Books for Tweens on Sex, Masturbation & More

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Parents recommend books about that can help their tween know more about sensitive topics like masturbation, sex & more.  

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 Nonfiction books that introduce Puberty, Bodily Changes & Sex:

Growing Up Inside and Out by Kira Vermond

It's so Amazing and It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H Harris

The Girls Body Book

Lynn Madras: What's Happening to my Body? (and for Boys)

The American Girl book The Care and Keeping of You

Real Gorgeous by Kaz Cooke

Everything you want Sex (but were afraid to ask)

My Body Myself for Girls

 

Fictional books that deal with/ introduce Wet Dreams:

Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
One parent describes: "Then Again, Maybe I Won't features a boy who has wet dreams -- which I remember well because I didn't know what a wet dream was and, in all innocence, asked about it one night when my parents, three brothers, older sister and I were gathered for dinner.  (I did not get an answer.)

 

Ficitonal books that deal with/ introduce Periods:

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Wintergirls

My Little Red Book

Millicent Min

Girl Genius

Sloppy Firsts

Plain Kate

Savage Journey

 

 Fictional Books for Tweens that deal with coming of age, first love & sex themes:

The Infinite Moment In Us by Lauren Myracle
"[Myracle] writes a lot of books that treat sex/non-parental supervision pretty well. People might be familiar with her series books like the Winnie Years, Internet Girls, and Flower Power, which are younger than YA. Her most recent book is The Infinite Moment of Us."

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sondra Sones

Related Reading on Park Slope Parents:

"Talking the Talk."