In Myanmar, the Vagina Monologues are as relevant as ever

More than 20 years have passed since The Vagina Monologues was created, and like an aging female celebrity in a sexist society, some are asking, “Aren’t you getting a bit too old to be relevant?” In Myanmar, the answer is a resounding “No!” In celebration of the 20th year anniversary of V-Day, a non-profit organization ...

Love & Dating

Myanmar actress forswears romance, wins fans’ hearts

Myanmar actress forswears romance, wins fans’ hearts

Myanmar actress Na Wa Yut won the admiration of her fans after declaring in a recent interview that she has no time or desire for romance. In the now-viral interview with Myanmar...

Two men scolded for ‘hugging’ at popular reggae bar

Two men scolded for ‘hugging’ at popular reggae bar

A Yangon man says he was a victim of a homophobic insult after a security guard at the popular reggae bar 7th Joint told him and his male companion to stop “hugging”...

Scenes from Myanmar’s first Drag Olympics

Scenes from Myanmar’s first Drag Olympics

Myanmar’s most athletic drag queens competed yesterday in the country’s first Drag Olympics – a fierce test of speed, core strength, and bag-throwing ability. The...

Film Review: ‘Kyi Lay Kyi’ is a romp with would-be rapists

Film Review: ‘Kyi Lay Kyi’ is a romp with would-be rapists

If we want to eliminate sexual assault in Myanmar, we need to start holding artists and institutions that promote rape culture to account, writes Aye Min Thant. Rape culture is...

Guy stalks girl at Shwedagon Pagoda, story goes viral

Guy stalks girl at Shwedagon Pagoda, story goes viral

A Facebook user has received an outpouring of support as he embarks on a creepy quest to find the girl he stalked at the Shwedagon Pagoda on Saturday. The lovesick stalker...

Gynopedia gives Yangon a much-needed health resource

Gynopedia gives Yangon a much-needed health resource

Gynopedia – the site that helps you find tampons in Seoul, an LGBT-friendly gynecologist in Bangkok or the morning after pill in Lima now offers sexual and reproductive health...

[VIDEO] Life in the Shadows: Silent suffering in Myanmar’s LGBT+ community

Discrimination, abuse, illegal arrests. And the new government could care less.

Episode 3 of Coconuts TV show “Questions”: what’s your favorite sexual position?

Yup, we asked that.

Episode 2 of Coconuts TV series ‘Questions’

We asked about the LGBT community in different countries in the region.


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Coconuts Yangon Love & Dating

Buddhist-majority Myanmar is culturally conservative when it comes to sex and relationships. Don’t expect anything like the Bangkok scene! At least not yet. As freedom of speech and expression become entrenched in Myanmar, we may soon start to see some dating culture emerge from behind the lakeside umbrellas where Burmese couples now do all of their canoodling.