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How Sex Works Paperback – April 4, 1996

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Gr. 7-10. Too large for tucking into a pocket or purse, this probably won't be checked out by embarrassed or sensitive teens. Plenty of graphics, including head shots of young adults, give it great appeal, though. The text, sprinkled with sidebars and question-answer boxes, succinctly introduces a wide array of concerns--from puberty to love to pregnancy and reproductive health. The coverage is straightforward (there's a comment about sexual experimentation, for instance, and frank discussion of oral sex). But the authors give some things short shrift. For instance, what's said about "sexual preference" is supportive but slight, and the section "how sex works," with sketches illustrating two positions for sex, ignores gays and lesbians. Photographs showing insertion of birth control devices, including the female condom, are one of the book's best features. There are also many sketches, colorful diagrams, and charts. This is a mixed bag to be sure, and it's certainly no replacement for The New Teenage Body Book (1992). But it's an attractively appointed overview that addresses many basic questions. Stephanie Zvirin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT; 1 edition (April 4, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789406349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789406347
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,939,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Thompson on May 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book for parents and teens. Its smart and interesting and correct. Its not the easiest thing to have your child ask you about sex and this book helps make that discussion not only less stressful but educational as well. I wish that I had had this book when I was a teenager. It dispells alot of misinformation that friends always end up giving each other. Like you can never get pregnant the first time you have sex. It also helps parents deal with the realities of life, that one day our children will be having sex (just like our parents had to deal with) and it is better to have our children well informed instead of ignorant of the possibilities of pregnancies or getting sick from an STD or AIDS.
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Format: Paperback
Great book, very educational. It contains many wonderful graphics and straight forward stories. It talks about birth control, different sexual positions and pregnancy.
I found it be very very educational and interesting. It touches alot of ground.
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By A Customer on August 19, 2000
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This book will never satisfy the curiosity of the average teenager. Photographs show adolescents fully clothed. The text is oversimplified and incomplete.
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By A Customer on August 19, 2000
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This book will never satisfy the curiosity of the average teenager. Photographs show adolescents fully clothed. The text is oversimplified and incomplete.
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By A Customer on November 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
I believe photographing naked adolescents is illegal.
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