V annith Uy is the owner of what translates from Khmer as a "mobile nail salon", although the word salon is a stretch. Three years ago, when she arrived from the countryside, Uy had a different plan. She wanted to open a hair and beauty salon on proper premises in the Cambodian capital. The man was a police general who frequented the beer garden where Uy worked as a kitchen help, she says.
Jodie Marsh on Virgins explores Cambodia's virgin prostitutes
Cambodia’s Virginity Trade | The Borgen Project
A third of Cambodians live on less than a dollar a day, economic mobility is limited and shark loans are rampant. Many families have been resorting to prostituting their young daughters out of financial desperation. Often times, brokers—themselves once victims of sex trade—would convince mothers to sell their virgin daughters. Debt-stricken and living below the poverty line, thousands of Cambodian girls are sold by their own mothers to be deflowered. Some of the victims are often as young as early pubescent.
Sign in. The first four bite-size episodes of IMD's first original scripted series, " You're Not a Monster ," are available now. Watch now. Title: Cambodia: The Virginity Trade Many Asian men believe that obtaining a virgin girl for sex will grant them extra health and luck.
By Lucy Waterlow for MailOnline. In the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, there exists a commodity that is worth more than gold - virginity. Wealthy men will pay thousands to have sex with an innocent girl and, as a result, 'virgin trafficking' has become big business. But not every girl is trafficked. Many others sell their virginity because they are desperate for money - and then often fall into a life of prostitution.