The Rainbow Party- Is this porn for kids?

The first paragraph of the book:

From Foxnews:

Normally, I try not to have knee-jerk reaction to a book or movie, but just the first paragraph out of the book has got me worried. If I were a parent, I don’t think I’d let my child read this until after I read and approved it.

In response to the title of your OP, yes. :frowning:

Talk about provocative language. :eek:

I never got invited to those kinds of parties back in school, and still don’t. :frowning:

Yeah, we had to wait months and months for oral sex.

And we had to walk uphill both ways to get a hummer.

In the snow.

First… read the book.

THEN…decide.

There. Is that a better beginning for such a book?

Gads! Now I’m turned on! Thanks, Ex! :smiley:

Oh! Oh! Oooooh! OOOOOHHHH YEAH, BABY!!

whew… that was good!

In my church group, there was a group of parents discussing this. I committed a bit of a faux pas by pointing out that two or three kinds of lipstick just smear together into a brown. Good thing it was Unitarians.

I maintained, and still do, that is a crock of shit. When at teen is asked, by an adult who cannot punish him, what sort of experiences he has had, he will exaggerate, or lie outright. Teens will also do this with their peers, so the peers report that this goes on all the time. If any group of teens ever did do this, it was after hearing one of those reports on the news. And then they said,“well, that sucks. It’s just all smeary and brown.”

I find my urban myth o’ meter is ringing. Anyone know if these parties are real?

I did see something about them on Oprah a long time ago–but I ahve teens and something does not compute here. I am the last parent to be deluded into thinking that my kids wouldn’t or don’t etc–but I just don’t see the likelihood of this going on.
As to the book-it does sound a bit like porn. I have not read more than the excerpt but I would be more comfortable with a book that talked about the feelings of the girls and guys and the consequences (emotional and physical)–the writing sounds provocative to me.

If they weren’t before, I bet they will be now.

Sampiro

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Wanna have our own party?

Heh. :cool: I’ve got a new lipstick.

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(no idea if you are male or female…oops) :smack:

There was a sensational case of some Georgia teens (I can’t remember the city) that were high-school-age, having parties where they would watch porn on cable TV then try to recreate the things they saw on screen. It was all over the local (Atlanta)news for a couple of weeks.

I would provide a cite, but Googling “teenage sex party Georgia” doesn’t return any useful results…at least not useful in this thread :slight_smile:

-rainy

and just where the heck were these parties when I was in high school?

Heck, throw in a reference to Hueys and it’d pass for Tom Clancy.

Boy did YOU screw up… :smiley:

Girls just wanna experiment…uh…have fun, I mean!

:slight_smile:

I first heard the “Rainbow party” story a few months ago from a mom of one of my kid’s friends :rolleyes: … Definitely set off the Urban Legend detector in my head. This is a particularly uninformed parent, so perhaps I’m biased.

Back in my day they only had one kind of lipstick and we had to walk 3 miles in the snow to get to the blowjob party. Then of course you could never remember which fella you blew because all the lipstick was the same. “Cherries in the Snow” by Revlon. Sometimes you’d have to blow a guy 4, 5 times before you gleaned. But you liked it because it was all you knew. War raged in Europe, BTW.

I think people have been writing sort of porn for teens for at least 30 years. I remember reading a novel where the girls in a gang had to do things for initiation so one of the things was to get a condom full of jizz to prove you slept with some guy. One of the girls didn’t want to do it so she made up a recipe in the kitchen which I believe contained mayo. Then when she presented the trophy one of the other girls said something like, “oh Mike? I’d drink his sweet jizz any day,” grabbed the condom and downed it like a bar shot. Even though it was fake jizz, the point is the same–someone out there is more sexually brave then you are. I’m pretty sure the heroine eventually comes to realize that it’s better to wait til a guy respects you as a person before you try to steal his sperm.

My point is just that teenagers want to read about the sex their not having just like anyone else. The fact that the author makes everyone get a mystery disease as punishment for their blowjob partying ways just tells me that sex books for teens are still as bossy and moralistic as ever. “They’re all, ‘don’t put strange genitals in your mouth,’ and I’m all like, ‘as if!’”

Well stated, in teen-speak even. Hopefully the vast majority of Teen America feels the same way…