Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It also addresses more complicated issues such as relationship dynamics as well as topics around sexual abuse. Much like the authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves and its spinoffs, Corinna answers every possible question teens and young adults could have about virginity, puberty, pregnancy, body image, masturbation, sexual identity, the variety of relationships, and the mechanics of partnered sex.
An excellent resource for preteens, teens, young adults, and people working with these populations; highly recommended for most libraries. Heather Corinna challenges adolescents and young adults alike to be proactive in owning their sexuality by being true to themselves, all the while laying the foundation of knowledge and acceptance key factors for the development of a healthy sexuality.
Corinna's vast commonsense wisdom -- especially on topics relating to gender roles, queer sexuality and gender identities -- has the potential to improve the physical and emotional health of anyone who reads it, and to help heal our culture's unhealthy, conflicted approaches to sex, sexuality and gender.
For over two decades, Heather Corinna, the author of S. Previously an early childhood educator, Heather founded and directs the international organization Scarleteen scarleteen. Heather was also an educator and counselor for the Cedar River Clinics and a contributing editor for the edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Heather lives and works in Chicago.
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When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should shouldn't do. How do you decide who to listen to? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen have provided sex education and information to millions of young people, parents, and mentors since ; S.
Whatever your gender or sexual identity, whether you've already been actively exploring your sexuality or are only just getting curious, S. X clearly spells out what you need and want to know--no shame, no judgement, just comprehensive and accurate info in a clear, straightforward language.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. My 15 year old daughter got a copy after taking the Unitarian Universalist Association "Our Whole Lives" sexuality education course from the main facilitator who is becoming a minister and who previously worked for Planned Parenthood.
I got myself an electronic copy - it is a good, solid comprehensive book that ought to be on every teenager's book shelf. It covers everything you can imagine, and some things you may not have heard of.
Yes, this book is Dad approved! Teens need to know all they can. This book talks not only about sex from a physical point of view, but also talks comprehensively about relationships. As a man in a happy marriage of nearly 17 years, I find this book can teach me a thing or two. This is the book I wish I'd had when I was a teenager - for what it teaches about sex, sure, but also for what it teaches about relationships.
There's invaluable information in here that most children and young people don't learn from family, and definitely not from TV, and shamefully not from sex ed classes. I wish every young person had the choice to own and read this book. To those who say it's too long, or too dense, for young people: Let the youth in your life choose that for themselves, please!
If they read only a fraction of this book, they'll be more informed than they were before, and probably curious to learn more. There are messages about consent, self-care, and being safe in all senses , in every section. Take this from Chapter 4, covering self-pleasuring, sexual arousal, and so much more of the stuff I know my younger self was looking for in sex ed books: "Your sexuality is yours, it is totally about you, and it mostly comes from you, not from anything or anyone outside you.
I'm not the intended audience, yet I feel nurtured and cared for reading this book. It feels like, in addition to learning how to say "no! There's so much in this book - so much knowledge, so many facts, so many tools young people can use to give themselves more control over their own bodies.
Every chapter, whether it's talking about sexual abuse and assault, or body image, or how to explore one's own personal ethics, is rooted in giving power and agency back to young people. I salute that with everything I've got. This book is the shining gem.
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Especially with a website that we can possibly link our students too. Honestly the best and most encompassing sex-ed resource I have come across. I want to turn so much of this around to give to students and use in our wellness center. It honestly is the sex bible.
My partner and I have started calling to it and looking at it together when we need to talk through something in our sex lives. In a sea of books only geared towards cis gender and heterosexual people. This book is the shining gem that I and the queer community on my campus needs. I bought this for my 14 year old daughter when I realized her school hadn't done any sex ed and the great American Girl books about puberty only go so far.
They really don't go into male anatomy and puberty at all, and I think it's important for teen girls to know what their male classmates are experiencing, even if they're not ready for dating yet. Also there is so much unavoidable exposure to misinformation about sex and relationships today, and as a pediatrician I feel strongly that our teens and young adults need reliable facts and sources to answer the questions they ask and also the ones they're afraid to ask.
I had a copy of Changing Bodies, Changing Lives when I was a teen, but they have not put out an updated edition addressing current issues like sexting and gender identity. This book fills that need. I got this book for my 12 yo niece with her mom's permission. It's targeted for older kids, however I feel it is extremely important for her to acquire accurate information from a reliable source FIRST, BEFORE she's exposed to all the misinformation that will be floating around her middle school and the internet.
Sure wished I had this information when I was her age. Covers not just body changes and sex, but gender issues, body image, consent, mental health, and healthy vs. In an effort to be all-inclusive, the author uses language that can get pretty awkward at times.
Although I appreciate the intent, it does not make for smooth easy reading. Some passages were so awkward I had to reread them several times to get the point. But that's forgivable as a book like this should be read carefully anyway. I know my niece will not always make the best decisions, but this book gives me confidence that at least she will not be making decisions in an information vacuum.
We got this book for our 16 year old son. Overall this book has really worked well so far We needed a book that we could use as a conversation starter for our kids I really like the overall approach to human sexuality that this book provides