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Sex: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety

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ISBN13: 9780981973326
ISBN10: 0981973329
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The co-creator of the popular online Midwest Teen Sex Show brings us a hilarious, honest, and in-depth look at every teen's favorite subject: sex. This isn't your mother's sex book: It's punchy and unapologetic. At the same time, it teaches teens the practical ins and outs of being sexually active and, above all, how to stay safe. With humorous illustrations by San Francisco Chronicle cartoon artist Michael Capozzola, this book features chapters on everything including: foreplay, different forms of sex (all of them!), masturbation, sexual orientation and gender identity, body issues, relationships, virginity, birth control, and protection against diseases. Modern teens are faced daily with making decisions about whether to have sex and how to protect themselves if they do, and they need an engaging and relatable resource for getting the right information. That's what this book is about.

Synopsis:

"This honest, funny, and in-depth read features chapters on all things sex, from sexual orientation and masturbation, to foreplay, first-time concerns, birth control, and protection against diseases. It also provides answers to questions posed by real teens on things you definitely want to know but might be afraid to ask."--Amazon.com.

Synopsis:

Sex: An Uncensored Introductionand#160;provides honest, in-depth information about sex, sexual orientation, masturbation, foreplay, birth control options, and protection against disease. This revised and updated edition includes updated information about everything from STIs to new sex-related legislation as well as brand new sections on sexting, online dating and safety, and sex-related bullying of all kinds. The hilariously straightforward contents of the book will be augmented by a new foreword written by a trusted "sexpert" to lend added expertise to this new edition.

About the Author

Nikol Hasler is a journalist and filmmaker, as well as the co-creator and host of the Midwest Teen Sex Show, a comic Internet video series (and soon to be Comedy Central show) that focusing on the issues of teens and sexuality.

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KinkyAnnamarie, July 6, 2012 (view all comments by KinkyAnnamarie)
I had such high hopes for this book after reading the good reviews of the Midwest Teen Sex Show. Plus, I just read "s.e.x." by Heather Corinna (which was amazing) so this left me extra disappointed.

Don't get me wrong, this book isn't all bad. The humor will grab the attention of teens who might otherwise be loathe to read a sex-ed book, and it's not so long that it will scare people away. The author is very pro-masturbation (yay!) and gives a great admonition to boys about not harassing the girls about their periods ("You wouldn't want the girls making jokes about your occasional boners, so let them bleed in peace.") It was frustrating that the humor seemed to come at the expense of good information though. For example, when talking about getting your period unexpectedly they referred to it as a "battle wound", and they make fun of the "freakiness" of certain fetishes.

And not all the information was good. There's a section on loving your body, but it's followed by a section on how much you should try to not be fat. Love your body, as long as it's thin, but make sure you don't get an eating disorder in the process. Then they have a decent explanation of trans issues but then insist on discussing "both sexes" throughout the rest of the book. They even divide up sex acts by orientation (straight vaginal sex vs lesbian vaginal sex, for example) and there is no allowance for people having sex outside of their chosen sexual identity.

Then there were little annoyances: plenty of talk of manual sex but no discussion of gloves, insistence that BDSM is never for teens (sorry kinky teens, you'll just have to wait), and wanting to date more than one person means you can't commit. The final straw for me was their discussion of the g-spot, which started with "Many believe that there is a region called the G-spot that is thought to be more sensitive than other parts of the vain. It is said to be an area inside the vagina on the upper wall about 2 to 3 inches in." "Many believe"? "It is said"? If you don't believe that the g-spot exists, at least explain why.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book unless the reader really needs the humor to make it through. There are better options out there.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780981973326
Subtitle:
An Uncensored Introduction
Publisher:
Zest Books
Author:
Hasler, Nikol
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating and Sex
Subject:
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior.
Subject:
Sex instruction for teenagers
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20150526
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 11
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 1-color illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 16

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Children's » Nonfiction » Health » Sexuality and Pregnancy
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Parenting Teens
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Sexuality
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Teen Issues

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Product details 224 pages Zest Books - English 9780981973326 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This honest, funny, and in-depth read features chapters on all things sex, from sexual orientation and masturbation, to foreplay, first-time concerns, birth control, and protection against diseases. It also provides answers to questions posed by real teens on things you definitely want to know but might be afraid to ask."--Amazon.com.
"Synopsis" by ,
Sex: An Uncensored Introductionand#160;provides honest, in-depth information about sex, sexual orientation, masturbation, foreplay, birth control options, and protection against disease. This revised and updated edition includes updated information about everything from STIs to new sex-related legislation as well as brand new sections on sexting, online dating and safety, and sex-related bullying of all kinds. The hilariously straightforward contents of the book will be augmented by a new foreword written by a trusted "sexpert" to lend added expertise to this new edition.

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