Sexuality Book for Teen Girl

    A friend of mine asked me if I knew of any good book about sex and puberty for her soon-to-be-teen daughter. Any suggestions? (My kids are grown and they didn’t really have any good books back then.)

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      For our daughter, we used God’s Design for Sex Series, Book 3: What’s the Big Deal? Ages 8 to 11, 2007 Version, By: Stan Jones, Brenna Jones

      In addition, we used books by Robie H. Harris:

      • It’s So Amazing
      • It’s Not A Stork

      Be careful…they do go into same sex couples though however the illustrations are excellent and understandable.

       

       

      Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on July 31, 2019.
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        My kids and most of my friends kids  are around the age of learning these things. Most of my friends used “The Care and Keeping of You” Volumes 1 and 2 (volume 2 is for girls 10 and up). Unfortunately there is no mention of sex, only puberty, or that’s my understanding of it anyway.

        I don’t want to seem pushy at all, but I’d really encourage your friend to create a conversation about it rather than relying on a book. I can only speak from my own experience, but my friends who used books cannot seem to get their girls to talk about it, it seems they’re terrified and feel a little ashamed. My daughter, on the other hand, has been very open and asks questions whenever she thinks of something. It should be an ongoing discussion, but maybe it’s easier for me because I’m in the medical field. I hope your friend finds what she’s looking for, but I also hope she makes an effort to have open dialogue surrounding the topic.

         

        King bed Answered on July 31, 2019.
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          I second Elevation’s recommendation of the God’s Design for Sex Series. That is what my parents used for my sisters and I.

          Book 4: Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex and You (Ages 11 to 14) is also very helpful.

           

          California King Answered on July 31, 2019.
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            Thanks, all, for sharing resources. I’ll pass it on.

            King bed Answered on July 31, 2019.
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              I was given “Where Did I Come From” by Peter Mayle. The thing that always freaked me out completely was that the naked cartoon couple who were getting busy looked EXACTLY like the parents of one of my closest friends. Every time I spent time at her house, I pictured them as that cartoon couple and that was almost as bad as the time I woke up on a Sunday morning to hear my Mom making noises and I almost ran over to see what was wrong and THANK GOD I realized in time that I needed to stay quiet and go back to sleep!

              I think it actually does a reasonable job teaching the facts from an assumption of waiting for marriage (though without any moral worldview to back it). It explains orgasm as something like a sneeze, which is something else that freaked me out a little, since I have always had allergies and used to SNEEZE 12-15 times every morning before I got out of bed!!!

              Sometimes I think the healthy and adventurous sex life my DH and I enjoy is truly a miracle indeed. 😛

              Under the stars Answered on July 31, 2019.
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