Wednesday, September 14, 2011
S.E.X. the all-you-need-to-know progressive sexuality guide
Teens who want to know everything about sex: here's your book.
Complete (and I do mean complete) information to answer all the questions you've ever had (and possibly some you never considered). Body image, relationships, masturbation, STDs, pregnancy (and prevention of STDs and pregnancy) as well as the "mechanics" of kissing, mutual masturbation, and various types of intercourse are discussed in frank, readable language.
The author "translates" medical terms into slang terms (and vice versa) to make the information in this book as accessible as possible. She also addresses many topics that traditionally have been skipped over in sex information books: pornography, relationship skills, gender identity issues, and detailed information about the process and the phyical and mental ramifications of abortion.
Obviously, this book could be problematic in many public schools, and probably too much information for middle schools or junior high schools. However, the information is good, current, and needful.
This is a $16.95 investment that libraries should try to make wherever possible. Recommended.