Two very important guides, one for girls, one for boys — written by teens for teens.
The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality
The Little Black Book for Guys: Guys Talk About Sex
It’s not just a book about sex, but a look at youth culture by youth themselves. No stuffy school textbook. No nosy adults. Just a diverse group of teens from a community youth project who had questions about sexuality. To find answers, they collected stories, poetry, and artwork from other youth. They also interviewed frontline health experts to get solid facts about the stuff young women and young men have to deal with in the real world right now. It’s a great mix of real-life examples and life-saving info.
St. Stephen’s Community House is a community-based social service agency in Toronto that assists more than 23,000 people each year. Their self-published edition on which these books are based are used by educators and social workers across North America.
Everything has been vetted by doctors, and the book is endorsed by health professionals, so you know you’re getting good info. There’s also a section at the back with places you can contact to find out more.