ERIC Number: ED412437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality.
Basso, Michael J.
Teenagers need straight talk about sex, yet many teens are reluctant to discuss sex and love with their parents or other adults. Answers to many of their questions are provided in this book. The text draws on the actual questions that high school students have asked about sex, anatomy, love, and other related issues. The book is divided into 12 chapters and opens with a detailed discussion, supplemented by drawings of sexual anatomy. Anatomical and physiological changes as one passes through adolescence are also covered. Some of the confusing issues surrounding love and sex and the battle between emotions and the intellect are then discussed. Chapters are also devoted to sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, and how to avoid them; how babies are made, including discussions of artificial insemination, the development of twins, the birthing process, and methods for checking for genetic defects; contraception and birth control, including tips for both men and women, ranging from vasectomies to female condoms; how to make love; and how to say no to sex. Some of the other issues that are addressed include drinking, drugs, rape, abortion, homosexuality, and street talk. Contains an index and 52 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Abortions, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Birth, Contraception, High School Students, High Schools, Homosexuality, Human Body, Intimacy, Love, Rape, Sex Education, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Substance Abuse
Fairview Press, 2450 Riverside Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A