Following in the footsteps of Buffy, Twilight is now getting its round of academic writing, and it's kicking things off with a little abstinence. As research for a new book called Bitten by Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, and the Vampire Franchise, researchers talked to fans about their obsession with the books, and, they, say, "what really surprised us was the obvious abstinence message in the book and that teens were responding favorably to this message. Many of the young women that we interviewed had felt pressure to perform sexually by their peers, but now they have a desire to find their own 'Edward,' who will be interested in them for nonsexual reasons."

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