Sex Lives of Australian Teenagers

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Random House Australia, 2007 - Sexual behavior surveys - 487 pages
"Ground-breaking and controversial- an Australian Kinsey-for-teenagers Are teenagers more sexually active than they were ten years ago? How many teenagers have sex because of peer group pressure? How often do they regret having sex? What do they think of sex education? Adults make a lot of assumptions about what teenagers do and how they feel, but really have no idea. In early 2006, Joan Sauers conducted an anonymous online survey to find out. Teenagers from around Australia responded, talking openly and honestly about issues such as- intimacy and relationships; masturbation and sexual fantasies; sexual texting and chat room liaisons; sexual orientation and coming out; contraception and protection against STIs; pornography and the media; and coercion and sexual violence. Sex Lives of Australian Teenagers presents over a hundred of their responses in their original, unedited form - some of them funny and poignant, others startling and disturbing. Sauers' analysis of the survey responses is compassionate and non-judgemental; she believes teenagers can only develop healthy sexual attitudes when they are able to speak freely about their sexual experiences and learn about the e

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Sex Lives of Australian Women

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Sex Lives of Australian Women is a compulsive read. It contains page after page of information about the sexual lives of thousands of women who participated in an anonymous survey. Divided into ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Born in New York and working in film and television in NY, London and Los Angeles, Sauers has lived in Australia for the last twenty-five years. She is the author of twelve books including Mothers & Daughters, Ageing Disgracefully, and Sex Lives of Australian Women. She is a consultant and lecturer in screenwriting in Australia, Europe and Morocco, and lives in Sydney with her talented cat, Blossom.

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