THIS WILL MOVE YOU TO TEARS... 27 Year Old Gorgeous Lady EMOTIONALLY NARRATES How Her SPONSOR aka SUG@R DA'DDY BLESSED Her With The DREADED HIV VIRUS (PHOTOS)
“I wanted the money, I wanted to fit in, wear the latest sneakers like my friends.”
The South African government is straight-forward about the problem.
Last month, it launched an awareness programme, where Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa chanted: “Down with blessers! Down with sugar daddies!”
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says it's time to shed taboos and start talking to young girls about s3'x.
“Every parent wants to believe that their daughter is an angel... (but) the fact that they are so highly infected it means they're having s3'x,” he told AFP.
Bringing the alarming rates of infection down will take more than just talk.
“Blessers” thrive on poverty - and girls who stay in school and have a job are bound to find them less attractive.
“Can we give them skills and link them to economic opportunities to reduce their dependency? Because that's where the issue of sugar daddies come in,” Motsoaledi told AFP.
In 2013, researchers in Britain and South Africa published the result of interviews with 3,500 teenagers, showing that by narrowing the poverty gap, “blessers” could be thwarted.
Teenage girls from households which received child support were two-thirds less likely to have a much older boyfriend compared to counterparts from homes that did not receive the benefit.
These girls were also half less likely to have s3'x in exchange for food, money or school fees.
Motsumi knows how she is going to approach the subject with her six-year-old daughter.
“I'll give her the information she needs to make good choices,” she said.
“I can't enforce my morals, but if you want to date older men, you need to know the risks.”
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