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Bronze Medal Winner for Young Adult Nonfiction, 2016 Foreword INDIES Book Awards Silver award winner in the Eureka Children's Nonfiction Awards 2017 National Indie Excellence Award Winner for Young Adult Nonfiction Best Typographic Cover and Best in Show in Washington Book Publisher's Design and Effectiveness Awards "There's a good chance you've had the "sex talk" with your parents. Or not. Or learned about human reproduction in health class. Or maybe you've heard a lot about dating, sex, and relationships from friends, movies, and surfing online. So you are all set, right? Maybe.... But everything you think you know and everything you really want to know is inside this book." Written for teen boys, Dating and Sex provides them with the knowledge they need to understand dating, relationships, and sex. It goes beyond basic descriptions of biological processes with a progressive, practical approach that relies on secular ethics and emphasizes sexual health and personal responsibility. The book addresses common questions like:
- What's a hook-up?
- How do I know if someone likes me?
- Can I masturbate too much?
- How do I know if I am ready for sex?
- How do I know what my sexual orientation is?
- Why is it important to get and give consent?
- â€‹How can I make a relationship last for more than a couple days?
About the Author
Andrew Smiler, PhD, is a therapist and author residing in Winston-Salem NC. Dr. Smiler holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. Dr. Smiler is the author of "Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male" (Jossey-Bass/Wiley) and co-author, with Chris Kilmartin, of the best-selling Men's Studies textbook "The Masculine Self" (5th ed.., Sloan publishing). He has authored more than 20 journal articles and book chapters relating to boys, men, sexual development, and identity issues. Dr. Smiler is a regular contributor to the Good Men Project and has also written for The Shriver Report, Role/Reboot, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism, among other venues. Dr. Smiler is an associate editor for the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity. He was president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity in 2011, and currently serves as the chair of their communications and media committee. Visit Dr. Smiler at www.andrewsmiler.com and follow him on Facebook: @Andrew.IrwinSmiler and Twitter: @AndrewSmiler