Sugaring or Sugar Dating is commonly defined as a transactional dating practice typically involving an older wealthier person (most often sugar daddy) and a younger person in need of financial assistance (sugar baby). In this scenario, the sugar baby is provided luxury gifts, travel, or money in exchange for going on dates or sexual intimacy with the sugar daddy or mommy.
The practice of sugaring and the language around it is normalized and glamorized in pop culture, making the practice seem normal, acceptable, and mutually beneficial when in fact it is a fast path to abuse and sex trafficking.
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child sex trafficking before it happens
victims to resources and services
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CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING’S IMPACT ON CHILDREN OF COLOR
"Parents, pay attention — Backpage is out, sugaring is in" MYNorthwest (5/15/2021)
For years, the discussion around kids being trafficked for sex focused largely on Backpage.com...
“Sexual predators luring minors using 'sugar dating' sites, social media, officials say” KOMO News (05/10/2021)
When power, wealth and prestige mingle for young people who are on the prowl...
“SPD is our ally in fighting sex trafficking” Seattle Times (07/31/2020)
Seattle Police detectives and advocates work to fight human trafficking and the commercial sexual abuse of children...
Seattle Times (07/22/19)
Jeffrey Epstein case underscores the vulnerability of exploited girls.
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King 5 News (07/16/19)
Seattle-based organization raising awareness about child sex trafficking nationally and in Washington state… READ MORE>>
FOSTA-SESTA Anti-Traffi cking Bill Passed (03/27/2018)
In a landslide vote of 97-2, the Senate passed the FOSTA-SESTA bill which takes direct aim at websites that facilitate and profit from sex trafficking…. READ MORE>>
“I Am Jane Doe” Takes On Backpage (01/16/2017)
The New Yorker magazine’s take on the new film, “I Am Jane Doe.”
Misunderstanding the Issue
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