We highly recommend listening to this podcast on sexual abuse imagery brought to you by The Daily. What are massive tech companies doing or not doing to protect our exploited children on the internet? And, is our privacy really more important than that of abused children? Hope you enjoy the podcast!
Today, vulnerable children will be exploited, abused, and tortured as they are forced to have sex with countless men. They have no where to hide and no one to protect them. I feel very sad and helpless today as the fate of these children are in the hands of law enforcement and the sex demand (purchasing sex)! The biggest thing I can do today is educate and help spread awareness. I hope you find these tips helpful as we reduce suffering together!
1. Remember that sex is a natural human need. Please do not feel ashamed to have sexual thoughts and desires. It’s normal! We all have them. Embrace them! Reducing shame allows us to explore our desires and often leads to more consensual forms of sex.
2. Remember that trafficking victims are disguised as prostitutes and the amount of money they bring to their pimp determines how little or how much they will be beaten today. Because of this control, they will do whatever it takes to convince you that they want to have sex with you. They don’t.
3. Remember that we cannot take behaviors away, we have to replace them. If you have the urge to have sex today, do not refrain from seeking arousal, get it in other ways. Swipe on a good ole dating app, booty call your favorite fuck buddy, and if you can’t find anyone to have consensual sex with... remember that porn and your hand can be your best friend 😉
4. Remind your friends that exploiting children isn’t cool. Encourage them to seek sex in other ways as well.
Fun fact! Females have the ability to orgasm in three different ways. The three ways include clitoral orgasms, g-spot orgasms, and cervical orgasms.
Contrary to what is frequently seen in pornography, squirting is actually fairly uncommon and most females will not "squirt" in their lifetimes.
!PARENTS PARENTS PARENTS!
Such a great Ted Talk about how to REALLY educate your children about sex!! "Drawing on her professional experience, Meghan Fagundes explains why perpetuating stereotypes about juvenile sex offenders has the potential to create more victims. Additionally, she shares what the families of juvenile sex offenders have taught her about how we can all help to raise healthy young men."
I often get many questions about why I care to help sex offenders just as much as I wish to help their victims. I believe that empathy and openness lead to proper treatment which leads to healthier minds for both the victims and their offenders. - Taylor
Great Ted Talk on how sexless marriages can lead to some undesired outcomes! Well worth the watch! Click the link below to watch!
To dive deeper into sexless marriages and how they not only impact our personal lives but society as well listen to the "Talk Taboo sexless marriages podcast"!
Here is a mother of an underaged sex trafficking victim in Washington State. She also tells her story on the Netflix original documentary called “I am Jane Doe”. She states some very important information in this YouTube video that we must address and change in our society.
1.) First responders need to be trained on recognizing sex trafficking victims.
Women Against Taboo is currently in the process of putting together a training program, not only for first responders but professionals in many different kinds of fields who may come in contact with these victims. The idea is that once these trainings are established, we hope to see an increase in reported victims and a reduction in the average time victims remain in the sex trade industry.
2.) Backpage.com has currently been hiding under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. However, since this ted talk has been released, Congress has passed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017. The top members of backpage.com were arrested in April of 2018 and will be going to trial in 2020. We need to make sure this law is being enforced properly and the people of our nation stand up for these victims. Every voice matters.
3.) In this video, the mother states how they tried their best to make a normal life for her daughter when she came back home after running away the first time. Unfortunately, when teens and children run away and experience emotional, physical, and sexual abuse we must bring in professional help. Women Against Taboo will also be working on treatment plans for victims and parents who go through experiences like this. We hope to prevent other runaway situations with the victim as well as mental health disorders that follow these type of abuses, ex: PTSD, complex PTSD, personality disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, anxiety, and more.
If you have a Netflix account, check out "Tricked" to learn more about sex trafficking in the United States!
Lo Penksa and I got the opportunity to attend the Northern Nevada Pride Festival hosted in downtown Reno. We had a great time promoting Women Against Taboo and handing out t-shirts, stickers, and business cards. It was a very upbeat and loving environment that encouraged everyone to embrace their true self whether they affiliated with the LBGTQ community or not. One thing that I have been criticized for with my organization is the fact that I reach out to men, women, and all other gender identifies but having "women" in the name of the organization contradicts these ideals. I have been told by critics, that if I wish to reach out to other people besides women that I should change my company’s name. However, something that really stood out to me during this Pride festival was how many people support organizations that they may not qualify for. That’s how I feel about Women Against Taboo. The organization was originally started as an organization for women to support other women but has since evolved. Just because that is how it originated does not mean that we cannot help others outside of that scope and does not mean that other people are not able to support this organization. I am not African American but I support Black Lives Matter, I am not part of the LBGTQ community but I still support their rights, cause, and movement as a whole. I think these equality movements and organizations have great ethical morals that we can all learn from and be a part of. So as Women Against Taboo continues to grow, I encourage everyone to feel included in our resources and information that we provide. Our organization does not discriminate to anyone and we hope that others will continue to learn from us and participate in the fight to reduce sexual stigma, disorders, and other issues.