Sex: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety

Sex: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety

by Nikol Hasler


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The co-creator of the popular online Midwest Teen Sex Show brings us a hilarious, honest, and in-depth look at every teen's favorite subject: sex. This isn't your mother's sex book: It's punchy and unapologetic. At the same time, it teaches teens the practical ins and outs of being sexually active and, above all, how to stay safe.
With humorous illustrations by San Francisco Chronicle cartoon artist Michael Capozzola, this book features chapters on everything including: foreplay, different forms of sex (all of them!), masturbation, sexual orientation and gender identity, body issues, relationships, virginity, birth control, and protection against diseases. Modern teens are faced daily with making decisions about whether to have sex and how to protect themselves if they do, and they need an engaging and relatable resource for getting the right information. That's what this book is about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981973326
Publisher: Zest Books
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Nikol Hasler is a journalist and filmmaker, as well as the co-creator and host of the Midwest Teen Sex Show, a comic Internet video series (and soon to be Comedy Central show) that focusing on the issues of teens and sexuality.

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Sex: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is not fun to have sex when you r young it might feel good or something but the guy will not stay with you he just wanted sex and he leaves you. You should wait until you know that guy loves you or you are married becauseit can screw up your whole life and you dont want that for your kids you should want better.some people might not listen but trust me i know -Leelee_is_beautiful
book_worm127 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was great! I'm a teen, so as part of the target audience I loved it! It explained things well, and had jokes peppered through to keep things light. It had a lot of information for homosexual teens as well as straight teens, and information for guys and girls. I really liked the Q and A at the end of each chapter, because it covered a lot of things that could happen. I think that I learned a lot about safe sex, my body, and communication. I'll definitely be holding on to this for reference!
mamzel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I work in a high school library and requested this book from the list of ERs because kids can't have enough choices to get good information about sex and sexuality so they can make good choices. Sex: A Book for Teens is written in a conversational manner, not like a lecture, and the illustrations are simple line drawings. The only clinical language comes in a table of STIs, how one contracts them, their symptoms, tests to diagnose them, and treatments. At the end of each chapter is a question and answer section with the types of concerns that shy and confused teens may ask if given a trustworthy confidant. One of the interesting things I liked about this book is that the second chapter concerns sexuality and the confusing feelings that teens are bombarded with. I thought that it was a logical place for this subject, rather than as an afterthought at the end of the book. This, and all of the subjects in this book, are treated in an offhand manner but with respect, letting the teen reader know that they are not the first (or last) to have these feelings and questions and they are indeed, normal. If a teen cannot get answers in this book, there is a list of websites and phone numbers at the end such as Planned Parenthood, National Domestic Abuse Hotline, and their own Midwest Teen Sex Show, which provided much of the material covered. The only unfortunate aspect of this book, in my opinion, is the cover art, a large profile of a bull mounting a cow. Since it screams the subject matter, I worry that a shy teen may not borrow this book since its topic can be identified at a distance. While I'm not suggesting that it hide in a plain brown paper wrapping, something more subtle might be better.
saltypepper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is funny, informative, accurate, and accessible. It is way better than anything that was readily available when I was growing up, that's for sure. The cover art was a bit of a surprise, but amusing. I'm not sure whether it will lead to potential readers being too shy to be seen with it, but it's unlikely they'd be reading this where others could see to begin with.The questions and the slightly cheesy humor throughout are probably the best parts along with a range of resources for teens to follow up with for more information. It is a very good basic book, but no book can answer every question for everyone.I would say this book is meant for kids middle school age and up. Most of the time adults err on the side of caution and give children this information later out of fear that they will encourage early experimentation, or with the idea that "She/he is not ready." I strongly believe it is better for kids to have access to this information before they need it. If they are not ready they will put it aside, usually with some comment along the lines of "EW." Ignorance is not bliss with regard to sexuality, as the There Are No Stupid Questions-- Except For This One section at the end of each chapter demonstrates.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U spelled offender wrong
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Bad book for teens. Needs work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good. Read sample but still lacked detail. Deserves 3 stars
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Please stop random chat. It makes people un comfrotabls.