Sex education helps people gain the information, skills and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality. Sex education helps to explore values and beliefs about sex and sexuality, and it helps to gain skills that are needed to navigate relationships and manage sexual health. Sex education still remains a taboo topic in most cultures. Though sex education can be imparted at schools, communities, hospitals and other places, people are still hesitant to attend. This is where books on sex education come in.
Books on sex education help to bridge the gap between taboo and essential societal requirements. These books give a comprehensive knowledge to the reader about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. It deals with the causes and consequences of various sexual ailments etc. The outbreak of many life-threatening diseases has led to the rise of sex education as a vital public strategy to create awareness.
Listed below are some of the best books on sex education:
- What’s Happening to Me? by Peter Mayle,This fun book grabs the attention of kids and eases the embarrassment for both kids and parents. It covers both sexes very well, in an accessible format that lets parents slowly tread forward.
- What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras
This book touches all the sensitive topics from steroids, acne, diet and exercise, romantic feelings, voice changes, and so on; Madaras uses a straightforward and sensitive writing style to deliver information to teens looking for knowledge.
- What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras
The book covers breast development, reproduction, menstruation, growth and growth spurts, body hair, diet and exercise, romantic and sexual feelings, and puberty for boys.
- Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski
The book is an essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
- It’s So Amazing!
A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley – The book was created in response to repeated requests from parents, teachers, librarians, and health professionals for an up-to-date book about sex and sexuality for children who were still too young. The bird and the bee reflect the many moods of children age 7 and up: silly, serious, curious, and embarrassed. Their voices echo the thoughts, questions, and concerns of a younger audience.
There are many more literary jewels in the world of sex education books. The idea is to educate children of all ages about sex.