To say that Bryan Craig made a questionable decision when deciding to pen a book is quite an understatement. It's not that writing a book is a bad thing for a high school teacher and girls basketball coach to do.
Rather, it's that writing a self-help sex book aimed at women is a bad thing, particularly when one markets his expertise in the subject based on the fact that he has, "spent a considerable amount of time around, and with, the fairer sex."
It would be one thing if Craig's book was simply about general relationship advice for women. That would be creepy enough. The issue is that it focuses on how women can take advantage of their own sexuality, and does so quite graphically at that. Coming from a longtime girls basketball coach and school counselor, that's a taboo subject, to put it mildly.
As reported by the Merillville Post-Tribune, the Rich Center (Ind.) High employee was put on leave shortly after his 44-page tome entitled "It's her fault," was released. The book is available for purchase on Amazon for $11.95 in paperback, or a measly $3.03 in electronic format for Kindle.
The book offers explicit sexual advice, advocating promiscuity for all and providing elaborate details of differences in female anatomy of members of different races.
To be fair, those issues are only the start of the rather detailed and often disturbing contents of Craig's book. The following passage, which discusses submissiveness, is noted as a fairly representative one by the Post-Tribune.
"He's your man, go ahead and let him turn you every which way, let him touch your hair if he asks, real or not," Craig wrote. "Give him oral sex without making the 'ugh' face."
Some of Craig's former charges have come out in defense of the longtime coach and counselor, claiming that his literary exploits were probably motivated by a desire to earn more money outside his day job. In particular, two former Rich Center girls basketball players said that the coach wrote the book because "he was probably bored," and that the content of the literary work should not "mold parents' opinions about how he is counseling at the school."
It may prove difficult for parents to avoid passing some judgment based on the book, which so actively advocates for women to juggle as many as five different sexual partners.
Unfortunately for him, Craig may now have significantly more time to consider penning a sequel. Whether or not that is good news for anyone is a subject worthy of debate.
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