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About the Book
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.
My Take on the Book
This book has a little bit of everything in it that will ope the eyes of any teenager. When I was a kid I was given a book, but it was so lacking it was laughable. This book would have floored me as a teenager as I think I led a bit more of a sheltered life. That being said though, this is definitely a book for a bit older teen in my perspective. You could take some time and use the book for some talks with your child, having them read sections and then talk, but this really depends on your relationship with your children and how well you can talk about these things.
This book is very open about sex and really holds nothing back so be aware of that before you give it to your teen, and as a parent you may also want to read it first so that you can be there to talk to your teen as they go through it as well.
The book itself is written for a teen in mind and is definitely at their level and after reading this, I could see that most readers could imagine it being written by a teenager.
Overall, the author does a great job at demystifying sex for the reader while at the same time making it seem ok for a teen to want to learn.
If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, I highly recommend this eye-opening book!
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