Cambodian dads build sex huts for teen daughters

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    Generally sex before marriage is considered a great taboo and the prospect of a teenage girl spending the night with her boyfriend remains highly unlikely.

    But in one village in Cambodia, fathers encourage their daughters to have sex: by building special love huts for them.

    Members of the Kreung tribe in the northeast of the country believe that girls can be empowered by spending the night with different members of the opposite sex.

    And when a girl reaches her early teenage years, or possibly even before, the love hut becomes the place where she meets and get to know boys before deciding on her one true love.

    The tribe believes that the ancient practice is the best way for girls to find their future husbands.

    They have, however, moved on from their previous tradition of using a cocktail of alcohol and a centipede as a contraceptive, and now use condoms.

    Nang Chan, a 17-year-old girl who now lives full time in the love hut in the back garden of her parent’s house, believes they offer her, and other girls like her, a sense of empowerment.

    “The huts provide us independence and are the best way through which we can explore our true lover,” the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Techpuffs.com.

    “If I find some special boyfriend and we both love each other, then I’ll get intimate with him and have sex in my hut.

    “But if I stop loving him and find another boy that I see more attractive, then I’ll stop having sex with my previous boyfriend,” she said.

    Dr Sudeepta Varma, speaking to National Geographic said that love huts might be regarded as taboo, in the western perspective, as parents are usually looked upon as ‘protectors’ of a woman’s virginity, and not promoters of it.

    According to villagers, divorce and sexual violence in the community remains non-existent, and young women only engage in relationships with men they feel comfortable with.

    Despite the liberal attitudes towards sex between unmarried youngsters, however, couples can only be seen in the day together after they get engaged to be married.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/travel/Cambodian-dads-build-sex-huts-for-teen-daughters/articleshow/15018842.cms

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    I didn’t read the article….but….

    I heard about this from a therapist Monday. She was asking me If I knew about it….ummmmm….no.

    #1227302
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    Kaliboy
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    The day my daughter was born was the day I became a shotgun owner.

    #1227304
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    This is just sickening. This is the exact opposite of our Khmer society.

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    Rollin
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    This was on Taboo from Nat Geo. A co-worker asked me about it too, my jaw dropped.

    #1227308
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    OMG! I saw the show, too. I was like OMG. This can’t be Khmer, plus, they sounded different? I didn’t understand a word, actually. Anyone agree? :)

    Please, GOD be with ME!:)
    #1227309
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    looks like she’s going to be single forever and you are to be blamed. hehe

    [i]Originally posted by Kaliboy[/i]
    The day my daughter was born was the day I became a shotgun owner.

    #1227311
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    just another tribe in cambodia. i think khmer has about 17 dialects.

    just because they speak with an accent,they can’t be khmer? hehe. that’s such odd perception of you.

    [i]Originally posted by precious_rose[/i]
    OMG! I saw the show, too. I was like OMG. This can’t be Khmer, plus, they sounded different? I didn’t understand a word, actually. Anyone agree? :)

    #1227313
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    Thanks for the enlightment, OhMyLing! Btw, are you sure it’s an accent? I didn’t understand a word. That’s not to say they CAN’T be Khmer.:) I was not refering to them as Non-Khmer. It’s the SHOCKING Sex Hut that had me SPEECHLESS and in DISBELIEVE that they’re khmer.

    Originally posted by OhMyLinG
    just another tribe in cambodia. i think khmer has about 17 dialects.

    just because they speak with an accent,they can’t be khmer? hehe. that’s such odd perception of you.

    [Message last modified 08-09-2012 08:07pm by precious_rose]

    Please, GOD be with ME!:)
    #1227316
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    They are Khmer Ler (Kreung, Kuoy, Phnorng). They speak Mon-Khmer and their tradition and custom are different from central Khmer.

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