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 Recommended Readings 

Unmasking Sexual Con Games – Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence

Author:  Kathleen McGee and Laura Buddenberg

SUMMARY: Coercing a teen into sexual activity – it’s called emotional grooming, and it happens far too often to boys as well as girls.  Using tactics like flattery, jealousy, and intimidation, the emotional groomer manipulates his or her target into a sexual relationship that can have devastating physical and emotional consequences for the victim.

Hooked – New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

Author:  Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr MD and Freda McKissic Bush, MD

SUMMARY: Breakthroughs in the burgeoning field of neuroscience explain the impact having sex has on the developing brains of adolescents and young adults.  Parents and others who care about young people now have the facts to steer them away from making life-changing mistakes, and lead them toward reaching their full potential.

The Truth About Sex by High School Senior Girls

Author: Kristen Anderson

SUMMARY:  Kristen Anderson is a teacher in Texas who has seen hundreds of girls in her high school classroom suffer broken hearts because no one told them the truth about sex.   This short and easy-to-read book tells:

  • What senior girls have to say about their sexual experiences, and their regrets

  • The most common mistakes that girls make in HS relationships

  • What girls are really doing with guys

  • The truth about love, the first time, older guys, and STDs

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