Teens: Oral Sex and Casual Prostitution No Biggie

I've just read this article on ABC.com...

and I don't know what to think. When did this happen? When did our society go wrong?

Canadian filmaker Sharlene Azam has spent four years researching her latest documentary Oral Sex is the New Goodnight Kiss and this is what she told Good Morning America
"If you talk to teens [about oral sex] they'll tell you it's not a big deal," Azam said. "In fact, they don't consider it sex. They don't consider a lot of things sex."

In the documentary young girls talk about having sex, going to sex parties and exchanging sexual favours for things like clothes, money and homework.

I know this has been filmed in America and I wonder if this sort of things goes on over here as commonly as it seems to there.

I don't remember this sort of thing happening when I was in High School but maybe I didn't hang out with the 'right' people or go the 'right' school where it did.

Nevertheless, it makes me sad that these young girls have such skewed and terrible attitudes towards sex...what kind of women are they going to turn into?

Azam goes on to say
"The prettiest girls from the most successful families [are the most at risk]. We're not talking about marginalized

If this is true, if a lot of these girls are from such 'good' families then where are they getting these attitudes and behaviours from?

I'm not a prude or anything like that but I just don't think it's right for girls this young to be messing around with something so important with no comprehension of the consequences of how behaviour like this is going to make them feel in later life.


carly said…
in aus i dont think it is nearly as bad. though most girls now are losing their virginity around year seven. and when i was in year 12 there were a few moments of those girls getting caught in the bathrooms of school giving oral sex.

no matter how 'good' or 'bad' a family is, that wont determine a behaviour or attitude. it is their life experiences. these girls could have been assaulted when they were younger and have no self worth when it comes to sex and sexual activities and therefore dont care. or they could have just met the wrong type of friends that say 'well we are doing it so you should too'..

thanks for sharing =]
Bee said…
The same issues came about when they made that movie "13" a few years ago. They talked about Rainbow Parties and all these things kids are doing today, and I remember sitting there thinking that I don't remember this stuff happening at high school, either. Granted I came from a small NT town with only one high school, but I still don't remember every hearing of things like that, ever. It scares me a bit to think of the world my kids are growing up in.
I think that's what scares me the most too...what is the world gonna be like when I ahve kids and they are going to school...no matter what I do they are going to be exposed to this sort of thing from a young age and it freaks me out. Kids have so much to worry about these days without worrying about having sex too.

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