Young People's Experiences With Sex in An Easy-access Culture

Book - 2009
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In this hard-hitting anthology, journalist Shannon T. Boodram collects the compelling and personal firsthand accounts of young people dealing with sex in today's world. Laid covers a range of important topics, from teens' first times to STIs, abstinence to unplanned pregnancies. Boodram, an up-and-coming voice for her generation, engages teens and twentysomethings in honest dialogue and explores how they see and experience sex, how and why it shapes their beliefs, and what they have learned about themselves and their sexuality through their actions. Laid is a great conversation-starter, and doesn't shy away from the personal topics. A great resource for young people, Laid invites teens and young adults to take a close-up look at sex and sexuality. Boodram's chapters offer more than 40 personal narratives, from both female and male voices, with in-depth analyses, facts, and Q&As to further the discourse. Responsible and thought-provoking, Laid offers a range of honest perspectives on young adult sexuality in today's easy access culture
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781580052955
Characteristics: xii, 302 p. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Boodram, Shannon T.


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May 12, 2013

I chose to review a book like Laid on the Teen Vortex because I think young people in our culture rarely get the true inside scoop on sex. Instead, much of what teens learn takes place through experimentation, word-of-mouth and pop culture.

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