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  • LIFESTYLE

    About a (tom) boy

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/06/2014

    » Life as a 23-year-old can be hectic, especially if you are one of the most popular Thai actresses in China, juggling constant fan meetings, filming schedules, recording sessions, university lectures and an internship.

  • OPINION

    The economic cost of homophobia

    News, Published on 25/06/2014

    » As a gay man living in Nigeria, my biggest challenge was choosing between my sexuality and my job.

  • NEWS

    Learning the yin and yang of sexuality

    News, Published on 03/05/2014

    » It wasn't a conventional youth camp in Chiang Mai last month at which young students would normally gather sticks and learn how to start a fire.

  • OPINION

    Porn culture perpetuates violence against women

    News, Published on 19/03/2014

    » If you turn on the TV, flick through a magazine or look at billboards, you will see that porn has now become a blueprint for how the media represents women's bodies. Whether it be Katy Perry writhing almost naked in a music video, or Miley Cyrus "twerking" with a man almost twice her age (who seems to have a "blurred" understanding of sex), the images that bombard us daily look much like soft-core porn did a few decades ago.

  • NEWS

    The land of missed opportunity

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 02/03/2014

    » ‘I never felt at home in Thailand. I always stood out in the crowd,” says Brian, a Thai national who prefers to use a pseudonym. “I was outspoken, determined and confident. From my experience, those personality traits are not acceptable here. I always told myself that I would take the first chance to leave.”

  • LIFESTYLE

    Baring it all

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 26/02/2014

    » Talking about sex is awkward — for teenagers, for parents, for teachers. When teenagers need guidance, conversations about sex-related topics are frequently dodged. Sex education in Thailand over the past decades is usually allocated only a few hours per semester as part of a physical education class, and even then consists only of a theoretical component, which hardly answers some of the more frequently asked questions among teens, such as "Why does my penis appear black or darker than my skin tone?", "Is it weird to not last as long as people do in pornos?" or "What is premenstrual syndrome and how do you deal with it?".

  • NEWS

    War of words

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/01/2014

    » When the red shirts camped out at Rajamangala Stadium last December to support PM Yingluck Shinawatra, a popular quip among the anti-Thaksin camp was that the football field needed a proper re-turf as those "kwai daeng", or red buffalo, had eaten all the grass.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: Secrets of elections

    News, Published on 14/12/2013

    » In the past, unscrupulous political parties gave out money or other incentives to potential voters in exchange for their votes - something that had to be carried out in secret.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Learning to be Tolerant

    Life, Published on 10/12/2013

    » A growing body of evidence shows that many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people are threatened with violence because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or the way they express their sexuality. Unfortunately, this can begin at a young age _ in the form of bullying and harassment.

  • NEWS

    Sweden divided over criminalising HIV unprotected sex

    AFP, Published on 29/11/2013

    » When Lina Afvander got her HIV diagnosis, it came with a set of prescriptions and a disclosure obligation, which legally requires HIV-positive people in Sweden to reveal their status before having sex.

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