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Unflinchingly honest, unfailingly complete, immensely readable (and often funny),
Spare Me the Talk! is the first book of its kind
by a guy
for guys ages 12-24
and for parents of boys as young as 8.
The ONLY book featuring information and tools specifically for young males and their parents.
A breakdown of the statistical reality around current teen sexual behavior--what today's teens are actually doing!
A primer on abstinence-only vs. comprehensive sex education.
An overview of teen sexual activity in a digital age.
Detailed guidelines regarding sexual health and Internet safety.
The 7 things that comprise responsible social/ dating interactions.
Factors that impact choices (abstinece AND indulgence).
Dating and communication skills.
Tips on avoiding "Rape Culture".
Straightforward, boy-specifc information about sexual health, safety and care.
A special section specifcally written for parents!
“Spare Me the Talk! is a vital addition to the field of sexuality education. Langford’s book is likely
the most comprehensive and inclusive primer on adolescent male sexuality currently available.… A significant and perhaps singular contribution to the library of adolescent, sexual education guides available.“
American Journal of Sexuality Education.
“Sex is fun, complicated, confusing, and amazing part of life, but if you don't have a handle on what to expect, you are in good hands with Jo's practical advice - he's just like your parent, only better, because he's not.”
Amy Lang, M.A.
Author of Dating Smarts: What Every Teen needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait.
"This book goes well beyond the basic birds-and-bees conversation you had with your tween. Do you want them taking thier questions about sex to their friends or the Internet? Or a book that you can BOTH use, that has a solid, factual information witha focus on health? I thought so. Me, too."
Tween Us/ Chicago Now
"I applaud Jo Langford for publishing a book for young guys that is not some book for girls with a blue cover instead of a pink one. It has humor and heart and candor, and it recognizes that the 750,000 teen girls who get pregnent each year don't do it alone. If we are going to continue to make the kind of pro-gress we've been making, we will need to keep young men engaged and motivated. we aren't there yet, but I hope we are on the way."
The National Campaign. org
"Few topics in Boys' lives are more important than those covered in Jo Langford's powerful book. Spare Me the Talk! discusses sex and relationships in a language boys will understand - even better, pay attention to. This is an invaluable book!"
Author of The Wonder of Boys and The Minds of Boys
"As a psychologist, I'm thrilled that there is finally a book written by a man for teen boys. Spare Me the Talk! is a treasure trove of sagely advice that teens will trust, and you should too. Langford supplies comprehensive information, counsels kindness and responsibility and raises awareness about one of life's most ecstatic and risky realms."
Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Author of Getting to Calm and Wise-Minded Parenting
"A powerful supplement to those notoriously awkward parent-guy sex talks, answering the tough questions that teenage guys really have
- but would rather die than ask..."
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