Aymonier (1883:p193) stated that intercourse before menstruation was forbidden. Steinberg (1959:p82) found that “young children are not permitted much knowledge of sex. The feeling among parents is that too much knowledge can lead to desire and eventual trouble. Bits and pieces of information on sex are picked up from peers in the play group, but parents discourage curiosity and usually give inaccurate or fragmentary answers to direct questions”. Girls are instructed on the last day of the wedding feast by the bride’s parents and a pagoda wise man.
According to Richner,
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