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This empowering, sex-positive guide to womanhood is for anyone who has ever found herself uninformed or misinformed about her own machinery. Topp, a single, 20-something writer, teams up with her mother, Livoti, a seasoned gynecologist, to demystify the female reproductive system. The younger author felt lucky to grow up with a mother who was knowledgeable and forthcoming about the female anatomy, especially when she reached her teen years and realized that most of her friends weren't so lucky. Too many women are uncomfortable discussing their private parts with friends or even doctors, say the authors, and this can lead to misconceptions about their own bodies. Despite the catchy title, this is a deep examination of the body. Starting with an overview of the basic organs, then moving into menstruation, maintenance, menopause and medical problems, the authors investigate every nook and cranny of those elusive female parts. They explore sex, contraception, STDs and abortion from a nonjudgmental, pro-choice, woman-to-woman perspective. Although the snippets of banter between mother and daughter (as well as the anecdotes from the life of an ob-gyn) add little, this is a never condescending and always articulate resource.
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"The information in this slim volume is as direct and to the point as the title.... just the facts, ma'am." -- The Wall Street Journal, June 20, 2005
First kindle book I have read that had so many mistakes. The book has been scanned in. The fonts are different styles and sizes. Also the book has not been scanned in page order. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Heather B. Brooks
This was a very fun and educational book. Something boys and girls could learn from an written with a lot of good humorPublished 20 months ago by David Emond
My wife is from a country that does not have formal sex education, so I bought this book after hearing an obscure reference on the TV Show Portlandia. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by S. Lauer
I thought this book was great it explains everything especially if your young and no one explained anything to you. It's great for parents kids and couples. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Suzie
"Without a doubt, a discreet anatomic entity called the G-spot does not exist," said Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky, a urology resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, and lead... Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by tangoenthusiast
This is a great book! I work with tweens and this has been a great book to give them when they start having questions about how they work. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Nicki in Brooklyn
This book is a MUST-HAVE for anyone who wants to better understand the female anatomy. Livoti and Topp are smart and funny, making this an enjoyable read for all.Published on January 26, 2012 by Alexandra Lauer
I did not get to read through the whole book, but for the price I thought it was a good buy.Published on March 13, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Not only is this book full of good information, but the mother-daughter writing team are able to convey it in fun and fresh way. Read morePublished on January 23, 2009 by Sarah Slack