A very important and useful book for tweens to adults. Consent is imperative, but what does it look like in this day and age? An excellent way to learn, to protect yourself, and to understand that there needs to be real conversations about this. I heartily recommend this book to EVERYONE
A good book for young adults to teach the basics of sex and consent. It covers lots of good topics for young teens to get an introduction.
Yes this book was excellent! Useful and super important. A wonderful self-help book that is inclusive of LGBT+ community. I highly recommend this to young people.
A great self-help book! I love the inclusion of LGBT+ people which are rarely included in sex education. I highly recommend this be included in sex education classes. The diagrams are very helpful and easy to understand.
This is a timely and important book that seeks to help teens better understand the importance of consent in creating and maintaining healthy relationships. And it is definitely "real talk." The author's matter of fact tone and willingness to address extremely tough subjects head on will resonate with teens. There are a lot of necessary digressions because there is so much that is wrapped up in the concept of consent. I appreciate her adding the "myth busting" sections which break up the text.
I share the author's hopefulness that this generation of young adults might actually be able to succeed in having straight talk about consent.
This book is an excellent resource for teenagers to learn about sex and consent. It goes further into detail than anything I've seen. The brain science stuff is great- detailed enough to be really academic, but absolutely not bogged down. It helps explain why we react the way we do in situations. This is also a great resource for people who work with teens to have a good vocabulary to be able to talk to them about these things. Teens have questions and sometimes it's hard to know how to answer them. It will also help people who work with teens to infuse consent into everyday conversations.
Thanks to NetGalley for the eARC.
Right off the bat, the author of this book engages the reader by establishing a connection with them. The writing makes you feel comfortable, which I think is important as this book deals with some very important things. Sex and Consent are not things to be taken lightly and Cheryl M. Bradshaw does a great job of talking about them using simple and clear words.
Before the book actually starts, the author explains a little bit of what the reader can expect to find while reading. This way, there are no surprises. I did find that the book got a bit repetitive at times, but I do understand why that was the case. These are sensitive topics, but they must be talked about and the repetition is key in helping the reader understand the importance of consent. The use of examples and scenarios is also very helpful.
Overall, this was a great book and I think it should be read by everyone, not only teens.
An excellent and very up-front guide for teenagers and young adults about sex and consent, this has no time for parents or anyone else with less open-minded views on sexuality. And it is so much better for it. Consent is discussed in a lot of detail and from a range of different angles (legal, social, cultural, power, etc.), and practical tips given for dealing with tricky situations. At times, it starts to feel a little technical and dry, but the next real-world scenario is never far away. Would I want my own teenage daughter and son to read it? Absolutely. And I would want as many of their peers as possible to do so as well.
I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Real Talk about Sex and Consent is geared towards teens and written more on "their level" but honestly I think this book should be read by everyone. (Although if it is taught to us all as teens, maybe it would sink in by the time we are adults.) It explains everything you need to know about how to navigate having sex with a partner, what is consent, when to clarify consent and I think just all around covered everything as well as some easy ways to remember things. There's also stories that you can relate to or to get you to think. Consent is sexy.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.