What made you choose this subject to write about?
Some years ago I viewed the ABC news special Out of Control: AIDS in Black America. As a black woman, I was shocked to learn that African Americans were living and dying with HIV at an alarming rate. I chose to write my book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, because I felt it needed to be done. HIV rates in the United States are ridiculously high, especially in the African American and Latino communities.
This fact can be traced to the lack of education about HIV, lack of health care, lack of access to care, and poverty among other things. However, HIV and other STDs are preventable and I wanted to write a book that people would enjoy for the sexual aspect but also appreciate because they learned something valuable in the process. I don’t want anyone to be afraid to check out the book because they feel it might be preachy or overtly educational because it’s not. In fact, you can read the first short story in the book, The Safe Sex Kit, free at my website – www.pantiesupskirtdown.com. There are a total of six stories in the book, each dealing with an entirely different scenario with kinky safe sex as the main character. What I most want people to take away from the book is that sex is fun, sex is beautiful, but bad things can happen if you’re not safe.
Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down is something that Dangerous Lee’s grandmother used to say as a warning against having sex too soon. These words were never forgotten and the advice is greatly needed, especially today. African Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, but more than 50% of the new HIV cases are in the African American community. How can we change this? Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down answers this question, six different ways, erotically.