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New Report

20,000 Young Swedes Have Sold Sex

Published måndag 14 september 2009 kl 15.26
"See Me" is the name of the report from the National Board of Youth Affairs. Researcher Inger Asching presenting

About 20 000 young Swedes sell sex via internet according to a new report from the Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs. The report shows that 1.7 % of young Swedes between 16 and 25 years of age have sold sex on the internet.

Every second girl has at some point received sexual proposals on the internet. Mainly by men who demand either sexy pictures or sex. About 3 % or 35.000 of young Swedes complied accepting one or several demands.

Though the internet might seem as an intimate media, with a lone computer and a web-camera, it is one of the most public places we excess to.

43 % of the questioned youth think it's perfectly ok to receive payment for sexual services performed. It's not unusual that threats and blackmailing is also part of the picture.

Inger Asching the co- author of the report on sexual habits of the young on the internet sees the importance of more active role of parents should play in the context.

The report will be used as a study material for schools and people who work with the young.

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