Doing It Right
Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex
By Bronwen Pardes
(Simon Pulse, Paperback, 9781416918233, 160pp.)
Publication Date: March 6, 2007
Sex. Sometimes it feels like everybody's doing it. Maybe you are. Maybe you're thinking about it. Maybe it's years away. Whatever.
You need to be ready -- in your head, and down there. You have to know the right stuff in order to do it.
Got questions? Who doesn't. "The Sex Lady" will break it down for you.
Does size matter?
How do you prevent STDs?
What birth control options are there?
If someone says they're a virgin, what does that mean?
Am I ready? Am I normal?
The more you know, the easier it is to make safe -- and smart -- decisions about sex.
Bronwen Pardes is an alumna of Vassar College and New York University’s graduate program in human sexuality. She has taught sexuality education at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in New York City. Doing it Right is her first book.
"Mothers and daughters can agree on Doing It Right -- nonjudgmental, informative, and easy to understand, it's like a whole semester of sex education in under one hundred and fifty pages."
-- Dr. Carol Livoti and Elizabeth Topp, mother-and-daughter team behind Vaginas: An Owner's Manual
"Bronwen Pardes has the courage to tell young teens everything they need to know about their sexuality and responsible sexual expression. A required (and stimulating!) read for all teens -- and their parents, too."
-- Eric Marcus, author of Is It a Choice? and What if Someone I Know Is Gay?
"Refreshing, honest...powerful! This book will make a life-or-death difference to many of today's teens. Browen Pardes writes to inform, not to judge, and she succeeds."
-- Bishop John S. Spong, author of The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love
"This is an informative, highly intelligent look at a teen's changing body, sexuality, and actual physical intimacy.... A wonderful guide."