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Oral Sex Is the New Goodnight Kiss: The Sexual Bullying of Girls Paperback – April 3, 2009

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This book is about the recent emergence of teenage prostitution rings in affluent Canadian suburbs. Attractive, white, high school girls - 13, 14 and 15 years old - are having sex with up to 7 men a night, several times a week, so they can go shopping. Other girls are selling their virginity for $1000. These are not street prostitutes. "They are the prettiest girls from the most successful families," explains one expert. "Your daughter's best friend is recruiting her right out of your house, right under your nose," says Detective Randy Wickins of the Edmonton Vice Unit. Oral Sex Is The New Goodnight Kiss is a wake up call for parents, showing them girls who have been recruited, their mothers, their "friends" who recruited them (the new pimps), and the vice cops and experts who are trying to make sense of this new middle-class phenomenon.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Bollywood Filmed Entertainment; Original edition (April 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973971118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973971118
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,313,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Hadeel Reda on June 1, 2009
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I read this book in one sitting. It's non-fiction, but reads like a thriller with two versions of every story: one by the girls and one by their mothers. The young girls stories are emotionless and in clear graphic detail. While the mothers account of the same story shows how little they actually know about what's really going on it's shocking. I found that to be a very clever way to demonstrate how in the dark parents can be - it could be any parent talking about a kid that parties a little too much but the signs are there. These girls experience unspeakable situtions and the whole time you want to save them, to stop them from making it worse or more dangerous. You're hoping 14 year old Jessica, who is stranded in the rain on the highway at 4 in the morning, doesn't get into the car that pulls over. You want to save 12 year old Sara from what happens to her on the school bus.You are heartbroken when a 15 year old has sex for $60 because she wants to go shopping and then does it again and again night after night. The tipping point from partying into prostitution almost seems inevitable in their stories, and it really makes you wonder how we got here. This book is brave and disturbing because it paints a clear picture of what can happen to a girl growing up in a society that encourages girls to identify themselves through their sexuality at such an early age. Even Dora the Explorer is starting to wear mini shirts! What messages are we sending our kids. This book really makes you think about that.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Matt Gilbert on October 11, 2009
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Have you any idea how important trendy labels, carrying around money etc. is to young (and I mean young) women? Combine that with the sexploitation clubbing them in the head via women's magazines, popular tv shows etc., and you have a recipe for...well...this. I see this as abject failure of the mainstream women's movement to set any sort of acceptable boundaries. Great, albeit gut-wrenching read.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Sharon E.R. Taylor on June 13, 2009
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As a university professor who teaches psychology, social work, and women's studies, I am going to use this book in my classes to encourage discussion and to raise consciousness among our students. Though parents need to know this is the stark reality for countless young women of all cultures, it is happening here and now in our world of teens and pre-teens (and beyond). When I told some of my students and all of my adult children about this book, they agreed that it is not only timely but about time someone wrote about this topic with the kind of fearlessness and rigorous research that Ms. Azam demonstrates. It is not culturally exclusive by any means and absolutely should be the topic of conversations with our young women and young men. Or: we can sit in our adult worlds thinking that teens are "just saying no," and don't know about oral sex, or having sex to get stuff. Up to us entirely but I recommend this book without hesitation. Dr. Sharon Taylor
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DB on June 30, 2009
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This is an excellent piece of research journalism that is worth being read by parents, educators, and others that work with kids. There is a real range of stories starting with the tween who is used by the high school jocks to middle class girls who trade sex for drugs. This is a wake up call to those of us with daughters, one that we can ignore at our own risk.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Myers on July 16, 2010
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This book is a great view into the world of being a teenager/preteen today. The trend of teen girls having sex with older men or boys close to their age so that the girls gain some sort of material good is a growing problem. This book mostly consists of transcripts from interviews with girls who used to either have sex for money to get clothes/drugs, or with girls who recruited other girls into the lifestyle.
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