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Girls and Sex

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From the back cover: "The years of puberty and early womanhood are difficult, even frightening, for many girls. This is the time they need objective, factual information and sympathetic advice about their physical and emotional changes. Dr. Pomeroy superbly fills this important need."
Paperback, 174 pages
Published 1973 by Dell Laurel (NY) (first published 1970)
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
From the 1991 edition, pgs. 50-51:

"Much as feminists may deplore it, appreciative whistles from strangers on the street or from passing truck drivers are trivial. The feminists argue that such behavior degrades women by making them sex objects, but this has been so through recorded history. But half-joking sexual advances from a girl friend's father may or may not be another matter. If he puts his arm around her from behind and presses on her breasts, or strokes her buttocks affectionately, or l
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Porsche
Nov 03, 2014 Porsche rated it liked it
I was too embarrassed to read it when it was first given to me as a girl. My friends would all giggle laugh about parts of it but I mostly just tried to ignore it. So it's impossible for me to judge it's effectiveness. It wasn't until I was past puberty that I read it but event then only found a few parts relevant to me. However it was easy to read, and I remember finding some parts encouraging. However I also remembering feeling disappointed when I learned that the writer was a man. More mature ...more
Erik Graff
Dec 22, 2011 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: sex educators, girls
Recommended to Erik by: Marilyn Balaban
Shelves: psychology
Sex education being impossible for the adolescent boys of Chicago's Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, we had parochial high school girls brought in by bus. I read this in preparation for the new, mixed class. It worked. The boys matured immediately upon the inclusion of females.
Heather
Oct 12, 2015 Heather rated it did not like it
I found this book so offensive I could not finish it!!!!!! The author gives way to many opinions and not enough facts for a supposed "unbiased" book. He bashes feminism every few pages.

This book is supposed to be for young girls to learn about sex in a way that is not harmful to them but when he inserts his opinions on street harassment, saying "appreciative whistles from strangers on the street or from passing truck drivers are trivial" (50). This sentence is in regards to older men doing this
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Brindi
Jan 08, 2012 Brindi rated it did not like it
I understand that this is important for young girls as they slowly enter the world of puberty. Something like this would have been very helpful to me growing up. However, I don't agree with everything mentioned or explained in the book. But this should never be taken off library shelves just because someone doesn't like what it has to say.
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