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Girls & Sex – Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Peggy Orenstein

‘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.

  • Publication date: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781786070494
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781786070500
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 320


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

Observer, Books of the YearJenni Murray

“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.”


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


“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

Peggy Orenstein

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