Episode #4: The LadyHead Seal of Approval

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Episode #4:  We discuss the whys and wherefores of oral sex, in life and in YA fiction.

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Show Notes

Christa is currently reading The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith; just finished Bone Gap by Laura Ruby & The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Carrie is currently reading Infandous by Elana K. Arnold; just finished There Was and There Was Not by Meline Toumani

On Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and John Green’s Looking for Alaska
John Green on the Looking for Alaska blowjob scene
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Book Recommendations
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Don’t Let Me Go by JH Trumble
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
poem referenced:  “Japan” by Billy Collins
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

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YA Books Featuring Oral Sex
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Starglass by Phoebe North
The Program by Suzanne Young
Kiss It by Erin Downing
About a Girl by Sarah McCarry

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Episode #2: First Times

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Episode #2:  We discuss what it’s like to have sex for the first time, in our lives and in YA fiction.

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Show Notes for Episode #2:

– What we’re reading: Christa: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby /  Carrie: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
– Christa mentioned our involvement in nonfiction anthology The V-Word, edited by Amber Keyser, editor (S&S/Beyond Words, spring of 2016)
– a great blog post that Christa references: An Open Letter to YA Authors About Sex by The Page Sage
– mention of girl character having an orgasm (on the page! yes!) in If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Scarleteen’s First Intercourse 101 – a list of considerations for those thinking/planning their first sex

A bunch of information on lubricants, because why the hell not
What You Need To Know About Lubricant
Mini-Guide: Lubricants
Men’s Health: Pick The Perfect Lube
How To Use Lubricant: A Guide from About.com

Book Recommendations
The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry
“Green Screen” by Andrew Smith, in Losing It, Keith Gray, ed.
“Sticky Fingers” by A.S. King in Losing It, Keith Gray, ed.
About A Girl by Sarah McCarry
Under The Wolf, Under The Dog by Adam Rapp
Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Freefall and Live Through This by Mindi Scott

First Time Questions. We used these as a tool think about the show content beforehand, so thought we’d share with you, as they make a great starting place for you and your friends to talk about First Times.

Where/When: time of day, location, your age
Who: Did you know the person? Were you in an established relationship? Like them? Love them? Kinda hate them?
How: Did you plan it? Did you use birth control or condoms? How did it work?
Did it hurt? How did you feel afterward?

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