Controversial sex book gets second printing : LUSENET : Unk's Troll-free Private Saloon : One Thread

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex, by Judith Levine is getting a second edition of 10,000 copies by the University of Minnesota Press. The first run was 3,500 copies.

In the book, Levine argues that young Americans are often deprived of realistic advice about sex. She contends that abstinence-only sex education is misguided, and suggests that the threat of pedophilia and molestation is exaggeratged by adults who want to deny young people the opportunity for positive sexual experiences.

She says that consensual sex between adults and teenagers isn't necessarily harmful.

-- John (, April 13, 2002


Consensual sex between any two people who can be considered as equals is unlikely to ever be harmful. But an affair between an adult and a teenager will rarely meet this criterion. It is possible... but not very likely.

-- Little Nipper (, April 13, 2002.


-- wake me up (when@it's.over), April 14, 2002.

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