The guide was meant to be inclusive and informative for teens interested in anal sex. Conservatives lost their shit (pun intended).
In an effort to educate teens about all kinds of sex (since a lot of people aren’t into the whole penis-in-vagina thing), Teen Vogue published “A Guide to Anal Sex” this week.
And parents are outraged.
“Parents are rightfully angry and pushing back against this agenda to sexualize and sodomize our children,” Elizabeth Johnston, who calls herself the “Activist Mommy,” posted on Facebook.
Johnston’s “love for Jesus Christ” caused her to burn the magazine and encourage parents to boycott stores where it’s sold.
The guide in question was written by Gigi Engle.
“When it comes to your body, it’s important that you have the facts,” she wrote. “Being in the dark is not doing your sexual health or self-understanding any favors. With that sentiment in mind, we’re here to lay it all out for you when it comes to anal sex.”
The magazine’s target audience is 11 to 17-year-olds. And while Engle does not pressure teens into having anal sex in her piece, she also doesn’t bash it.
“The anus is full of nerve endings that, for some, feel awesome when stimulated,” she explained.
Predictably, the Internet lost its collective mind.
I monitor the webmaster email and have been inundated with hate mail saying we promote sodomy and want teens to get AIDS.
— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) July 14, 2017
The article seeks to be inclusive for LGBTQ youth, including those who don’t identify within the normal gender norms matching their biological genitalia.
It refers to penis-haver’s as “prostate owners” and vagina-haver’s as “non-prostate owners.”
TEEN Vogue. Also, women aren't women – they are "non prostate owners." Men are "prostate owners." We're so fucked https://t.co/Y8IWdNsnw3
— Ryan Basford (@RyanBasford) July 12, 2017
The piece tells potential anal sex-havers that they have to start small, use lube, only use sex toys that have flared bases, and be prepared for some shit.
“You will come in contact with some fecal matter,” Engle writes. “You are entering a butthole. It is where poop comes out. Expecting to do anal play and see zero poop isn’t particularly realistic. It’s NOT a big deal.”
People who don’t believe in sex education, people who don’t believe that gay people are real and people who voted for Donald Trump were quick to take to their keyboards:
"OPERATION PULL TEEN VOGUE" is underway! Teen Vogue must be pulled from all shelves! SAY NO to Psy-ops on kids. RT! pic.twitter.com/5vfpKoEIYU
— ????????PATRIOT 24/7???????? (@TrumpTrain45Pac) July 14, 2017
— KAYA (@KayaJones) July 10, 2017
Wow this is what Teen Vogue is printing, disgusting. There is no "right" way. pic.twitter.com/X00tZZa9t8
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) July 8, 2017
Interestingly, some progressives were also upset by the piece — feeling that it wasn’t informative or inclusive enough. The diagrams included did not include a clitoris and the piece didn’t mention STD’s or other potential health risks.
Here are two stupid things:
1. Teen Vogue has an anal sex guide geared towards teens.
2. It isn't considered progressive enough. pic.twitter.com/U9YA9H9jb6
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) July 10, 2017
If Teen Vogue wants to talk to girls abt sex it could start w a diagram of female anatomy that includes a clitoris https://t.co/XkRXDCbhJ7
— Nancy Jo Sales (@nancyjosales) July 9, 2017
Still other readers appreciated the piece and Engle’s goal to educate teens. Because teens are going to have sex whether you teach them about it or not:
Teen Vogue, there for you like Health class never was ???? https://t.co/6lhh4X4rJm
— rookling (@rookling) July 8, 2017
I keep saying it and over again … Teen Vogue is woke & sex positive AF ???????????????????????? https://t.co/96Tkv3QUZP
— Rick Cervantes (@mistercervantes) July 8, 2017
Teen Vogue, shedding light and arming minds once more.
That popping sound you hear is clueless heads exploding… https://t.co/0bAOXVE9AR
— Claire M. Jackson (@LaBarceloneta) July 8, 2017
As for the author herself? She seems to be feeling just fine about the reaction to her piece:
*Parents write furious emails & share angry statuses along with my anal article*
*Their teen children read the article, gain information* pic.twitter.com/FGr26uNIF0
— GigiEngle (@GigiEngle) July 13, 2017
The Activist Mommy’s other content includes “How to use your womb as a weapon” and populate the world with “freedom-loving Americans and Christians.”
That’s a link I won’t share.
Next, watch a family gang-tackle a man trying to have sex with underage girl. Then, read about Bill Cosby’s new “How to Avoid Sexual Assault Accusations” tour. Finally, check out 21 weird sex facts you really don’t want to know.