By Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner
50 nice Myths of Human Sexualityseeks to dispel mostly approved myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality, delivering an enlightening, attention-grabbing and difficult publication that covers the fifty parts the author's think members needs to comprehend to have a secure, satisfying and fit intercourse life.
Dispels/Explores more often than not accredited myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality.
Includes comparisons to different nations and cultures exploring diversified ideals and the way societies can impact perceptions.
Areas mentioned contain: pre-marital intercourse, masturbation, sexual ailments, fable, pornography, relationships, birth control, and feelings resembling jealousy, physique photo lack of confidence, passionate love and sexual aggression.
Covers either heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
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Thobeka: It tests your blood. Gugu and Thobeka showed a great deal more sophistication in their knowledge of AIDS and the relationship between AIDS, illness, sores and blood than did girls like Sarah and Megan. This was the easy part for the girls since the association with sex remained absent. However, when asked what AIDS meant they immediately offered a response through laughter, giggling and smiles: DB: What does AIDS mean? Thobeka: Don’t even speak about it. [laughing and giggling] Gugu: AIDS means when you have boy and have sex and both of you don’t wear a condom.
They try to rape the girls. DB: They try to rape the girls? Thobeka: Yes. My aunt says that if the girl, you know, like when you finish bathing and you have no clothes on, a boy would obviously see you and take you and sleep with you then you’ll get AIDS. Let’s say the door is open in the kitchen and your rooms also opened and you’re showering and then when you come out and then behind you the boy takes you and then he rapes you and then you get AIDS and then you get a baby and you die. Gugu: My mum said I mustn’t play on my own and, um, play by my house, ’cause if a person comes and chases me then they will rape me, and then I’ll get AIDS.
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50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality by Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner