NEWS & TIPS
THE PERFECT VAGINA
In the West, a specific ideal for female genitalia has emerged: one of absence, a “clean slit,” attained through the removal of pubic hair and, increasingly, through female genital cosmetic surgery known as FGCS.
SEX DOWN UNDER IS FINALLY AVAILABLE AS A KINDLE OR AN E-BOOK
ASSERT NSW Presidents’ book, SEX Down Under is finally available as a Kindle or an e-Book on Amazon, Kobo and Apple iBooks.
Please check it out and may be recommend it to your friends or colleagues! She would really appreciate that!
THE COMPLETE BEST-PRACTICE TOOLKIT FOR PARENTS TO RAISE PORN-RESILIENT KIDS
In this free Parents Program, parents will learn:
- The harmful effects of hypersexualized media and hardcore porn.
- How to teach healthy sexuality and strengthen resilience to hypersexualized culture and porn.
- How the use of porn affects the brain and can lead to habituation and addiction.
- How to support and guide kids every step of the way.
A QUICK GUIDE TO THE CASS THEORY OF
LESBIAN & GAY IDENTITY FORMATION
Vivienne Cass’ new book offers a snapshot of the theory she wrote which has at its core the psychological process by which people develop a lesbian or gay identity. Written 45 years ago and still used extensively today, Dr Cass integrates, for the first time, the various facets of her theory that have previously been dispersed throughout various publications. This brief overview addresses the often held myth that the theory is simply a description of the six stages of identity formation, and reveals the complete theoretical framework in which this process is actually embedded. It offers an excellent resource for researchers, educators and health professionals, both those new to the theory and those wishing to confirm their understanding of it.
The book is available as an ebook and can be obtained from all major ebook stores, including: www.smashwords.com/books/view/581890. www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. For further information go to www.brightfire.com.au/online-shop/a-quick-guide/.
FEMALE GENITAL COSMETIC SURGERY – AN IMPORTANT SHORT SURVEY
The popularity of FGCS is rapidly growing, yet GPs and other health professionals have had little, if any, education regarding this new phenomenon, the various options and the related risks and benefits.
Genital modification for cosmetic reasons has many implications, both social and medical, and your participation in this survey will help us further develop educational tools that you can use to better inform and educate yourself and your patients.
The information you provide is completely anonymous and confidential and will be of invaluable assistance in developing appropriate and useful education on the topic for the health professional community.
It will only take about 5 minutes of your time!
The survey has been designed by a Dr Magdalena Simonis and has received full ethics approval.
THE REALLY USEFUL GROWN-UPS GUIDE TO DATING & MATING
This book is an instruction manual for Men and Women.
It’s a How To and How Not To guide to getting out there again
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TEN CONVERSATIONS YOU MUST HAVE WITH YOUR SON
Talking to boys about life’s big questions isn’t always easy.
Writer and educator Dr Tim Hawkes has assembled a list of conversations about love, identity, values, sex and money to help boys grow into productive men.
Check out the interview with ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell.
MALE SEX WORK AND SOCIETY
EDITED BY VICTOR MINICHIELLO AND JOHN SCOTT
This new collection explores for the first time male sex work from a rich array of perspectives and disciplines.
It aims to help enrich the ways in which we view both male sex work as a field of commerce and male sex worker themselves.
PARENTS TWEENS & SEX
‘Parents, Tweens and Sex’ is an engaging, safe and enjoyable resource for parents to use with their tweens (10 – 13 year olds). This unique App supports parents to educate their tweens with the ‘sex IQ’ needed to be mindful, comfortable and respectful about sexual relationships.
The Association of Women Educators (AWE) is a professional body, founded in 1983. AWE, through its Branches and Executive, works actively to further the participation of women and girls in education.