Asian parents often have a hard time broaching the topic of sex with their children, and school textbooks don’t always say enough. Sexuality expert Shu Yu-Shen teaches young readers to know their own bodies and navigate natural emotional and physical processes.
There’s no doubt that sex education is an essential part of healthy development. Yet taboos against talking about sex make it hard for parents to discuss it with children, and the sex-ed materials used in schools are often woefully lacking. Thus, many young people have to learn about sex and their bodies through gossip, experimentation, and pornography, which can leave them with many false impressions.
This book by Human Sexuality Ph.D. Shu Yu-Shen provides young readers with dependable, scientific information about sex in easily understandable, holistic language. Dr. Shu explains how sexuality develops the human body and the many changes that come with that. He also addresses the legion of myths and difficult questions that attach so easily to our understanding of sex, like: How important is penis and/or breast size, really? What’s a g-spot, and where is it? Is masturbation bad for you? (Answer: of course not.)
Let’s Talk About Sex is dedicated to making sexual development safer and healthier by providing both relevant information as well as sensible, positive ways of explaining it to young readers, parents, and teachers. Its brilliant illustrations are the work of three young female artists – Crystal Kung, Uen Shin, and Penpoint – who depict the subject of each chapter in lively, metaphorically rich images.