As a report says early access to extreme online pornography can leave children with a distorted view of sex, one woman talks candidly and explicitly about how it made her think rape was normal. When Karen not her real name was 16, she got into her first relationship with a boy who was keen on watching online pornography. He even had a smartphone he kept secret from his parents, which he used solely to view pornographic material. She saw pornography for the first time at the age of 11, in the bedroom of a friend's older brother, she says. After that, pornography became part of her social landscape, with links to favoured sites and films shared between friends like music videos. And as the relationship progressed, they began watching what she described as "rape porn" through a smartphone propped up on the pillow. She says she felt expected to perform the role of the woman even though effectively, she was being raped. But even though she was not enjoying what was happening to her, she says she did not feel, as a year-old girl in her first relationship, that she had a right to say no. And she is clear that some of the videos she was obliged to watch appeared to be "real rape". Karen says she was genuinely "terrified" at these times, and that she just wanted it to finish and for him to go off and make her a cup of tea and to be the "nice boyfriend" he could be.
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How do you talk to your teen about adults who may try to make sexual advances on them? Here are some tips to get a conversation going. There was a news story recently about a popular camp counselor who was arrested for allegedly having sex with underage girls. Reportedly, two teenage girls willingly accompanied this man to his home and joined him for a nude hot-tub soak. One girl left and the other woke up hours later with signs she'd been sexually assaulted, but with no recollection of the event. What were those girls thinking? A parent might scream, but the answer is that more likely than not, rational thought was not guiding the decisions of the two young women. Teens can be seduced by a predator skilled in the specific art of appealing to their need to feel cool, attractive, mature, and accepted. By now, most parents know about pedophiles, adults who target young children to meet their sexual needs.
Families in desperate need of food are sending their daughters into prostitution to survive, according to an International Rescue Committee report. Girls as young as 12 are being forced into having sex for money to feed their families in drought-hit parts of Kenya. Families in rural areas of Turkana, one of the regions hardest hit by late rains, are sending their daughters to urban centres to make money. Many are forced to sell their bodies, earning as little as 50 Kenyan shillings 37p for sex, according to a report published by the International Rescue Committee IRC on Wednesday.