Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever wonderedand#133; Am I normal? (and what is "normal," anyway?) What's up down there? I really like girls, but I like boys sometimes, too. Am I gay, bisexual, or just messed up? Are we both really ready to have sex? Is it ok if I masturbate? I feel like I can't ever say no to my partner. What's the problem? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen.com have been providing sex education and information for young adults, parents, and mentors for nearly ten years. Whether you're straight, gay, sexually active, or just plain curious, S.E.X. spells out everything you need to know, including: A sexual readiness checklist Illustrations of female and male reproductive anatomy How to love your body, even when it's changing every day Tips on safer sex for body, heart, and mind An in-depth birth control breakdown How to create and enjoy the relationships that are right for you Popular mechanics of partnered sex: sexual activities explained, including pregnancy and STI risks STIs 101: what they are and how to keep yourself from getting them
- The revolutionary openness of Our Bodies, Ourselves for the sexually active iGeneration: Corinna has transformed the contents of her popular website into a frank and comprehensive reference covering the basics (puberty, orgasm, virginity) as thoroughly as the complex (pregnancy, birth control, gender, STIs, the emotional and physical risks and rewards of sexual behavior).
- A detailed, down-to-earth exploration of every sex and sexuality topic a young adult could wonder about: In a time when the very topic of sex ed is awash in controversy, and abstinence-only models of education are increasing, Corinna offers an oasis of much-needed sound, straightforward information for teens. Including pertinent topics often overlooked in sex education today, the book addresses: alternative menstrual management; transgender and intergender; the legalities of sex; the "trend" of female bisexuality; "friends with benefits"; pornography; resources for teen pregnancy and parenting; and rape, sexual abuse, and domestic abuse within teen relationships.
- Great web presence and print attention: Scarleteen.com has more than 25,000 unique visitors daily (more than 100,000 hits/day) and has generated acclaim from numerous publications, including Utne Reader, City Pages, Industry Standard, Chicago Tribune, Boston Phoenix, HipMama, the Oxygen Network, San Francisco Weekly, Yahoo!, Lavender Magazine, and Village Voice.
About the Author
is a writer, artist, educator, activist, and Internet publisher and community organizer in her mid-thirties. She has been bringing original, inclusive, informative, feminist, creative, and radical sexuality content to the web since 1997.