The Neighborhood Service Organization in Detroit held a forum for teenage girls called “Sex, Lies and Older Guys” and it was a confessional of sorts for the girls to pour out their honest thoughts, opinions and experiences. SCARY! A lot of the girls, who were just 13-16 years old, were already in the double digits in terms of sexual partners, most of those girls couldn’t even name the guys and some were “dating” men twice their age.
Alright, I’m no prude or anything. I’m totally aware that teenagers experiment with sex. The crew I rolled with in high school ranged from committed virgin to rather experienced vixen (enough to make for interesting lunchtime stories anyway). But a double digit sex partner tally and you’re not even out of high school? That is insane. Not to mention the fact that a lot of the girls couldn’t even name the guys. Poor babies. Sex has become the equivalent of doing a new dance and these girls clearly do not have enough guidance at home.
Bill Cosby actually showed up to give the girls a few words of wisdom and there were mental health professionals on hand as well. Say what you will about Cosby, but at least he is willing to put in the effort to spread what he believes to be the truth. Big up to the Neighborhood Service Organization for putting that forum together. I have nieces and nephews and cousins in Detroit and I’ll definitely be looking into what else they have to offer.