Teens are all talking about sex, and some of them are doing it. But it’s still a major cause of confusion for teens—not to mention a major cause of stress for their parents. The challenge has always been how to communicate accurate information to teens while imparting valuable safety skills and keeping it all interesting. That’s where Sex: A Book for Teens (June 2010; Zest Books; $16.95 US, 176 pages, two-color illustrations; paperback, ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-2-6) comes in. It provides clinical facts and common sense tips with engaging and relatable honesty and hilarity.
With humorous illustrations by San Francisco Chronicle cartoon artist Michael Capozzola, Sex teaches teens the practical ins and outs of being sexually active and, above all, how to stay safe. Topics include foreplay, masturbation, sexual orientation and gender identity, body issues, relationships, virginity, birth control, and protection against disease.
“What a clever, well-written and creatively illustrated book that speaks to teens and their parents about teenage sexuality! This book should be on all school library shelves and makes an excellent birthday present from parents to adolescents. Both the content and form are superb.”
—M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, former Surgeon General of the United States, Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
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Sex: A Book for Teens
An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety
by Nikol Hasler
June 2010; $16.95 US;
176 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 15+, Teen nonfiction
Nikol Hasler is a journalist and filmmaker, as well as the co-creator and host of the Midwest Teen Sex Show, a comic Internet video series (and soon to be Comedy Central show) that focusing on the issues of teens and sexuality.