Get Out The Vote: Sex and Profanity in YA

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3 Responses to "Get Out The Vote: Sex and Profanity in YA"

  • I recently had an issue with this topic in a book I was reading. The two main characters had sex, but it was unprotected. Yes, I get that teens have unprotected sex all the time – however, I felt like in this situation they made it sound like just because she was on the Pill, then they were safe. Um no, WRONG! As an adult, I know that’s not true. However, to a teen that is reading this & may not be well educated or experienced, then they may assume this is true. I think it’s important to promote safe sex & being smart, even in books with fictional characters!

    1 Ginger @ GReads! said this (March 23, 2012 at 3:16 PM)

    • That’s a really interesting situation that I haven’t encountered yet. I don’t know that I want sex scenes to come with a PSA, but I would definitely be frustrated by misinformation that is never corrected. I’m going to have to think about this one some more, though.

      2 Melanie said this (March 24, 2012 at 9:05 PM)

  • Check out who’s speaking of bag and also the reasons why you should be worried.

    3 レイバンウェイファーラーマルチカラー said this (July 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM)