Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far?

Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far?

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by Hayley DiMarco
     
 

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How far is too far? The best-selling author of Sexy Girls tackles love, romance, sex, and where to draw the line. A new teen release from Hungry Planet.See more details below

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How far is too far? The best-selling author of Sexy Girls tackles love, romance, sex, and where to draw the line. A new teen release from Hungry Planet.

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VOYA - Barbara Johnston
Although targeted to a conservative Christian market, DiMarco's book on technical virginity examines many issues that concern girls. How far is too far? The book stops short of stating where to draw the line, but it underscores that most sexual behavior before marriage, although not precipitating virginity loss, goes way too far. Using Webster's definition of intercourse-physical sexual contact that involves the genitalia of at least one person-DiMarco implodes the "technical virgin" myth by categorizing many encounters, including oral and anal sex, as intercourse. The nine short chapters have enticing titles-"Innocent Flirting or Sexual Foreplay?"-but still pack somber messages. Massages and tickle fights are sex games that are foreplay. Another chapter, "Friends with Benefits" (hooking up for the physical), describes a relationship quagmire that cheapens participants, is akin to prostitution, and emphasizes that oral sex is not just kissing. Other topics-some controversial such as classifying chick flicks and romance novels as female porn-include the loss of emotional virginity and how sexual activity can lead to depression. While scripture verses reinforce moral values, DiMarco's conversational tone and hip language add relevance. And if a girl has gone too far, DiMarco shows how to obtain God's grace through repentance and change. Beautiful black-and-white photographs capturing young couples in tender moments add considerable appeal while sobering sidebars-51 percent of teen marriages end in divorce before the age of twenty-four-reinforce the book's serious message. Purchase for church libraries and public libraries where there is a demand for such material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585582303
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
670,864
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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