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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.)
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"In Hooking Up, Amber Madison has created a compendium of critical and explicit information for young women entering their sexual domain. This crucial compilation of funny, raw and incredibly honest writings is revolutionary for the 21st century female, encompassing the wisdom of Erica Jong, the fear and beauty of Anne Sexton, the outrageous humor of Margaret Cho, and the intellect of Gloria Steinem. All hail Ms. Madison, I will build a shrine made out of vibrators in her honor, and worship."
-actress and author of Free Stallion Amber Tamblyn
"…offers candid answers to questions young girls feel uncomfortable asking parents or teachers …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… Sensitive issues are approached with humor and realism…This is the book you wish you'd had as a teenage girl."
It was a library book but it was still very nice. It didn't have any writing in it or stains or tears. It didn't have water damage (although I did spill on it the day I got it). Read morePublished 18 months ago by michaela simon
This is a fabulous book for adolescent girls. It provides a ton of information that will not only help girls become more familiar (and comfortable) with their bodies, but how to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by TJ Holmes
The book was so good especially for teen girls and preteen. Amber is so funny with the subject. It is greatPublished on July 5, 2013 by acathey
I've bought a copy for each of my daughters. It's a jungle out there and I want them prepared. Great book.Published on June 25, 2011 by E. Coburn
Came right on time, and was able to aid in my classes. Thank you for thePublished on February 7, 2010 by James A. Salamon
Wish I had this book for myself when I was a teenager and beyond. Glad I have it now for my daughter, and have found in reading it that there's something for me in it as well. Read morePublished on April 11, 2009 by Dana
Never got the "sex talk" with your mom? And now you have a daughter? This is the perfect book for you and your daughter. Read morePublished on February 27, 2009 by P. M. Youn
This book was both informative and entertaining, and it is a must read for anyone who is considering having (or perhaps even started having) sex. Read morePublished on October 11, 2008 by Summercen
This book was extreamly informative and funny. This book was a quick reader and unlike every other sex book is short but has a ton of information. Read morePublished on March 28, 2007 by P. Fischer