Have you ever wondered#133; Am I normal? (and what is "normal," anyway?) What's up down there? I really like girls, but I like boys sometimes, too. Am I gay, bisexual, or just messed up? Are we both really ready to have sex? Is it ok if I masturbate? I feel like I can't ever say no to my partner. What'sMore »
Have you ever wondered#133; Am I normal? (and what is "normal," anyway?) What's up down there? I really like girls, but I like boys sometimes, too. Am I gay, bisexual, or just messed up? Are we both really ready to have sex? Is it ok if I masturbate? I feel like I can't ever say no to my partner. What's the problem? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen.com have been providing sex education and information for young adults, parents, and mentors for nearly ten years. Whether you're straight, gay, sexually active, or just plain curious, S.E.X. spells out everything you need to know, including: A sexual readiness checklist Illustrations of female and male reproductive anatomy How to love your body, even when it's changing every day Tips on safer sex for body, heart, and mind An in-depth birth control breakdown How to create and enjoy the relationships that are right for you Popular mechanics of partnered sex: sexual activities explained, including pregnancy and STI risks STIs 101: what they are and how to keep yourself from getting them« Less
the all-you-need-to-know progressive sexuality guide to get you through high school and college
How do you tell if you're pregnant?
Reproductive options : parenting, adoption and abortion
Parenthood and pregnancy
Pregnancy and delivery basics
Miscarriage : what it is and why it happens
Teen pregnancy : not always an accident
Young adult parenting : perils, pitfalls, and perks
The adoption option
What to expect during an abortion
Unloading a loaded issue
Where to find sound help
How to tell partners and parents about an unexpected pregnancy
For the "dads"
13. How to change the world (without even getting out of bed)
Appendix A. Common sexually transmitted infections : STIs from A to Z
Appendix B. Bibliography and recommended resources
10. Hidden wounds : preventing, identifying, and healing from abuse and rape
Types of abuse
Taking the blinders off : identifying and coping with abuse
Breaking the cycle
Protecting yourself from abusive partners and relationships
Protecting yourself from rape and sexual assault
Stranger and acquaintance danger
Sleeping with the enemy
What to do if you have just been raped
Healing and dealing
11. To be or not to be...pregnant : contraception
No birds, no bees, no bull : how conception really happens
What are your risks of pregnancy?
The birth control breakdown
Diaphragms, cervical caps
Oral contraceptives, AKA the pill
Other BCPs (birth control pills)
Lunelle (monthly injection)
Depo-Provera (quarterly injection)
Implanon (subdermal implant, once every three years)
Copper-T intrauterine device (IUD)
Methods not generally recommended for teens or young adults
Fertility charting/natural family planning (FAM)
Methods that suck (or just really shouldn't be called birth control)
It doesn't take a village...but sometimes it's awfully nice to have one
Birth control discussion with partners and parents
Hey, boyfriend! Male reproductive choices
8. Popular mechanics : the ins and outs of partnered sex
Frottage, or "dry sex"
Oral sex : cunnilingus
Oral sex : fellatio
Oral sex : analingus
Hip to the hype : common intercourse problems and expectations
Anal sex / intercourse
Cybersex or phone sex
Body fluid or blood play
The ol' give and take : sexual symmetry, reciprocity, and equality
Sex and obligation
Having trouble reaching orgasm or feeling aroused with a partner?
Sexual differences vs. sexual incompatibility
"Gay" sex and "straight" sex : what's the diff?
Sex and disability
The popular mechanics roundup : the 5 most important things to remember during partnered sex
9. Safe and sound : safer sex for your body, heart, and mind
Taking care down there : sexual healthcare
Your business, their business : healthcare confidentiality and privacy
Before your first appointment
Gynecology for beginners
Male sexual healthcare
DIY sexual healthcare
Check yourself out!
Urinary tract, bacterial and yeast infections
Sexual healthcare discrimination : roadblocks to good health
Safer sex 101
Practicing safer sex : a lesson in three parts
Safer sex, part one : testing and annual sexual health exams
Safer sex, part two : barriers and other gear
Safer sex, part three : lifestyle issues
Easy ways to incorporate safer sex into your sex life
"Don't you trust me?"
What if your partner won't practice safer sex?
What if you DO get an STI?
Top ten bits of B.S. about STIs
Safer sex for the heart
5. Multiple choice : gender, orientation, and sexual identity
Genderpalooza! A sex and gender primer
Way beyond binary : TG, TS, GQ, and other two-letter words
Transphobia, discrimination, and bias
How to be transfriendly and subvert crummy gender and orientation stereotypes in five easy steps!
Gaily forward, straight ahead : sexual identity for everyone
The rainbow connection : the spectrum of sexual orientation
Don't let the door hit you on the way out : or, how to come out of the closet without tripping over your baggage
6. On board the relationship
"Relationship" should be a verb
Relationship models : what works for you?
Wheeeee! NRE : new relationship energy
Dating : different, not a dinosaur
Without a map : alternative relationships
Across the lines
FWBs and hookups
Those three little words
The test of time : long-term relationships
Dysfunction junction : the crummy stuff
Adventures in splitsville : breakups and how to deal
7. To be, or not to be...sexually active
What's "it" all about?
The sexual readiness checklist
No harm, no foul : limits and boundaries
Intimacy : bonding basics
Virginity : past and present
Be a blabbermouth! Communicating with partners about sex
The top ten really crappy reasons to have (any sort of) sex with someone else
Body of evidence : legal issues in your sex life
Who's this book for, anyway? : a foreword for parents, teachers, mentors, and other young adult allies
1. I pledge allegiance...to myself and the united state of my sexuality : an introduction for readers
2. Your body : an owner's manual
What is "sexuality"?
Let's talk about sex
Mega-metamorphosis : puberty
What's up down there? Male and female sexual anatomy
Female sexual anatomy : from the outside in
Life on the inside
The menstrual cycle. Period
Male sexual anatomy : from the outside in
Life on the inside
Get the ball rolling
The ejaculation situation
Too loose/too tight! Too long/too short! Too large/too small! Or, what Goldilocks and the three bears have to do with your genitals
3. The problem with perfect : body image : or, why appearance isn't all it appears
Start a revolution : love your body!
Ten bodacious ways to boost body image
Disordered eating and eating disorders
The ideal spiel
Whole body/whole sexy
Viva la revolución!
4. All by myself : solo sex, arousal, orgasm, and fantasy
Solo sex (masturbation)
Arousal and orgasm : human sexual response coming and going
The basics of sexual response
How do you masturbate?
Fantasy fodder : sexual fantasy
Pornography : one big, tricky, sticky issue
Sex : the all you need to know progressive sexuality guide to get you through high school and college
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