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what NOVELS gave you the most sex education as a teenager?

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Dineysor Mon 20-Jul-09 10:57:40

me cain and abel ( ooh lalal) and also some crime writer,, not len deighton but someone similar

dalek Mon 20-Jul-09 10:59:36

Lace, scruples and Wideacre

LouLovesAeroplaneJelly Mon 20-Jul-09 10:59:41

Forever - Judy Blume
And then once when I was really really bored on holidays I read a mills and boon belonging to my mum. WELL that was an eye opener for sure. I remember reading the raunchy ones with friends and giggling over the sex scenes.

Dineysor Mon 20-Jul-09 11:00:39

Ah by JB was for kids wasnt she? I am tlaking adult ones Jackie colline setc

OhBling Mon 20-Jul-09 11:00:48

I've had this conversation on MN before. Lace, definitely. As I think I mentioned previously, I've always been slightly disappointed that no man has ever managed anything even vaguelly similar to the goldfish trick.... blush

Dineysor Mon 20-Jul-09 11:01:09

oh sorry!

EccentricaGallumbits Mon 20-Jul-09 11:01:36

Jackie Collins.

MaybeAfterBreakfast Mon 20-Jul-09 11:01:45

Judy Blume
Virginia Andrews (Flowers in the Attic et al)

brimfull Mon 20-Jul-09 11:02:24

about periods etc
'are you there god it's me margaret'

about sex -sex tips for girls ,very saucy

llareggub Mon 20-Jul-09 11:02:32

Clan of the Cave Bear

southeastastra Mon 20-Jul-09 11:03:34

endless love lol

LouLovesAeroplaneJelly Mon 20-Jul-09 11:16:30

llaregrubb- ooh yes I have forgotten about that one. Our school librarian actually removed them from the shelves.

twopeople Mon 20-Jul-09 11:23:09

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Lilymaid Mon 20-Jul-09 11:28:37

"The Group" by Mary McCarthy - all set pre-pill so there was much talk about dutch caps and the like.

champagnesupernova Mon 20-Jul-09 11:37:35

yes kane and abel here too lol
Judy blume forever. ralph wtf!

And a crime writer too = I always remember one line 'sexual frenzy was wiping out her thoughts' lololo

thedolly Mon 20-Jul-09 11:39:44

Not a novel but a poem by Seamus Heaney -'Undine'

He slashed at the briars, shovelled up grey silt
To give me right of way in my own drains
And I ran quick for him, cleaned out my rust.

He halted, saw me finally disrobed,
Running clear, with apparent unconcern.
Then he walked by me. I rippled and I churned.

Where ditches intersected near the river
Until he dug a spade deep in my flank
And took me to him. I swallowed his trench

Gratefully, dispersing myself for love
Down in his roots, climbing his brassy grain--
But once he knew my welcome, I alone

Could give him subtle increase and reflection.
He explored me so completely, each limb
Lost its cold freedom. Human, warmed to him.

-Seamus Heaney


UnquietDad Mon 20-Jul-09 12:23:30

SF novelist Robert Silverberg was, ahem, eye-opening. Futuristic group sex, gay orgies, all kinds of stuff... I don't think my brother was quite aware of what he had bought me...

kathyis6incheshigh Mon 20-Jul-09 12:30:02

Fay Weldon - Praxis, Puffball, Life & Loves of a She-Devil, etc.

potplant Mon 20-Jul-09 12:32:51

My mum's Mills and Boon books.

yappybluedog Mon 20-Jul-09 12:59:01

Jackie Collins & The Thorn Birds hmm

fluffyanimal Mon 20-Jul-09 13:04:38

Riders by Jilly Cooper, then various by Jackie Collins and Harold Robbins.

OhBling Mon 20-Jul-09 13:55:21

Twopeople - I won't go into the details of the goldfish if you don't remember but in a nutshell, the Prince guy (Pagan's man) used a goldfish in a very ...cunning... way.

UQD - I'd forgotten about SF. Robert Heinlein I always felt descended into soft porn at one stage! I think I read Silverberg too but can't remember off top of my head. SF sex was always about threesomes and different moral standards - very exciting as a teenager!

naturalblonde Mon 20-Jul-09 13:57:53

Judy Blume Forever

UnquietDad Mon 20-Jul-09 14:04:50

Silverberg's "The Masks of Time" is amazingly explicit for the time.

OhBling Mon 20-Jul-09 14:08:00

<opens Amazon>

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