Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndromeby Sarah Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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- Pbk 320 pages
- AU$29.95 NZ$34.74
This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation.
Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond.
Acknowledgements.; Author's Note.; Introduction.; A Note to Parents and Carers.; 1. Your Body.; 2. Puberty.; 3. Caring for your Body.; 4. Making Healthy Choices.; 5. Understanding Emotions.; 6. Friendships.; 7. Sex.; 8. Sexual Relationships.; 9. Looking after your Sexual Health.; 10. Fertilization, Pregnancy and Birth.; 11. Sexual Language.; Recommended Reading.; Websites.; Index.