Judy Blume

Judy Blume Talks About Porn, ‘There’s A Lot Of Sexual Expectations’

 

Judy Blume is getting a lot of press. The best-selling author known for her classic “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” is putting absolutely nothing off limits during her interviews to promote Tiger Eyes.

Tiger Eyes is the film adaptation based on her 1981 novel of the same name. With her son at the helm of the film, Judy Blume has spoken out about the film, along with personal anecdotes about her own life. In a recent interview with Rookie magazine, the author opened up about surviving a horrible marriage and how writing saved her through that difficult time.

We can definitely put up porn on the list of things we never thought we would hear Judy Blume discuss, but in the candid interview she takes it up to task.

Sex has changed for young woman

Judy Blume has noted that sex has changed for young woman because the expectations have been raised considerably. Blume told the magazine:

“In my day, the rules were there for us. Back then there was no abortion and no pill, and my friends and I knew that what we called “going all the way” could ruin our lives. It is not that we didn’t have physical sexual longing, but we went out with guys who understood that there were ways to satisfy — and it wasn’t oral sex. We kind of could be satisfied through touching; we could be physically satisfied with what we called petting.”

Everyone is watching porn

If there was something to blame for this shift in the way we view our own sexuality, Blume figures it’s porn. Porn coupled with how readily available it is through the use of the Internet has made sexual exposure easier on pre-teens. According to Blume kids “miss out on being sexual without having intercourse.

She continued:

“Everyone is watching porn now. It turns you on, sure. I’m not saying don’t watch it. But what you see in porn is not what real love and sexuality within a long-term relationship are. Just like kids have to learn that the toy they see on TV is different from different from what it does in real life, I’d like to see the same thing taught about sex.”

Later Blume added:

“I hate to see girls feeling like they have to emulate what they see in porn, with breast implants and pole dancing. What would I do if I was 16 now?

Do you agree with Judy Blume?

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