The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Youth Stud See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract 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. Qualitative data revealed a mixture of perceptions and practices affecting sexual intercourse among the young, such as having unplanned sex, engaging in sexual relations to display love or cement committed relationships, and having serial relationships, both monogamous and non-monogamous.
Marriage As an American friend here in Singapore remarked to me the other day: He dumped his wife to marry a woman who had called out to him from a kiosk in Bangkok. Rosie heard of one businessman who dumped his wife to marry a woman who called out to him from a kiosk in Bangkok Credit: Soon, disaster befell one of my neighbours, a British woman married to a hotshot businessman — they had four children. But by now he was fat and balding; the brutal truth was he was unattractive, except possibly still to his wife, and not a catch, except financially.