- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Element Books Ltd (September 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1901881172
- ISBN-13: 978-1901881172
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,064,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cool and Celibate?: Sex and No Sex Paperback – September 1, 1998
From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Bull attempts to persuade young adults to delay sex until they're in stable, preferably married, relationships. He uses the case study of Ashley (age 15) and Mark (age 16), and describes Mark's heavy pressure on Ashley to have sex. She is afraid that unless she gives in, she will lose him to another girl. Chapter by chapter, Bull examines the physical issues involved, the fears and strong emotions, and the dangers and the pleasures, and urges teens to wait as long as possible before taking that final step. The author devotes a nonjudgmental chapter to homosexuality and another, more emotionally charged, to pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Overall, the information can be found in many other titles marketed for the same age group, including Ruth Bell's excellent, but more liberal, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives (Vintage, 1988), Don Nardo's Teen Sexuality (Lucent, 1996), and Mavis Jukes's It's a Girl Thing (Knopf, 1996).-Susan R. Farber, Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford, NY
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I've even written an updated version (some 16 or so years later). Really must publish it!