Melbourne, Sept 19 (ANI): Experts have warned that there has been an alarming rise in 'pornification' of teenage girls.
Teenagers as young as 14 are getting Brazilian waxes - just one of the many intimate beauty treatments that are becoming popular with girls as boyfriends demand they look like porn stars, the experts say.
"Their boyfriends are putting pressure on them to have the pre-pubescent porn star look," the Courier Mail quoted author Melinda Tankard-Reist, as saying.
"They've come to despise their natural bodies," she added.
The trend indicates growing sexualisation of children, where everything they do, see or watch is about sex.
Leading child protection advocate Hetty Johnston said banning treatments on under-16s would at least encourage self-regulation.
"Personally I think any girl under 16 getting a Brazilian is a bit young," said Mt Gravatt Brazilian Beauty manager Avril Radford.
Brazilian Beauty in Brisbane has also received requests from early teens wanting a full Brazilian wax.
"Mostly it is girls around 16 but we do occasionally get younger girls in, but they must have a parent with them," the store manager said. (ANI)