Let’s Talk About Sex: Meet the woman behind the movement to legalize sex toys in Thailand

You can drink on the streets, buy antibiotics without a prescription, and purchase a woman’s “companionship” with dispiriting ease, but in Thailand, you can’t buy a sex toy — at least not legally. As incongruous as it seems, the Land of Smiles is one of the only countries in the world where sex toys remain illegal, a fact ...

Interviews

Shoot to Swill: Smalls owner David Jacobson’s journey from celeb photographer to bar pioneer

Shoot to Swill: Smalls owner David Jacobson’s journey from celeb photographer to bar pioneer

In Coconuts’ “The Expat Files,” writer Jim Algie picks the brains of the most famous — and infamous — foreigners in Thailand. Considering all the celebs that bar owner...

Interview: Thai parody queen finds fame by recreating celebrity looks with food

Interview: Thai parody queen finds fame by recreating celebrity looks with food

From Rihanna’s red carpet look to Wonder Woman’s heroic ensemble, a 22-year-old Thai cosplayer is still finding humor in signature couture and costumes she recreates with...

From tattoos to toilet seats, ‘misused’ Buddha images make some blood boil

From tattoos to toilet seats, ‘misused’ Buddha images make some blood boil

A few years ago, I sublet an apartment from an American in Bangkok who decked out her place with typical Asian kitsch: elephant footstools, folding screens, lacquer teacups, and...

Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first ‘Elderly Games’

Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first ‘Elderly Games’

Aged 98, Sawang Janpram cruised to victory in the 100-meter sprint, came first in the discus and set a record in the javelin — the undisputed star of Thailand’s first...

History Lost: The end of the centuries-old Mahakan Fort community (PHOTOS)

History Lost: The end of the centuries-old Mahakan Fort community (PHOTOS)

On a parched Tuesday afternoon, a two-centuries-old wooden house was being dismantled piece by piece. The sound of machinery scooping up scraps of woods and bricks echoed inside...

#DontTellMeHowToDress: Thai women clap back at govt advice to cover up at Songkran

#DontTellMeHowToDress: Thai women clap back at govt advice to cover up at Songkran

The hashtags #DontTellMeHowToDress and #TellMenToRespect have gained popularity on Twitter over the past few days in Thailand. The social movement is a rare clapback from Thai...

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign men

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign men

Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from foreign men who live in the capital. Blah, blah,...

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign women

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign women

Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from foreign women who live in the capital. From...

Doug Stanhope does not care about your food

Doug Stanhope does not care about your food

“Can you just fill in my answers for me? You could probably make up my answers better than I could right now. I just woke up and then I took another downer so I could go...


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Coconuts Bangkok Interviews

From the hottest young Thai fashion designer to thoughts from nudists spread throughout the city, our interviews offer an uncensored dialog with some of the most unique people in Bangkok and beyond. We pride ourselves on finding the people and asking the questions that other publications wouldn’t dare. Because we know that you need to know what happened when a woman in Bangkok tried a happy ending massage.