They can be a tough audience to reach, and if any book has the chance to do so, this one does.
—Joanne Davila, Ph D, professor and director of clinical training, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University There is so much misunderstanding about adolescent male sexuality and about adolescent males, so much that there is a distance between who boys actually are and who we think they are.
And then, you'll be ready for just about everything. Smiler, Ph D, is a therapist and author residing in Winston-Salem, NC. Smiler holds a Ph D in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Towson University. — does a great job of presenting information about healthy relationships, sex, consent, puberty, and more in a friendly and fact-based way.
is an awesome, easy-to-read, funny, and insightful book that is chock-full of information and advice to help you get ready for the world of dating, relationships, and sex.
This book is your how-to guide to become a responsible and mature relational and sexual being. He has authored more than 20 journal articles and book chapters relating to boys, men, sexual development, and identity issues. Smiler is a regular contributor to the Good Men Project and has also written for The Shriver Report, Role/Reboot, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism, among other venues. Smiler is an associate editor for the journal Smiler…has written an insightful and engaging work that explores dating and sex in a nonjudgmental manner…Overall, this is a refreshing work that covers a number of pertinent issues (body image, masturbation, sexual identity, etc.) with sensitivity and clarity.
The content is inclusive of the wide spectrum of ways teen boys define and experience themselves, and the illustrations are engaging, clear, and useful.
I highly recommend this book and am delighted to add it to my own classroom library of resources on healthy sexuality.
Have you ever had questions about changes to your body, how to ask someone for a date, how to decide whether to have sex, or how to be careful and considerate of your partner if you do have sex?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the book for you. Andrew Smiler, a national expert on boys and their needs, This is a wonderful book! More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating.This is a great resource for psychologists and counselors, too. —Wendy Walsh, Ph D, clinical psychologist and host, , i Heart Media's KFI AM Los Angeles What a great contribution to the psychology of sexual health and relationships literature!—Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph D, professor, Department of Counseling, California State University, Fullerton Some people think that what it means to be a man is changing. Smiler cleverly reminds us that the only thing changing is society's very narrow definition of a traditional male. Teen boys will love this book because of its direct, no-nonsense approach, and parents will embrace it because it contains information that they may want to discuss with their teenage sons yet may be uncomfortable talking about.goes a long way towards sensitizing the reader to normal adolescent male development without making it scary or deviant.