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Honest sex scenes in books will stop teens learning from porn, Malorie Blackman says
The Telegraph ^ | 6/19/2013 | Hannah Furness

Posted on 06/19/2013 1:53:30 AM PDT by markomalley

Malorie Blackman, the newly-appointed children’s laureate and writer of teenage fiction, said youngsters ought to read about sex within the safe confines of a book rather than through “innuendo and porn”.

She told the Telegraph giving children challenging themes would allow them to process it within a “safe” context rather than turning to damaging and “brutalising” images.

Her arguments were echoed by author and Carnegie Medal-winner Melvin Burgess, who said there should be “no actual limits” to the subjects covered in teenage fiction.

Blackman, author of Pig Heart Boy, Noble Conflict and the Naughts and Crosses series, said it was important to remember teenagers would get their information “from somewhere”.

“The thing about it is that if you have books for teenagers, you present these ideas within a kind of safe setting,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: destroythefamily; governmentsanction; liberalagenda; moralabsolutes; ourpornisdifferent; pornography; prolefeed; teensex
wtf?

How about teaching chastity? About teaching them about the natural law in regards to sex and relationships?

Teaching kids perversion is OK as long as Her Majesty's Government does it, I guess. (/sarc)

1 posted on 06/19/2013 1:53:30 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I picked up a romance. I got about 1/3rd of the way into the sex scene and put it down. No man lasts 14 pages, I don’t care how good an athlete he is.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 1:58:59 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley

If real images will stop children from looking at porn, why is there a porn epidemic?

It would seem that each person would only want to view it once.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 2:00:58 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

You gotta love that logic. It’s like putting heroin users on methadone. And IIRC, heroin in turn was first used to get people off morphine . . .


4 posted on 06/19/2013 2:04:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: markomalley

What a dip this woman is - sex leads to sex it doesn’t lead to rainbows and unicorns!


5 posted on 06/19/2013 2:07:37 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: markomalley; All

Hey...why not teach them how to smoke crack in the classroom...that way they know how to smoke crack instead of learning to do it in a crack house? /s

Which is why you fire people running the schools....not so much the teachers. Never trust a GOPer who wants to fire all the teachers....they keep the inmates running the asylum


6 posted on 06/19/2013 2:21:37 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: markomalley

bookmark.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 2:23:19 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: markomalley

In real life your normal sex scene would be all of 1/3 of a book page...


8 posted on 06/19/2013 2:27:50 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Popman
In real life your normal sex scene would be all of 1/3 of a book page...

Last line in an honest sex scene involving teenagers...

Girl:"What!!??Is that it!!?? You're done already!!?!!"

9 posted on 06/19/2013 2:45:16 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: melsec

“...sex leads to sex it doesn’t lead to rainbows and unicorns!”

And all this time I thought it led to dancing.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 2:46:30 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Gen.Blather

Speak for yourself. And I’m not an athlete.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 2:46:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Popman

When I retired a few years ago, I told my wife I was thinking about writing a book... a novel about recent political events in the U.S. She told me to put plenty of sex scenes in the book. I told her I wasn’t planning on any sex scenes and might completely dispense with any. She told me no book of fiction will sell without a certain amount of sex scenes. She reads the murder mysteries, and I read politics/current events/biographies. I wonder if she’s right.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 2:49:06 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
She reads the murder mysteries, and I read politics/current events/biographies. I wonder if she’s right.

Not sure what she reads but I read all of Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross McDonald, Sir Doyle and many others. Very little sex, if any.

13 posted on 06/19/2013 3:00:37 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: markomalley

Yeah. I looked at her pic and now I understand why she said that. She’s a black, liberal Obama loving idiot. Anybody with a brain knows the way to keep kids fom getting hooked on porn is to keep them away from it. It’s a biological instinct that’s normal. Some people just go overboard into it’s deviant aspects into abnormal sexual behavior. She’s on the wrong track.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 3:19:29 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley

You can bet a lot of what would end up in her curriculum would be homosexual.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 3:22:01 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: driftless2
She told me no book of fiction will sell without a certain amount of sex scenes. She reads the murder mysteries, and I read politics/current events/biographies. I wonder if she’s right.

I read mostly fantasy. At least among the authors I read, there are very few sex scenes.

16 posted on 06/19/2013 3:24:08 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: markomalley

It wouldn’t be difficult to arrange this in such a way that many girls could be warned off sex altogether ...

“Honest” descriptions of childbirth would also contribute.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 3:26:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: markomalley

Eh? What? Isn’t that why cars have back seats and the best cars are station wagons?


18 posted on 06/19/2013 3:34:39 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: raybbr

She only reads all the modern murder mystery writers....Joan Hess is one. None of the older writers.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 3:35:47 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I think it depends on your target audience.....

Liberals....lots of homoerotic, S&M, sleazy porn....

Conservatives....normal sexual relationship within the bonds of marriage...


20 posted on 06/19/2013 3:43:45 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: driftless2

Joan Hess’s plots include incidents of sexual activity, but they’re not detailed ... more like a tv program in which the characters walk into a bedroom and then *fade*.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 3:45:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Gen.Blather
I picked up a romance. I got about 1/3rd of the way into the sex scene and put it down. No man lasts 14 pages, I don’t care how good an athlete he is.

Speak for yourself. In my prime I would have gone for 30 pages.

22 posted on 06/19/2013 3:47:56 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Based on some of responses to your post....I never know FR had so many former male porn stars....!


23 posted on 06/19/2013 3:50:26 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: markomalley

Gonna be a mighty thin book.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT by conservaterian (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party, but no, if we do that the libs will win !)
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To: Tax-chick

She didn’t say explicit sex scenes...just sex scenes. If I had to, I’d prefer writing scenes like you described...two people walking into a room and later walking out with a glow on their faces. Leave it to the readers imaginations.


25 posted on 06/19/2013 4:11:07 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Gen.Blather

re: “No man lasts 14 pages. . .”

Correct! Check out this video by Flight of the Conchords (a spoof rock band) on this Youtube video “Business Time”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqZcYPEszN8


26 posted on 06/19/2013 4:11:53 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: markomalley

It’s incredibly naive to think that teenage boys aren’t going to access porn over the Internet. Especially when so much of it is free. At least, when I was growing up, you had to make an effort to get Playboy or Penthouse. Now you get full length videos with the click of a mouse.

And, no, they won’t be truthful when asked if they’re 18.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 4:14:27 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: driftless2
If I had to ...

It would depend on your plot. If you have characters who are a married couple who live together, it's kind of understood that they have sex, especially if there are children. You could easily have occasions when they go to bed together at night and smile affectionately at one another in the morning.

As a reader of both mystery novels and romances, I much prefer this to more detailed descriptions of what people are actually doing with their body parts. The romances I like are about people's falling in love and getting to the point of marriage, not about what they do once they're married.

28 posted on 06/19/2013 4:15:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Gen.Blather
I got about 1/3rd of the way into the sex scene and put it down. No man lasts 14 pages, I don’t care how good an athlete he is.

LOL!!

29 posted on 06/19/2013 4:24:28 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: jsanders2001

I think she may be a Brit.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 4:43:14 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: Mathews
"I think she may be a Brit."

"Twit" is spelled with a "T" and a "W" instead of a "B" and a "R"

31 posted on 06/19/2013 4:45:47 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Tax-chick

The popular Twilight series has a scene where the guy gives the girl a C~section by tearing her stomach open with his teeth and young girls love that horrid series.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 5:10:10 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Tax-chick

The popular Twilight series has a scene where the guy gives the girl a C~section by tearing her stomach open with his teeth and young girls love that horrid series.


33 posted on 06/19/2013 5:10:32 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: markomalley

What an idiot.


34 posted on 06/19/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Popman

“In real life your normal sex scene would be all of 1/3 of a book page...”

Not if it started “He kissed her warmly. Her inviting arms lured him so seductively that he went to the bathroom and took a Viagra”.


35 posted on 06/19/2013 5:13:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: markomalley

If we’re going to have “honest sex scenes”, then there should be honest depictions of abortions, venereal disease, and raising babies to go with it.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 5:19:25 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: chae
and young girls love that horrid series

I expect that's not the part they like.

37 posted on 06/19/2013 5:30:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: markomalley

This really gave me a laugh. About twenty three years ago when I worked at our little town library I remember the older ladies checking out the paperback “romance” novels. This was when you had to sign the card to check out the book. Some of these gals would check out ten books a week. I looked at a couple and honestly they were all the same. How in the world can there be anything interesting in hundreds of books with the same theme.


38 posted on 06/19/2013 6:14:25 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: outofsalt

“and ll this time I thought it lead to dancing”

Dang I think you’re right!


39 posted on 06/19/2013 6:32:16 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec
Belies extensive experience in some quarters ~ Jewish comedians have a schtick about how lots of sex leads to total frigidity after marriage!

Now would they kid us or what?

40 posted on 06/19/2013 7:43:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: outofsalt
And all this time I thought it led to dancing.

You've got it backwards. Dancing leads to sex--or so Martin Luther's Small Dictionary defined it. It defined dancing something like "An immoral activity that leads to premature pregnancy and a ruined reputation."

41 posted on 06/19/2013 9:12:34 AM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: PapaBear3625
In my prime I would have gone for 30 pages.

Papa; your REAL name wouldn't be TED; would it??

http://www.google.com/search?q=Teeny+Ted+from+Turnip+Town.&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-ContextMenu&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475

42 posted on 06/19/2013 10:26:42 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: tacticalogic

If we’re going to have “honest sex scenes”, then there should be honest depictions of abortions, venereal disease, and raising babies to go with it.

HMMMmmm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nojWJ6-XmeQ


43 posted on 06/19/2013 10:29:29 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

No, I’m more ledger-sized


44 posted on 06/19/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Never trust a GOPer who wants to fire all the teachers....”

That GOPer actually wanted to fire all the Libtard teachers.

I know, that is nearly all of them, but keep the Constitutionally aware, conservative teacher - all three of ‘em.


45 posted on 06/19/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: markomalley

This one looks promising...

46 posted on 06/19/2013 1:35:21 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tax-chick

There’s two types of home scenes that I dislike intensely while viewing a tv program or a movie. Those are the ones that have overly long sex scenes or the family dining scenes where people talk about so-called important topics while shoveling forkfuls of chow into their gaping maws. I find both disgusting. A typical love scene should last no longer than one minutes worth of viewing. Ditto for the family eating scenes.


47 posted on 06/19/2013 7:14:09 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
...while shoveling forkfuls of chow into their gaping maws.

Seems that ALL the fast food ads have some mannerless fool trying to gag himself on as much food as possible.

Disgusting indeed!

48 posted on 06/19/2013 8:10:50 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: driftless2

That seems reasonable. The eating scene is something that works better in a book, because you’re reading the dialogue instead of watching people try to talk while chewing food.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 4:13:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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