Shailene Woodley Believes Learning About Masturbation in School Could Lower Teen Pregnancy Rates
Woodley recently sat down with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit to talk about her new movie Snowden, where she got to talking about a topic she is very passionate about: sex education. The star, who got her big break playing a teen mom on the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager, believes she’s found a way to prevent unwanted pregnancies, particularly teenage pregnancies.
“As a young woman you don’t learn how to pleasure yourself, you don’t learn what an orgasm should be, you don’t learn that you should have feelings of satisfaction,” she explained. “I’ve always had a dream of making a book called There’s No Right Way to Masturbate. If masturbation were taught in school, I wonder how [many] fewer people would get herpes aged 16, or pregnant at 14?”
No word on whether a publisher has bought the rights to her masturbation book, but we’re pretty sure it’d be a New York Times bestseller.