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S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    It's about time !!

    I bought and sent this to my daughter (I'm a divorced dad) who just turned 18 and is asking all the interesting questions (I'm her confident). She has found it informative and wish most of this had been taught in Sex class in high school. It's a great book, it's simple and direct, but covers alot of very important issues. This book is sex-positive, easy and enjoyable to read. "It's like hearing it from your best friend, just that she's also a Dr. and a shrink"

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for

    If you're looking for the definitive guide to sex and sexuality, and everything that it entails, then look no further than Heather Corinna's fact-filled book. With straightforwardness, humor, insight, and directness, the founder and editor of delves into every aspect of sexuality, and presents it in a way that teens and young adults (and us old adults, too!) can truly understand.<BR/><BR/>Everything -- and I mean everything! -- is covered within the pages of S.E.X. From Your Body: An Owner's Manual to To Be, Or Not To Be...Sexually Active, Ms. Corinna puts everything into perspective, for both girls and guys. There are thirteen main chapters included, along with appendixes that cover sexually transmitted diseases and infections and a bibliography and list of recommended sources (which include phone numbers and websites, as well as books).<BR/><BR/>If you've ever had questions of any type about sex, or about your sexuality, then this is the book to use as a reference. There's nothing silly or embarrassing in this book -- just straight questions and straight answers. There are parts that are humorous, but underneath it all is just frankness for the seriousness of the subject matter. Heather Corinna knows that sex is serious business, and that staying both healthy and happy is, too.<BR/><BR/>This is a great book! Give it to your sons and daughters, your nieces and nephews, your friends. Read it with them, and don't be afraid to discuss what you've read. If everyone -- regardless of age -- is informed, then sex and sexuality will never have to be a taboo subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    Message to Heather, but I hope everyone reads this!

    I am 19 years old, and I can attest that this book is WAY WORTH IT. Parents, this is the book to buy for your kids if you want to start talking about sex with them. This is my message to Heather: I have read your new book, and it is SO useful in so many ways. First of all, I was very impressed by the way you discussed controversial points in issues like masturbation and sexuality-you kept things light, conversational, and informative, but made a conscious effort throughout to be all-inclusive of everyone. You were sensitive to the beliefs of ALL your readers, not a small feat! I think that just discussing the way you talk about a certain subject would be a great way for everyone to become more conscious of how they use their own words. Also, I think reading the book is also a great conversation starter between adults and children because your writing style suits all ages. At certain points I would call the book a self-help book because you convey that exploring sexuality, and knowing about sex, is empowerment. Many of your passages are almost like inspirational talks to be more open, and observant, and tolerant of others...I must say that some of it was quite moving 'I can get very emotional right before my period...last month I cried at an Matisse exhibit because it was so beautiful'. It sounded like you were right next to me, encouraging me in a bright, positive, go-gettem' voice. Bottom line: you're great at teaching about sex! why? because you don't tell us what's right, but show us how to find it 'sexuality, gender, identity, tolerance, the right partner, an alternative to tampons...all of it!' on our own. Didn't mean to write all that, it just came out. I just wanted to say thank you for writing such a great sex book. Although I learned a few new things, I wish I had this book a few years ago. I will make sure to pass it on to my sister!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Recent College Escapee

    I am a 23 year old recent college grad.And a former teen sex educator. This book is necessary. A long time fan of The Guide to Getting it On. The S.E.X guide expands it to the populations that are usually afterthoughts and often most endangered. There is a necessity for serious and friendly non sarcastic or ironic sex discussions. A reviewer is very right not a lot of kids are having these conversations. The ones that are however in all their per mutations are having better sex lives. This book is a great guide to helping those who are not naturals at these conversations have them and not feel self conscious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    totally awesome !

    This book is honestly amazing. It adresses pretty much everything about sexuality and, this, in a way that is easy to understand. So everything you want to know about sexuality, you'll find that in that book and easily too. The book is entitled S-E-X, but it's so much more than just that, in fact, it covers a lot of other subjects that goes from body image to relationships. The way it's written, nothing seems too taboo of a subject, it's written in a honest and sometimes also humoristic way that makes reading anything but long and boring. Another thing that is cool about this book is that it talks to everyone out there : not just the heterosexual folks, not just the girls, not just the sexually active ones but everyone. So everyone can find themselves included while reading the book which makes it even more special and valuable given it's not everywhere we can find books like that nowadays. Really, I think it's a book everyone, no matter who they are, no matter their gender or their orientation, should have by all means by their bedside.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    A wonderful book for all to help you learn how to be safe and healthy sexually.

    This is an excellent book that teaches any person how to be safe sexually. It is clearly written and does cover every subject thoroughly. I wish this were given to parents when their first child is born so that the parent would know the information by the time their child starts asking questions about sexuality. That would give the parents about four years to read the book!

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