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 ...

Sexuality & 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...

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...


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Coconuts Yangon Sexuality & 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.