Hebephilia? Underage Teens Advised to Masturbate, Sext and Watch Porn By ‘Expert’ at Healthy Teens Network

Mary Fredericks is the mother of two children who just stopped being teens. 

By Mary Fredericks

This is an age when hebephilia, is one of the gravest crimes in America. Hebephilia is the sexual urge for post-pubescent but still under-the-age-of-consent teens. Witness the Ghislaine Maxwell-Jeffrey Epstein case.  Some, therefore, might find it ironic that an ‘expert’ at a prominent nonprofit, dedicated to promoting the best in life for teens – the Healthy Teen Network  – is encouraging teens to embrace sexuality in ways that others might find controversial.

In fact, some might argue they are encouraging hebephilia.

Healthy Teens Network advocates that teens masturbate, watch porn, and sext during the pandemic.

I presume this advice is proffered as a Covid-alternative to having sex with a real partner or partners to avoid catching the virus.

Sexting with my replika.. : replika
Sexting is sending or receiving sexual pictures, messages, or videos through cell phones, apps, emails, or webcams. 

Maybe it is the right thing to do – encourage teens to have sex without physical partners present since teens seem to have sex regardless of encouragement or discouragement.

On the other hand, the Judeo Christian [and for that matter Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim tradition] try to encourage children in the opposite direction, away from sexuality, when they reach their teen years. There are still some old-fashioned people who advocate not having sex until marriage. And even after marriage, promulgate monogamy, and eschew pornography for its exploitative and non-monogamous implications.

This may be patriarchal, but I know fathers, living now, and many who have gone to their graves, who safeguarded their daughters’ virginity. And not one father I know would condone their teen daughters being taught how to watch porn. They would be deeply upset if some person in a supposed authority advised their teen children to masturbate.

This might then be the clash between the patriarchy and ‘woke’ people. The idea that chastity for children and teens is a worthwhile pursuit is patriarchal. Our society today seems conflicted about it. Everyone is aghast at Maxwell and Epstein luring 14-17-year-old teens into their world of debauchery – but how is advising young teens to watch porn really that much different? The sexual scenes teens find in porn are just as explicit, degrading and debauched as anything Epstein and Maxwell offered. The imagery is the same and porn can lead children to a world outside of mere viewing to actually experimenting by normalizing the explicit and shocking scenes – and leading impressionable teens to act out the scenes they see, if the opportunity arises.  And it will arise for many teens.

The Healthy Teen Network is a not-for-profit organization, and it offers advice for teens, some of whom are, undoubtedly, under the age of consent. Their article, 5 Tips for Your Sexual Health During COVID-19. gives a view of what their attitude towards sex is for teens, and not only during the pandemic.

The author, their expert, is Ella Dorval Hall. She graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2018 with a degree in environmental studies. She did a senior thesis on Ecofeminism and has done, she says, some research into human sexuality. She also worked in some capacity in academic settings with “young adults” [how old is a young adult?] to “foster health, well-being, and skills to succeed academically.”

The Board of DIrectors of Healthy Teens is comprised of three women and one man. The man appears to be Hispanic. Two of the three women are Black, one is White. The ex officio group, also listed on the board’s page, consists of two Black women, two White women, and one Black man.  That makes it seven women and two men. Four Black women and three White women and one Black and one Hispanic man. This may be diverse enough for some.

Below is what is recommended by Ella Dorval Hall on behalf of the Healthy Teen Network – in their 5 Tips for Your Sexual Health During COVID-19: for teens, aged, by definition,13-19.

“COVID-19 may be making all sorts of relationships challenging, but particularly our sexual relationships. Here are five resources…

1. Sexting

Did you know, one study found “women were four times more likely to say they sent a sext to feel empowered and twice as likely to say they did it to feel confident”? Read more in Why do people sext? Not sure how to sext? Here are some ideas on how.

2. Solo Sex

While social distancing, we can practice solo sex (aka masturbating) to get to know our own bodies and pleasure. Unsure how? Have questions? (You’re not alone). Here is how to masturbate, and these are some extra tips if you are someone with a clitoris. Are you asking yourself, “Is it OK for my child to masturbate”? See what experts say the answer is.

[Here is a strange thing on the link to “is it Ok for my child to masturbate?:Do redirect their attention when they start masturbating in public.‍  Give them a toy, screen, or another distraction. (Try things like: Hey honey, want to play with your Legos? Or, let’s go look at that cool fish tank over there!) It’s easier to draw their attention to something else enticing than it is to try to scold them into stopping.]

3. Porn

Despite mixed messages out there about porn, it is often a very healthy part of people’s sexuality. Find out why young people watch porn and what they learn from it. Interested in watching porn? Check out this “Fact or Fiction” video and try this porn literacy toolkit.

4. “Date yourself”

Yes, relationships during COVID are still extremely important, but what does it mean to truly be in a relationship with yourself? This can be an opportunity to explore that question, and Scarleteen has some ideas.

5. Go Online

Social media is full of sex experts who are sharing resources on mental health, how to use sex toys, tips for dirty talk, communication and consent, or how race, class, gender, and power show up in sexuality. Check out some of these amazing educators: @odotschool@sexpositive_families@vagesteem, @iheartericka, and @pphphealth.

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I have no comment on whether this is good or bad advice for others’ teens, but as a parent I find it abhorrent advice for my children.
Still, I think it worthy of debate. If it is good advice, then we should proudly tell our teen children to watch porn, sext, and masturbate.
Suppose they cross the line and do the things they see enacted in the porn they are advised to watch? Why wouldn’t they try it? We are advising them it is OK.  If it’s Ok to watch, then why wouldn’t it be OK to do?  Let us not be hypocrites. These are children after all. They are – as most teens are – under the age of consent. It is presumed by the patriarchal law that they do not have the judgment to decide whether they can have sex.
Should they decide, rather than masturbate, which in the end is a lonely, empty pursuit for many, to go out and find a real live partner and have sex, despite being under the age of consent, why should we be surprised? Experts are telling us to encourage young teens to masturbate, to enjoy the feelings, the pure physical enjoyments of orgasm. Why shouldn’t children seek to improve on that pleasure by contacting a willing partner?
If a teen is being advised to watch porn – which is adults having sex – why would that teen think it is a bad thing for him or her to try it- even if they are under the age of consent? Depending on jurisdiction, the legal age of consent is between 16 and 18 in the USA.   
Advising teens to watch porn or sext or even masturbate seems to me like encouraging hebephilia.
The old tradition was to discourage teen sexuality. To suppress it. To distract children to do other things – even play with their legos.  It wasn’t perfect. It often failed. But is this new woke advice, coming from adults to teens, any better?
Your response, without anger or outrage, is welcome.

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  • Who is Fredericks? LOL

    What is her background? LOL

    What credibility does she have? LOL

    Is it just breeding two male humans? LOL

    Teens and curiosity with sex is nothing new, having easier access to information regarding sex is new. LOL

    Actively encouraging teens to do sexual things normalizes it to the point of being a field day for people like Raniere – which makes it stupid. LOL

    “Everyone is aghast at Maxwell and Epstein luring 14-17-year-old teens into their world of debauchery – but how is advising young teens to watch porn really that much different?” One is a crime and the other isn’t, and one is an action and the other one is watching, which makes them very different. LOL

    “The author, their expert, is Ella Dorval Hall. She graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2018 with a degree in environmental studies. She did a senior thesis on Ecofeminism and has done, she says, some research into human sexuality.” Exactly how much credibility does a young Libtard supposed to have and why would anyone want to listen to someone who wrote a thesis on Ecofeminism and did “some” research into sex? LOL

    Hopefully there are enough LOLs present to dissuade the comment approval authority from thinking I am angry or outraged, both of which, by the way, are approved biblical concepts, but feel free to continue implementing the 1984 thought-control experiment this website is becoming. LOL

  • I think the Healthy Teen Network is giving a one-sided view. The majority of credible scientific studies of habitual porn-viewing accompanied by masturbation have negative consequences. I think a better approach would be to lay out the consequences for teens or direct them to research findings on the consequences and then let them choose. To state that it’s healthy and should be done is misleading at best.

  • “Healthy Teens Network advocates that teens masturbate, watch porn, and sext during the pandemic.”

    Healthy Teens Network seems like the next level of the pre-teen Girls By Design

  • Keith Raniere taught that women needed to ask his permission to masturbate. I think he was on to something. Otherwise, women and children would masturbate too much.
    Keith also told Cami whose masturbation he carefully monitored that men often masturbate together. He knows all. Sees all. Feels all. He advised teen girls to masturbate. He did not advise teen girls to watch porn but to participate in porn by posing for photos. He also advised teen girls to be virgins until an older wise mentor could teach them to have the priestly orgasm.

  • This would all be well and good, natural and normal, were it about boys and girls of the same age exploring their sexuality at their own pace and in their own way.

    But with the way of the world of technology it isn’t, it’s evil and perverse. Sure, we all played doctor with our peers, who didn’t, but there were no adults peering in on us, wanting to see us go “all the way” for their own perverse salacious, voracious satisfaction. THAT’s where sites like this, in this world of privacy invasion, gets real creepy. Curious the author says her BAD, PUSHY advise even re: online porno, is appropriate for teens AND adults. It isn’t.

  • Solution to this – make sure you are open and available to your teenager to discuss sex. Are they going to masturbate or watch porn – probably. Are they going to seek relationships with others that might include sexual experimentation – quite possibly. Are they going to look for information on the internet – you bet. If you don’t make it clear that they can talk to you without being judged, they won’t talk to you. And they may then get ideas without any parental guidance and input.

    While I don’t agree with the approach of that site, it is an opportunity to sit down with your teen and present your view of what it said there. Not saying it’s always easy to do – can’t tell you the number of times my teen has said to me “do you have to be so blunt”. But I’d rather he know he can talk to me about anything, and that sex isn’t some secretive taboo thing – just a natural biological function that has to be approached with consideration and understanding of potential consequences. And that way I can explicitly state that I prefer he wait until he is of legal age to consent.

    If that makes me “woke”, so be it. I think it’s a silly designation to begin with.

  • Dear Mary Frederick-

    All men & young men crank it to women: Grandpas, coworkers, dads, brothers, sons, uncles, and all other male acquaintances, crank it all the time.

    My generation started-off with National Geographic and graduated to PlayBoy. Now we have the internet.

    When I was in college, I had sex with 3 different women in a 24hr period…..And guess what? I still cranked it.

    Men crank it!!!!! Get over it !!!!!! Move on!!!

    Get a f********g life!!!!!

    Maybe give it a try and you’ll be less stressed out.

    Sometimes I even do it to fall asleep. 😀

    • Research shows that during ejaculation, men release a cocktail of brain chemicals, including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide (NO), and the hormone prolactin. Nite nite Nice Guy.

      • Peaches appears to have a “thing” for NiceGuy 666, we may have our first Frank Report romance blooming – are you married also, Peaches? LOL

        • Scott……is always appears jealous, whenever people communicate and he is not involved.

          Thank God Bangkok and Frank are no longer communicating…

          …..Right Scott?

  • “Your response, without anger or outrage, is welcome.” Welcome to 1984, Frank Report style. LOL

    What if someone’s thoughts about this story include anger and outrage, are they supposed to suppress them, just go with the flow, and say that Mack was a victim and deserves no prison time? LOL

  • ==This might then be the clash between the patriarchy and ‘woke’ people===

    Why do you consider this group as “woke?” Is everything you think is wrong caused by woke libtards?

    • This ‘woke’ generation is interesting to watch. They are your typical internet junkies. It’s funny, if I don’t agree with what my ‘woke’ daughter says, she tells me, I’m just not ‘woke’. So the further down the rabbit hole/ internet they go, the more ‘woke’ they become.

      • Kaylee,

        Not too worry. Kids grow up, Every new generation is looked down upon as making poor choices and being unproductive.

        Your daughter is just a normal kid and will eventually grow up.

  • Masturbation should be encouraged for all ages. The process is good for your mind and body. If it wasn’t, we would not have the ability.

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