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Help me remember the name of this book: teen sexuality

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Hi y'all! I don't have a teen (though we're getting close) but I was hoping someone here could help me.

 

Several years ago someone on MDC recommended a book. It was about female sexuality, how it is dealt with in our culture, the values placed on virginity, etc. It also talked about teen sexuality and how we as a culture treat it with such kid gloves, are so afraid of sexually active teens, place undue emphasis on Chastity = you are worthwhile versus Sexually Active = you are worthless. I'm very liberal when it comes to attitudes about sexuality and I have no issue with pre-marital sex or teen sex (when done responsibly and as an active choice), so this book really resonated with me.

 

It was such an eye-opening book and really stuck a chord with me. I cannot for the life of me remember the title and searching has not yielded any results. Does anyone have any ideas??

post #2 of 7

I don't know that book, but I want a copy, too! 

post #3 of 7

Sounds like it could be The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti or Slut! Growing Up Female With a Bad Reputation by Leora Tananbaum

 

I loved The Body Project by Joan Jacobs Brumberg, and it covers this topic as well as the history of menstruation, which was fascinating!

 

Hope you find what you're looking for :)

post #4 of 7

I liked The Body Project. I'll have to read the other two as well.

post #5 of 7

I liked The Body Project too.  We read that in my Women's Studies class in college.  It's a great read.

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Personally I really like this website: http://www.scarleteen.com/ 

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Sounds like it could be The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti or Slut! Growing Up Female With a Bad Reputation by Leora Tananbaum

 

I loved The Body Project by Joan Jacobs Brumberg, and it covers this topic as well as the history of menstruation, which was fascinating!

 

Hope you find what you're looking for :)


Thanks! I put all three books on hold at our library.

 

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