Sex News in Asia – 3/19/12
- Final call for couples who want 12.12.12 babies
- The latest Durex Sexual Well-Being Global Survey found that a whopping 81% of Malaysian women enjoy great sex.
- Do we really know what women want? A columnist asks.
- Thailand’s beauty brand Oriental Princess has launched a provocative new six week-long integrated campaign titled “Women”. The campaign encourages Thai women to question societal expectations and what beauty means to them.
- Transsexual Thai air hostesses: gimmick or equality?
- Thai director-screenwriter Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, who recently screened his latest work P-047 at the Southeast Asian Film Festival in Singapore, says his country’s filmmakers often aim for mainstream success by turning their gay and kathoey characters into targets for comedy.
- Indonesians re-enact porn scenes in police probe
- Children of Srikandi is the first film to document the lives of queer women in Indonesia. Fridae speaks with co-producers Laura Coppens and Angelika Levi, and co-director Yulia Dwi Andriyanti about crowdfunding and the challenges facing queer women in Indonesia.
- Islam ‘recognizes homosexuality’
- Obama’s transgender former nanny living in fear in Indonesia
- More male teachers needed to ‘shape boys’ masculinity’
- Father Bites Off 6-Year-Old Son’s Penis
- Chinese woman spends $800K on cosmetic surgery
- What is it like to be a lesbian in Hong Kong?
- Doug Sanders spent four weeks in Myanmar in January and February. There are changes: More tourists, easier to change money but still only a few places where credit cards are taken. And is there a gay scene, he reports.
- In 2011, moviegoers in Manila went wild for the campy gay horror film Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington. Director Jade Castro and screenwriter Raymond Lee share their tales of creating the hit that grossed over 37 million pesos (US$800,000) at the box-office, and how the movie is in fact an “activist film” although some critics say it made light of anti-gay hate crimes.
- Gay couples in India are beginning to live life on their own terms.
- Mass wedding in Indian ‘village of prostitutes’
- Rose Venkatesan is India’s first transgender television host and radio jockey. She plans to launch the Sexual Liberation Party of India in the next two months. She is planning a SlutWalk Chennai, and advocating for review of marriage laws, legalization and regulation of sex work, more female participation in politics and more women working, and a family planning platform that would discourage marriage and procreation to reduce India’s population.
Disclaimer: Some of these media reports may portray sex and sexuality in a negative light. I am merely re-reporting them and may not always agree with the reports or opinions expressed.