The Ketchikan City Council has reversed an earlier vote and, by a margin of 4-3, has placed “Let’s Talk About It” in the adult section of the Ketchikan Public Library. The book was in the teen section, as it is in many libraries across the country, including Anchorage’s Loussac Library.
“Let’s Talk About It” is graphically illustrated to show how to administer oral sex, what gay sex looks like with some precision, and has descriptions of how to perform anal sex and why teens should access porn and participate in sending sexual pictures of themselves over the internet. Nationally, it is a book that has enraged parents and created distrust of public institutions that seem bent on delivering hyper sexualized material to children.
In Anchorage, the book is available in the Teen Underground, a special library room just for teens where many sex manuals and gay promotions are located and where adults are not allowed, except for the teen librarian.
In June, the Ketchikan City Council had voted 4-3 to leave the book in the teen section of the library. But Councilwoman Abby Bradberry filed a motion to reconsider, and the Thursday vote went against the book. Teens are still able to access the book in the adult section of the library.