Hooking up : a girl's all-out guide to sex & sexuality

by Madison, Amber.

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection HQ27.5.M2103 2006
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  HQ27.5.M2103 2006
 
 
Summary
Where does a young woman find straight talk about sex? From her friends, siblings, school? And how can you tell whether the information from those sources is accessible, accurate, and complete? Books will give facts, but the clinical approach of most books on sex makes the subject as approachable as a cold instrument in the gynecologist's office, and certainly offers little insight into the emotional issues and real-life dilemmas that surround sex and sexuality. Now Amber Madison gives you just what you've been looking for: comprehensive and accurate information delivered in a style so down-to-earth that it's just like talking to your older sister or one of your best friends.
Uninhibited, funny, and chock full of must-have knowledge about safer sex and sexuality, Hooking Up gives you a tour of female anatomy plus frank talk on a slew of meaningful issues concerning sexual activity and intimacy. Revealing her own experiences and sometimes humorous mishaps, Amber covers topics ranging from safer sex and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy to being comfortable with your own body; being aware of stereotypes surrounding female sexuality; and understanding guys' bodies, emotions, and their insecurities. She teaches you how to avoid being pressured into sex and equips you with the tools to be safe and responsible if you engage in sexual activities.
All medical information has been reviewed and endorsed by both preface writer Margaret Higham, MD, medical director of Tufts University Health Service, and Diana L. Dell, MD, Duke University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who wrote the foreword.
In a voice that is both informative and engaging, Amber will educate, entertain, and empower you--or a young lady you care about-- to deal wisely with the questions, decisions, and consequences that surround sex and intimate relationships.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Madison, author of a popular sex column in the Tufts University newspaper, offers candid answers to questions young girls feel uncomfortable asking parents or teachers. Madison realizes she was lucky to grow up in a home where sex was discussed openly, but saw many of her friends without resources when it came to sex education beyond the old condom on the banana in health class. Now, at age 22, Madison is still young enough to remember what it was like as a young girl, but experienced enough to offer advice for real-life sexual situations. Sex-positive, empowering and very funny, Madison writes in chatty prose, without eschewing fact or medical accuracy. Starting with the basics ("Vaginas: What the Hell?") she covers menstruation, STDs and birth control before moving onto more complicated issues like how to handle a guy who complains about wearing a condom, what to expect when you do it for the first time and what exactly constitutes a rape. Sensitive issues are approached with humor and realism: when is the right time to lose your virginity? what do guys really think about relationships? what if you find yourself attracted to another girl? This is the book you wish you'd had as a teenage girl. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sex instruction for girls -- United States.
Sex instruction for teenagers -- United States.
Girls -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
Publisher Amherst, N.Y. :Prometheus Books,2006
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 1591024706 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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