Banned Books 2020 – S.E.X.: The All-You Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.


The California Board of Education voted to adopt a Health Education Framework and sex education curriculum using LGBTQIA+ inclusive language and that provided information about HIV prevention, safe sex, human trafficking, and gender identity. While praised by some parents, the suggested curriculum was protested by other parents and conservative groups. Teachers were not required to teach any specific part of the curriculum and many schools allowed parents to opt out their children. Some parents also objected to S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties which they described as “explicit and graphic.” No removals of the book has been reported.

A Mt. Angel (OR) Public Library patron submitted a request for reconsideration, concluding that the book was "a total X-rated sex manual which degrades sexuality into something very base and crude" and "encouraged young teens to experiment and practice." Retained.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020