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

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

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by Heather Corinna
     
 

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Have you ever wondered… Am I normal? (and what is “normal,” anyway?) What’s up down there? I really like girls, but I like boys sometimes, too. Am I gay, bisexual, or just messed up? Are we both really ready to have sex? Is it ok if I masturbate? I feel like I can’t ever say no to my partner. What’s the problem?
Heather

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Have you ever wondered… Am I normal? (and what is “normal,” anyway?) What’s up down there? I really like girls, but I like boys sometimes, too. Am I gay, bisexual, or just messed up? Are we both really ready to have sex? Is it ok if I masturbate? I feel like I can’t ever say no to my partner. What’s the problem?
Heather Corinna and Scarleteen.com have been providing sex education and information for young adults, parents, and mentors for nearly ten years. Whether you’re straight, gay, sexually active, or just plain curious, S.E.X. spells out everything you need to know, including:
A sexual readiness checklist
Illustrations of female and male reproductive anatomy
How to love your body, even when it’s changing every day
Tips on safer sex for body, heart, and mind
An in-depth birth control breakdown
How to create and enjoy the relationships that are right for you
Popular mechanics of partnered sex: sexual activities explained, including pregnancy and STI risks
STIs 101: what they are and how to keep yourself from getting them

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Editorial Reviews

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Library Journal (Booksmack! e-newsletter), 6/2/11
“A great deal about body health and maintenance is included. An outstanding resource section offers both print and online information.”

Curve
“The Our Bodies, Ourselves for the MySpace generation, this book by the founder of sex ed website Scarleteen.com is a comprehensive course in sexuality and sexual health for teens of any orientation and their parents, teachers and counselors…In a society that all too often scolds and belittles teenagers often deserving of more credit, S.E.X. is revolutionary.”
 
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 05/13/07
“This is another groundbreaking book.”
 
Library Journal
“Corinna has put together a blockbuster of a book for young people dealing with sex and relationships. Much like the authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves and its spinoffs, Corinna answers every possible question teens and young adults could have about virginity, puberty, pregnancy, body image, masturbation, sexual identity, the variety of relationships, and the mechanics of partnered sex. She also addresses topics that are often overlooked, e.g., transgender and intergender identities, realistic teen relationship management skills, and pornography. An excellent resource for preteens, teens, young adults, and people working with these populations; highly recommended for most libraries.”
 
Lisa Jervis, Bitch magazineco-founder
“Not only would my own adolescence have been vastly less painful and confusing if I'd had access to the accurate, comprehensive, and above all nonjudgmental information that Heather Corinna so carefully provides, but S.E.X. is, literally, a lifesaving book: Corinna's vast commonsense wisdom--especially on topics relating to gender roles, queer sexuality, and gender identities--has the potential to improve the physical and emotional health of anyone who reads it, and to help heal our culture's unhealthy, conflicted approaches to sex, sexuality, and gender.”
 
Bust magazine, June/July 2007
“Sexpert Heather Corinna is the big sis you wish you'd had when you were a confused, pimply teen…Geared towards 16-22-year-olds of any gender, S.E.X. covers the nuts and bolts of anatomy in a tone that's conversational, not cutesy…it's her holistic approach and deft handling of other heavy topics, from eating disorders to abuse, that make this book a must-read.”
 
Minnesota Women’s Press, July 2007
S.E.X .itself is revolutionary as a feminist, GLBT-friendly and overall progressive collection of sexual education material. It offers an alternative and uplifting view of sex.”
 
Toronto Star, 7/26/07
“If you're a parent looking for an accurate and non-judgmental text for your blossoming adolescent, or a blossoming adolescent or twenty-something yourself, here it is.”

Library Journal

Activist and web site originator ofscarleteen.com ("Sex ed for the real world"), Corinna has put together a blockbuster of a book for young people dealing with sex and relationships. Much like the authors of Our Bodies, Ourselvesand its spinoffs, Corinna answers every possible question teens and young adults could have about virginity, puberty, pregnancy, body image, masturbation, sexual identity, the variety of relationships, and the mechanics of partnered sex. She also addresses topics that are often overlooked, e.g., transgender and intergender identities, realistic teen relationship management skills, and pornography. An excellent resource for preteens, teens, young adults, and people working with these populations; highly recommended for most libraries.


—Deborah Bigelow

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600940101
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
251,186
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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