Most passersby walking under the bustling Thonglor BTS station and past the mufflerless tuk tuks speeding by will probably miss this place. Hidden behind a row of newspaper stands and food carts sits what appears to be an unassuming Bangkok cafe: The Green Lantern. The Green Lantern cafe plays host to the Museum of Sex -- an exhibit that opened in December, devoted to the history of eroticism and the sex industry in Thailand. Ancient arts: The cafe's owner, Watjanasin Charuwattanakitti, 40, poses in front of the entrance to a room in the Kamajijitra erotic art museum, which he has helped his father curate for over 10 years. For the prostitutes, I want to support them to be legal too.
Together, says Watjanasin, the two venues have one combined mission: to break taboos, and advocate open discourse about sex. Museum of Sex A display cabinet filled with sex toys. Photo: Coconuts Media Near exit No. Walk inside to find the Green Lantern Cafe. Hidden in plain sight, indeed. This is where the Museum of Sex tour begins.