Malorie Blackman

Hey girl children! Have you ever been exploring your way towards second base with your middle school boyfriend, and he all of the sudden just whips it out and starts trying to cum on your face? Happens all the time. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem, and that solution is realistic, age appropriate literotica.

At least according to YA author Malorie Blackman, the new children’s laureate of England and an all-around awesome and fun lady (just look at that Dr. Ruth-ly smile!) who wants teenagers to get better at doing sex things to each other. “The thing about it is that if you have books for teenagers, you present these ideas within a kind of safe setting,” she recently told The Telegraph UK. She continued:

“I was reading an article three weeks ago where this teenage girl was saying everything her boyfriend knew about sex he knew from porn. He was brutalising her, because that’s what he thought sex was about from watching online. It made me angry and it made me sad. I thought well, this is exactly why we need not just sex education in schools but also books that tackle the subject of relationships and your first time. Otherwise teens and young adults will get their information from somewhere and in this case it was getting it from porn. I would rather my daughter read about a loving sexual relationship in a book – whether it works or whether it doesn’t – but in that context, than getting her information from innuendo and from porn and the rest of it.”

Great Britain’s cool aunt has a point, no? As much as I wish that kids could be a little more discerning about the difference between fantasy and reality, Sasha Grey and Sally, your fifteen-year-old girlfriend, the fact remains that a lot of teens are just not that smart about this stuff. They have no idea what they’re doing, so they’re going to look for answers wherever they can find them, and if the only place they can find them is Xtube, they are going to get answers that are fairly unpleasant for 99% of the teenage girl population. (1% are nasty little freaks who will enjoy said answers.)

So go on, prudish parents, and buy your children that dirty Judy Blume that is banned in your theocratic southern state. I know you don’t want your kids to even think about sex until they are thirty, but actually, they are thinking about sex right now, and Judy Blume, or even Judy Blume plus porn, is way less terrifying than the alternative of porn, just.

(Via The Cut)

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