Chris Brown has a reputation for controversy, and this latest confession is only going to cement that. Brown admitted that he lost his virginity at 8 years old. While this would almost be enough to make you feel sorry for him, Chris actually brags about it. Because, you see, this wasn't molestation, sexual assault, or anything else -- in his mind. The girl was about 14 or 15 and Chris seems to think this was quite a coup. He tells The Guardian that his early sexual encounter, "kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it." Err, what?!
Chris says he worked up to his early sexual encounter by watching so much porn with his male cousins that he was "raring to go." He says:
By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid.
He then rationalizes: "It's different in the country."
Perhaps. But technically this was sexual abuse of a minor, which is defined as sex between a minor under 13 and one over 13, and at least three years between them. Perhaps it was "the country" and perhaps Chris was a willing partner -- perhaps even the seducer, the way HE tells it -- but he may have a different feeling when he's older. I know a few people who had sex very young, and they were consenting, but looking back, they realized they didn't quite know what had happened, and felt the older partner took advantage of them, and had a clearer version of events now.
Also, if you believe in the psychiatric term "repetition compulsion," this early sexual act could have traumatized Chris, which is why he continues to act out sexually now, like having to be with so many different women all of the time. Why he feels he has to be "the best" in bed. He's essentially "gaining control" of his sexuality -- to make up for the loss of control he had when he was a child. It could even go a long way towards explaining his temper towards women -- such as Rihanna, whom he battered.
BUT. I suspect Chris Brown would tell me I'm an uptight prudish party pooper who is trying to make sex into an evil act or something like that ...
Whatever. But a part of me feels like I "get" Chris Brown a bit more now.
Do you think this was sexual assault?
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