This is an ongoing project to list young adult novels that have “sex positive” themes.

This means that books explore teen decisions, emotions and reactions regarding sex in a positive, non-judgmental manner. This does not necessarily mean that teens actually have sex in each of these books, it’s more of a broad category regarding how the subject is handled.

This is, obviously, a very subjective list and we would love your suggestions.

By Elizabeth Scott
By Tammara Webber
Everything Beautiful
By Simmone Howell
Forever . . .
By Judy Blume
Forget You
By Jennifer Echols
Jellicoe Road
By Melina Marchetta
Love and Leftovers
By Sarah Tregay
My Life Next Door
By Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Nature of Jade
By Deb Caletti
Raw Blue
By Kirsty Eagar
Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
By Maggie Stiefvater
Such a Rush
By Jennifer Echols
Twenty Boy Summer
By Sarah Ockler
By Sarra Manning
Opal (A Lux Novel)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Jersey Angel
By Beth Ann Bauman
What I Thought Was True
By Huntley Fitzpatrick