Teen Vogue is at it again. That’s right, the same magazine that brought us an anal sex guide for preteens and listed vibrators and post-sex sanitary wipes on they’re recommended back-to-school list is back with a new article to make sure young girls can recognize the signs of sexual arousal.
While it’s unlikely that many teens in the history of ever have needed to be told when they’re attracted to a member of the opposite sex, just in case, smutty “sex ed” teacher and columnist Gigi Engle breaks down what arousal feels like in a new article. She also makes sure to ensure young girls that it’s perfectly fine.
In “How to Tell If You’re Horny”, subtitled “The thirst is real,” Engle addresses some of the tell-tale signs that her young audience might be experiencing if they are just beginning to experience sexual arousal.
To start, the article is based on a false premise:
“You’re horny. Who knew? It’s not like they teach you to recognize your naturally occurring, budding sexuality in health class,” she writes. “There is no teacher who sits the class down and says, ‘OK, guys. This is how you recognize if what you’re feeling is sexual desire.’ Nope. That doesn’t happen, unfortunately.”
Did she grow up in the 30’s? This is the topic of a multitude of sex ed resources available to young children, from public school health classes to overly-graphic puberty books like “What’s Happening to My Body?” which, if you look up on Amazon, has several reviews from concerned parents warning that the book might as well be rated X for its sexual content.
“We make the jump from blissfully unaware elementary school students to confused (and slightly carnal) adolescents with no one there to explain what is going on,” she continues.
What world is she living in where public schools aren’t full of pro-LGBT sex ed classes that instruct young teenagers how to apply condoms and use dental dams for oral sex? Most of the time, liberals spend their time defending this type of sex ed, but Engle is just going full denial on us and pretending these kinds of resources don’t exist for young kids.
If, for whatever reason, a child does not attend a school that teaches non-abstinence sex ed, there are literally hundreds of books on the shelves with graphic, detailed descriptions of sex for young audiences, and they all say the same thing Engle is saying: sexual arousal is perfectly normal at this age.
Still, she reassures her young audience as if she’s the first person to do so:
“Trust me, everything is going to be fine. Don’t be afraid to explore all of these different paths you find yourself on. Remember, that everyone goes through this. You may feel misunderstood, but we all do during times of change,” she writes. “In the end, you’ll be alright. I promise!”
How delighted she is to supposedly be the first one to reassure young girls that if it feels good, do it!
Aside from Engle’s self-gratification at reassuring young girls that sexual arousal is perfectly normal and ought to be acted upon, there is something highly disturbing about this article that might not jump out at you at first.
When Teen Vogue first published Engle’s guide on how to have anal sex, many apologists for the magazine tried to claim that Teen Vogue’s audience was mostly made up of women in their early 20’s and not, as the title would suggest, tweens and teenagers.
If that is the case, why on earth is she writing so clearly to an audience of young, pubescent girls? Women in their early 20’s will hardly need to be told what sexual arousal feels like, especially women in this day and age. This article proves, once and for all, that Teen Vogue is written for children. And furthermore, that it is pandering obscenities to them!
This is the stuff that most 13-year-old girls get in “the talk” with their mother.
And that really is the bottom line–Vogue is a fashion magazine, and Teen Vogue is supposed to be a fashion magazine for, well, teenagers. Why is it publishing content better suited for adult eyes? This is a highly personal, sensitive topic that mothers should speak with their children about, most importantly so they can convey to their children their own values about sex and lust.
From a moral perspective, sexual desire might be normal, but it’s not “perfectly OK”. It is a biological desire that should be reserved for one’s spouse and young teenagers should be taught to control their desire rather than to accept it and “explore it.”
Please do not let your teens and tweens read this smutty magazine and warn other parents to do the same!