Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up

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This friendly book talks to teens in their own language, with emphasis on the subject that is foremost in the minds of just about every adolescent boy and girl: Sex. Separate chapters titled Boy Stuff and Girl Stuff describe body changes that occur during puberty, with frank and open explanations of male and female genitals, how they feel and how they function. Chapters that follow discuss typical teen problems, as well as those entirely new feelings that come with sexual development. Among them are, having a ...
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Overview


This friendly book talks to teens in their own language, with emphasis on the subject that is foremost in the minds of just about every adolescent boy and girl: Sex. Separate chapters titled Boy Stuff and Girl Stuff describe body changes that occur during puberty, with frank and open explanations of male and female genitals, how they feel and how they function. Chapters that follow discuss typical teen problems, as well as those entirely new feelings that come with sexual development. Among them are, having a crush on that attractive boy or girl, coping with controlling parents, menstruation, dating and sexual activity, contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, homosexual impulses, and generally surviving those difficult yet exciting teen years. Line drawings on most pages.
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"Gr 5-10-A wryly humorous approach to the topic, coupled with colorful cartoons, makes this a particularly friendly book. Bailey takes an honest, nonjudgmental tone in the clearly and cleverly written text, busting myths, dispelling confusion, and calming fears for readers whose "world has suddenly got a whole lot weirder," thanks to raging hormones. The coverage is comprehensive, including everything from body image to crushes to STDs. The author continually emphasizes a young person's right to choose not to engage in sexual activities, although no reference to abstinence is specifically included. Teens are encouraged to wait until they are involved in a mature, loving relationship, and not give in to peer pressure. The chapters on relationships are especially insightful, highlighting the differences in how boys and girls see sex and listing reasons and ways to say "No." The comical illustrations portray a variety of teens in typical scenarios, ranging from getting a leg wax to being confronted with a broken condom to having a pelvic exam. Anatomical diagrams clearly depict and identify the different parts of internal and external sex organs. Color-blocked sidebars with pertinent information appear on nearly every spread."

—Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS

School Library Journal, January 2005

Publishers Weekly
The paperback Sex, Puberty and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up by Jacqui Bailey helps demystify the changes that occur during the teen years. In a reassuring, assertive tone, Bailey describes the bodily and hormonal aspects of puberty and dispels myths such as the perils of too much masturbation. Also covered are same-sex attraction, managing a good relationship and contraception. Cartoon scenarios, lists and slang add to the book's accessibility and appeal. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
VOYA
A large helping of straightforward, up-to-date information peppered with humor and bright, graphic illustrations make this book one of the best texts about sex for developing adolescents. Writing in a conversational voice that speaks directly to youth, Bailey explicitly addresses both the physiology and the psychology of puberty, while debunking the myths and answering questions about everything from pimples to pelvic exams. The first chapters deal with the biological realities of puberty, divided into "girl stuff" and "boy stuff." The text is splashed with colorful sidebars that define terminology and provide more in-depth information or practical advice about a wide range of topics. The middle of the book deals with relationships, starting with friendship and moving into romance, dating, and sex. Bailey stresses responsible decision making and explores why young people choose to have sex, tackling common myths and providing reasons not to have sex along with tips for saying no. The last third of the book, however, deals with the realities of sexual behavior, including pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, sexual abuse, and related legal issues. The message Bailey reiterates is "[Y]our body is your own . . . and no one has the right to make you do anything with it or to it that you don't want to do." To supplement her already brimming text, Bailey provides an annotated list of organizations and Web sites that provide additional information as well as a glossary of common terms. This book is one that many librarians and educators will wish that they had had when entering puberty. VOYA CODES: 5Q 5P M J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Every YA (whoreads) was dying to read it yesterday; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2004, Barron's, 112p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 18.
—Michele Winship
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764129926
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 98,224
  • Age range: 11 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2007

    Outstanding

    Wonderful, the best book on the topic I could find after researching for weeks. Made it easy and comfortable for me to have 'the talk' with my 11 year old.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2006

    Awesome!!

    Mom of 2 boys 13,14. This is great! It discusses everything you wouldn't even think of. The cartoon pictures make it less embarrassing for the kids, but just as informative. I've recommended it to all parents.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2008

    Perfect!

    This is the best book I found after spending hours doing searches on the Internet and in the bookstore. It's up front about all aspects of teen sex, and tells kids the facts about everything, but in a tactful, funny, and very educational and informative way. I'm very impressed and would recommend this book to any parent with a teen or preteen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Very Helpfull

    This book really tells teens about what they should expect! It has great tips and really good information:)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2009

    Sex, Puberty and the other Stuff!

    I found this book to be very informative, I bought it for my thirteen year old who I felt was just ready to learn all of what this book had to offer. I read through the book before giving it to her and I enjoyed the lessons and all that was covered. I think this is a good tool to use to talk with your kids about sex and all that it entails.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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