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ybarra357's picture

This was in Dear Abby's column today:


DEAR ABBY: This is difficult to write. My sister reads her children's text messages after they're asleep. She bragged to me about how popular her daughter "Naomi" -- my 14-year-old niece -- is because she's giving oral sex to the boys.
My sister claims Naomi isn't "having sex," so she thinks it's OK! I am shocked by her ignorance and terrified knowing that Naomi is putting herself at risk for STDs. My husband says if I confront Naomi it will drive her away, but I can't remain silent and watch my niece ruin her life. What's the point of reading your children's text messages if you're unwilling to stand up and be a parent? What can I do? -- TERRIFIED FOR MY NIECE IN THE SOUTHWEST

DEAR TERRIFIED: Your sister's parenting skills are appalling. Her daughter isn't "popular"; she is promiscuous -- and her mother is allowing it. Do your niece a favor and talk to her, because oral sex is sex, and she is putting herself at risk for a number of sexually transmitted diseases.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council has a wealth of information resources and tools for addressing this important subject. Its website,, helps with discussing sexuality-related issues and provides information for young people, parents and caregivers.
Other reliable resources include Planned Parenthood's and the American Social Health Association website,, which is also a safe place for teens to learn about sexual health.


ybarra357's picture

I'm hoping that the aunt involves the authorities. And that somehow this 'mom' is arrested for allowing this to go on.

hismineandours's picture

Gag! I agree that the girl is not popular, but rather a slut. I dont blame the poor girl-obviously she knows no better and is not taught any morals or values at home.

I would take her out to lunch and just talk to her. Dont preachy-but tell her how beautiful she is and that she deserves a guy who truly knows and cares about her-not just the fact that she's willing to give a blow job.