Vietnamese woman may not even be forgiven if she is raped.
Most of the women did not engage in sex unless they knew their boyfriend for some time.
Nevertheless, all the women but one said that their boyfriend took the initiative to engage in sexual relations.
It was also not possible for them to introduce the subject of birth control, or to reveal that they had boyfriends before him.
Up to and through the French Colonial period, Vietnamese women were not regarded as nubile until about their 16th or 17th year.
However, according to the Ly-Ky ("The Book of Rites"), girls might marry after 14 years and men at 16.