Today I am going to tell you about a special tradition of the Kreung Tribes in Cambodia, where when a girl turns 15 then their parents build them a Love Hut to spend night with other boys of their community.
Kreungs are tribes based in remote north-east Cambodia which are extremely liberal and open to love and s€xuality. When a girl reaches her mid-teens, her parents build her a small love hut and encourage her to meet different boys and spend night with them until she finds her true love with whom she wants to marry with. They believe this is the best way to find best husband for their daughters which is a perfect mate and lover. They believe, such marriages are long-lasting and loving relationships. Kreung girls are confident about their s€xuality and know very well how to deal with boys. They know very well what they want when in a relationship with a boy.
This tradition may shock anyone. But this is the way how Kreungs deal with their teenage daughters. In modern times where divorces and rapes are common in the western society, this special community of Kreungs enjoys zero-divorce and zero-rape society.
Now NGOs operating in the region are spreading awareness about safe s€x and the use of condoms.
Nang Chan is a 17-year old teen girl now living in a love hut in the backyard of her parents house. Let’s see what Nang Chan has to say about this tradition :
The huts provide us independence and are the best way through which we can explore our true lover. When boys come to spend night with me, if I don’t want them to touch me they won’t. We’ll just talk for sometime and sleep. If I find some special boyfriend and we both love each other then I’ll get intimate with him and have s€x with him in my hut. But if I stop loving him and find another boy that I see more attractive, then I’ll stop having s€x with my previous boyfriend. I moved to my hut when I turned 15 and since then I’ve had four special intimate boyfriends.
I don’t keep on counting how many other boys come to stay at night with me. There are two or three at the moment. I feel no obligation to have s€x with a boy just because he is sleeping beside me. We girls are very adamant to the boys to prove their true love before any close intimacy can happen.
I do worry about unwanted pregnancies but parents have clearly taught us how to avoid them and to have s€x only with boys we truly love. If a girl gets pregnant by someone who doesn’t love her, but another boy loves her then he will marry the girl anyway and bring-up the baby as his own.
Watch NGC’s Exclusive Video Coverage on Cambodian Love Huts
Watch this exclusive video to learn about the strange tradition of Kreung tribes in Cambodia, where parents provide their teenage daughters with a love hut to spend night with boys.
This culture is an eye-opener for the western culture where divorces and rapes are common. We do advice Kreungs to adopt safe s€x methods and contraceptives like condoms to avoid unwanted pregnancies and s€xually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS. While it may be a matter of discussion if this tradition is superior or not, we leave it on the readers to decide for themselves.