50 Shades of Squee: How I learned to stow the hate and cuddle up to Thai furries (Photos)

How the internet prepared me for freaky furry fetish time turned out to be wrong.

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Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion

Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion

As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbors fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the...

Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer from plastic addiction and poor waste management (VIDEO)

Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer from plastic addiction and poor waste management (VIDEO)

The smell smacks you in the face like a cartoon rake from a solid 200-meters away. Usually, you smell it from further out than that, depending on the direction of the wind. The...

Know Nothing, Say Nothing: What it’s truly like to get an abortion in Thailand

Know Nothing, Say Nothing: What it’s truly like to get an abortion in Thailand

When 29-year-old NGO worker Nisarat Jongwisan got pregnant in 2010, she knew nothing about her options. Her nerves were racing as she showed up at the clinic on Sukhumvit Soi 12....

Curves Ahead: One reality show’s mission to promote size diversity in Thailand

Curves Ahead: One reality show’s mission to promote size diversity in Thailand

The fact that a recent casting call for a new reality series had a weight stipulation is, sadly, nothing new for the Thai entertainment industry. The particulars, however, were....

Being Broken: Years of sexual abuse alleged at Agama yoga school on Koh Phangan

Being Broken: Years of sexual abuse alleged at Agama yoga school on Koh Phangan

At first glance, the TripAdvisor reviews for the Agama yoga school on Thailand’s Koh Phangan don’t look much different from those for countless other...

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

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...

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...

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

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

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


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