Foreword by Diana L. Dell, MD
Duke University Medical School
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Preface by Margaret Higham, MD
Medical Director,Tufts University Health Service
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"This crucial compilation of funny, raw and incredibly honest writings is revolutionary for the 21st century female, encompassing the wisdom of Erica Jong, the fear and beauty of Anne Sexton, the outrageous humor of Margaret Cho, and the intellect of Gloria Steinem."
Amber Tamblyn, actress and author of Free Stallion
"[Madison] has compiled the kind of sex-ed guide most of us wish we had when we were teens. This is sure to become an underground favorite at slumber parties and schools across the nation."
Where does a young woman find straight talk about sex? From her friends, siblings, school? And how can you tell whether the information from those sources is accessible, accurate, and complete? Books will give facts, but the clinical approach of most books on sex makes the subject as approachable as a cold instrument in the gynecologist’s office, and certainly offers little insight into the emotional issues and real-life dilemmas that surround sex and sexuality.
Now Amber Madison gives you just what you’ve been looking for: comprehensive and accurate information delivered in a style so down-to-earth that it’s just like talking to your older sister or one of your best friends. Now there is an educational book about sex that is as captivating as a novel, and as fun as a slumber party.
Hilarious, uninhibited, and chock full of must-have knowledge about safer sex and sexuality, Hooking Up gives you a tour of female anatomy plus frank talk on a slew of meaningful issues concerning sexual activity and intimacy. Revealing her own experiences and sometimes humorous mishaps, Amber covers topics ranging from safer sex and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy to being comfortable with your own body; being aware of stereotypes surrounding female sexuality; and understanding guys’ bodies, emotions, and their insecurities. She teaches you how to avoid being pressured into sex and equips you with the tools to be safe and responsible if you engage in sexual activities.
All medical information has been reviewed and endorsed by both Margaret Higham, MD, medical director of Tufts University Health Service, and Diana L. Dell, MD, Duke University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In a voice that is both informative and engaging, Amber will educate, entertain, and empower you — or a young lady you care about — to deal wisely with the questions, decisions, and consequences that surround sex and intimate relationships.
More Praise for Hooking Up:
"American young people say they want straight talk about sex from parents and schools. Most are not getting it. Here finally is a book that gives them what they want in simple nonclinical language. It's all here, from gonorrhea to the G spot, emergency contraception to erectile dysfunction. A very fun, smart book."
Sharon L. Camp, PhD
President & CEO, Guttmacher Institute
"...refreshingly straightforward, responsible, and right on target with what young women need to know to make healthy sexual choices. The knowledge Amber imparts in her intelligent, contemporary style gives young women both power and empowerment."
Gloria Feldt, author, national lecturer, and
former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Book Binding: Paperback
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Amber Madison (Somerville, MA) is a recent graduate of Tufts University, where she studied human sexuality through a degree in American Studies and Community Health. For two years she wrote a weekly column in Tufts Daily about sexuality, safer sex, and relationships. Cosmopolitan magazine, US News & World Report, and other publications have profiled her in regard to her column, and her work has been featured on University Wire (www.uwire.com). Visit her online at www.ambermadisononline.com.