TEEN escort Chloe shows off her hoard of condoms, sex toys and contraceptive pills as she waits in a London hotel room for her next rich client. Chloe started having sex with strangers for cash when she was 17, while many girls are focusing on their A-Levels and nervously going on dates for the first time. More than 72, escorts currently work in cities and towns across the UK - including a rising number of teenagers who are using sex as a way to make money. Now aged 19, Chloe's on a two-day trip to the capital to sleep with "posh" strangers for hundreds of pounds.
The pornification of a generation
When, where, how?
Our culture is grooming these young people to be preyed upon by sexual predators. And then we wonder why our young women are being preyed on, trafficked and abused? Children, young girls— some as young as 9 years old —are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old. Who buys a child for sex? Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances. In most cases, they have no choice. The average age of those being trafficked is
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Teen literature has grown to represent a broader inclusion of sexuality, be it orientation, sex, or examples of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Some of these topics have been present in teen literature for decades, but there has been a shift in focus, content, and acceptance. Teens are faced with family and community expectations for their sexual orientation and activities; they can and should reflect on their own feelings in the matter, as well as what their peers are doing and expecting from one another; reading about these topics provides teens with a safe learning environment. Sex is incredibly important post-puberty as it is frequently on their minds, on their TVs, and in their books. The goal as librarians is to further our awareness of the availability of materials for teens to read and identify with as they explore their own sexuality and become comfortable with who they are. Sex presents a complex problem in libraries with regard to how we interact with our patrons.
The controversial Living and Growing material features illustrations of a naked man and woman and invites youngsters to label the vagina and penis. Sherwell Valley School in Torquay, Devon, planned to use the government-approved sex and relationship lessons. But angry parents complained that the video, which also includes detailed descriptions of the effect of touching private parts, is inappropriate. A presentation to parents and governors at the school showed the film in which viewers are told that "rubbing the clitoris will give them a warm feeling". One concerned parent, who has a five-year-old daughter at the school, said: "I find it offensive. The programme is inappropriate and unsuitable for a five or six-year-old. It's liberal clap-trap. Thousands of copies of the Channel 4 sex education packs have been sold to primary schools across the country over the past seven years. Last year families campaigned unsuccessfully against the introduction of the classes for five- to seven-year-olds at Dobcroft Infant School in Sheffield. And in , horrified mothers begged Cambell Infants School in Dagenham, Essex, not to use the material.