There is also concern about a growing incidence of rape or sexually transmitted diseases which are all blamed on imported western culture. One of her key subjects is the story of Thailand's growing influence in the world and the role played by Thai women in the process. By comparison, the survey showed only a minuscule number of already married Thai love partners plan on have an early night in or doing something special for the day. BBC News. It is often Thai women who present their boyfriends or husbands to be not only with flowers but also with cash gifts. In recent years, the Thai government, as well as running information campaigns and deploying law enforcement, has also made available large numbers of condoms to young people.
There is also an renewed emphasis in Thailand today on its own traditional culture and values.
The influence in Thailand of seniors and older people who are respected by the young in Thailand means that this message is not simply scoffed at as it would be in western countries. She is now a staff writer with Thai Examiner. Son Nguyen is an international writer and news commentator specialising in Thai news and current affairs. Thailand is a deeply religious and conservative country, a fact, which most foreigners do not entirely appreciate. However, the lower than expected figures for expenditure may not only be caused by a slowing economy. There is also concern about a growing incidence of rape or sexually transmitted diseases which are all blamed on imported western culture.