So I was having a chat with my friend’s 13 year old daughter yesterday and she was telling me most of her friends are not virgins! She told me she was one of the few in her year level in high school who had not had sex. I was rather shocked, it’s one thing to hear about it on the news but another to hear it straight from the mouths of babes.
She told me one of her friends became pregnant after having sex on the school oval during lunch times. That oral sex is routine and happens during school hours.
My mind boggled and I asked where all these kids were having sex? She replied matter of factly “Mostly at the movies”.
Am I just being naive? I thought I was young when I lost my virginity at 15, the third person in my class to do so. I’m only 24 so I thought it was strange so much could have changed in the 11 years since I was her age. Is the rise in access to internet porn? She did say that on the weekend boys will text you asking for naked pictures that are passed around on phones or the web so maybe technology has a role.
I was recently reading a book on the rise of ‘raunch culture’ and wanted to know what you Doper think about this. How do you parents deal with it? It’s not so much the sex itself that bothers me but the fact there seems to be a whole generation of girls basing their worth on how sexually appealing they are.