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 ...

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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...

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

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

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

The Expat Files: Celebrity English teacher Andrew Biggs talks about life in Thailand

The Expat Files: Celebrity English teacher Andrew Biggs talks about life in Thailand

In Coconuts’ “The Expat Files,” writer Jim Algie picks the brains of the most famous — and infamous — foreigners in Thailand. Andrew Biggs is arguably the most...


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