• Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
  • Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg Illustration
  • Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg Illustration

Cory Silverberg

Sex Is a Funny Word

$ 23.95

From the publisher:

The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "the sex talk" for the twenty-first century. 

A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Topics covered include:

  • What is sex?
  • Privacy, safety, and respect
  • Boundaries regarding nudity, talking about sex, and touch
  • Assigned sex, gender identity, and gender roles
  • Names and functions of body parts
  • Talking about the word “sexy”
  • Protecting yourself against unwanted sexual touch and abuse
  • Crushes, love, and sexy feelings 

Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy.

Sex Is a Funny Word is the first sex education book for this age group that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, and bisexual experience as well as gender creative and gender nonconforming children.

Publisher: Seven Stories Press (2015)

Author: Cory Silverberg

Pages: 159


Cory Silverberg is a sex educator, author, public speaker, and founder of the Come As You Are Cooperative. He received his Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He served as the chair of sexuality educator certification for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and teaches on topics including sex and disability, sex and technology, and pleasure, inclusion, and access across North America. Sex Is a Funny Word is the second of an in-progress series of books by Silverberg written for children on subjects of sexuality. 

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