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Bangkok Literally Sinking in Sex as Brothels Steal Groundwater

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View of Nana Plaza in Bangkok on November 2015

View of Nana Plaza in Bangkok on November 2015. Image: BeenToBangkok.

BANGKOK — So much water is used for sex in Bangkok’s brothels that it is contributing to the gradual sinking of Bangkok, officials have warned.

The capital’s massage parlors – a thin euphemism for commercial sex venues – are illegally pumping so much groundwater for bathing and rinsing they are adding to the subsidence that causes the capital to sink a centimeter annually into the ground, a hydrologist said Wednesday.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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