Title: For Teenagers: 101 Questions and Answers
Publisher: Penstock Publishing (an imprint of Hemel & See Boeke)
Format: 198 x 292 mm, padded hard cover, 64 pp
Price: R149,00 incl.
There is surely no other time in
life with so many doubts, fears and the spread of misconceptions as
adolescence, for boys as well as girls. And no wonder, because all the
changes that occur during this stage affect every aspect of the person.
In these pages you will find the
answers to 101 questions and situations that you will be faced at this time. We
have grouped them into different sections to help clear up many of your doubts
In the first section we include
matters that affect the emotions, feelings, thoughts and fears typical of this
age – from those inexplicable mood swings to the uncertainty about your future and
the potential conflicts in the relationship with your parents.
In the second section we address
issues relating to the various beliefs, myths and
questions that arise around the
changes in your body.
Among the questions dedicated to
hygiene and physical appearance you will find practical and everyday topics
such as the use of deodorant, the treatment of acne, the advantages and
disadvantages of using hair dye and the most suitable or appropriate clothes to
We have a whole section dedicated
to issues relating to health, in which you will find, among others, the reasons
why tobacco is so harmful; the best foods for this time; sleeping patterns you
should follow and the main changes that may occur in your body during this
On the issue of friendships and
social environment, we offer solutions to the conflicts that often arise (taking
into account that all your friends are also subjected to the same
merry-go-round of changes that you are). We look at the ever complicated
relationships between boys and girls, the most harmful leisure habits, the
risks of the night, the use and abuse of new technologies and misconceptions
about drugs and alcohol.
Under the heading "First
Relationships" we have gathered aspects relating to the emotions that
arise during the first sexual contact with another person; the fear of
rejection; the keys to physical attraction and the best way to ward off
blushing. Also intercourse, orgasm, eroticism, sexuality . . .
To go even deeper into the need
to keep sexual relationships safe and responsible, we have a section, "The
Risks of Sex”, where we discuss the most obvious doubts and issues that are so
hard to share with your parents – all the possible "dangers" involved
in sexual activity.
Finally, in the last part, you
will find what lies behind many of the myths and legends surrounding the much
idealized subject: "The First Time".
The goal? That none of your
concerns will go unanswered.