be blown away. Bogota has a lot of hipster girls with boyish frames. Not every woman you see in this country will look like Shakira.
But yes, on the whole, the number of fuckable women here is impressive.
Alright fellas, I hope you enjoyed.
The main thing to take away from this is that you need to take all the hype surrounding Colombian women with a grain of salt. You're not going to have girls all over you just because you're a foreigner and you look a bit different than the locals. But if you have some social skills, dress nicely and learn a bit of Spanish, you can do very well here with the women!
Also, not every single Colombian woman is going to be drop-dead sexy. The country's reputation is well-deserved, but it's not some kind of paradise on earth.
And that's about all!
To be honest, everything in this article should be common sense. But I felt I had to say it so my guys could have the right info and not feel too bad if they don't find themselves banging a cute Colombian every night of their trip.
One more thing: Watch out for scopolamine!
***If you want to meet Colombians before you book that trip, Colombian Cupid is the way to go!
Until next time,