THRESHOLD: Straightforward Answers to Teenagers' Questions About Sex by

THRESHOLD: Straightforward Answers to Teenagers' Questions About Sex

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Menstruation, the changes of puberty, masturbation, pregnancy and birth, the mechanics of intercourse, birth control, VD, and feelings about sex, family, and self: all are treated briefly in a question-and-answer format designed for fingertip accessibility but tending also to superficial coverage and occasional simplistic answers. In line with other YA sex advisories, the Mintzes aim to reassure of the normality of whatever physical or emotional development might foster doubts; ""Not at all. Do not worry about it"" is a typical statement. Others have supported the same points with fuller explanations; however, reluctant and impatient readers might appreciate the Mintzs' brevity and be relieved by the absence of gushing, scolding, and prescription.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1978
Publisher: Walker