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Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be: What Your Kids Are Learning About Sex Today- and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; 1 edition (October 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451222490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451222497
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Remember all that talk about dating and getting to third base? Reminding readers how much things have changed in the last 40 years, sex educator Levkoff seeks to end the hysteria about sex ed by clarifying the difference between the facts of puberty and the values every parent holds. Sex is good, says the author, and sex education equals life education. It's not all that difficult, it doesn't have to be embarrassing, and it could mean life or death for your kids. When parents ignore kids' questions about sexuality, those kids turn to their peers for information-and information from kids on the school bus can be dreadfully wrong. Levkoff believes parents must share their values with their kids but in a climate of tolerance and acceptance. Kids want their parents to teach them the facts of puberty (which are just facts-no judgments here) but also to help them understand their parents' values on sexuality so that they can begin to form their own. This great guide is written for parents; each chapter includes ten questions that kids do ask-and a good way to answer. There's a chapter on pornography, another about kids online, and another on HIV/AIDS. Up-to-date and easy-to-read; an excellent resource for parents.
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About the Author

Logan Levkoff has been a sex educator for over ten years. She lectures across the country and develops and implements sexuality programs for students of all ages. She lives in New York. Author website: loganlevkoff.com.

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A recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, Dr. Logan Levkoff encourages honest conversation about sexuality and the role it plays in American culture. Logan makes it clear that sex and sexuality are not "dirty" words; she works to create an environment where people feel comfortable asking (and getting answers to) their most personal questions. Logan empowers children, adolescents, and adults to embrace their sexuality and challenge the impractical, and often unhealthy, messages that they are exposed to.

As a thought leader in the field of human sexuality, Logan frequently appears on television including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Oprah, Fox News Channel, and CNN. Logan is a trusted source for publications such as Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, and Men's Health and has penned sex columns for Fit Pregnancy, POZ magazine, American Health and Fitness, Ellegirl.com, MarieClaire.com, and The Sexual Health Network. Currently, Logan writes columns for Good In Bed, Maximum Fitness, and blogs for The Huffington Post and Dodson and Ross.

Logan is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sexuality. She speaks on a wide range of issues, including sexual health and sexuality education, trends in sexuality, relationship hurdles, and the role of sexuality in pop culture and politics. For over a decade, Logan has been teaching groups of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. She has designed and implemented sexuality education programs, faculty development, and parent education in many secular and religious independent schools, universities, medical schools, and community organizations. Logan's work with teens and parents has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times.

Logan is the author of Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults (NAL/Penguin, October 2007), which helps parents to understand the role sexuality plays in their children's lives and empowers parents to become better at-home sexuality educators. Her latest book, How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex with You (Good in Bed Publications, October 2011) is a digital guide for men (and their wives) who are looking to enhance their intimate life. Other than sleeping or actually having sex, reading the book is probably the most productive thing a couple can do together in bed.
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Logan has been a spokesperson for Trojan and Trojan Vibrations, serves on the Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council, and has sat on the Board of Advisors for WET Productions, Maximum Fitness and Parenting Teens Online. She also wrote "The Espresso Dating Guide" (a joint project between Starbucks and Yahoo! Personals), was the relationship expert for Bertolli's "Dinner and Your Movie" campaign, Tupperware's "Chain of Confidence" and "Relationship Reboot" programs, and is a spokesperson for Sealy's "Whatever You Do in Bed..." campaign.

Logan Levkoff is an AASECT certified sex educator. She received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education and a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.

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Every parent needs this book.
Erin Kotecki Vest
Bravo Logan for giving us the tools to tackle this sometimes challenging topic in a positive and healthy way!!!
JCGRAHAM
Levkoff gives the facts, she is straightforward and her book is easy to read.
D. Tuszke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Reisman on October 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a godparent to several kids but with none of my own, I was very excited to read this book. Levkoff gives advice to adults on how to make kids feel comfortable with themselves and the fact that sexuality is part of our humanity from the time that kids are infants to when they are teens struggling to make the right decisions. The strongest aspect of this book is that it reminds parents and other adults who are important in a child's life that it is up to us to help kids make healthy choices and decisions about sexuality, and she gives us the tools to help us do so. No topic is left unexplored - from oral sex to abortion, it is all in there. Levkoff's sense of humor makes it an easy read and also hopefully will set the tone for any future conversations I may have with people who look to me for help. It's a great and important resource for anyone who cares about helping kids grow up safe, healthy, and happy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Momof2 on October 2, 2007
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This is truly a breath of fresh air! As a mother of two girls on the cusp of their teenage years, this book couldn't have come at a better time. Logan - thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so candid about these sensitive topics. My girlfriends and I have already chosen Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be as our next book for bookclub. Hope this is the first of many - can't wait to read more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Annie B. Lawrence on October 16, 2007
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Third base sure aint what it used to be. I am now a grandmother and have both young grandchildren and teenagers. Third base is a great reference guide that helps me stay current with our teenage granddaughters and gandsons. It is a challenging world to grow up in and this book helps me to know how to communicate from todays world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Porton on February 8, 2008
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This book is a perfect guide to how to interpret your children or teens reactions to societies pressures on sexual involvement. Also, it serves as an excellent resource to parents for answering questions and jargon associated with todays teen increase in sexual involement. very VERY happy with this book and the author perfectly balances her wealth of knowledge with comedy and ease of delivery of information. get this book. do it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Tuszke on November 28, 2007
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I was very impressed with the mountain of information presented, yet it was not overwhelming or scary. Logan is precise without burdening a parent with too much information.

Levkoff gives the facts, she is straightforward and her book is easy to read. Most importantly, she helps you teach your children about sex according to your values. What parent could ask for anything more?

I strongly urge you to go out and get Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be. It's worth your time.
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