Catholic Girl's Guide To Sex

Catholic Girl's Guide To Sex

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by Melinda Anderson, Kathleen Murray, Alli Arnold
     
 

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The essential handbook for managing your morals the modern way

You don’t have to be Catholic to feel a twinge of concern when your love life gets too lively—but it helps. Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray to the rescue! They provide guidance from your first impure thoughts to the day you cash in your V-card; from the moment you realize with

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The essential handbook for managing your morals the modern way

You don’t have to be Catholic to feel a twinge of concern when your love life gets too lively—but it helps. Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray to the rescue! They provide guidance from your first impure thoughts to the day you cash in your V-card; from the moment you realize with alarm that your numbers sure are adding up, until the blessed morning you wake in the (almost) safe haven of marital sex. This saucy little catechism covers such burning concerns as:

•Choosing between your hormones and Him
•The intimidating world of self-love
•Etiquette tips for the confessional
•The new Catholic Math: Sex with an ex, an atheist, or a Protestant doesn't count. Were you really, really drunk or was it really, really bad? Doesn’t count either.

The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Sex is here to help you enjoy your inevitable fall from grace.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
If you can dig through the heavy sarcasm, there's some good information buried in The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex, a very funny, brazen and irreverent guide by Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray. They lay out the Roman Catholic Church's position-uh, no pun intended-on birth control, chastity, reproduction, sex education and The Deed, which includes an "everything but" section detailing all manner of foreplay. Oh, and don't forget guilt, which features prominently throughout. The book is hilarious, aided by terrific cartoon illustrations by Alli Arnold and side items such as pop quizzes, "roving reporter" interviews with all kinds of Catholics and lists, lists, lists. One section explores the "pros and cons of a Catholic partner," helping readers choose between the "I Might Have a Calling" Catholic, the "Super Guido" Catholic, and the "A-Little-Too-Irish" Catholic. This book is sure to offend just about everybody and does so with style. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Speaking as someone who was named after a saint who chose to die rather than give up her virginity, I can relate to The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex. I wish this guide had been around when I was in high school! I went to Catholic school for eleven years and I'm telling you, The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex is one funny, sexy book."
—Barbara Keesling, author of The Good Girl's Guide to Bad Girl Sex.

"When I was growing up Catholic I recall that two of the great mysteries of Catholic life were: "What is the third secret of Fatima?" and "Do Catholic girls do it?" Of course I wasn't sure what "it" was. Thank heaven for Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray; a couple of very now Catholic girls not afraid to be funny, honest, and sexy. And you thought Bridget Jones had problems?”
—Richard Glen Michael Davis, co-author of Growing Up Catholic

"A very funny and dirty book, and shockingly comprehensive. (You might have to issue it with a plain brown wrapper!) I had no idea that Catholic girls had THAT much guilt to deal with; until I read The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex, I thought Jewish girls were the guiltiest."
—Lisa Birnbach, author of The Official Preppy Handbook

“Wish I’d read this sooner.”
—Cynthia Rowley, fashion designer and author of SWELL: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767917094
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
809,184
File size:
2 MB

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Bachelorettes don't have to be Catholic to feel an occasional twinge of concern when their love lives get too lively—but it helps. Catching the wave of popular titles for the fabulous young female, The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex brings a litany of laughter to the bedroom, especially if the female involved has a hang-up or two. Hip and humorous, this saucy little catechism covers such burning concerns as:
• Exceptions to the sexual accounting rules (sex with an ex, an atheist, or a Protestant doesn't count; neither does drunk sex, or really, really bad sex)
•The scale of sin, from impure thoughts to dirty deeds
•Choosing between hormones and Him
•Etiquette tips for the confessional
•How to face Dad at Sunday dinner after a hot-and-heavy weekend
•The marriage bed: a blessed haven?
With witty drawings and steamy true-life tales, The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex makes a wholly entertaining gift. This handy reference manual is destined for cocktail tables—and bedside tables—coast to coast.

Author Biography:

Twenty-somethings MELINDA ANDERSON and KATHLEEN MURRAY are freelance writers and editors and, of course, Catholics. They live in New York City.

Meet the Author

MELINDA ANDERSON and KATHLEEN MURRAY live in New York City. They pray for forgiveness.

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Catholic Girl's Guide To Sex 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually any book with the words "Catholic" and "sex" in the title will promote the concept of chastity before mariage and the need for all sex to be open to offspring. This isn't that kind of book. Instead this book says sex outside of marriage is ok. While I don't agree with everything this book says, I do like that it tells girls thay they don't have to be ashamed of their sexual desires. Most Catholic and Christian books about sex seem to assume that women just want to use sex to make a guy like them and ignore the fact that women can want sex for the sake of pleasure. It's nice to see a book that acknowledges that women have their own sexuality that has nothing to do with wanting approval of men. I would have liked to see more advice about how to integrate sexuality with spirituality, but perhaps that's something that needs to be addressed in a book of it's own. Until that book is written this one can definately help young Catholic women get over their guilt about sex, even if it doesn't have much spiritual advice.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I inhaled this fantastic little read in one night. Being a traditional, plaid wearing, K-12 Catholic schoolgirl, I couldnt help but relate, laugh, and revel in this book. I love the unique guilt free attitude and clever loopholes so much that I'm about to 'hang up my V card' right now!!! This is a definite must for all those not- so- innocent schoolgirls out there...you now who you are!