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Dirty Little Secrets

Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity
Cohen, Kerry (Book - 2011)
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From the author of Loose Girl

From the author of the provocative hit memoir Loose Girl, this is an eye-opening look at the dangerous, secretive world of today's adolescent girls who use casual sex as a means to prove their worth-to boys, to friends, and to themselves. Cohen examines how we got to this point, where young women use male attention like a drug and why they keep going back, even though the behavior is often self-destructive. Featuring current research and interviews with over 70 girls, this is a wake-up call for parents everywhere that's not to be missed.
Praise for Loose Girl:
"Cohen's brutal honesty and her relentless quest for companionship is refreshingly relatable." -Entertainment Weekly
"A perfect companion book to Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia. Together, they are must-reading for anyone who has ever known, or been, a teenage girl." -Buffalo News

Authors: Cohen, Kerry
Title: Dirty little secrets
breaking the silence on teenage girls and promiscuity
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., c2011
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kerry Cohen
Contents: Girls will be girls: female sexual development
Boy crazy: the fantasy girls have about boys
The unholy trinity: the virgin, the slut, and the empowered girl
Best friends and role models: mothers and loose girls
Daddy issues: how fathers matter
Loose girls in context: risks and losses
Saying yes, saying no: consensual sex and rape
Brave new world: the loose girl online
Grown-up girl: the adult loose girl
The beginning of change
Waves: protecting against loose-girl behavior
ISBN: 1402242476
Branch Call Number: 306.70835 C678d 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Promiscuity Teenage girls Sexual behavior
Topical Term: Promiscuity
Teenage girls
LCCN: 2011007322
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In this follow-up to her memoir Loose Girl, Kerry Cohen looks at today's adolescent girls who use sex as a means to prove their worth.

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