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10 books about sexuality
Pick up one of these featured titles on sexuality in May 2021.
Talking with Teens about Sexuality by Beth Robinson EdD
Category: Family & Relationships
This book was published this year by Bethany House Publishers and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
When Dr. Robinson asked her freshman psychology students what today's parents need to know about teens and sex, they said parents do not have a realistic view of the world their children live in. A healthy sexual identity requires more than just a list of what not to do. In today's culture of sexual identity confusion, ubiquitous pornography, and #MeToo, teenagers need to know how to protect themselves as well as how to treat others. Talking with Teens about Sexuality will help you understand your teen's world and give you effective strategies in the midst of cultural pressures. Drs. Robinson and Scott provide scientifically reliable and biblically based information about gender fluidity, types of intimacy, online dangers, setting boundaries, and much more. Along the way, the book provides useful conversation starters and insightful guidance. Don't let fear keep you from engaging in vital conversations. Learn how to talk to your teen with knowledge and confidence, guiding them toward a sexually healthy future.
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski
This book was published 6 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
Drawing upon multiple research disciplines, a counselor at the Kinsey Institute describes the factors that affect a woman's sexual wellbeing, including stress, mood, trust and body image and explains how the complications of daily life can affect arousal and desire. Original.
In Case You're Curious: Questions about Sex from Young People with Answers from the Experts by Planned Parenthood
Category: Sexuality & Pregnancy
This book was published 2 years ago by Viva Editions and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Did you ever walk out of class having even more questions than when you walked in? You may feel that way about history or math, but what about your sexual health class (if you even had one)? If you’re anything like most of the youth in America today, your head is probably spinning with a swirling, high-speed hurricane of questions. It is totally normal to be curious and to have questions about relationships, bodies, consent . . . you name it! But where can your average teen go to get all the reliable and accurate answers they need? In Case You’re Curious, a text-and-answer program conceived by Planned Parenthood, has been providing this educational service for teens for years. And now In Case You’re Curious is a big book of answers—with funny and educational illustrations—to the most popular and most interesting questions young people have about birth control, development, sexually transmitted diseases, and so much more. Within these pages you will find nonjudgmental (and fun!) answers meant to educate teens without the uncomfortable silence or weird eye contact often associated with “The Talk.” In Case You’re Curious isn’t afraid to tackle the nitty-gritty questions, such as “Does masturbating give you a disease?” and “Is the pineapple thing true?” that you may think twice about raising your hand to ask in your sexual health class or at home.
The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families by Rachel E. Simon
Category: Family Life
This book was published last year by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
An illustrated LGBTQ+ inclusive kid's guide to sex, gender and relationships education that includes children and families of all genders and sexual orientations, covering puberty, hormones, consent, sex, pregnancy and safety.
Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms by Matthias Roberts
This book was published last year by Fortress Press and takes approximately 8.3 hours to read.
We all carry sexual shame. Whether we grew up in the repressive purity culture of American Evangelical Christianity or not, we've all been taught in subtle and not-so-subtle ways that sex (outside of very specific contexts) is immoral and taboo. Licensed mental health counselor Matthias Roberts helps readers overcome their shame around sex by overcoming three unhealthy coping mechanisms we use to manage that shame. Beyond Shame encourages each of us to determine our own definition of healthy sex, while avoiding the ditches of boundaryless sex positivity on the one hand and strict moralistic boundaries on the other. Define your sexual values on your own terms, overcome your shame, and start having great, healthy sex.
The Boys' Guide to Growing Up by Phil Wilkinson
This book was published 3 years ago by Wren & Rook and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
A friendly, reassuring positive guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, as well as information on how puberty affects girls. Topics covered: What is puberty? Your puberty timeline How do hormones work? The height and weight race A deeper voice Spotty skin Hair, hair, everywhere The art of shaving Sweat, smells and personal hygiene Changes down below More changes down below New feelings Sex explained Making babies Keeping your confidence up Mood swings Managing your feelings Healthy eating The power of exercise Privacy and your body Puberty for girls Girls have worries, too
The Naked Truth About Sexuality by Havilah Cunnington
Category: Love & Romance
This book was published 6 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
God is the author of sex.In the beginning, God made mankind, male and female, and blessed their lives with a big YES: Yes, have a fulfilling, abundant life! Yes, have lots of sex! Yes, make lots of babies! Yes, fill the Earth!"The only time God said no to sex was when sex was not protected, or maybe we should say, when we were not protected. God never designed sex to be experienced a la carte. It is part of a package deal..."We were made to build connections-- body to body, soul to soul, and spirit to spirit. Since Adam and Eve left the Garden, mankind has been trying to understand and define what healthy sexuality looks like. This shame-free, hope filled, entertaining and informative resource will answer your questions about sexuality including: What does God have to say about sex? Why did God give us a sex drive? Where is the line? Why is porn so addictive? How does sex affect us: body, soul, and spirit?Why do we feel so attached to the people we've been involved with?What do we need to live healthy, vibrant, abundant lives?The Naked Truth About Sexuality is a practical, Biblical guide to understanding God's original design for sexuality.
Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More by Jane Fonda
This book was published 7 years ago by Random House Trade Paperbacks and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
Presents a guide to identity, friendship, family, the body, sexuality, pregnancy, and bullying, based on the author's personal experiences working with young people and experts at The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality by Rachel Joy Welcher
This book was published last year by IVP and takes approximately 7.2 hours to read.
The generation born into evangelical purity culture has grown up, but many still struggle with its complicated legacy. Examining purity culture's teachings through the lens of Scripture, Rachel Joy Welcher charts a path forward in the ongoing debates about sexuality—one that rejects legalism and license alike, steering us back instead to the good news of Jesus.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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