What's Happening to My Body?: Boys

What's Happening to My Body?: Boys

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This guide to adolescence and puberty is written for teenagers/pre-teenagers although addressed to parents in the first place, who can read them with their child or simply hand them over altogether. The book advocates an open-minded, sensible appraoch to all aspects of sex and sexuality. It aims to promote discussion between adolescents and their parents or teachers, helping them to communicate and ease the pressures of what can be a very difficult time. The authors book about puberty for girls was selected "Best Book for Young Adults" in 1983 by the American Library Association.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 17mm | 203g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • illustrations, index
  • 0140088237
  • 9780140088236

Table of contents

Puberty: the sex organs; sexual intercourse; making babies; everything you ever wanted to know; using this book. The stages of puberty: the first changes; feelings about starting puberty; am i normal?; keeping track of your progress. Changing size and shape: the growth spurt - when and how much?; how tall will i be?; changing shape; liking your body. Body hair, facial hair, perspiration, spots and other puberty changes: the role of hormones; body hair; facial hair; underarm hair and perspiration; skin changes; breast changes; voice changes; puberty is not a disease! Ejaculation, orgasms, erections, masturbation and wet dreams - the inside story; ejaculation and orgasm; erections; when you have an erection; masturbation; wet dreams. girls and puberty: similarities and differences; the growth spurt; changing shape; pubic hair; breasts; body hair, perspiration, spots and other changes; the genitals; the vagina, uterus and ovaries; hormones; the menstrual period. Sexual intercourse, reproduction, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and other health issues: sexual intercourse; pregnancy and childbirth; contraception (birth control); abortion; questions about contraception and abortion; sexually transmitted diseases and other health issues; questions about STDs; other health problems; sexual crimes; other questions. Romantic and sexual feelings: romantic and sexual feelings before puberty; homosexual feelings; crushes; going out; making decisions about how to handle your romantic and sexual feelings. A few final words.
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186 ratings
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4 30% (55)
3 22% (41)
2 4% (8)
1 6% (11)
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