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19 January 2008

boystown, reynosa made for a long friday at work

boystown... to me "boystown" is some 1-800 number that is saw commercials for in the early 90's for troubled teens. as an adult near the mexican border, it takes on an entirely different meaning. apparently over a century ago, mexico developed "zones of tolerance" where prostitution was basically allowed in a controlled and monitored environment. these "zonas de tolerancia", later referred to by the regular johns as "boystown", sprung up in mexican border towns pretty rapidly. the one in reynosa is reportedly about 150 years old.

some of the crew from site were planning a trip over on thursday night (the strip clubs don't open until 10:30pm), and i went 1) out of curiosity and 2) to hang out with the guys a bit, they usually have some great stories. the plan was to go home from work, take an hour nap or so, grab dinner, and head out around 10pm, and be home by around 1:30am or so to get a bit of sleep before work. it ALMOST kinda worked out that way, as far as leaving at 10pm, at least. we drove to the border and parked our cars at the border lot for $4 (there were 4 of us and we ended up meeting 2 other guys from site while we were there). we then walked across a bridge very similar to the one we crossed to get into nuevo progreso and paid our $.50 immigration fee to the window toll person. just after that, there is a sort of plaza where the taxis line up to take gringos around reynosa. two of the guys made a quick run to one of the 24-hour pharmacies to purchase a few cialis' for a night's fun. they returned, we squeezed into a taxi, and in 5 minutes, we were at "boystown".

the taxi pulled into the only road in or out of the compound (at the bottom of the picture above, there's a little booth in the middle of the "road"), where we were stopped by the police to pay them our entry fee of $2/person, and the taxi dropped us off at our beginning destination, lipstick. lipstick is a strip club like no other. there is no cover charge, the beers are $2, and the girls are pretty much model-caliber, even the B- and C-teams. one of the guys we were with is a VIP there, as he knows all the bouncers, the managers, maitre' d's, and more importantly, most of the girls. within minutes, we were seated in a nice VIP booth, had beers in hand, and he had a few girls over talking to us. strangely, it seemed, only a few of the girls were bilingual. i figured in that kind of business, conversation would be a good moneymaker, but i guess, in all reality, they're "moneymakers" are the real moneymakers. silly me. here, chair dances on the main floor are $20, but they are unlike dances at any other club. i DID NOT experience this first-hand. jules was trusting and understanding enough to not be threatened by me basically going to a whorehouse just to hang out, so i shot down all offers immediately, but one of the guys i was with saw a girl he liked. one of the bouncers got her attention, and she came over and danced for him. typically, at a US strip club, there are strict "no touching" rules... that rule was thrown out the window, ran down the street, sloshed across the rio grande, and now waits for work every morning outside of the local home depot. there was full-gropage of bewbz, butt, and crazy-heavy nether region fondling by BOTH parties. if i was a single man, it would've been the best lap dance in the history of lap dances. the dances are so, um, vigorous AND inexpensive because it's kind of like an audition. the girls are showing the guys their skills, and for another $200-$300 + room charge, you can take her to a room in the back of the club for an hour, and she'll share her "moneymaker" with you as many times as your cialis lets you (which leads me to think, i bet the girls don't like those pills as it's had to have generally increased their "session/hour" average).

TheVIP doesn't come to mexico for "economical" women, he comes for the high-class ass, per se, so he spends most of his time in boystown here at the nice club. the guy who got the dance (we'll call him TheTroublemaker) is more economical (until he got that dance, then he changed his mind a bit), but he held out, so he and TheHippie decided to show me around the compound. the compound, as you can see from the picture, is just a walled off section of town, 2 blocks x 2 blocks. in this compound there are maybe 2 "proper" strip clubs, 4 or 5 hole-in-the-wall bars that happen to have naked girls dancing in them, and then the "booths". the booths are tiny rooms, just big enough for a bed, a fan, and maybe a radio, that line the street. they are more like dormitory rooms. you walk around the dirt road since there's only a handful of cars in the compound. the girls stand in their doorways in their lingerie. this night was a bit chilly, so a few of them stood around tiny little hibachi fires to keep warm in between tricks. some of them were actually quite attractive, though most looked a bit on the young side. TheTroublemaker was looking for something in particular, TheHippie wasn't so he dove in early, found a girl, and disappeared. there is a rule though, that no one goes alone. so we stayed in the general area waiting for him to come back out. TheTroublemaker was striking out on his efforts, that is, he couldn't find anyone he was happy with to do what her wanted. TheHippie was finished, we walked around some more, stopped at one of the "bars" i mentioned earlier. there, some larger, i'm guessing, more "experienced" girls were sitting at the bar, complimenting me on my hair, when we ran into another guy from site, ThePartyBoy, who came a bit later. at this point, TheTroublemaker had disappeared. if you walk out the back of the bar, there is a courtyard of sorts set up very similarly as outside, with doors opening into it, and the girls take you back there. i was sitting out in the courtyard, drinking my beer, when TheTroublemaker pokes his head out from one of the rooms and calls ThePartyBoy over. they talk for a minute, kinda hushed, but TheTroublemaker is getting progressively louder. ThePartyBoy goes to find one of the bartenders or someone that TheTroublemaker can talk to. before he gets there, TheTroublemaker is barreling out of his stall, butt-ass nekkid, with his clothes balled up covering his junk. he is a tall, skinny guy, and it wasn't really a site to see, though i wouldn't really call ANY man walking naked 'a site to see'. well, he was unhappy with the, shall i say, hygiene, of the girl. he wanted his money back, wanted the blankets changed, etc., and was shouting all this as he stumbled to the shower. as he stumbled to the shower, some other girls followed him in. i guess they were thinking, hey, money's money, and he's already naked. he didn't partake. so he clothed and stayed with ThePartyBoy, TheHippie and i went back to lipstick to find TheVIP.

TheVIP was nowhere in sight. we later found out that found himself a girl he knew from a few past visits, and they went back for most of the night "reminiscing". TheHippie was starting to pass out in the booth, so i asked if he wanted to go back, to which he agreed it was a good idea. so, he stumbled back to the border (i knew i would have to drive home, so i was sensible), we paid our $.75 to cross back into the U.S., and were on our way home. TheHippie was passed out as he was pouring himself into the passenger seat. his head knocked off the window a million times on the way home. he was oblivious. i dropped him off at his hotel, made him call the guys to let them know we left and were safe back in the states, and i got back to my hotel around 3:30 in the morn, only to get up a few hours later for work.

so, that is my brothel entry in this, my electronic memoirs. my first time visiting one, and it was definitely an experience we laughed about the next day at work. who'd've guessed my job would've taken me to such strange places.

sorry for the non-chronological entry of this post. this happened about a month ago, and i forgot i'd started the post. the one picture kinda sucks because it was on the sly with my camera phone. i didn't wanna just outright take a picture like it was a flesh-zoo. and in the second, the red box is the compound with a gate on the south side.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

what part of texas are you guys from? i live in mission texas which is only about 10-15 mins tops from reynosa. got some pretty funny stories myself of boys town, back in my high school days. wouldnt mind visiting lipstick with yal, those ladies look like their brazilian or some shit lol.

6:19 PM, August 31, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sup bro sounds like you travel alot.Same here im 31 from Dallas & there are times when I get bored and just get on a flight & go have some fun like in Panama,Costa Rica or just here in Texas.Ive been to pretty much every stip club in texas now im working on others.2 months ago I went to Progresso & ended up at Koco Bongos "Damn it was fun" kinda like the ones you went to in Reynosa.The only thing about Reynosa & other border towns now is the drug cartels.Ill be leaving Dallas 4/17/09 to MCallen,Progresso & Reynosa.I love livin on the edge & going to places like that so I will let you know how it goes.If you ever go to Panama or Central,South america go to La Palace in Panama its like nothing you will see in the states & the girls are like 10 & above.Take care,be safe & most of all have fun.Peace...CHINO fr.Dallas.

10:38 AM, April 09, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boys town is fun but sometimes the cops at the front of town like to do shakedowns for money. They will accuse you of selling drugs or being with a minor. They will threaten to take you to a judge or offer you a fine. My advise, pay the damn fine. You will not end up in front of a judge but some bad-ass mexicanos instead. Just consider it part of the trip south of the border.

2:40 PM, May 23, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha i was just there yesterday its a whole lot of fun and it very cheap, with just around 50 dollars you have about enough to do yourself a few girls down there lipstick is hands down the best strip club so far

11:03 PM, May 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to go to Reynosa 30 years ago

The picture on your site is exactly the same as then - the girls were advertised by the taxi drivers as being from 7 - 16 yrs of age. Obviously boystown Reynosa is Tradition unhampered by Progress. The clubs were all very cheap - the 'pros' were only US$5 per 'session'. Some places offered a 'all inclusive' package for US$15.

Great times and no HIV or police fees

10:18 PM, December 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Mission Texas, part of my job is entertainment so I take a lot of people there. You realy do have to be careful and I don't recommmend going unless you go with someone that knows his way around. Yes Lipstick is an outstanding strip club and boystown is so much fun. I have been dating on of the dancers for two years now and I know everybody there. So if ever in these parts look me up I am a good guide and I have a driver from there to make sure we are safe. Paying for a guide is worth your safety.

12:27 PM, December 23, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, What is the situation at the border. And if we decided to hire a guid what is the price? We have been the last three years using an old Mexico named Gilbert, I am just hearing a lot of bad information reagrding the cops at the entrance, holding people hostage. Give me your thoughts. We are looking at late Feb or early March.

9:23 AM, January 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I have the same question. What is the situation at the border. And if I decided to hire a guide what is the price? I am hearing a lot of bad information regarding the cops at the entrance, holding people hostage. Give me your thoughts. I are looking at April 15-19. I'm 65 and would like to experience it once more. Including the donkey show. Thanks

5:39 PM, April 08, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful place to have some dirty fun. There's no limit 100 or so girls are more than willing to make all those dirty things you can think of.... two, three, four at a time come true i think the word NO does not exist. How ever take a mexican with you, mexican not a hispanic there is a diffrence
i was there last week - MENA

9:23 PM, March 24, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to Boystown, Reynosa many times and I never paid more than $80 to go to the room with a girl in the bars. If you are paying $200 - $300 you are getting magorly ripped off. I never took a taxi after the first couple times because it's exactly 1 mile to boystown a straight shot down the road (I've forgotten the name). But it's $20 cab ride to go 1 mile! I've ridden bicycle or walked with no problems. The chicas de cuartitos are much cheaper and you don't have the waiters trying to short change you and saying they don't have change. But you have to find one that provides good service. Once you do stick with her. She'll keep taking care of you well to keep you coming back. My favorite girl is Ana from Vera Cruz. A lot of the cuartito girls put there arms over their faces and only want you to touch with your condom covered dick so you might go through a bunch of slackers before you find a really good one. But when you do it will be worth the effort.

11:40 AM, March 30, 2011  
Blogger Fred said...

I've been to Nuevo Laredo,Reynosa,Matamoros,Monterrey while stationedf at NAS Corpus Christi,TX. This was i955,Haha Beer there was 8 cents a bottle for Dos or Tres Equis. A girl-half hour for &2.00,all night 6 or 8. Had a girfriend in Nuevo one time fee of $8.00,free after that. The federales got me for $4.00 too one night. I had and kept 40 in my shoes. Spent the night in the "Calabozo" (jail) in Ensenada. $4.00 fine in the AM. Last visit there 2 years ago in Ensenada. Was approached for $100 for the night-NO WAY!!! Haha So my advice learn and understand some of the language. Don't take any credit cards!! Keep the bulk of your money in your shoes. Nowadays I would recommend a rubber too. Won't go back now,too many drug problems. Be careful abd enjoy yourself!!!

11:40 PM, April 16, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are u a guide in progreso ??

6:53 PM, February 14, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Reynosa, and have been for about 12 years. I am a cracker. I live about 8 blocks from Lipsticks. I don´t go as much as I used to. I have an old lady in Guadalajara, and can no longer "hechar palitos" but if you are from the other side, I have no problem showing you around. It´s free. I don´t have much contact with gringos and I like to see North Americans come over. I do cross over to McAllen occasionally. It is not as bad here as they say it is.

11:47 PM, May 26, 2015  
Blogger White Boy said...

In La Zona, I am known as Cristobal. Pienche gringo, and dozens of other endearing terms..
I first went to Boystown sometime around 1985. Granted, Men tend to exaggerate the number of conquests that they have had -I really do try to be honest with myself though.
Way back when... There was a particularly cute little puta by the name of Maggie. Now-a-days she is a bartender at Gusino (worm). She sure ain't got better looking with age, but has proven to be a friend. I've had whores steal money, my boots, LOL-my debit card, numerous cell phones, hell - I've even lost clothes. I have supported individual ladies as well as, over the course of a two week visit - bedded 40 individual women. I've had putas throw me in jail as well as in the defense of one in particular, got myself thrown in jail with her. After a few hours the Ploicia released us both.
I have been so blind-ass drunk, that more than once one of the ladies took me to her house. No, not to roll me but to watch over me. It's hell when you wake up - and all you know is "I'm not in Kansas anymore."
When I began going to Boystown - there where hundreds of ladies to choose from. There where thousands of "guests". Now-a-days; sometimes I cross over knowing I will probably not do more than visit friends. I have had Philosophical discussions with some of the rich Mexicans that show, I have gone to the RIO BRAVO and gathered Mesquite for a BBQ.I rode with the guy, in the horse drawn trash wagon, and tossed barrels of trash aboard. I have met and talked with City, State, and federal officials - I have visited with Cartel bosses and turned down GREAT OPPORTUNITIES.
I long ago discovered that I could do anything I wanted, while there – the price I had to pay? DON’T DO ANYTHING STUPID! Now, granted I have done some crazy-ass shit there, but I have NEVER GOTTEN INTO A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION. Over there, those that know me know I am neither a coward nor afraid to confront the Police or Cartel. They have seen me do it! They know who I am – they know that if they are in the wrong – I don’t have their back. Likewise, none of them would hesitate to turn to me, when they are in the right. They have done so! I have protected the infirmed, whores, Bartenders, even the cur dogs that run the streets.
While separate instances, I have attended Church on Sunday Morning in the streets of La Zona Tolerancia and donated my whoring money to the local missionaries and church (I am neither a Man of faith nor a Christian.) I have on numerous occasions had in-depth conversations with those Missionaries; in an effort to help them understand the truth behind what they see.
As Americans, it is near impossible to grasp (for lack of a better word) “their lives”. The numerous varieties of true reasons that the ladies are there far exceeds the American comprehension. And the reasons each individual experiences of time changes dramatically. Most often, they give a bullshit answer. Something they expect that you want to hear. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!

4:26 AM, March 18, 2018  
Blogger White Boy said...

A while back, one of my favorite ladies (FRIEND) that is a great masseuse and I often spent days with, in and out of bed, got herself a husband. Fortunately I was a gentleman on the occasion I saw her, when she introduced me to her Husband. (Boy I was glad of that, she’s a fine lady.) She was one of the few people there that I could actually leave my possessions with and not worry. While I miss the opportunities to SEE her, I’m very happy for her. (She’s the one I went to jail with, after she bit down on my chest and spit out a chunk of my hide.) Another was Zulema, all I am sure of about her – she’s dead! I’ve heard alcohol poisoning, drug over-dose and a Cartel murder. She was truly a skanky slut! AND I LOVED HER! China: she wore a super short (tiny) skirt and NO PANTIES. I supported her for nearly a year, before she disappeared. Cassidy: It took forever to realize what her name actually was. (Spanish is tough for a gringo!) I couldn’t even begin to guess how many miles of cock I gave her, or how much money. Once she got fat, she had no more clients.
There is one lady in particular that has rejected me for years. She is a hot door girl. Not sure if it’s cause I’m a gringo or that I have alcohol on my breath. She says it’s the beer. Across the road, in another room, there is a beautiful lady that must be her sister. She’s lots of fun.
La Zona isn’t what it used to be. Years back at the Tropicana – I was in a playful mood and availed myself of the opportunity to participate in THE MONKEY SHOW. The bar was full, I mean standing room only! What happened was – the crazy Mexican DJ asked for a volunteer from the crowd to get on stage, get naked and let 150 people or so watch as he fucked (in various positions) the dancing girl. Having no takers – he did the logical thing… pick on the weak. As the sole gringo in the crowd, that would be me.
Having more balls than brains – I accepted the invitation. An undersized Air Conditioner in a confined room with 150 people can cause you to sweat profusely when you go hard and heavy on a hot sweet pussy! The only part of it that sucked was that the frequent position changes did not allow an opportunity for orgasm! It was FUN though. Years later, again at the Tropicana, I found my limit. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I CAN SERVICE 5 WOMEN! It was fun trying though.
_____: I’m gonna call her Red. She’s been there for years and is still there. I pity the poor bastards that pick her! She’s a friend, she always visits me. She knows I ain’t gonna bed her. She knows I am not going to accept her MAMAR offer. Simply put – she’s a lousy fuck. Nice gal – but not a good lay.
_____: She’s known as (pardon my spelling) weta loca, I think I’m the only one that still calls her that. This poor dumb bitch ought not to be a whore! She doesn’t even like sex. She’s damned good at chingale ing (SP?) her clients! Trust me – I’ve let he get me more than once (or 12… 13… 14..) times. Again, a nice gal. I did actually have a good time with her once. The last few times I was with her she has talked about wanting to get out of the business. (Poor dumb bastard that I am. Despite her repeated actions –I know that she really wants out.) Anyway, she asked me to get her out of Boystown – knowing I intended to give her enough money for her to leave Reynosa and return to her family in southern Mexico. We got a room (yes for sex also) to work out the details. While she was showering I nodded off. I woke to see her opening the door. “I’m gonna have them get me a coke.” Groggily I said “SURE.” About three minutes later; WTF??? Oh-shit! I checked my wallet. She did leave my ID and Debit card, though I didn’t know where I was, nor did she leave me any cash to pay a taxi! I of course did not go in the right direction. After walking about five miles, I asked someone I saw for directions. He was real decent and gave me a ride to the ridge and 4 pesos to cross. He as well went into depth bout how lucky I was to be alive. Turns out I was in probably the most dangerous neighborhood in Reynosa. (I have returned 3 times since then.)

4:27 AM, March 18, 2018  
Blogger White Boy said...

I recon that you are thinking to yourself, “this SOB is just stupid!” I am, but it’s beyond that. I most often know when to expect the chingale. I’ve spent enough time there to understand “what’s going on”.
Sure, you can go to Boystown and have ONE-HELL-OF-A-GREAT-TIME. Once you get to know the people there, if they should become more than A HANDY PIECE OF ASS – they are mostly good people in dire situations. Hey – they want money, they want to fuck – I’m good with that. But as people, I do love them, despite their faults (to qualify their faults as “vast” “numerous” “great” – fails to express how bad it really is for them.)
As a closing note; I would recommend to any that ask about going – DON’T DO IT! I have taken a few people with me on occasion. Almost without fail – they were scared for their life and nauseated at what they saw. I am insulated by my many years and numerous friends in Boystown (including those that cheat me.) It has become extremely dangerous as well as depopulated by ladies. So much so that I wonder if I want to continue visiting. BUT, I still want to help that loco bitch get out, and I met a new girl there. She’s not ACTUALLY a working puta, she invited me to her house (accepting would be another bad idea for me, but – why let that stop me after so many other bad ideas?)
If the Cartel ever kidnaps me, I think I can talk them into releasing me. If the Policia arrest me, they know I will wait them out. If/when the ladies cheat me, they know that word will go through town (it is a small town.) If some poor dumb-shit tries to roll me, they will find one of the 3 above “having a talk with them.”
Yeah, I expect that I will die there.

4:27 AM, March 18, 2018  

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