(ChattahBox)—A new disturbing documentary and accompanying book by Canadian filmmaker Sharlene Azam, exposes the secret sex lives of a group of well-off suburban Canadian teen girls who frequently engage in oral sex, casual intercourse and even sell their services for money or a new handbag.
The white pre-teen and teen girls, aged 11 to 15, don’t treat oral sex like that big of a deal and don’t even consider the practice sex at all, as evidenced in the title of the documentary, “Oral Sex Is the New Goodnight Kiss.”
The girls’ parents are blissfully unaware of their daughters’ casual prostitution and frequent efforts to keep a relationship going, by offering their boyfriends BJs whenever the young lads request one. The usual good night kiss in a boy’s car in front of his date’s house, now seems to be supplanted by a quickie act of oral sex in the front seat, before saying goodnight.
The prevalence of teen girls engaging in oral sex at a young age is a growing phenomenon. According to the 2005 study by the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics, more than half of all teens 15 to 19 years old have engaged in oral sex.
The archaic concept of a girl “putting out” is no longer relevant in this new age where teens don’t consider oral sex to be well, sex. The girls in Azam’s documentary used “real sex” to obtain money, clothes and other consumer goodies.
“Five minutes and I got $100,” one girl said. “If I’m going to sleep with them, anyway, because they’re good-looking, might as well get paid for it, right?”
Some girls, recognizing they had a valuable commodity to sell to older men, gave up their virginity for $1000.
In years past, a few young girls “put out” to hang on to their boyfriends at any cost. Nowadays it seems young girls put so much emphasis on having a boyfriend, they will do whatever it takes to get a boyfriend and keep him.
Whenever this writer reads about teen girls engaging in casual oral sex, it makes me wonder, What’s in it for them, really? Does it work both ways in teen circles? Do their boyfriends perform oral sex on the girls as well? I don’t think so.
After researching and interviewing dozens of teen girls for her documentary, Azam believes the girls’ behavior all comes down to a defense mechanism to protect themselves from having their hearts broken.
Casually hooking up and engaging in both oral sex and casual intercourse, just like the guys do, presents a front of “no big deal,” but many of the girls care more than they let on.