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The Lessons of Sex

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away

Third edition

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780823231027
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240821 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0008
The Lessons of Sex

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The summer of 1963, just before Allen Jones turned thirteen, marked the beginning of his double life. On the face of it, he had everything going for him: a strong family, athletic talent, and a neighborhood with plenty of youth programs and mentors ready to keep young people on a straight path. However he also had an irresistible attraction to the dark side of life, and the Lester Patterson Houses provided ample opportunities for him to find trouble. He was a loaded cannon ready to go off at the slightest provocation. Fortunately, he managed to find a few girls at the school whose curiosity and boldness matched his. When it came to sex, Jones did not give up easily. The games they played in school got him excited, and it was difficult to find a way to satisfy his urgings on the Lester Patterson Houses' grounds.

Keywords: Allen Jones; double life; youth programs; Lester Patterson Houses; sex

Chapter.  3143 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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