101 Questions About Sex and Sexuality: With Answers for the Curious, Cautious, and Confused

101 Questions About Sex and Sexuality: With Answers for the Curious, Cautious, and Confused

by Faith Hickman Brynie
     
 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
There are many questions about sex and sexuality that young people are unwilling to ask; Brynie seems to address them all. In five chapters the author answers questions about sex in general, questions young men ask, questions young women ask, questions from couples and questions about risks. Each chapter also includes a feature at the end that focuses on the topic being discussed. Questions are answered straightforwardly and provide, when appropriate, medical information that lends further understanding to the topic. One major issue that is not addressed in this book is the subject of AIDS. A note is provided in the forward offering sources and basic information regarding AIDS and HIV, and the author is clear to note that the subject is too broad to be addressed in this format. Black and white line drawings of male and female sex organs, along with a few black and white photos of topics being discussed, appear throughout. Also included are a glossary, an index, additional sources to consult, as well as sources used in the text. 2003, Twenty-First Century Books,
— Danielle Williams
VOYA
Teenagers are inquisitive by nature, and one of their greatest curiosities is about sex. They need reassurance that others are as "curious, cautious, and confused" as they are. Many guides aimed at this audience treat the topic in a factual compilation. This one is different in that it is based on real-life questions collected from middle and high school students. It is filled with interesting facts, pictures, and reflections of society's perception of sex as it relates to the realities. In addition to sexual relationships and the body, the book discusses sobering issues such as date rape, violence, and incest. The format of this guide is conducive to answering just about any question that relates to sex and sexuality. The discussions are treated in a serious manner, with the nature of sexuality deemed as normal and healthy. The author's straightforward yet compassionate nature will appeal to teens of both genders seeking answers to questions that would be too embarrassing to ask parents or friends. Highly recommended, the book belongs in the middle or high school media collection and could be a welcome addition to a teen's personal library, either by self-purchase or bought by an enlightened parent. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Twenty-First Century, 176p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Charts. Source Notes. Further Reading., PLB. Ages 11 to 18.
—Julie Watkins
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Queries from students about everything from basic anatomy to sexual orientation to dating services are clearly and concisely answered in this informative title. Occasional photos, graphs, and drawings complement the text. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761323105
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Series:
One Hundred One Questions... Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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