Jul 15, 2010|
I like the moment of a baby’s birth, so I pursued my studies in reproductive medicine. Its focus is on ways to secure human survival and combines several approaches, from healthy eating to good sexual intercourse.
Appearing on TV was an accident. I was a reproductive endocrinologist teaching sexuality education at a master’s program at Rama Thibodee Hospital when Thai Sky TV invited me to co-host a program called “Bedtime Clinic” where I talked about love, sex and relationships just like I was teaching my students.
The first six months there was only a negative response. The next six months, only half of it was negative and by the time I was on air for a year, fans were looking forward to seeing the show every week. So I knew I had come the right way.
I only answer in positive ways, no matter what kind of question is asked. There are millions of articles about the negative side of sex out there that people can read. I just want to focus on the bright side.
Sex is an act of love. It’s tangible. That’s why we call it making love—you do it because you love him/her. And when you reach climax, the body produces endorphins that make you feel happy.
Having good sex makes you look young and healthy because of these hormones. When you’re satisfied with sex, you’ll feel more bonded with your lover.
You are not dead without sex, though—without food, yes.
Women are intimate and romantic while men are erotic. Well-bonded relationships come from an understanding about the differences of both sides. These couples will be in tune with each other. That’s the reason why the Indian Kama Sutra says that sex is the foundation of a family
When I moved to Channel 3, I started to focus on teenagers as they are the new generation that should know the right things about sex from when they are young.
Teenagers from all-boy and all-girl schools usually ask questions more related to sexual intercourse while teens in co-ed schools usually ask about love and relationships.
I don’t tell kids not to have sex. I tell them to do it with proper understanding. It’s my duty to explain that.
I don’t make a lot more money from being a sexologist. It’s just a happy second job. I still love my role as an obstetrician who sees his patients every day.
I have to use different ways when speaking to adults and when speaking to teens. Teens need somebody who understands them, who doesn’t shout at them. Adults have fixed ideas, especially when they are much older. I use group discussions and a bit of group pressure to help them realize certain things, and I know they will practice them later.
Basic sex problems are common around the world, but people in different cultures have different ways to approach them. Asians are quite introverted compared to Westerners.
Sex is neither good nor bad—it is a part of life—just like eating and sleeping.
I couldn’t teach my own daughter. Kids don’t listen to their parents. So I asked her to attend my seminar, so she could listen to me as the seminar’s speaker, not her father.
I won’t stop working until I die. Once you stop working, meeting new people and living without hope, you will be instantly old.
The secret of long relationships is to look only at the good parts, only the goodness one does for another. It shortens your relationship if you focus on bad parts and mistakes.
I live with happiness. I have a notebook where I write the good things that happened to me on one side, and good things I did with others on another—this is how I remind myself that happiness happens all the time, and that we should enjoy it.
Love makes the world beautiful. The faces of people in love and people who hate will never ever be the same.
I don’t hesitate to say hi when somebody runs into me, even during the holiday. People come to you because they love you. Giving them a minute won’t ruin your entire schedule. You can manage your time later.
Don’t pick up the phone if you’re not ready to answer. It’s better to have missed calls than to speak badly to others.
It hurts their feelings.
I don’t charge more than other doctors. People just imagine that I do!