Published November 22, 2009
AMES, Iowa – 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.