Book Review: A go-to resource for teens about love, sex and relationships.
A short overview of this book
Making Sense of “it” by Alison Macklin is a go-to resource for teens about anything they may want to know about love, sex and relationships.
Books like this are an invaluable resource for both parents and teens. For parents, it means that you know your kid has a resource with up-to-date and accurate information about sex. No more turning to the internet and getting the wrong information.
For teens, it means they have something to turn to with the questions that they don’t ask their questions. It doesn’t matter how approachable or open and honest you are in your house, there are times when teens will turn elsewhere for information.
Topics inside this book include:
- the human brain in relation to sex and puberty
- what sexuality is
- the need for human touch
- sexual identity and orientation
- gender roles
- feeling horny
- various levels of “risk” in sexual behaviours
- signs of healthy and negative relationships
- consent culture
- sex toys, fetishes, and fantasies
- choosing when to become sexually active
- tactics to improve communication with sexual (current or potential) partners
- how to get help and be an active bystander when witnessing sexual harassment and assault
Sections are included to help parents and teens to break the ice with conversations and to have open and honest conversations, including conversation starters with each chapter.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
Making Sense of “it” by Alison Macklin is ideal for kids aged 14+.
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You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.
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