Teen Sex By the Book
FOR GENERAL & MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
‘So, you’re a parent of a teenager? You have to read this book because this will give you a glimpse into your teenager’s life that you probably wouldn’t otherwise see. It’s not like the 80s folks: things have changed rather a lot and it’s frightening! But our teens desperately need us to be able to talk to them about sex, and my guess is that we’re having 1980 conversations in 2012. That’s just not going to work.’
Assistant Minister, Menai Anglican Church and Chairman of KYCK.
- 93% of males and 62% of females aged 13 to 16 have seen pornography online.
- By age 15, 70% of boys and girls will be sexually experienced and by age 18, 88% will be.
- Almost every Australian school has had reports of sexting, which is a form of child pornography and can result in individuals being listed on the sex offenders register.
Is it little wonder that parents feel ill-equipped to teach teens in an age so different from the one of their own adolescence?
With over 25 years of experience as a sex educator, researcher and therapist in America, Sri Lanka and Australia, Dr Patricia Weerakoon has a unique insight into the trends of today’s teens. In partnership with Fervr, she’s written Teen Sex By the Book, the definitive guide to teen sexuality and relationships.
A renowned media and public speaking personality, Dr Weerakoon recently delivered the 2012 Smith Lecture (Eros, Intimacy and the Mind of God), and participated in the Defining Marriage ACL webcast. She regularly holds seminars at schools, churches and conferences sharing her passion for sexual health.
Teen Sex By the Book is frank and, in parts, explicit. It gives the reader a unique and at times uncomfortable insight into the teen world, exploring a number of ‘taboo’ topics, such as the effects of porn on the brain, sexting, cybersex and homosexuality. It also addresses questions like How far is too far? Is God against sex? and Is lust an uncontrollable force?, considering them from a cultural, theological and physiological point of view.
Ultimately, this book calls teens to live God’s countercultural lifestyle—one that leads to healthy, pleasurable sex and intimate, satisfying relationships that last a lifetime.
Teen Sex By the Book is written with teens (aged 15 to 19), parents and those ministering to this demographic in mind. The book comes with an M15+ rating, and is available from http://www.fervr.net/teen-sex-by-the-book , email@example.com or (02) 8268 3344. RRP—$14.95.
Dr Weerakoon is available for comment or interview. For more information or request copy, contact:
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