Saint2 : While I was slightly alarmed when I read this piece of news, I know that this is also common among some teens in Singapore. In what is still predominantly traditional Asia, we shudder when we hear of the changing value system of teens but in the other parts of the world, the behaviour has become a social norm.
June 3, 2008 Teens' tales of casual sex come as a shocker
KUALA LUMPUR - FOR only RM5 (S$2.10), a teenager gets to experience sex with his schoolmates. This was the shocking revelation recorded by counsellors who organised a youth camp for problematic secondary school students in Selangor recently.
In a front-page report in Metro Ahad, a 14-year-old student known as Andy admitted to paying RM5 'for a round of sex' with a senior at school. He said they would either 'do it' at his or her home.
He said both sets of parents were unaware of the activities as they thought the two were studying together and confessed that one of his friends would sometimes join them for a 'threesome'.
'I prefer to have group sex,' said the teenager, without any embarrassment.
He added: 'If I need sex, I only have to call or send her an SMS for an appointment.
'It all started when I began watching pornographic clips with my friend two years ago. Since then, my desire for sex had grown and when I knew that this girl in school did not mind doing it for a fee, I decided to try it with her.'
Another participant at the camp said she suffered from sex addiction after she was raped by her foster brother when she was 12.
The 14-year-old teenager, who wanted to be known only as Anita, said that she often had sex with her classmates and seniors.
'Last year, I had sex three times with two seniors from school. I wasn't afraid and I didn't care. What was important was that I enjoyed it and felt satisfied,' she said.
The last time she had sex was last month, when she had group sex with her friends.
Camp organising committee secretary Mahezan Baharom said the counsellors were shocked with how 'frank and candid' the students were about their sexual activities.
He said that apart from sex, the participants - aged between 13 and 15 - admitted to masturbating in a group, having multiple sex partners, consuming alcohol, glue sniffing, theft and smoking.
'Students who are involved in social ills or misfits do not only come from poor families,' he said.
'We have participants whose parents are well-to-do, VIPs and those whose mothers and fathers are religious people.'
Source : The Straits Times, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK