BN.com Gift Guide

Sex Ed

Overview

Bestselling author Miriam Stoppard knows that teens like to think they know it all when it comes to sex. But when they have a question, this accessible book provides them with the answers they need in an easy to read format. Appropriate for ages 12 and up, Sex Ed takes a good-humored look at the sometimes awkward but very real issues of sex education.

A guide to growing up, relationships, and sex, discussing such topics as male and female anatomy, petting, ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $70.22   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$70.22
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(320)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Bestselling author Miriam Stoppard knows that teens like to think they know it all when it comes to sex. But when they have a question, this accessible book provides them with the answers they need in an easy to read format. Appropriate for ages 12 and up, Sex Ed takes a good-humored look at the sometimes awkward but very real issues of sex education.

A guide to growing up, relationships, and sex, discussing such topics as male and female anatomy, petting, intercourse, different kinds of sexual activities, contraception, and safe sex.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Edward Sullivan
Sex Ed is not one of the best sex education books I have read, but it is quite good. Author Stoppard, a medical doctor, touches upon all the issues of sex and sexuality that are of concern to young adults of both genders. She begins, appropriately, with relationships, discussing the responsibilities one has in friendships and dating. Her next topic is puberty and the physical development of the body. She then spends the rest of the book discussing various forms of sexual activity, the responsibilities one must exercise in sexual relationships, and the consequences one might suffer for acting irresponsibly. Among the many important subjects Stoppard touches upon are lovemaking alternatives to intercourse; how boys and girls achieve orgasm in different ways; what one can expect his or her first time; the need to talk openly with one's sexual partner; being gay; methods of contraception; the necessity for practicing "safe sex;" pregnancy; abortion; and sexually transmitted diseases. Stoppard's prose is concise and free of jargon. Her presentation is objective and nonjudgemental. The information is thoughtfully arranged and attractively laid out. Major points are highlighted in boxes and sidebars. There are also plenty of diagrams to complement the text. Also very complementary are Artz's color illustrations. Although the drawings do have a cartoonish quality, they do not condescend to the reader or trivialize the information. The book's attractive presentation will appeal to young adults and is reminiscent of It's Perfectly Normal (Candlewick, 1994), written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley. Unfortunately, Sex Ed lacks the depth and humor of that book, but it should appeal to a slightly older audience. There is a good subject index and a directory of organizations readers can consult for more information. One thing I find troubling about Sex Ed is that Stoppard never discusses sexual abstinence at any great length. Although she does briefly discuss lovemaking alternatives, Stoppard does not stress strongly enough the virtues of those options. On the other hand, she does do a much more thorough job discussing contraception, going so far as to compare and contrast the effectiveness of five methods. She also offers explicit verbal and visual instructions on how to use a condom. Stoppard's tone also tends to be a bit too earnest. I would not go so far as to say Stoppard is didactic, but there is a tendency to be somewhat heavy-handed. Despite its shortcomings, Sex Ed is still a worthwhile purchase for collections. Readers will get the accurate information they want and need in a format that will appeal to their sensibilities. Illus. Index. Appendix. VOYA Codes: 3Q 4P M J (Readable without serious defects, Broad general YA appeal, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8 and Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9).
School Library Journal
Gr. 7& Up... In a refreshingly honest and respectful way, Stoppard presents facts about sex within the context of relationships. She doesn't tell young adults what to do and is skillful at maintaining a caring and egalitarian tone. Masturbation, contraception, homosexuality, orgasm, safe sex, STDs, and pregnancy are all given fair treatment. Unlike most books on the subject, issues of friendship and personal values are embedded in the discussion. Readers are repeatedly encouraged to seek out parents, older siblings, and friends to discuss personal issues and experiences and to solve problems. The organization and layout are especially strong. Most topics fit on a two-page spread. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are accurate and appealing. The people depicted are from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and include physically challenged teens as well. The list of organizations to contact for further help contains excellent resources, many of which have 800 numbers. The table of contents and index work together to make all topics easy to find. This book has great reader appeal.Melissa Gross, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789417510
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)