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The natural reaction is overreaction. Some parents plunge into a discourse on the risks of inviting sexual attention, scaring the child. Others try to bury the matter by ordering the child never to talk or act like that again—inadvertently teaching her that any topic involving the word sex is taboo and should never be discussed with parents.
By Louisa PeacockDeputy women's editor. Research by Professor Emma Renold at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the NSPCC, has highlighted the pressure to turn a close boy-girl friendship into a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship from a young age, because of the stigma attached to girls and boys sharing the same interests. During a qualitative study involving interviews with children aged 10, 11 and 12, one boy admitted that he had to pretend his best friend Alice was a cousin for an entire school year, so that they could hang out free from "heterosexual teasing".
Thanks to Hollywood's unrealistic standards, we've all built up this imaginary idea of what sex is supposed to be like. But the truth is, everyone's experience is different. Sometimes it's smooth and romantic, and other times, it's kind of terrible. But no matter how old you are or what the circumstances are, having sex for the first time can feel like a huge deal!
Angie Varona is one of the most recognized young sex symbols on the Internet, not because she is an aspiring model, or even asking for the attention, but because her private photo account was hacked four years ago. The year-old said her likeness has shown up on porn sites, humor sites and reddit. There are also numerous unauthorized Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels, all claiming to be Varona -- one Facebook fan page has more than 41, likes.
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Corey Maison is happy now, but fifth grade was a nightmare for her. When she was younger, Corey was bullied by her classmates to the point where one even told her that if she killed herself, no one would care. At 14, though, Corey found happiness and new friends all because her family and her new school accept her as a transgender girl.
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In an old home movie, young Natalie is laughing and running around with a soccer ball. But a few years later, that laughing, carefree young girl was sold for sex allegedly through the website, Backpage. She estimates she was paid for sex over times, and she firmly believes that the site made it possible for her pimp to post ads offering her for sex over and over again.