This study draws together survey and qualitative data on sexual practices among more than 1, young Northern Thai people aged years. The survey data indicate that sexually active young people frequently engage in, or are subjected to, risk-taking behaviours that may expose them to sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. These include having multiple sexual partners and quite frequent partner turnover. High percentages also engage in unprotected sexual intercourse with various types of sexual partner steady, casual and paid , and young women especially had often experienced sexual coercion.
I mean, it's famous; and famous for sex, no less. We love sex. And though we were aware of the all-too-seedy underbelly, we were assured by more than a few people that the current version of Patpong was a watered down from its nefarious predecessor. The last time the New York Times recommended something "gritty and dangerous" it was a Michael Moore film. The real question, then, was should we go to a sex show? They're all the rage and we were curious.
Ping Pong at the Can Do bar. All photos by Charlotte England. Sitting outside her bar in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, Mai Janta tells me that she has regrets about sex work: She wishes she'd done it earlier. I should have been doing it a long time before. Malee Van Derburg, who has been a sex worker for decades, as well as a prolific activist and advocate for sex workers' rights, interjects.
In this tourist heaven what makes the headlines is not the exquisite Thailand countryside An estimated , girls and women work the night scene in Thailand. This is a story of one Bangkok is Thailand's modern bustling capital.