Oral Sex: The New Goodnight Kiss?

Is oral sex the new goodnight kiss?

Well according to a Canadian filmmaker Sharlene Azam’s new documentary, it is. This documentary aims to “shed light” on the secretive, immensely sexual lives of American teenagers. Starting with the explicit title “Oral Sex is the New Goodnight Kiss,” the film uses little censorship when describing the sexuality of girls as young as eleven. An article written by Claire Shipman and Cole Kazdin titled “Teens: Oral Sex and Casual Prostitution No Biggie” gave a brief overview of the film. According to the article, these young girls are seen and heard talking about sex, sex parties, and even “crossing into prostitution by exchanging sexual favors for money, clothes or even homework and then still arriving home in time for dinner with the family.”

Casual prostitution in Azam’s terms is “being paid at parties to strip, giving sexual favors or having sex” for money and material things. Oral sex hasn’t been considered sex in the eyes of teens for a while. In fact, it’s not even a “big deal” to most of them. According to the documentary, over half of the teens from ages 15 to 19 have had oral sex.

Some quotes from the documentary are as follows, and I got them from the same source as I used above.

  • “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?”
  • “[Parents] don’t want to know because they really don’t know what to do. I mean, you might be prepared to learn that, at age 12, your daughter has had sex, but what are you supposed to do when your daughter has traded her virginity for $1,000 or a new bag?”
  • “I ended up having sex with more than one person that night and then in the morning I was trying to get morning-after pills,” one of the girls said. “I was, like, 14 at the time.”

I feel there is nothing else needed to say. The point is evident: sexuality is escalating to extreme levels. How does our education, relationship with parents, and morality contribute to the demoralization of society? Here’s a clip to check out about the documentary.


3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    And now I’m afraid that I have three kids. There will be lots of talking. In the meantime, you had a comment on here somewhere about the Kinsey Institute. Do check them out (and their studies released in the ’50s. I think a look at the shifts from Victorian, to the causes and results of the sexual revolution to changes of the 80’s and 90’s might be a direction to go in and how men and women’s roles have all changed at each of those points. Or is that not at all what you were thinking?

  2. 2

    I think the last sentence of the article you’ve linked to is the most telling.

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