Lately, I’ve been wondering why people think is bad to have sex scenes in YA books. Personally, I think it’s really great to have some of those in books no matter the genre. We, young adults, have sex and there’s no need to hide it. It is a normal thing, so why do we have to think that it’s bad that authors write about it in YA books?
As young adults, we go through a lot of phases in our lives. We get boyfriends/girlfriends, new friends, cars, we start going out and also, we start having sex. I like when an author writes the life of a character as normal as our real life. I like reading characters who go through the same phases we do. For example, Sarah J. Maas wrote sex scenes and menstruation in the Throne of Glass series. I really enjoyed those scenes because Celaena was normal like us and she had PMS like we do, and she had sex just because she wanted to like we do sometimes.
I know a lot of adults think that having sex scenes in YA books encourage teenagers to have sex, and let me tell you… YOU’RE WRONG. Not because we read about it, we’re going to start having sex like crazy aliens. It’s good to have normal stuff in YA books, because thanks to that we can feel related to the characters, their life and even their problems. Sometimes when I read a book and the character doesn’t have a normal life I tend to think the character is a robot (I’m laughing but it’s true, I do think that).
I’m not saying a YA book should have explicit sex scenes, because I’m not. If a YA book have explicit sex scenes then it wouldn’t be a YA book, it would be an Erotica book like Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m just saying that YA books should have normal things that we, teenagers, go through. As I said, we have sex, we have problems with our parents, we get bullied at school/college, we get into fights with our friends or boyfriends/girlfriends, we get pushed into using drugs, we have suicidal thoughts and more. It would be good to have those things in books more often. It would be amazing to have sex as a normal thing in books, and stop thinking it is a freaking taboo.
SEX IS NORMAL. SEX IS GOOD. STOP MAKING IT A TABOO. STOP CRITICIZING AUTHORS BECAUSE THEY WRITE ABOUT IT IN YA BOOKS.
I hope you all enjoy this post. I just needed to get this out of my system because I think we need more of those normal stuff in YA books. We need to stop criticizing authors because of the things they write; we need to support them. If an author decides to write about sex in his/her book, we should support it because sex is a normal thing. As I said, I hope you enjoy this. If you have thoughts about this, let’s talk in the comments. Thank you so much for reading. Until next time, xoxo.