WT&TT: Jo Talks Books: Should There Be Sex Scenes in YA? (reblogged)

Interesting. I’d agree – the key is balance. It shouldn’t be avoided but neither should it be unnecessarily pushed. As the comments discuss, I think an important theme surrounding sex in YA (and all fiction) should be consent, even more than the question of sex scenes. Teens should feel able to explore their own sexualities, relationships and identities in a comfortable manner. They should also be able to talk about these things with adults in a non-judgemental way. I’d love it if more YA explored those things.

Some authors do tackle these topics – for example, Tamora Pierce. Check her out.

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Source: Jo Talks Books: Should There Be Sex Scenes in YA?