Making Sense of Sex

making sense of sexMaking Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger’s Syndrome  By Sarah Attwood.

(XAT Attwo 2008)

This book describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. The author examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation.  Pp.320.

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The “What’s happening to My Body” Book for Boys

my body myselfThe “What’s happening to My Body” Book for Boys, Revised Third Edition (What’s Happening to My Body?) by Lynda Madaras.

(XAT Madar 2007 boy)

This book features detailed coverage, in age-appropriate language, of the body’s changing size and shape, the growth spurt, the reproductive organs, voice changes, romantic and sexual feelings, puberty in the opposite sex, and much more. Includes a comprehensive resource section and line drawings. For ages 10 and up. Pp.272.

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The “What’s Happening to My Body” Book for Girls

book for girlsThe “What’s Happening to My Body” Book for Girls, Revised Third Edition (What’s Happening to My Body?) by Lynda Madaras.

(XAT Madar 2007 girl)

This book features detailed coverage, in age-appropriate language, of the body’s changing size and shape, the growth spurt, the reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, romantic and sexual feelings, puberty in the opposite sex, and much more. Includes a comprehensive resource section and line drawings. For ages 10 and up. Pp.304.

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It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing up, Sex, and Sexual Health

perfectly normalIt’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris.

(XAT Harri 2004)

This book is organized into several sections and addresses the basics of various ‘sex’ topics: sex and sexuality, physiology, puberty, the ‘scientific’ side of reproduction, health issues, and family life. The discussion is both frank and appropriate; assuming your child has begun asking questions and/or started through puberty.  Pp.96.

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No B.O.! The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens

say noNo B.O.! The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens  by Maruerite Crump.

(XAT Crump 2005)

This frank, reassuring, humorous book covers the physical changes boys and girls experience during puberty and offers tips on caring for one from head to toe. Pp. 118.

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The Care and Keeping of You

american girlThe Care and Keeping of You (American Girl)  by Valorie Schaefer and Norm Bendell.

(XAT Schae 1998)

This bestselling guide answers all the questions growing girls have about their bodies – from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bra buying, pimples to periods. It offers guidance about basic hygiene and health without addressing issues of sexuality. Pp. 104.

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Autism-Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

pubertyAutism-Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond  by Jerry Newport and Mary Newport.

(XAD Newpo 2002)

This is a personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. The authors were both diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as adults. They spent much of their lives trying to be “normal” and never quite fitting in. Yet they beat the odds by becoming one of the few married couples with autism that have not only found love, but kept it alive. Pp. 205.

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