Note: the corresponding curriculum is not authorised for NSW State school SRE
As a teenager, sex surrounds you: it’s not something you need to go looking for. Perhaps you think you know it all ... or maybe that’s just the impression you give your friends.
This book answers your questions about teenage sexuality and relationships. Renowned sex therapist and educator, Patricia Weerakoon, explores the topics of sexual desire and arousal, falling in love, and dating—things like, ‘How far is too far?’ You’ll also cover topics like cybersex, pornography and homosexuality, and the effects these can have on our sex lives. The discussion is frank and, in parts, explicit.
You may find it a little uncomfortable, but it’s stuff that will inform and challenge you. Ultimately, it calls you to consider who you are and what you stand for. Discover how living God’s countercultural lifestyle leads to healthy, pleasurable sex and intimate, satisfying relationships that last a lifetime.
What is Teen Sex by the Book about?
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Omega Writers Inc CALEB Award for Non-fiction and overall Grand Prize winner (2013)
As a sex therapist I loved the book. It is medically and statistically accurate, and Patricia does not shy away from the big issues and behaviours of teens today. (Read More)
- Dr Amelia Haines, Sex Therapist
Teen Sex by the Book will not only help answer the questions that no-one else wants to deal with, it will also help you make up your own mind about sex. Well worth a read! (Read More)
- Lisa Brown, Lecturer in Youth Ministry Ridley Mission and Ministry College
So, you’re a parent of a teenager? You have to read this book because this will give you a glimpse into your teenager’s life that you probably wouldn’t otherwise see. (Read More) - Steve Wakeford, Chairman of KYCK
This book is a real gift from God to parents who want to raise their children according to His ways...(Read more) - Margaret Garland, School Chaplain at Torrens Valley Christian School, SA
About the author
Patricia Weerakoon has been a sex educator, researcher and therapist in America, Sri Lanka and Australia for more than 25 years. As the director of a graduate sexual health program for the University of Sydney, Patricia worked closely with fellow sexologists in India, Europe, South Africa, America and the United Kingdom. Recently retired, Patricia now lives in Sydney, Australia where she spends her time speaking at conferences and in churches and high schools, and participating in media debates on controversial topics about sex.
Author Spotlight: Patricia Weerakoon from Youthworks on Vimeo.