Thai Civilized party leader, and member of the House committee studying ways to reduce rape and other sexual violations, Mongkolkit Suksintharanont, has proposed that Thailand should permit regulated and licenced brothels and sex toy shops as a way to address the problem.
The controversial government MP said in his Facebook post on Wednesday that he would raise his proposal with committee members at their first meeting, scheduled to take place yesterday.
Explaining the logic behind his idea, Mongkolkit said that it must be understood that humans, by nature, are born to reproduce. Any laws and cultural norms about sexual activity came later, making humans different from other animals.
The Pattaya News notes that for many years in Thailand the official statements from most politicians is that there is no prostitution or adult industry in the country. The majority of comments on social media about the announcement have driven praise, saying that it is time to recognize that pretending the elephant in the room doesn’t exist needs to end.