Blondie on Her Sexual Beginnings

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 08:44
Submitted by Carlin Ross

In her memoir Blondie: Parallel Lives, Debbie Harry shares a story about her sexual beginnings.

When she was 11, her family was on vacation in Cape Cod. A young Harry would put on lipstick with her cousin and go out about town—without her parents knowing. One day they successfully picked up two gentlemen who walked them home and offered to pick them up later for a drink.

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“At 11 p.m. that night our mothers had put us in pajamas and told us to go to bed, when these two guys came knocking at the door. We went down and opened it and you should have seen the faces of these two guys when they saw these two little kids there, without lipstick. It turned out that they were both very famous musicians. They gave us both autographed pictures and stuff. But my parents were really shocked.”

I remember the first time an older man mistook me for a woman...it was exciting and scary all at the same time. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we talked to our daughters about their sexual power and how to handle this new found attention?

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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