The Condoms Are Next to the Toothpaste: Sex Talk at the Kitchen Table

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AuthorHouse, 2009 - Fiction - 260 pages

Everyone knows what condoms are, but few families actually discuss them. As a society, we are notorious for avoiding sexual conversations. But isn't sexual health as important as oral health? This book offers discussion on the conflicts between traditional teachings and sexual health, as well as reassurance with sexual topics and values both of which are critical for easy sex talks. Discomforts with sex in our culture are faced head-on, providing ample opportunities to gain knowledge and teach our families in an open, healthy manner.

Throughout this book, Dr. Young shares her thirty-years of teaching sex to physicians, nurses, teachers, parents, college students, the elderly, and children. She is the widowed mother of four adult children and four young grandchildren and keeps her condoms next to the toothpaste.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Introduction
9
A Healthy Person is a Sexual Person
23
Importance of Defining Sexuality
31
What Excites People
37
Sex Doesnt Mean Intercourse
45
Everyone Teaches Sexuality
53
Doctors and Nurses and Your Sexual Health
59
Lets Teach About Masturbation
97
Body Image
113
The Subtleties of Sexism and Sex Roles
133
Importance of Early Influences
161
Sexual Pleasuring
179
Sexuality and Culture
189
What My Students Want to Know
205
Sexuality in the Later Years
231

Why Are We Sexual?
79
Epilogue
247

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