SHARE

Parents in this Cambodian Community Build ‘Love Huts’ For their Teen Daughters For This Bizzare Reason

Must Read

UN Removes Marijuana from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

The United Nation. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.

Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Legacy of Brazilian Slave Merchant Francisco Félix de Souza in Benin

Francisco Félix de Souza was an Afro-Brazilian slave trader and merchant who traded in palm oil, gold and slaves in the 18th and early 19th century.

Man Named Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election in Namibia

A man called Adolf Hitler Uunona who has been elected as a local councillor for Namibia's governing Swapo party.
SHARE



When a young girl comes of age in the Kreung tribe of Cambodia, it’s tradition for her parents to build a small hut for her away from the main home, sort of like setting up a small apartment in the room over your parents’ garage. Except the Kreung tribe’s so-called “love huts” serve a bit of a different purpose — so teenage girls can have all the sex they want without their parents having to listen to it.

Parents in this Cambodian Community Build 'Love Huts' For their Daughters For This Reason

In the deep region of Ratanakiri in northeastern Cambodia lie the Kreung people. A people invested in agriculture, electricity is a strange occurrence. Food, shelter and love are the principal needs of these people.

Unlike cultures where smoking and drinking is not allowed, teenage boys and girls have free will to. Also, in the areas of love, there is the belief that finding the right man requires a deep search through sex in the “love huts”.

Once a girl clocks 13, her father builds a hut where a girl can sexually experiment with any boy she likes.

If the girl fell in love with any boy, she and the boy would sleep together.

Boys in Kreung are taught to be respectful towards girls. Because their respect for girls will determine if they will continue to maintain the number of livestock they have, they are at the liberty of responding politely to sleeping with her or just talking when they get invited to the hut.

Owing to this cultural uniqueness, the Kreung people forbid divorce. The community encourages girls to have as many boyfriends as she wants and can invite them at the same time into the hut. Jealousy and rape are unheard of.

Related:   British Museum Teams up With Nigeria to Dig for Royal Treasures in the Ancient City of Benin

Parents in this Cambodian Community Build 'Love Huts' For their Daughters For This Reason

Once she no longer finds him attractive, she can leave him for another. Despite these relations, they cannot be seen in the public with their lover unless they are engaged or married.

When they get married, the woman would abandon her maiden hut. She and her husband would move into her father’s house. The two would sleep together there until they had children and enough money to build a home of their own. When they had daughters? The young boys of the village would tempt them, building them maiden huts when they consented; the cycle would start again.

On the cases of pregnancy, the girl chooses who she opines will be best to raise the unborn child.

Related:   Democratic Republic of Congo Declares End to Ebola Outbreak

Despite the existence of this culture, HIV/AIDS was not detected in the country until 1991. From then until 2003, Cambodia had one of the highest HIV/AIDS occurrences in Asia.

However, because of modernisation and the rigorous attempt by the Royal Government of Cambodia, this culture is no longer as rampant as before.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to receive email updates

With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes

Just In

UN Removes Marijuana from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

The United Nation. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.

Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Legacy of Brazilian Slave Merchant Francisco Félix de Souza in Benin

Francisco Félix de Souza was an Afro-Brazilian slave trader and merchant who traded in palm oil, gold and slaves in the 18th and early 19th century.

Man Named Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election in Namibia

A man called Adolf Hitler Uunona who has been elected as a local councillor for Namibia's governing Swapo party.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Named Forbes ‘African Of The Year’

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of Finance and former Managing Director of the World Bank, has been named the Forbes African of the Year, 2020.

‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin, Breaks Record for Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer

'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin, who's 16, has set a record for the youngest Hollywood executive producer.

More Articles Like This