Simply put, grooming is a slow process of gaining someone’s trust and manipulating them into accepting behaviors that they wouldn’t normally find acceptable. It’s a common tactic that allows abusers to convince their victims to not only allow abuse, but to believe it’s okay. It is how many predators take advantage of women and children, and why so many victims don’t go to the authorities until long after the abuse, if they ever seek help at all.
For decades, younger generations have been softened up to accept things they generally wouldn’t in regards to what is acceptable sexual activity at younger and younger ages, and deep down we know it’s wrong. But it’s everywhere. Pop-culture is fixated on sex, and not just sex, but young sexual activity.
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