Girls & Sex - Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Pages: 320
Subject: Gender/Feminism
Imprint: Oneworld

Girls & Sex - Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Peggy Orenstein

Renowned journalist and New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein paints a ground-breaking picture of today's sexual landscape - and reveals how girls and young women are negotiating it.
9781786070494 (6 Oct 2016)
RRP £9.99

The Book

'If you're going to talk about women in the 21st century, you MUST read Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex.' - CAITLIN MORAN, author of How to Be a Woman

*TIME Top 10 non-fiction books of 2016*

*Amazon Best Non-fiction of 2016*

A generation gap has emerged between parents and their daughters. Mothers and fathers have little idea about the pressures and expectations they face or how they feel about them.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and a wide range of psychologists and experts, renowned journalist and bestselling author Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths and hard lessons of girls' sex lives in the modern world.

Additional Information

Subject Gender/Feminism
Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has also written for USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker and other publications. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.


‘A vital work for parents and teachers of teenagers'.

- Observer, Books of the Year

"Sex and teenagers have always gone together, but parents reading Orenstein's frank exploration of current trends may still be in for a shock… This isn't a comfortable book to read (Orenstein herself admits twinges a few times), but it's an important one.”

- Booklist

"Fascinating… A wise and sharply argued look at how girls are navigating the complicated new landscape of sex and sexuality.” 

- Economist

"I'm not going to tell you to go right now and buy a copy…. I'm going to tell you to buy two copies: One for yourself, and one for the teenager in your life.”

- Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

"Thought-provoking... Girls & Sex is full of thoughtful concern and empathetic questions.”

- Cindi Leive, New York Times Book Review