WEIGHT: 54 kg
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At a drink stand across the street from a row of Phnom Penh brothels, a man wearing the olive drab T-shirt of a soldier falls into a chair and orders a fruit shake.
His cheeks are flush. Behind him a strip of brothels glows with pink and white lights. He and nearly all of his companions go to the brothels at least three times a week, he says, sometimes five. The Kandal soldier is not alone. Soldiers, police and students are the three groups that visit prostitutes the most.
But moto taxi drivers, high-ranking officials, expatriates, and sex tourists use them as well. Every man who sleeps with a prostitute has his own reason, but the outcome is clear: As for the women themselves—the wives whose husbands go to the brothels—some say they prefer their husbands use prostitutes rather than keep a mistress.
If a man has a mistress, or long-term relationship, they are more likely to run off, taking their money with them, says Yeng, a year-old mother of six who has been married since she was The Kandal soldier has never slept with the same woman more than twice.
The brothel he goes to changes prostitutes often, which is the way he likes it, he says. What we are seeing are very bare, minimal sets of values. Mu Sochua has been trying to curb prostitution, and lessen the devastation of AIDS that accompanies it. But, so far, the brothels have stayed open, and the karaoke clubs continue to operate as prostitution houses.