Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

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Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

“I had no idea having sex as a teenager could affect the rest of my life.”

What does a three-pound brain have to do with one’s sex life? A lot, actually.

Breakthroughs in the burgeoning field of neuroscience explain the impact of sex on the developing brains of adolescents and young adults. Through scientific data put in layman’s terms, this book demonstrates that:

  • Sexual activity releases chemicals in the brain, creating emotional bonds between partners.
  • Breaking these bonds can cause depression and make it harder to bond with someone else in the future.
  • Chemicals released in the brain during sex can become addictive.
  • The human brain is not fully developed until a person reaches their mid-20s. Until then, it is harder to make wise relationship decisions.

Parents and others who care about young people now have the facts to steer them away from making life-changing mistakes, and lead them toward reaching their full potential. 

This book will help parents and singles understand that “safe sex” isn't safe at all; that even if they are protected against STDs and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802450609
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 308,006
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Let’s Talk Sex

2. Meet the Brain

3. The Developing Brain and Sex

4. Baggage Claim

5. Thinking Long-term

6. The Pursuit of Happiness

7. Final Thoughts

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Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TTRN More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for every healthcare professional, educator, pastor, parent, teen, and abstinence organizer. It is Phenomenal. It is informative on every level. Just as another commentator wrote: "It exposes the dark side to teen sexual behaviors." I agree totally. We need to really sit down and start evaluating why these young people are in such trouble. As a Registered Nurse who sees young people daily, I am comfounded as to why they are so angry. This may be one of the root causes. I see them hurt and confused, and frankly they are so young and "Boy and Girl Crazy:, for lack of a better word. This book will give us a professionals, parents, and as adults an insight on something that these kids are do closed mouthed on. Please take the time to read it. You will be amazed as to what you will learn, and how true this book actually is. I am recommending it to everyone that I know.
Tracy Tucker, R.N., Indiana.
Prov_8_1 More than 1 year ago
Having the science about the connections between a man and a woman brings great insight and discretion to the subject. Finally, scientific reason to support old fashioned common sense. Although the research is noted for those who want to dig deeper, the material is laid out in a very understandable quick read for those wanting usable information in a nutshell. Great book.
josie13 More than 1 year ago
This book was incredibly informative, and I would strongly recommend it for any adolescent or adult, coming from any background. It is extremely relevant in the day to day life of adults, as well as teenagers, especially in this generation. This book explains the chemical psychology behind relationships and other interactions, in scientific terms, but in a way the average person could understand. It details, in a way that is interesting and fascinating to read, the way our brain makes us feel the ways we do. It presents the dangers of certain commonly practiced behaviors, and how your brain can create unhealthy patterns and habits, which are extremely difficult to break, and can actually affect mental health and future relationships. This book is a must read because it takes no stance on religion or values, stating only facts and statistics, and expressing absolutely no judgements or biases. It's non offensive to members of all religions, sexualities and differing beliefs regarding relationships and sexual conduct. I enjoyed this book, because it makes a point not to persuade you to make certain choices, but rather provide you with enough information that you can make your own deliberate and educated decisions, based on facts and research. I learned so much about brain chemistry and the negative effects of different behaviors, that I was not previously aware of. This book continues to be relevant in my day to day life, and I expect it will for many years to come.
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