Sex ed is being discussed more and more, both in the media and at home. From abstinence to proactive protection, more parents than ever are making a point to answer their kids’ questions at home. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent, or a CEO of a fortune 500 company, keeping the dialogue open (not just about sex!) with your kids is the best way to maintain a familial bond.
1. It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need—now more than ever—to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.
2. Sex: An Uncensored Introduction
Sex: An Uncensored Introduction provides honest, in-depth information about sex, sexual orientation, masturbation, foreplay, birth control options, and protection against disease. This revised and updated edition includes updated information about everything from STIs to new sex-related legislation as well as brand new sections on sexting, online dating and safety, and sex-related bullying of all kinds. The hilariously straightforward contents of the book will be augmented by a new foreword written by a trusted “sexpert” to lend added expertise to this new edition.
3. Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up
This friendly book talks to teens in their own language, with emphasis on the subject that is first and foremost in the minds of adolescent boys and girls: Sex. Separate chapters titled Boy Stuff and Girl Stuff describe body changes that occur during puberty, with frank and open discussions about male and female genitals, how they feel, and how they function. Chapters that follow discuss typical teen problems, as well as those entirely new feelings that come with sexual development, and offer tips on making it through those sometimes exciting, sometimes crazy teen years. Learn how to deal with crushes, controlling parents, pimples, kissing, dating, hormones, menstruation, sexual activity, condoms, contraception, pregnancy, STDs, sexual impulses, and more. New to this edition is information on social networks, protecting yourself online, maintaining a positive body image, mental health, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. Includes line drawings on most pages.
4. 100 Questions You’d Never Ask Your Parents: Straight Answers to Teens’ Questions About Sex, Sexuality, and Health
Teens have questions about sex. This simple manual answers their questions–honestly, simply, and reliably.
What does an orgasm feel like?
Does masturbating have any long-term negative effects?
Does alcohol kill brain cells?
Teens have questions about sex; it’s a matter of who they ask and how reliable the answers are. Collected directly from teens and presented in a simple and accessible Q&A format, and it provides information about sex, drug, body, and mood in a way that’s honest, nonjudgmental, and responsible.
5. S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties
Whatever your gender or sexual identity, whether you’ve already been actively exploring your sexuality or are only just getting curious, S.E.X clearly spells out what you need and want to know–no shame, no judgement, just comprehensive and accurate info in a clear, straightforward language.
6. 30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 8-11: Empowering Your Child with Knowledge of Sexual Intimacy
The most meaningful discussions you will have with your child—made easy! This book contains downloadable, bonus content! Included with this book is a code that will allow you to download topic cards which can be printed and placed in strategic locations, such as a mirror, refrigerator or in your pocket, to remind you and your child to start talking! Written by parents and reviewed by professionals, the 30 Days of Sex Talks program makes it simple for you to discuss love, sex, changing bodies, as well as address dangerous messages from the media and various online sources.
7. It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families
How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies.
8. The Girl’s Guideto Sex Education: Over 100 Honest Answers to Urgent Questions about Puberty, Relationships, and Growing Up
When it comes to sex education, parents of adolescent girls often know just as little about where to start as girls themselves. Even the mention of sex education or puberty can make everyone feel uncomfortable, nervous, or insecure. The Girls’ Guide to Sex Education offers down-to-earth, supportive sex education guidance as it addresses the most pressing questions that girls have about sex, puberty, and relationships―directly and without judgment.