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on the selected beaches it should be legal, but what I can see, it's acceptable on many beaches.

never heard about ‘quasi-nudism’, sound like a neologism

Neologism? Sounds like a newly made up word to me. Must look it up.

Anyhow, more like Neil Morrisey to me and on drugs too.

Who wrote this garbage for the Phuket Rag? Something surely meant for the back side of life? Can't write a single paragraph for what is meant to be a newspaper article. Unlike the 'e' media we use, that stuff is still in print and therefore subject to certain rules of grammar. One of them being the use of paragraphs. Awful trash.

There's no story. There's some attempt at sensationalism though god knows how any of us can be mildly amused or interested at beach tits when sex is in your fcae 24-7 at any of the so called entertainmemnt places of Pattaya and Phuket.

Now maybe 30 years ago when I was a lad and tits had just started peeping out of page 3 then maybe, just maybe this sort of story could have been worth the two minutes it took to compose. But really, now?

I just hope they don't get paid for this trash.

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The funny thing is that in the rural parts of Thailand I have seen many very old ladies who never cover their breasts. Most 60 year old plus women seem not to suffer from modesty when bathing publicly and bare breasted.

I can only surmise that covering the breasts is a fairly recent development in Thai culture.

Or maybe it's because not too many are interested in ogling a 60+ year old :blink:

Thats a good point. I recall seeing photos of (then) Siam, circa 1900, and many rural Thai ladies were topless, no big deal. Didn't this newfound modesty start with dictator General Phibuns campaign to westernise Thailand, in matters of dress and other superficial changes?

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"Prudish as it may sound, Western ladies – and men in some cases – should be a tad more sensitive to the culture we live in. Exposure of one's privates in public is definitely frowned upon here."

I don't see anyone frowning upon young Thai women showing their privates every time they sit on a chair or walk up the stairs :unsure:

Yes I think we should act in a sensitive manner and respect the culture, but that doesn't mean we need to be blind to the fact that there is a lot of hypocrisy in this culture.

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what a pathetic statement, gogo bars are where adults go to see this sort of thing, beaches are public places where children can go, this is a Muslim area where such things are frowned upon and decent Thai parents struggle to bring up children without the bad influence of us westerners. This is Thailand, it is illegal! end of story!

OMG so children are in danger of seeing... gasp!... breasts?

How's that for evil Western influence... :whistling:

You sure sound like someone straight from a medieval era where woman and her sex were the pure manifestation of the devil...

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Many times here in Kamala i have approched topless females and told them that this is a Moslem communnity and to please cover up as they are offending their host.

I'd say 95% of them should not have gone topless in the privacy of their own homes much less in Public. :bah:

Some would cover up and apologize and say they didn't know, some would say its not my country, others would tell me that no thai had told them that so they assumed it was ok,

There should be signs on every beach that it is NOT acceptable behavior in Thailand. Note not just the words but a pair of sagging breasts with a big red X thru them

This is a predominately Buddhist country.

I think you'll find that he said "here in Kamala" which is a predominantly Muslim village, Thailand in general is predominantly Buddhist, bet here in southern Thailand Islam is the predominant religion.

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Some years ago, my friend wanted to go to Jomtien Beach to look at the farlang women going topless. By the way, they were really good looking but to my surprise, we looked out onto the beach and there were two Thai ladies going topless also. One was the girl friend of a farlang and the other a dancer somewhere in Walking Street.

So it is not only the farlangs, some Thais also. For those who are interested, the Thais were rather nice looking also. My friend took pictures that day and they did not seem to mind at all. It did surprise me even as I was shyly looking. Yeh, right.

Repeat after me .....

Falang farang falang farang falang farang falang farang !

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Many times here in Kamala i have approched topless females and told them that this is a Moslem communnity and to please cover up as they are offending their host.

I'd say 95% of them should not have gone topless in the privacy of their own homes much less in Public. :bah:

Some would cover up and apologize and say they didn't know, some would say its not my country, others would tell me that no thai had told them that so they assumed it was ok,

There should be signs on every beach that it is NOT acceptable behavior in Thailand. Note not just the words but a pair of sagging breasts with a big red X thru them

This is a predominately Buddhist country.

I think you'll find that he said "here in Kamala" which is a predominantly Muslim village, Thailand in general is predominantly Buddhist, bet here in southern Thailand Islam is the predominant religion.

Wrong. Not even close.

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Ahh yes........the old "respect the local culture" argument.

In that case, I suppose we must respect:-

Female circumcision in the Sahel countries because it's the culture.

The caste system in India because it's the culture.

Bull-fighting in Spain because it's the culture.

Cock-fighting to the death in the Philippines because it's the culture.

The oppression of women in Arab countries because it's the culture.

Frankly, any culture that makes "face" more important than "truth", I regard as inferior to my own.

:thumbsup: the voice of reason. Great post!

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I just couldn't agree more! This issue really gets my goat. I see them all the time and what's worse is one regular offender LIVES here and goes topless at the beach in front of her nanny!!!! The audacity of this woman to be soooooo disrespectful is just mind-boggling. At least I tell myself that the tourists are just dumb, after all, we all know by now they leave their brains behind when they come on holiday heresorry.gif.....some are just pain rude and don't care, but I dare-say most are just plain ignorant *sigh*.

Does anyone have any more creative ideas about how to deal with this? I was recently faced with 5 topless women whilst trying to have lunch with my husband...a little distracting as you don't have to live here long for modesty to become your mantra and so whereas a set of boobs a few years ago may not have raised an eyebrow, it certainly raises more than that now! Mostly my blood-pressure!angry.gif

Why do you find the human body so offensive? Boobs are natural. It's your attitude that's unnatural. Why should you be the judge of what other people do?

my thoughts exactly. I also love the posts from the newbies, people just having moved here that are ultraprotective of all things Thai (yet to discover the great hypocrisy)....reminds me of my first year here ahhhh the memories :jap:

You need to read my previous response to this....AND you're clearly saying that respecting someone else's culture means that you've not been here long and aren't aware of the hypocrisies? Says it all here - and will now make an assumption you're one of those lovely Farang men who haven't see their 'equipment' for the last 20 yrs due to the gorgeous beer gut they've been tending to so lovingly, who is in his 50s, been living here for the last 20 yrs on and off, and rides around on his scooter with his very petite and pre-pubescent looking girlfriend on the back..... hypocrisy exists in many forms and you display it by living in a country where you show disdain towards other's basic cultural norms. If I get as jaded as you clearly are, then it will indeed be time for me to depart wai.gif

haha Well Im sitting in my office with my colleague (Thai man 38 years old) and we are both laughing at your post and at the fact that SOME farang are making a big deal about what my friend here would call "normal". Normal and not a big deal for tourists ladies to tan without their tops. It's funny how TOURIST, English teachers etc. like you feel the need to protect the locals 'culture'

Im 41 by the way, 70 kg., married to a southern girl, I have a Toyota not a scooter, I've worked here for the past 5 years, I speak Thai AND I would laugh in the face of anyone Thai or farang that says this is a threat or assualt on Thai culture :lol: As I said in other posts - at every resort I have worked at here there have been ladies laying out topless around the pool and NEVER had ANY of the Thai staff I worked with be the LEAST bit put off by it but clearly YOU know what's best for them right?

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Who is the prudish, backwards, mentally-immature, puritanical freak who wrote this article? I agree that one should consider the local customs, but if you are from a 'western' country and you find nudity in public a problem, like the author of the article, then you have some mental problems you need to confront.

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I just couldn't agree more! This issue really gets my goat. I see them all the time and what's worse is one regular offender LIVES here and goes topless at the beach in front of her nanny!!!! The audacity of this woman to be soooooo disrespectful is just mind-boggling. At least I tell myself that the tourists are just dumb, after all, we all know by now they leave their brains behind when they come on holiday heresorry.gif.....some are just pain rude and don't care, but I dare-say most are just plain ignorant *sigh*.

Does anyone have any more creative ideas about how to deal with this? I was recently faced with 5 topless women whilst trying to have lunch with my husband...a little distracting as you don't have to live here long for modesty to become your mantra and so whereas a set of boobs a few years ago may not have raised an eyebrow, it certainly raises more than that now! Mostly my blood-pressure!angry.gif

thai double standards. Dont fully enforce nudity laws, but fully cover up smoking, drinking, and guns on tv. Go figure. We have similar laws in Hawaii, but Europeans disrespect the laws there too. The law enfarcement should book em, fine em 1000, euro, dollars BP, hold for 24 hrs :lock:, then transport to airport and send em home. Word would spread fast internationally.

Thank god you're not in charge - why not move to Saudi Arabia then you can be happy that people are forced to obey the law better yet why not behead people for laying in the sun with bare breasts - word would really spread fast then right and you would have an end to the horror that is a naked breast - hey monkeys and apes should be made to cover up too heaven forbid an inoccent child sees one of their breasts.

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As expected most of the complaints are from women who don't like the competition of young nubile breasts.:lol:

What is funniest is you can go to most gogo bars and see the lot, no problems. Perhaps this is the problem, the professionals hate the amateurs offering the same for free.

I think the problem is that other people don't want that sort of thing in public. I'm the kind of guy you're likely to find in the red-light area of town, simply because I love the excitement and danger, the party life and sometimes the girls. But I would be a bit surprised if a place like Thailand, with a (let's face it) reputation for its red-light industry, allowed that side of things to infringe upon the family friendly tourist spots, such as beaches, hotel pools, parks and shopping districts, shopping malls etc... I mean really. What's the difference between being naked at the beach or at a park? They're both outdoor recreational areas frequented by people of all ages, races, and cultures.

Once you allow girls to go topless at the beach in Thailand, the next step is night-life girls using the beach for some $ on the side. The beach turns into a daylight red-light district, tourism takes a dive and the place gets a bad rep. Some idiots will do things on the beach they should do in the privacy of their own home, and it all turns to custard.

I'm no prude, but I don't fancy seeing kids playing in a place where working girls are looking for clients, posing sexy, and flashing their wares not for a tan but as bait for men willing to pay. In Thailand, it's a very different scenario to Saint-Tropez in France.

Freelancers are already at the beach and where exactly are the "red light" districts here? One can find a "karaoke", bar with bargirls, massage............on and on where you can get some all over the place here. Idiots will do things they are not supposed to do anyways why because they are idiots.

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..... and the lady went back to her stall to sell the porn dvd's i bet.

Some things you just couldnt make up in Thailand, how is it so acceptable to sell SEX and SEX DVD's but showing a bit of flesh on the beach or surrounding area is frowned upon. Is it one rule for Farangs and obne rule for locals here ?

As i see it, its the same rule. There is more than likelihood that the woman is selling porn dvd's or owns a stall selling sex aids, but these products in most cases are there to satisfy the farang needs, same as the showing of naked parts of the body in general public.

As much as i appreciate the female form, I do think that tourists should show more respect for the Thai culture as voiced by the majority of thais.

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