Planned Parenthood sex counselors happily promote BDSM and other violent sexual practices to minors, according to an upcoming Live Action investigation.
Live Action sent actresses with hidden cameras to clinics in states across the country posing as girls under 18 to ask counselors for sex advice.
In the soon-to-be released series of videos, Live Action documented counselors encouraging girls as young as fifteen to use whips, handcuffs, gags, bondage, dominatrix-play and even asphyxiation — deprivation of oxygen — during sex. The age of consent in the United States is 16 or older, depending on the state.
The trailer also shows counselors advising these girls that pain and injury during sex is acceptable and normal.
“I wouldn’t say ‘abuse’ because it’s consensual,” one counselor tells an actress posing as a 15 year old. “Patients will sometimes come in with rope burns, or, um, markings on their breasts from, like, clamps. OK? And again, if it’s consensual, it’s OK…”
Over two years ago, Planned Parenthood produced a video promoting these practices to teens, though public outcry led them to insist that the videos were intended only for adult viewing.
The recordings made by Live Action, however, clearly show Planned Parenthood counselors doing behind closed doors what they’d been shamed into not doing online: encouraging teens to experiment with sadism, masochism, degradation and pain.
Counselors are seen telling the girls both to allow themselves to be hit, whipped, spanked, handcuffed, and tied up, and to do the same to their sexual partners. They also explain that “blood” or “welts across the back” can be normal.
“It just depends what type of pain you can take,” says another counselor.
A “50 Shades of Safe” workshop for teen sex educators hosted by a New York clinic last year purported to explain “the link between BDSM (Bondage, Discipline/Domination, Sadism/Submission, Masochism) and the sexual behaviors of young adults and/or teenagers,” and to train educators to help teens recognize “how a successful BDSM relationship is navigated between partners.”
Planned Parenthood celebrates its “education” initiatives in its 2012-2013 report, proudly noting that one million people “participated in in-person education programs.” That same year, Planned Parenthood received over $500 million in “grants and reimbursements” from the government, and spent over $40 million on “sexuality education.”
The Personal Responsibility Education Program, funded under an Obamacare amendment to the Social Security Act, “is the first state-grant program from the federal government that funds comprehensive sex education,” according to Planned Parenthood’s website.
“PREP provides $55 million for states to fund evidence-based sex education programs that meet the needs of our country’s young people by teaching teens how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, protect their health, make responsible decisions, and learn critical skills needed to form healthy relationships with parents, peers, and partners.”