Topic: middle school

Ex-Porn Actress Stacie Halas Blocked From Returning To Teach Middle School

Ex-Porn Actress Stacie Halas Blocked From Returning To Teach Middle School

When I was in middle school, there was this home economics teacher with big blonde hair and a very flat voice whom everybody believed had been in Playboy. In retrospect, I kind of doubt it; I’m pretty positive it was just a rumor started by bored preteens, but I remember it being so exotic and fascinating-sounding. It did not, however, remotely distract anybody from doing their work. More »

My Teenage Crush Is A Murderer

My Teenage Crush Is A Murderer

Everyone has those crushes that they would rather bury in the back of their closet beneath posters of AJ McLean and JC Chasez, a worn down Spiceworld VHS and Britney Spears cassette. I know I have definitely had my fair share, but perhaps the most mortifying is my eighth grade crush. More »

Tween Sex Scandals: Why Are Women Such Sluts?

Tween Sex Scandals: Why Are Women Such Sluts?

Editor-in-chief Jennifer Wright and I were having a conversation about some trivial bullshit and then, for whatever reason, the phrase “French kiss” was used. It seemed to occur to us simultaneously that we had not heard this phrase since middle school and the idea of the French kiss had not been provocative, titillating, or reputation-obliterating in about as long.

Back in the day, right around fifth or sixth grade, Jane French kissing John on the blacktop was a matter of enormous scandal. Here are some stories of our own awakening recognition of sexual activity: let TheGloss (and a few of our B5 buddies) transport you back in time when standards of decency were astronomically high and everyone was appalled by all this risky, slutty behavior. More »

New York Magazine Publishes Faux-Kiddie Porn

New York Magazine Publishes Faux-Kiddie Porn

New York Magazine has an interesting article this week about online porn and its affect on adolescents. In it, writer Alex Morris explores the ways that porn has changed how kids relate to and understand sex.

In a welcome twist on this topic, Morris doesn’t come down with overwrought, heavy-handed morality. Instead, she acknowledges the kids’ concerns, and points to the new sexual horizon that they’re are navigating, what with 24/7 access to every kind of sex imaginable.
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