When people come into my dorm room and check out my bookshelf, they’re usually shocked by how many sex-related books I’ve got. They take up entire shelf, and I’m quite proud of that! But my friends often ask me which ones are the best. So, I thought I’d share my opinions with you all. Here are my top sex resources for college students (other than MSP, of course)!
1. The Guide to Getting it On, by Paul Joannides and Daerick Gross Sr.
This book is amazing! I first read it in high school, but it’s still the most popular book on my shelf. It’s one of the most inclusive books out there, discussing everything from lube, oral sex, finding the right sex toy, foreskin, massage, sexual orientation/gender identity, sex and cancer, cyber sex, piercings, shaving, sex in pop culture…it literally covers everything. And it’s hilarious, which helps take the edge off reading about sex.
My fellow sexual health educators and I recommend this blog all the time. Scarleteen is an awesome sex resource, filled with reader’s stories, sex advice, book reviews, polls, and blog posts. It’s very much geared towards younger folks, and I’d recommend this website to high schoolers as well! Scarleteen doesn’t just cover sex ed, but has a lot of information on sexual/gender identity. Their most recent poll is one about gender identity…check it out!
3. All About S.E.X- The Scarleteen Book, by Heather Corinna
This book couldn’t be more perfect for high school and college students…it’s literally written for us! It’s a completely comprehensive guide to sex and sexuality, and covers all the regular topics plus those specific to young folks, such as cohabitating on campus and discovering your gender identity. I’m also a big fan on their section on body positivity, which includes chapters such as “Start a Revolution: Love Your Body” and “Whole Body/Whole Sexy”.
This site is awesome! Whether you’re a vagina owner or a vagina lover (or both!), this is a great resource for you. The blog provides tons of vulvalicious information, ranging from a tutorial on how to pee standing up to “lopsided labia”. Definitely check it out!
What are your favorite books? I’m always open to suggestions!