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Sex for Guys (Groundwork Guides)

Sex for Guys    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-88899-771-5
Pages 142
Language English only
Price $11.00
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Written by Manne Forssberg and translated into English by Maria Lundin. Series Editor: Jane Springer.
English translation published by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2007.


Hundreds of books deal with young women’s sexuality. This book is unique in that it is an unabashed and forthright guide to the sexual concerns of young men. Twenty one-year-old author Manne Forssberg knows what young men want to know.

Sex for Guys is a book about love, desire, feelings, and sex that is geared towards young men and other curious people. It deals with all those things that guys think about but may be too embarrassed to ask about such as contraception, masturbation, sexually transmitted infections, pornography, homosexuality, and much more. Lighthearted but sensible and informative, the book takes the position that nothing is abnormal. Sex for Guys takes a strong stand in support of women’s equality and includes candid quotes from young men and women regarding their experiences of love and sex. This book is a revelation for guys accustomed to the usual sex textbooks and guides.

About the author: Manne Forssberg is a freelance journalist in his early twenties—young enough to remember all the important questions he used to have and old enough to have acquired some experience and a wider perspective. He lives in Sweden. Maria Lundin has translated several books from Swedish to English, including young adult novels, picture books and non-fiction. She lives in Toronto.

The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Tackling pressing and sometimes controversial topics, these guides offer both a lively introduction and a strong point of view.
“[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them.” – The Globe and Mail
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