Dear Aunty Lisa
I am 18 and I left high school last year with six O-Level subjects. I have had se_x with 13 men throughout my years of high school. I started to have se_x with men when I was 13 years old.
I live with my mother and stepfather. He is very strict, but my mom allows me to do anything I want. Since Form One, I have to be sleeping with older men for money.
My mom is a hairdresser, and I am not her only child. I am currently dating three men.
One of them is the manager for a large furniture store, one is not in Zimbabwe, but he visits me every three months, and the other one is a manager for a car sales and hire company in Harare.
The one who does not live in Zimbabwe is 50. He takes care of me very well. He bought me a 48-inch TV, a bed, a wardrobe, and an iPhone.
He always tries to ensure I have money for food in my house. My mother knows about this man. He is very caring, but sometimes he gets paid late.
He told me that he would marry me and take me to where he is when I am 19.
The furniture store manager cares for me also. He gave me a part-time job in his business. He knows about my foreign partner.
Every time I tell him I am hungry, he always brings me food to eat. Even when he is on his job, he leaves and brings the food for me.
But I think he lives with his babymother and does not want to tell me.
One day I told him I would like to come to his house and he said that was not possible as he does not want to disrespect his babymother, because she and the children come to the house sometimes. He gives me ZW$100 every week. He is 45.
The one who runs the car sales has his girlfriend. I always ‘link’ him every week and he gives me ZW$300 after we have se_x. It was my friend who set me up with this man that works at the car sales.
Aunty, I am tired of this life. I want to back out. I am too young for this kind of life I am living. Sometimes I feel suicidal. Please give me some advice. Thank you in advance.