Anita Naik - Sex, Snogs, Dates and Mates - Hachette Children's Group

Sex, Snogs, Dates and Mates

By Anita Naik

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  • £4.99

From highly respected author and agony aunt Anita Naik, find out all you need to know about sex and relationships with this essential guide for teenagers.

How do you deal with dating and build good relationships? How will you know when you're ready to have sex? Can you resist the pressure and say no if you're not? Designed to make sex education easier for teenagers and their parents and teachers, this age appropriate guide will give you the facts and answer all the questions on sex and relationships you didn't like to ask, from periods and puberty, crushes and contraception to health and harrassment. Topical and helpful, the book includes quotes from teenagers about their own experiences, and is written in a down-to-earth and friendly manner by highly respected author and agony aunt Anita Naik.

The chapter listing is as follows: Your changing body; Sex education - what's it all about?; Love and relationships; Thinking about sex; Having sex; Life after sex; Bigger problems.

Biographical Notes

Anita Naik is a freelance journalist who writes regularly about health, sex, relationships and lifestyle. She has written for magazines including GLAMOUR and RED and was the agony aunt on JUST 17 magazine. She has recently been an editor on the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty website, writing about self-esteem issues for teenage girls and their mothers.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750272155
  • Publication date: 27 Feb 2013
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Wayland
A very informative and responsible sex education book... full of very helpful, detailed advice and facts. Particularly good at reassuring young readers about their fears and telling them very firmly which myths to disbelive. If I were working in a school, I'd give a copy to every child in Year 7 and use it as the basis of PSHE work. And if the school budget wouldn't run to that I'd try to get sponsorship. — School Librarian
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