Valentine’s Day: Teenagers want sex.
Young lovers are among the keenest age groups planning to lose their virginity on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, in Thailand and Cambodia.
A Thai study about Valentine’s Day behavior.
A Thai survey revealed that 15.4 percent of teen lovers aged 16-18 were planning to have sex for the first time with their partners on the day that celebrates love, while 12.5 percent of those aged 19 to 22 have the same thing on their minds. Those aged 23-29 (16 percent) were also planning to take the plunge.
The poll showed 71.4 percent of lovers aged under 15 had no plan to share moments of tender intimacy with their partners, 18.5 percent said they had not decided, and 7.4 percent said they were positive.
Meanwhile, the Thai Department of Disease Control has launched a safe-sex campaign for teenagers on Valentine’s Day. The campaign is called “Safe Love – Condoms Can Handle It”.
Cambodia seeks to curb youth sex on St. Valentine’s Day.
Cambodian authorities have launched a publicity campaign to curb sex among young people and students during St. Valentine’s Day celebrations as the government seeks to limit unwanted pregnancies among young girls.
The ministry of women’s affairs has produced a 30-minute video aimed at educating youth on the meaning of St. Valentine’s Day within the context of the Khmer culture.
Celebrations of St. Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 have become increasingly popular among the nation’s youth and some students skip classes to go on a date.
Vendors flock to the vicinity of schools to sell flowers and St. Valentine’s gifts.
To discourage students from skipping classes on Feb. 14, some schools have scheduled examinations for that day.
Authorities have also banned vendors from selling flowers and gifts near schools around St. Valentine’s Day.
The Cambodian media are filled with stories of sexual misconduct by young people on St. Valentine’s Day, prompting warnings from social critics over youthful sexual exuberance.