Dating and Sex

Dating and Sex

A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Presents information about dating and sex for teenage boys, including such topics as puberty, asking someone out on a date, and sexual orientation.

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In this book, author Andrew P. Smiler presents readers with a comprehensive guide to sex, dating, and relationships designed specifically for teenage boys. The author covers dating and hooking up, asking someone on a date, how to have a long-term relationship, dating and sexuality, consent, solo sex, partnered sex, and a wide variety of other related subjects over the course of the book’s eleven chapters. The author is a therapist, and a developmental psychologist specializing in male sexual development and relationships. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Bronze Medal Winner for Young Adult Nonfiction, 2016 Foreword INDIES Book Awards

Silver award winner in the Eureka! Children's Nonfiction Awards

2017 National Indie Excellence Award Winner for Young Adult Nonfiction

Best Typographic Cover and Best in Show in Washington Book Publisher’s Design and Effectiveness Awards

"There’s a good chance you’ve had the “sex talk” with your parents. Or not. Or learned about human reproduction in health class. Or maybe you’ve heard a lot about dating, sex, and relationships from friends, movies, and surfing online. So you are all set, right? Maybe…. But everything you think you know and everything you really want to know is inside this book."

Written for teen boys, Dating and Sex provides them with the knowledge they need to understand dating, relationships, and sex. It goes beyond basic descriptions of biological processes with a progressive, practical approach that relies on secular ethics and emphasizes sexual health and personal responsibility.

The book addresses common questions like:
  • What’s a hook-up?
  • How do I know if someone likes me?
  • Can I masturbate too much?
  • How do I know if I am ready for sex?
  • How do I know what my sexual orientation is?
  • Why is it important to get and give consent?
  • ?How can I make a relationship last for more than a couple days?
The perfect book for helping teen boys understand both themselves and the complexity of the sexual world around them.

Publisher: Washington, DC :, Magination Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781433820458
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 22 cm


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