Did you ever walk out of class having even more questions than when you walked in? You may feel that way about History or Math, but what about your Sexual Health class (if you even had one)? If you’re anything like most of the youth in America today, your head is probably spinning with a swirling, high-speed hurricane of questions. It is totally normal to be curious and to have questions about relationships, bodies, consent . . . you name it!
But where can your average teen go to get all the reliable and accurate answers they need? In Case You’re Curious (ICYC), a text-and-answer program conceived by Planned Parenthood, has been providing this educational service for teens for years. And now In Case You’re Curious: Questions about Sex from Young People with Answers from the Experts is a big book of answers with funny and educational illustrations, to the most popular and most interesting questions young people have about birth control, development, sexually transmitted diseases, and so much more.
Within these pages you will find non-judgmental (and fun!) answers meant to educate teens without the uncomfortable silence or weird eye contact often associated with “The Talk.” With questions like “Does masturbating give you a disease?” and “Is the pineapple thing true?” In Case You’re Curious isn’t afraid to tackle the nitty-gritty questions you may think twice about raising your hand to ask in your Sexual Health class or at home.
Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. With over 600 health centers, Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Publisher: Viva Editions (September 10, 2019)
Length: 336 pages
"A great starting point for a teen, especially given the dearth of comprehensive sex education in the US."
– Dr. Mindy Stombler, co-author of Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader and principal senior lecturer of sociolog
“Smart, friendly, fun and chock-full of just the right amount of information, In Case You’re Curious is a wonderful resource for both teens and parents. If you are struggling to figure out how to be a sexually healthy person, this book is good place to give you a great start.”
“I love this book! As a parent, a sex educator who helps parents with sex education, and a YouTuber who answers a lot of questions from tweens and teens about puberty and sex, this book is much needed!”
– Cath Hakanson, sex educator and founder of Sex Ed Rescue
"By addressing a massive young audience specifically through less clinical jargon, cartoonish illustrations, and nonjudgmental discussion topics, Planned Parenthood is actively helping this next generation access tools to make their future better and healthier."
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