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Figuring out how to build and maintain healthy relationships - with your family, friends, romantically and with yourself - is a crucial part of being a teen. It's not easy though, particularly in a digital age where information and advice are so forthcoming it can be hard to know who or what to believe or trust. Porn is everywhere, sexting is the norm and messages about ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 6th 2017 by Wren & Rook
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Danika "Officially, this book is for anyone fourteen years old and older, but if you're younger and feel like you're ready to read it, then who am I to tell…more"Officially, this book is for anyone fourteen years old and older, but if you're younger and feel like you're ready to read it, then who am I to tell you otherwise?" She hopes that teenagers, young adults and even parents everyone regardless of age would find something in this book. I find it educational and entertaining with the random bits of information and her personal experiences. However, I did feel a bit like it was directed towards an American audience. "Sex and relationships education is still not on every state's mandatory curriculum in the United States. It's a dream of mine not only that the government changes this, but also that I can advise on what should be on the curriculum and maybe even teach some of it..." ( A sheer petty thing that made me feel not included but who am I to judge, I'm reading it for free from the library :P ) (less)

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Caz (littlebookowl)
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I think this is a GREAT starting point for learning about sex, sexuality, gender etc. especially if you don't/didn't have access to good sex education. I listened to this on audiobook, which Hannah narrated and she did a great job (especially trying to explain diagrams of genitalia)!!

Overall, I really enjoyed it and took something away from it (you can never know everything!). It does stick to surface-level information, but like I said - a great starting point. Would recommend everyone pick it
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Kate (GirlReading)
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I would be lying if I said this book surprised me because the moment I heard that Hannah was writing a book, I was pretty certain it was going to be utterly fantastic and important. I was not disappointed. I honestly thought this was brilliant and would highly recommend it to absolutely anyone.

Hannah’s voice really came through in her writing, which I absolutely loved. It was very much Hannah talking and it was honestly so well written. It had a great balance between being formal enough to feel
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Ben Babcock
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can’t remember when, exactly, I started watching Hannah Witton’s YouTube channel. I’ve backed her on Patreon for over a year now, though, because she’s doing important work. YouTube has a fantastic community of people who care about discussing and educating on topics like sex and sexuality in a way that is accessible to young people. Given that many countries’ sex education curricula are lacking, to say the least (Ontario’s is better than many, especially with the recent overhaul, but we still ...more
Anne
Valuable source of information and starting point for young people. However, it did not have much to teach me personally, as it stayed mostly on the surface level of things. The book is also a little over-designed for my taste.
Charlotte
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
*This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

When I first saw the announcement for this book I have to admit I was disheartened. There’s an endless stream of “YouTuber books” dominating the shelves and most of them feel unwarranted when they’re autobiographies from people who are the same age as me. It felt like Hannah was the newest addition to this money train but when she started to explain what her book was going to be about, it couldn’t have been a more
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Faith Simon
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this!!! It was entertaining while also educational, the voice of which this was written is funny and leaves no room for boredom. I very much enjoyed the different sections of others’ experiences besides just the authors’, this came across as more authentic. I’m glad to have read this and learned more than I knew before.
Cora Tea Party Princess
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Words: Relationships, humour, information, education, honesty.

Review to come.
Noelia Alonso
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a nice read, quick and informative. This is targeted to a younger audience and you can definitely see that. Most of the stuff Hannah discusses I was already familiar with. I wish she can write a more "adultish" one one day. Anyways, I truly believe sex education is quite precarious and should be explored a lot more because the lack of knowledge and understanding leads to harmful situations. I would highly recommend this to every teen interested in sex (education).

However, I will say
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Kelly
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don’t often read non-fiction books but when I saw that this book was coming out I just knew that I absolutely had to read it. Hannah Witton has succeeded in writing a book about sex which is just as funny and honest as it is informative. There is something for everyone to learn in this book regardless of your age or gender.

I loved that Hannah opens the book by talking a bit about her vision and dream for a future where sex and relationships education will be compulsory on the National
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Katharina
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I wish I had read this book when I was younger. I think when I heard it was 14+ I had expected it to be a bit more explicit but more importantly more academic. I felt like it was too quick of a read. I wanted more. Maybe I was looking for it in the wrong place and really just need to get myself some academic books on sex.
It was a decent read. Gotta admit though, the formatting for kindle was sadly pretty terrible.
Shee
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
4.5
A really important read! Can this be included in sex ed at schools? This would've been so useful to my 14 year old self but nevertheless I found it informative, hilarious and just plain awesome. I loved all of the anecdotes too, it was so nice getting many perspectives from people of different sexualities and genders.
I recently started watching Hannah on YouTube and would recommend her channel, she is fab!
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Indah
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
3.75 out of 5 stars.

This book is basically the sex education that all teens should be getting: accesible, inclusive, realistic and also very positive!
Sonja ✧・゚。★*
i've been subscribed to hannah witton's channel for a long time, and i love her sex ed videos, so naturally i wanted to check this out too!
Lily
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
Actual Rating: 3.5

I picked this up because I was really struggling with the other books I was reading at the time, and it definitely helped me get out of that mini-slump. Also I've been watching Hannah's videos for a couple of years and really love it and her personality and wanted to see what her book was like.

This is a great, broad overview of all sorts of subjects pertaining to sex and relationships education. There are chapters on everything from healthy relationships to LGBTQIA+ issues to
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Jessikah Hope
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, non-fiction
When I was about to hit puberty my mum gave me a book. As a reader and quite a shy adolescent, this was by far the best thing she could have done. I distinctly remember it being called Hair In Funny Places and it took a humorous approach to telling me about all the joys to come. I learnt most of my sex ed from that book, school and the rumours that start going round when you're in year seven. So, essentially, there were some mixed messages and some completely missed messages and I was confused.

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Greyson Richter | Use Your Words
I've been following Hannah Witton's channel for a few years now. I love her drunk advice video series, and as a curious person in all areas of life; I am naturally drawn to her frank chats about sex and relationships.
When I saw that she was writing a book I was on board straight away and knew that I needed to buy it. Fast forward a few months and I pre-ordered it to read for the Banging Book Club podcast hosted by Hannah Witton herself and her friends Lena and Lucy.

Okay so I'm behind. This was
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Amy
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In my college courses and personal reading, I’ve found sex education books to be a bit tedious, often written in a textbook style. Doing It! by Hannah Witton is not that book.

This book is well-organized, humorous, and full of the same personality that shines through on Witton’s YouTube channel. Witton mindfully includes disclaimers here and there to let the reader know that this is how things are for her, or ‘this is a generalization,’ but let’s her audience know it’s okay that everyone is
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Dyan
Doing It! is Hannah Witton's brand new book on all things sex & relationships.
A follower of Hannah's myself, I was mostly interested in this book because of the no-bullshit, funny kind of way Hannah talks in her YouTube videos. Let me just start off by saying that I was not disappointed. Apparently there's an audiobook as well, so maybe check that one out if you want to experience it through audio.

It's not really easy to summarize this book, other than it tries to talk about sex, gender and
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Maia Moore
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Original review posted here

* I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

This isn’t the kind of book I would usually pick up but I was really happy to be sent it to review. I actually read it one day, which isn’t like me, but it was just so easy to read.

I’ve never watched Hannah’s YouTube videos but I could really get a sense of her personality through the book. She says in the beginning she wants it to feel like a conversation with a friend, and that’s exactly what
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Priss
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5/5. This book is so important! I feel like sexual education feels awkward most times, and this book has made it feel fun and exciting, which is so good.
naju
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
anyone from 14 to 144 would benefit from reading this book - it talks about sex, sexuality, relationships, body image, puberty, and much more with a very open-minded and positive mentality and actually teaches how to have safe sex instead of going around the topic like sex ed classes in school.
so, so, SO useful and doesn't shame people for having different preferences, genders, bodies, fantasies and it even touches on some of the legal aspects of sex and relationships (i promise it is not
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Clo
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-strong-brew
I think this book is a masterpiece and everyone can learn something from reading it, I certainly learned how some people seem to think that deaf people can't have sex...I was pretty dumbfounded when I read about that. I mean it does make certain things harder but it doesn't prevent them. Anyhoo this book is awesome, informative, well written and I couldn't pick a fault with it. Go buy it people, we need to be more open about talking about these sorts of topics, otherwise we go out into this ...more
j.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
never gonna write a proper review so the reason why i rated it two stars was because i found it pretty basic (and in a way i kind of understand why. she wants this to be an intro for kids, but it was too simple) and while i was reading it, i couldn't hear her voice. the only reason i read this book was because hannah witton had written it, so i wanted to be able to get something from her, but i got nothing.
Laura
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
If more YouTubers wrote books about topics that they are genuinely interested and knowledgeable about I would not have as much of an issue with 'YouTuber books'.

This is so important, especially for teenagers and young people, and informative! I loved that Hannah asked other people to write some sections in her book, like LGBTQ+ topics, that she doesn't personally relate to.

It wouldn't be weird if I just gave this to my 16-year old cousin and was like 'read this'. Right?
Weronika Zimna
Definitely a good intro to the world of sex and I would surely recommend it to younger girls BUT... I gotta admit I've skimmed through some of the chapters since they were nothing new to me. I like Hannah's approach though and that's why I picked this book up in the first place (I know her from her YT channel & blog). So, yeah, good but quite basic.
Verity
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
Very informative! Definitely aimed for younger readers (14-18) but would recommend for anyone that age or trying to talk to teenagers and young people about sex!
Lucy-May
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More people need to have mindsets like Hannah's. I absolutely loved this book, and I feel like me and Hannah are cut from the same cloth; I didn't agree with absolutely everything, but I did appreciate every word on every page of this book. There is no question in my mind, when the day comes that I have young teenage children - they will be reading this book.

Healthy Relationships:
Throughout my teenage years I saw many of my friends experiencing things that just weren't healthy - and anyone who
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Nina
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Teenagers need Hannah Witton. Heck, the whole world needs Hannah Witton! Doing It is such a brilliant, educational book, and a guide I really wish I’d had when growing up. Although a lot of the content in this book wasn’t new to me, I still learnt a lot about sex and relationships, and I can only imagine the amount of good it does for teenager girls right now.

Isn’t it weird that a lot of the topics covered here aren’t included in mainstream education? Like sexuality and gender identity, or
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Theresa
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book helped me realize so many things about myself, which was very unexpected as I'm in my late twenties. I've always been very confident in the fact that I am pansexual, but there have always been many other things that I wondered about or felt like I was doing something wrong. This book teaches you everything about love, relationships, sex, and your body that you don't learn from books, sex ed, or your parents- the stuff you usually have to learn the hard way (this book describes the ...more
Marija (Inside My Library Mind)
I think this is a fantastic resource for teens and people who might not have had good sexual education. While Hannah doesn't go in depth on anything, she manages to cover a broad range of topics, which I think can be really useful for young people. I also really loved that she included short tidbits from her LGBTQ+ friends, and that was a really great thing to see. The whole book was conversational and had a lighthearted vibe to it, so I highly recommend this as a starting point for any young ...more
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