To not know whether I find this just plain vile or a better alternative....

(52 Posts)
BigFatLeaf Mon 23-Sep-13 09:54:01

Sensitive content warning.

I do a lot of volunteer work, mostly with drug addicts who are predominantly young, homeless women involved in prostitution. In one of my counselling sessions the other day one of the girls (aged 21) confessed to me that a lot of the girls who she works with, including herself often lie about their age to "clients" and say they are 14 it 15 because they get more money. I was really, really shocked by this as whilst I know there is a demand for that kind of revolting thing I didn't realise it was prevalent enough to warrant its own warped form of special marketing!

She also told me that they often put on an act of being very naive, scared, afraid and that they've been forced into it, because apparently this is what the clients want. The "pimps" apparently often actively encourage this and the girls are told to "look young" so they get away with it.

What sickens me is that surely it is not a criminal offence to have sex with someone who is over 18 even if you think they are younger?

FarelyKnuts Thu 26-Sep-13 13:03:09

I agree with cosysocks, helpyourself and freudianslipper... Discussing the details of a counseling session on an open forum shows a shocking lack of respect towards your client and in my job would definitely have you disciplined at the very least.
Supervision is there for a reason.

34DD Thu 26-Sep-13 13:12:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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