A Practical Guide to Sex by Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock is a book for older teens and young adults that will help them to have the sort of sex that they really want to have.
This book is not the traditional ‘how to do it’ sex book, that focuses on technique. It is very different, as it is about working out what is enjoyable to you. I see this book as a sex therapy approach to sex, as it includes a lot of content that I would cover with a sex therapy client. The authors team up to challenge the messages we receive about ‘normal’ sex; look at how to understand and care for yourself; delve into ideas of pleasure for different bodies, ages and tastes; explore relationships; and tackle the tricky topics of communication and consent.
It’s a good book for older teens or for parents wanting to have some ideas about how to talk about sex with teens.
A Practical Guide to Sex by Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock is ideal for older teens.
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I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.