Having sex with a virgin is greatly prized in Cambodia.
Many Cambodian men believe that deflowering a virging will bring good luck, prolong life and eliminate any chance of getting AIDS.
But after a girl loses her virginity, she’s finished, no one will love her. Cambodian society, as in neighboring Thailand, is generally tolerant of homosexuality.
A boy on the other hand is always 100 percent golden. Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October 2012, caused a stir in 2004 when he wrote on his website that he supported the right of gay couples to marry.
Sihanouk said he was inspired to state his views after watching news reports about gay marriage in San Francisco.
Cambodians have a fairly relaxed attitude about sex. Many young people appear to have active sex lives and begin having sex at a relatively young age.
Some men visit prostitutes before returning home to their wives..
Condoms are called "Number One" after the best-selling brand.
A survey by sex educators found that about 50 percent of high school boys had had sex with girlfriends, often in love hotels that charge an hour.
In the early 2000s, authorities warned teenagers not to embrace or have sex in public.
Those who were caught had to endure morality education and swear to never do it again.