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Teen Sex Magazine to Stay on Shelves at Iowa Library

A teen sex magazine will stay on the shelves at the Ames Public Library despite a petition signed by more than 100 parents objecting to the publication.

The Ames Library Board voted 6-1 to support library Director Art Weeks' recommendation to keep the magazine Sex, Etc., in the teen section.

The magazine is written by and for teens under the oversight of Answer, a national sexuality organization at Rutgers University. It addresses teen sexuality issues, substance abuse and eating disorders.

Copies are placed out two at a time for teens to take home without requiring sign-out.

A petition objecting the magazine was signed by 118 parents who said it was too explicit and was being given priority over other publications.