Porn isn't just a victimless habit

Castro: Porn made me do it.

Castro: Porn made me do it.

Malorie Blackman, a British author of popular children's books, would like to see more sex in young adult literature, arguing that if sex is honestly portrayed, it would help keep young adults from dipping into online pornography.

Sort of like taking a hair from the dog that bit you before it bites you, to keep it from biting you. Kind of like smoking weed to keep you from experimenting with the hard stuff.

This stunning sophistry, of course, was hailed by such similar-minded moderns as popular children's author Melvin Burgess. He said no limits should be placed on exploring anything in teenage fiction. Which, I suppose, could lead to an entirely new lit genre — teenage erotica.

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  • I think your "Sort of like taking a hair from the dog that bit you before it bites you, to keep it from biting you" about sums it up in a nutshell.

    p.s. Dennis you have a bad link for Madness please remove the period after .com and that will fix it but right now it is giving people a "Bad Page."

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