When I think of sex slaves or sex trafficing the first thought that comes to my mind is how did you get there. Were you so desperate for love that you allowed yourself to be caught up in somebody's lies and deceit? Was it disobedience to your parents? because you know better? Is your self esteem so low that you are in love at hello? In observing women both young and old, most think that they are not complete unless they have a man which often times leads to them accepting anything and anybody. Once you start making excuses about the treatment you are getting you will accept whatever they give. Then you have those who whore themselves out for fame or fortune. It is so easy to lose yourself to these tragic situations because you don't think you are enough. Now you beat down, low down, all because you don't think you deserve better.
Teen Dating Violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Below are just a few: • Relationship abuse • Intimate partner violence • Relationship violence • Dating abuse • Domestic abuse • Domestic violence Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence. The 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 8 percent of high school students reported physical violence and 7 percent reported that they experienced sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months before the survey. A CDC Report found among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, about 26% of females and nearly 15% of males first experienced some form of violence by that partner before age 18. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen. Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to: • Experience symptoms of depression and anxiety • Engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol • Exhibit antisocial behaviors • Think about suicide Violence is related to certain risk factors. The risk of having unhealthy relationships increases for teens who: • Believe that dating violence is acceptable • Are depressed, anxious, or have other symptoms of trauma • Display aggression towards peers or display other aggressive behaviors • Use drugs or illegal substances • Engage in early sexual activity and have multiple sexual partners • Have a friend involved in teen dating violence • Have conflicts with a partner • Witness or experience violence in the home Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.