"Mothers and daughters can agree on Doing It Right -- nonjudgmental, informative, and easy to understand, it's like a whole semester of sex education in under one hundred and fifty pages. "
– Dr. Carol Livoti and Elizabeth Topp, mother-and-daughter team behind Vaginas: An Owner's Manual
"Bronwen Pardes has the courage to tell young teens everything they need to know about their sexuality and responsible sexual expression. A required (and stimulating!) read for all teens -- and their parents, too. "
– Eric Marcus, author of Is It a Choice? and What if Someone I Know Is Gay?
"Refreshing, honest...powerful! This book will make a life-or-death difference to many of today's teens. Browen Pardes writes to inform, not to judge, and she succeeds. "
– Bishop John S. Spong, author of The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love
"This is an informative, highly intelligent look at a teen's changing body, sexuality, and actual physical intimacy.... A wonderful guide. "
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Doing It Right 4: Am I Ready? IN CHAPTER 3 WE TALKED ABOUT PUBERTY AND WHAT HAPPENS TO your body as you grow from a child into an adult. All those changes—breasts growing, hair appearing in new places, changes in your genitals, getting your period, having your first wet dream—mean that your body is ready to have sex. Being physically ready is one thing, but how do you know if...
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Bronwen Pardes is an alumna of Vassar College and New York University’s graduate program in human sexuality. She has taught sexuality education at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in New York City. Doing it Right is her first book.