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#1 reader

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:57 PM

NOTE -- Pretty sure that I passed a stall like this on Silom between Soi 4 and Patpong 2. It seems that it's one of many around Bangkok. Although the young woman backing the idea talks about female sexual rights, what's good for the goose should be good for the gander, no?

 

From Coconuts Bangkok

 

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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 that attests to the decidedly conservative views of sexuality held by a majority of citizens.

 

This is a country where gynecologists are far more likely to coyly inquire “Have you had a girl/boyfriend before?” than bluntly ask if a patient is sexually active, a country where the word “sex” itself remains taboo in classrooms and daytime television.

 

All of the above are present-day realities human rights activist Nisarat Jongwisan is looking to change — starting with the sex toys.

 

“Our society has this mentality that our sexual satisfaction relies purely on the opposite sex. Especially among women. Many of them are literally taught from the time they’re kids to depend on a man’s masculinity,” Nisarat recently told Coconuts Bangkok, her eyes darting around the cafe where we’ve met as she looks for a place to smoke.

 

Nicknamed Tuk Ta, the 29-year-old is arguably responsible for getting more Thais talking about sex toys in the past month than they have in their entire lives, thanks to an appearance on Thai PBS’s Policies by the People, where opinionated Thais are invited to pitch a law, or changes to existing ones, to a panel of “experts” and juries comprised of fellow citizens.

 

“That’s why I went on the show,” she said, “to raise awareness about means of self-satisfaction. How sad is it that so many Thai women don’t even know what ‘finishing’ is? It’s a concept they can’t even comprehend.”

 

It’s safe to say the concept of “finishing” is not high on the priority list of the Ministry of Culture’s Salini Choomwan, who faced off with Tuk Ta on the panel.

 

Speaking on behalf of the buttoned-down status quo, Salini described sexual desire as a “natural impulse that is within our ability to control by activities like exercising or meditating.” (And she meant it, too.)

 

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“We’re a Buddhist country” says Tuk Ta’s many opposition on the show, social media and in real life, “we can’t blatantly be displaying obscene objects in public” as obviously evidenced by gigantic dildo on display on a busy street.

 

Unsurprisingly, Tuk Ta’s desire to alter Criminal Code Section 287 — which makes the trade or distribution of “obscene materials or things” punishable with up to three years in prison —  quickly became a trending topic on social media.

 

Her point of view is straightforward: Since sexual satisfaction is a fundamental human desire, why shouldn’t it be a fundamental human right?

 

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https://coconuts.co/...-toys-thailand/



#2 vinapu

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

I see her point but personally I'd rather loose my wallet  and acquire real , breathing and warm thing, only few steps from those stalls 



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 06:38 AM

The sex toys is for later use at home vinapu lol

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:45 AM

The sex toys is for later use at home vinapu lol

I like sex boys better



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 07:42 PM

Yes, I nightly pass this stall but I have no idea what any of the items can possibly be used for -- I thought at first it was a medical supplies outlet.



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:15 PM

one thing is sure - vendor needs new jeans



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

What is the Ken Dodd Tickling Stick for? (sorry only older UK members will understand).






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