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by Roger W. Libby




Today's youth have an abundance of questions about sex and few places to go for explicit, non-prohibitive answers. Renowned sexologist Dr. Roger Libby fills the void with this refreshingly sex-positive (Dr. Libby was the first to use "sex-positive" in print in 1980) book that gives teenagers and twentysomethings the hard facts about physical intimacy. Without moralizing or judging, he encourages them to develop a healthy, vibrant sexuality to be celebrated with self-respect and consideration of others. Offering sound information and advice on the gamut of dating and sex questions posed by callers to his former popular radio show, The Pleasure Dome, Dr. Libby engages readers with such topics as STD and pregnancy prevention, how to conduct a Pre-Sex Discussion as part of safer sex, the joys of self-pleasuring, moving past insecurities to improve self-esteem, tips for maximizing pleasure, and issues specific to gay and questioning youth. With a serious yet playful approach, Dr. Libby emphasizes personal choice, honest and thorough communication, and realistic expectations between sexual partners. Dr. Libby discusses what is normal sexually, and he contends that sex does not have to be a problem. He provides a contemporary treatment of dating, hooking up and friends-with-benefits, and he adds plenty of humor in his suggestions on how to navigate sexual relationships without undue stress and worry. He challenges traditional definitions of virginity (he sees virginity as a state of mind), and he offers useful insights intended to help his readers enjoy healthy, responsible sex. The book includes additional resources (The Yellow Pages for Sex), references and an index. The Foreword is written by Nadine Stroessen, past president of the American Civil Liberties Union. She observes that this book fills a void from the lack of high school sex education. Unlike the watered down and often moralistic treatment of sex in the schools, Dr. Libby offers fresh ideas to fully assist his readers. Although written to teenagers and those in their early twenties, this book is a perfect discussion piece for parents and their daughters and sons. The book is dedicated to The Next Sexual Revolution. No one can accuse Dr. Libby of being judgmental. He is pleasure-positive, he opposes sexual censorship, and he is playful in his many insights about sex. This book will help readers develop a healthy and vibrant sexuality that can be celebrated enthusiastically in a responsible and dignified manner. It's the book your parents wish someone had given them as teenagers and readers will enjoy discussing the book with friends, family and educators.
Download The Naked Truth About Sex: A Guide to Intelligent Sexual Choices for Teenagers and Twentysomethings epub
ISBN: 1893910385
ISBN13: 978-1893910386
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Personal Health
Author: Roger W. Libby
Language: English
Publisher: Freedom Press (June 15, 2013)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1693 kb
FB2 size: 1553 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 147
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Zacki
Great book for educating you teens about sex. Parents should read it first (and there are portions that may make you uncomfortable) but it is a great way to have those hard conversations about sex.
Nothing personal
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I found Dr. Libby's book to be joyful and liberating, however I believe the recently divorced, empty-nesters, and persons dating again after a first marriage (with or without children) will get as much out of his writing as younger people. It's difficult to be so fair minded in our culture and it's hard to have to deal with social-political stress in these times; but Libby is brave and terrifically honest. "The Naked Truth About Sex" might remind you of the many joys of loving with intimacy and with sexual intimacy. It made me aware of how much is usually missing when professionals work with persons under thirty years of age. Please get your hands on this and read the first thirty pages - you'll see!
Mautaxe
From my perspective as a sexuality educator and sex therapist, I highly recommend The Naked Truth About Sex. It is an ideal book for parents, young people, and anyone who works with young people. Dr. Libby's book is sex positive, straight forward, factual, and accurate. This is the best book that I have read on this topic.
Prorahun
this book is a delightfully-thorough source of sexual and relationship information for adolescents. it provides much information on the most common topics regarding sex and the relationships that relate to sex, such as birth control, hook-ups, sexual friendships, STDs, and different ages in one relationship. it also answers many questions from people who wrote to the author. this book is well-worth giving to any adolescent you know or obtaining and donating to a library.
Varshav
The Naked Truth about Sex is a "sexuality guide" by Roger Libby for teens/young adults and is an excellent beginning for the 21st Century which follows in the tradition of the great writings on sexuality and love in the 20th Century by Havelock Ellis-Studies in The Psychology of Sex, Anais Nin-A Journal of Love, Sigmund Freud-Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, Bronislaw Malinowski-The Sexual Life of Savages, Margaret Mead-Male and Female, Alfred Kinsey--Sexual Behavior of the Human Male v1 and Female v2, Albert Ellis's Sex without Guilt and The Art and Science of Love, Betty Friedan-The Feminine Mystique, Masters and Johnson-Human Sexual Response, CA Tripp--Homosexual Matrix, and Nancy Friday-Jealousy.

The central thesis of The Naked Truth about Sex is how teenagers and young adults can derive pleasure from sexual expression with the least amount of risk while remaining true to their principles, values, beliefs, and continue to maintain respect among family and friends. By considering two elements of sexuality-WHEN to be sexual and WHO to be sexual with we are faced with three of the four decisions regarding the sexual experience having a negative component to them. Consider the following 2 x 2 table. Think about this model when making love/sexual decisions. You can change the stems on each side of the table to assist in figuring out other sexual issues that may be causing confusion.

........Timing-WHEN to be sexual:+ or --

........WHO to..................+ +.....-- +
........Be sexual:..+ or --...+ --....-- --

The Naked Truth about Sex provides ideas and considerations for teens and young adults to evaluate to their own situations. The book promotes accurate information, following conventional values, beliefs, and principles, understanding feelings of self and others, and positive interpersonal relationships. Some "parents" may have a problem with the book because of its open permission giving of having sexual pleasure as a teen or young adult. As a college professor I asked students to talk with their friends regarding how many orgasms they have had in their lives and how many of them were not pleasurable. Well the running total when I finished teaching was 281,736 pleasurable and 18 not pleasurable. Whether induced by self or other orgasm has a very, very strong reinforcement component. Unfortunately, orgasm only needs to be paired with a sexual type event and people become attached to that method for achieving orgasm. Mark Twain, as only he could do, had some wonderful thoughts on "The Science of Onanism" which can be found at: (This is among the most hillarious thoughts ever on sex.)

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Under the best of circumstances The Naked Truth about Sex would be read by parents and teens and discussed between them verbally or maybe by some form of writing back and forth. I would doubt that The Naked Truth about Sex would ever be adopted as a high school textbook unless AS Neill's Summerhill School in England reopened.

Chapter 6: The Pre-Sex Discussion (PSD): A Gigantic Step Toward Consensual Safer Sex is my favorite chapter. It is the questions posed for the discussion and process that everyone should consider before they engage in sexual activity with anyone, including self. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book and the PSD applies to everyone-teens, young adults, adults, and the elderly. To conclude, The Naked Truth about Sex is the first sexual manifesto of the 21st Century and this work is the culmination of forward thinking ideas on relationships including a sexuality component while building cumulatively on the pioneers of the 20th Century.

Paul S. Weikert, Ph.D.
Jugore
The Naked Truth About Sex provides the knowledge of how young people should look at SEX. This book really provides genuine real life questions and the right answers to virtually every sexual situation know to practical partners. It shows why sex can be a beautiful act when performed by two consenting knowledgeable partners. The Naked Truth About Sex provides the knowledge by which two sensible partners can learn about the implications of having BAD sex opposed to having GOOD sex and thereby, really enjoy the sexual experience the way sex is supposed to be enjoyed between two intelligent partners of the opposite sex.

Will young people have SEX? YES... they will... if they are ALIVE. Just like we all did when we were young. Lets not be hypocrites and chastise today's youth. We were young and just about everybody that I knew as a kid, had sex with someone. Some girls got pregnant and most others did not. If this book had been available then when I was young, I'm sure that there would have been many less unwanted pregnancies.

Everyone who reads this book will be better off, because they will learn a lot more about sex than they think they know now. It's a great resource about young people having sex. This book has a wealth of information... I whole-heartedly recommend this book as good reading for the young and old. Naturally, this book is slanted for the younger generation and I hope you read it with the same enthusiasm that I did. Remember, no matter who says what about SEX... Having Sex is a natural healthy act and it is beautiful and a pleasurable act when performed by two knowledgeable intelligent partners of the opposite sex.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. I gave my copy to a young man that thought he had gotten his girlfriend pregnant... He didn't, but they were both really worried. So please learn from this book... and it really is good reading. Again, I whole-heartedly recommend this book as noted on the cover, and it is truly great material and easy reading. I give this book 100 Big Gold Stars.