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Research Project


This preliminary study had the explicit goal to determine the perceived understanding of kik in Thai culture, the influence of the internet and Western movies on sexual norms, and the awareness of public policy surrounding sex education and HIV campaigns in addressing the new landscape of sex among the youth. The author also queried the respondents’ perception of equality of sexual liberation between the sexes. While able to capitalize on existing historical research and reports on HIV, STI, and teenage pregnancy as reported in Thailand, the author was also able to travel to Thailand for a total of 14 days in January, 2019, in order to collect primary data through interviews with both participatory observers and those who work in the field.