Damn, this is horrible. I can't believe his mom, who works with sexually abused children was so inept at recognizing the signs in her own son!
I keep coming back to this. It is amazing the excuses parents will come up with to avoid talking about sex with their kids. One co-worker told me just the other day that it was time to sit down and have a talk with her son about "the birds and the bees". He's sixteen. I told her she's too late. He's probably not even a virgin anymore.
I really had to twist the arm of another co-worker whose son was 13 at the time to have that talk, and I was emphatic about it because he was involved in a risky situation. She finally had that talk, and then she told me about it. It seemed to have a positive effect, because her son now goes to her with all sorts of questions about sexual relationships now. That is the desired effect.
But in the case in this article, Justin said that he was afraid of his mother finding out. If that is the case, then there is definitely disfunction within the family. The problem is, I read the entire article, and no where within was it even mentioned that parents need to sit down with their kids to talk about sex at a very young age.