S.E.X., second edition

S.E.X., second edition : The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

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Description

As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and mind can be mighty overwhelming. When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should (shouldn't) do. How do you decide who to listen to? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen have provided sex education and information to millions of young people, parents, and mentors since 1998 S.E.X tackles all the big topics:Self-image and how to find and claim your own sexual selfHow to best protect and support your sexual and emotional healthSorting out gender and sexual identities, even when they're complicated and confusingThe latest on contraceptive methods and other reproductive choices, sexually transmitted infections, and safer sexFinding, creating, and managing healthy and happy relationshipsHow to set and respect limits and boundaries, and rock consentIdentifying, preventing, or healing from abuse or assault...and much more.Whatever your gender or sexual identity, whether you've already been actively exploring your sexuality or are only just getting curious, S.E.X clearly spells out what you need and want to know,no shame, no judgement, just comprehensive and accurate info in a clear, straightforward language.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 186 x 238 x 34mm | 780g
  • Da Capo Lifelong
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 25 black-&-white illustrations
  • 0738218847
  • 9780738218847
  • 60,178

Review quote

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 magazine co-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."
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About Heather Corinna

Heather Corinna is an educator, activist, and Internet publisher and community organizer. She founded scarleteen.com in 1997.Scarleteen.comTwitter: @Scarleteen
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288 ratings
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4 30% (86)
3 7% (21)
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