This is an interesting discussion that left me wanting to research this topic more. The speaker, Christine Siefert focuses on sex in young adult literature and the effect that that has on its readers. Siefert was engaging and discussed her coined term, “abstinence porn” and how it is a growing topic in young adult literature. She then defines abstinence porn as “the presentation of virginity as the pinnacle of eroticism” (06:13). Young adult literature deserves to be studied because of how it is changing and the influence that novel such as these have on young readers in today’s society.
A link to her discussion is provided below.