The moment I saw the cover of this book, I knew two things:
- This book belonged in the Teen Area of my library!
- I had to read this book to make sure I was prepared to defend its place in my collection.
That being said… I loved it! There’s nothing quite like talking about sex to make teenagers and their parents COMPLETELY uncomfortable, so I think it is very important to provide teenagers with access to credible, factual resources. The best part about this book, in my humble opinion, is that everything is presented in a light and humorous way without sacrificing the integrity of the information.
Just browsing the chapter listing gives you a good idea of both the humor and the depth and breadth of coverage:
Chapter 1 — Your Body: How it works and how to treat it
Chapter 2 — Sexual Identification: Who are you?
Chapter 3 — Masturbation: The greatest love of all
Chapter 4 — The First Time: What to know, what to expect
Chapter 5 — Foreplay: Getting it on before getting it on
Chapter 6 — Oral, Vaginal, and Anal Sex: You’re going to put that where?
Chapter 7 — Protecting Yourself: How to steer clear of disease
Chapter 8 — Birth Control: The art of NOT making babies
Chapter 9 — Dating and Relationships: What’s sex got to do with it?
Chapter 10 — Kinks, Fantasies, and Fetishes: Not just in your imagination
Chapter 11 — Communicating About Sex: Mouths are also for talking
Between the information provided in each chapter and the resources listed in the back of the book, readers have no excuse for remaining uneducated. Hopefully the silly cover art will be enough to grab teens’ attention and the simple presentation of information will be enough to keep them reading until they find the answers they need.