Sex education: a guide to life
Questioning your body? Not sure about how you feel? Or worried if that thing is normal? Unlikely educator Otis Milburn and his beloved friends are back in this frank, feminist and positive guide to life. Covering everything from understanding your anatomy, feeling confident about how you look and understanding how you feel, to consent, sexuality and the minefield that is modern love - this guide answers all the questions you're too scared to ask, in a language you understand.
With insight from your favourite characters, therapy notes, diagrams, tips, takeaways and a whole lot of fun, this book is both a companion to the show and a practical guide to navigating the real world. This book has been checked by experts including doctors, sex therapists and sensitivity readers.
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Queer up: an uplifting guide to LGBTQ+ love, life and mental health, by Alexis Caught
With chapters on coming out, families and friends, pride and allyship, this is an insightful, thoughtful and reassuring book - essential reading for any questioning teen and their allies looking to support them.
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Coming out stories: personal experiences of coming out from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum, by Emma Goswell and Sam Walker
An empowering, witty and uplifting collection of coming out stories and advice from LGBTQ+ people from around the world, based on the hugely successful podcast 'Coming Out Stories.'
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How to understand your sexuality: a practical guide for exploring who you are, by Meg-John Barker, Alex Iantaffi and Jules Scheele
This is an essential guide to sexuality from the authors of 'How to Understand Your Gender'. The book explores the topic through a social, cultural and historical lens, with reflection points and activities throughout. Covering a diverse range of sexualities and relationship structures, the authors invite the reader to reflect on their own experience and explore their identity.
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Honest: everything they don't tell you about sex, relationships and bodies, by Milly Evans and Lucia Picerno
Being a teen is tough enough without having to navigate the minefields of discovering sex, love and bodies. And let's be real: sex education at school doesn't always cut it. Sex educator and journalist Milly Evans is here to help - as a young adult who is still figuring life out, she knows exactly what teens are going through. And she's here with answers to all those questions that aren't in their school textbooks. From orgasms to anatomy, gender identity to masturbation, positive relationships to first times, it's all here, and in candid detail.
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What's the T?: the no-nonsense guide to being trans and/or non-binary for teens by Juno Dawson and Soofiya
Discover what it means to be a young transgender or non-binary person in the 21st century in this frank and funny guide for teens, from the author of 'This Book is Gay'.
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Can we talk about consent? by Justin Hancock
'Can We Talk About Consent?' takes a fresh, frank, and stylish approach to the topic of relationships and respect, providing essential understanding for readers aged 14+.
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Sex ed: an inclusive teenage guide to sex and relationships, by the School of Sexuality Education
Here is an engaging and non-judgemental guide for teenagers, publishing in the wake of major updates to the national Relationships and Sex Education curriculum. This positive, practical, and empowering guide tackles sex and relationships in an inclusive and non-judgemental way.
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A-Z of growing up, puberty and sex, by Lesley de Meza & Stephen de Silva
This is a ready-reference guide for older kids and teenagers to get the info they need on growing up, puberty and sex.
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Doing it! Let's talk about sex, by Hannah Witton
Sexting, virginity, consent, the big O...let's face it, doing it can be tricksy. I don't know anyone (including myself) who has sex all figured out. So I've written a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions and revelations. And because none of us have all the answers, I've invited some friends and fellow YouTubers to talk about their sexuality, too.
We talk about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want.
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This book is gay, by Juno Dawson
Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author Juno Dawson, formerly known as James Dawson, gives an uncensored look at sexual orientation and gender identity. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come out and more.
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Yay! You're gay! Now what?, by Riyadh Khalaf
In this personal, heartfelt go-to guide for young queer guys, YouTuber and presenter Riyadh Khalaf shares frank advice about everything from coming out to relationships, as well as interviews with inspirational queer role models, and encouragement for times when you're feeling low. There's a support section for family and friends written by Riyadh's parents and loads of hilarious, embarrassing, inspiring and moving stories from gay boys around the world.
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Can everyone please calm down? Mae Martin's guide to 21st century sexuality, by Mae Martin
Mae Martin is a Canadian comedian with an encyclopedic knowledge of Harry Potter trivia. Aside from this, if there's one area that she's 100% anecdotally and personally qualified to tackle, it's sexuality: should there be any such thing as a 'sexuality spectrum', then Mae has probably existed at every point on it at some stage in her life.
This book is Mae's attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating her own often humiliating adventures in sex, dating and gender identity.
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