Welcome to Sex is a frank, age-appropriate introductory guide to sex and sexuality for teens of all genders, from the creators of the best-selling guides Welcome to Your Period, Welcome to Consent and Welcome to Your Boobs.
There's no denying it sex can be pretty tricky ... and talking about sex can feel weird and so uncomfortable. But it doesn't have to be that way!
This little book is packed with honest advice on everything you need to know about sex: how to know when you're ready and reasons not to have sex, exploring pleasure on your own to becoming sexually intimate with others, contraception and staying safe, how to communicate about sex, wobbly starts and awkward moments (including talking to your parents about sex).
Welcome to Sex is inclusive, reassuring and all about keeping sex fun, real, and shame-free. With case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens, Welcome to Sex will help readers navigate their sexual debuts with confidence!
About the Authors
- What Is Sex?
- Parents And Carers And Awkward Conversations
- Getting Intimate With Myself
- Labels: Sexual And Gender Identities
- What The Outside World Is Telling Us About Sex
- Myths About Sex
- Reasons To Not Have Sex
- How It Begins: Feelings, Flirting And Falling In Love
- What Can Actually Happen With Another Person?
- Wobbly Starts
- Looking After Myself And My Partner
- Pregnancy Lowdown
- Awkward Sex Moments And Other Challenges
- Is Something Wrong?
- Keeping Safe
Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she's also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, which makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all the more interesting. She continues to speak about these topics in the mainstream media.
Together with Yumi Stynes, she has co-authored books in their best-selling Welcome To series: Welcome to Your Period, Welcome to Consent
and Welcome to Your Boobs
Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four - including two teenage girls. Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup
. She also hosts an ABC podcast about women's health called Ladies, We Need to Talk
. The podcast focuses on female sexuality and social issues and is known for its directness and taboo-breaking conversations.
Yumi presented an SBS documentary called 'Is Australia Sexist?', has given keynote speeches at Dark Mofo Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Department of Rural Health Sexual Health Conference, The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium, One of One International Women's Day Conference and was the fearless MC at the 2019 Women's March in Sydney. She has written cookbooks (Zero F*cks Cooking
and Endless Summer
) and has co-authored the best-selling Welcome To series: Welcome to Your Period, Welcome to Consent
and Welcome to Your Boobs
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