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The new normal seems to be: "We don't want kids to have jobs, but we do want them to be well-educated in all sex practices."
My major complaint about training kids for every sex practice imaginable is that it is illegal for them to practice sex. I would like to see the laws regarding smoking and alcohol use be nullified before nullifying the prohibitions on sex activity in minors. What do you think?
Dec 5, 2021
I've been aware for some time that the school and public libraries around Hamilton County often shelve materials for minors that are objectionable. But I hadn't been aware until a few weeks ago that Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) has been crossing some significant lines and descending to a new low in this regard.
The book that first dropped my jaw is Drawn to Sex: The Basics by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan. This book was shelved in the "TeenZone" of HEPL: the section of the library that is reserved for kids as young as thirteen, and possibly as young as sixth grade.
Let's talk about this book a bit. One of the authors, Moen, called herself a "pervert" in Publishers Weekly.
Notable excerpt from a positive review of this book for kids, available in Wyoming libraries: "kinks, fantasies, and porn." Another review of the books is largely positive, but notes that this book talks about STDs including HIV and then downplays those diseases by pointing out that there are medicines to treat all STDs including HIV.
An illustrated sexuality and relationship education resource for teens.
A multiethnic set of realistic teen cartoon characters representing a wide diversity of body types (sizes, abilities, genders) have illuminating and honest conversations in this informative guide. The first chapter focuses on what sex is, how varied sexual expression can be, and what consent means. The second chapter nonjudgmentally explores various kinds of relationships, including monogamous, polyamorous, open, and companionate. Subsequent chapters discuss gender and sexuality (with joyful and varied illustrations), body image (featuring loving representations of many body types), anatomy (including outstanding drawings that are inclusive of trans and intersex people), masturbation (with how-to ideas presented), and thorough coverage of birth control and STI prevention. The book is rounded out with chapters on what to think about before having sex; orgasms; ground rules for sexting; kinks, fantasies, and porn; jealousy and rejection (including guidance on recognizing abusive patterns); potential impacts on friendship; and more. The tone throughout this colorful, visually appealing, and easy-to-read volume is honest, normalizing, and sex positive as it offers readers excellent and reassuring information. The married coauthors are known for their sex-education–related comic collaborations. While the dialogue can occasionally feel stilted as it conveys comprehensive content, the work is still crisp, breezy, effective, and noteworthy in a crowded field for its holistic emphasis on human, emotional aspects of sexuality. Puts the graphic in the graphic-novel format, in the best and most educational way. (further reading, authors’ note, index) (Nonfiction. 13-18)
Thank you for reading. The purpose of my campaigns is to highlight corruption and to get assistance from anyone who is able and willing to help return Gillette and Campbell County and Wyoming to American Ideals, and hopefully a culture that applies the law equally to all citizens regardless of position or social class. Thank you so much for the efforts you are making and have already made. Please forward to everyone that you know who might be interested in the information I share. God Bless You, and God Bless America.