In Asian communities, premarital sexual relationships are taboo and discouraged among adolescents. Asian girls learn these taboos from their family’s direct and indirect messages.
Many Asian women may get their information and expectations of sexual relationships from popular films. Asian films tend to portray sexual purity as ideals for women and often exhibit negative outcomes for sexually involved women, while encouraging men to eroticize sexual control and violence. On the other hand, men enter relationships marriages with knowledge from porn and may have the idea that women’s sexuality is owned and controlled by me. Khmer adolescent girls found their parents exercise more control for them than boys.