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Spare Me 'the Talk'!

A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up

Jo Langford


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Paperback (9/1/2016)


If you have a teenage boy, there's a 50 percent chance that he's already sexually active, and a 33 percent chance that he's been solicited by an online predator in the past year. How prepared is he for the risks and realities of sex?

Unflinchingly honest, unfailingly complete, immensely readable (and often funny), Spare Me 'The Talk' is the first book of its kind by a guy, for guys ages 12-24, and for parents of boys as young as 8.

With real-world stats and tips for both parents and their sons, this is not the typical, "what's happening down there?" book with a blue cover instead of a pink one. It's a comprehensive crash course for boys on staying safe -- emotionally, mentally, and physically -- while navigating the danger-laden worlds of teenage sex and sexuality in a digital age.

Your teen will learn proven, effective ways to:

  • Avoid pregnancy, and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • Stay safe online and avoid sexual harm
  • Ask someone out (and let someone down easy)
  • Understand bodies and body issues, both male and female
  • Accept that sexuality comes in all shapes and sizes
  • Know the consequences of abstinence, indulgence, and everything in between
  • Decide what is right for him, remaining true to himself and respectful of others

With a strong moral compass, veteran sex educator Jo Langford offers a powerful supplement to those notoriously awkward parent-guy sex talks, answering the tough questions that teenage guys really have -- but are too embarrassed to ask. Spare Me 'The Talk' is the newly revised and updated edition of Langford's The Sex-EDcylopedia (which is no longer in print), and includes critical new information about the constantly-evolving digital world, including social media, cyberbullying and video game culture.

Parent Map, 9780990430605, 152pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2015

About the Author

Jo Langford is a dad, a sex educator, and a public speaker. He is a master's level therapist in Washington state, and is a member of the adjunct human sexuality faculty for Saybrook University's Washington campus. For the past 20 years, he has worked with adolescents, parents, and professionals to promote healthy, positive, and safe sexual behavior. He specializes in the intersection of youth, sexuality, technology, and behavior, providing therapy to adolescents dealing with sexuality issues, as well as offering comprehensive sexuality education for tween and teen boys and their families. To schedule Jo for speaking engagements, and to learn more about his work with youth, parents, and professionals, visit his website,