Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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You might think that Eden Fantasys just carries adult toys, but you would be wrong. They offer a wide selection of sexually educational and informative books! I received a copy of Third Base Ain't What It Used To Be to review.
I picked this book to start off my reviews for Eden Fantasys because it's by Logan Levkoff, who is a sex ed teacher. She has taught countless students about sex and has written a book to guide parents to talk to their children about it. She covers values, puberty/anatomy, masturbation, sexuality, what is considered sex, sexual health, pregnancy, pornography, and talking about it all.
Logan tells parents that there needs to be open communication between parents and children. She says that it's ok to tell your children your values, but she also reminds parents that simply telling them not to have sex is unrealistic and leads children to be ignorant about sex and preventing stds and pregnancy. Logan also says that parents need to keep in mind that the definition of sex is different for children today and parents need to be aware of this. I agree with her openess and frankness about sex. I've noticed in my own life that when parents try to act like their child will not have any type of sex before marriage, it leads them to have sex earlier in life.
She also includes an appendix. The appendix has information on sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive options, and resources. She also lists a nice reference section to back up her stand on the issues.
I liked how throughout the book she included boxes that provided a story from her experiences, usually involving one of her previous students. It gives parents a good look into what their children are thinking about sex. I also liked that at the end of each chapter she has a list of common questions that children might have and possible ways of answering/dealing with it.
This is a really informative and helpful book. M. Jocelyn Elders, M.D. said it best, "I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to be a better parent." Although, I think this book can be for more than just parents. It's good for any adult just wanting to read an informational book on sex.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free for this review. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.