Is YA Fiction A Better Sex Educator Than Sex Ed Class?

10.22.2015 - By HuffPost Love + Sex

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Where do teens turn when they aren't getting the information they want and need from their schools (or often parents)? For many, it's their local bookstore or library.

In this episode of The Huffington Post's Love+Sex Podcast, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson explore how young adult (YA) literature -- from classics like Clan of the Cave Bear to more recent favorites like Twilight -- is providing many teens with information about sex and sexuality they aren't getting anywhere else.

Kolodny and Michelson chatted with Emily M. Danforth, the author of The Misadventures of Cameron Post, Megan McCafferty, the author of the New York Times-bestselling Jessica Darling series which includes Sloppy Firsts and Amy Lang, the founder of Birds And Bees And Kids, which helps parents figure out how to approach that important -- and often intimidating -- talk about sex with their kids. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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