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.
Join us on Thursday, October 7th from 4-5pm PST to hear local and national experts discuss the dangerous realities of sugar dating, learn how you can talk to your children and friends about being safe online, and measures that we are taking to prevent youth from sugaring with Project: SugarFree.
If you are not able to attend but are interesting in learning more about StolenYouth or donating, please visit www.StolenYouth.org.