Relationships and Sexuality Created by: Email to a Friend Description Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. The author, whose husband, Tony Attwood, wrote The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, is uniquely suited to pen this work - she grew up with a sister who has Asperger's syndrome AS and was a sexuality educator in Australia for 15 years. Here, she wisely discusses sexuality within a wider swath of social issues, from conversational skills and friendship to bullying, healthy lifestyle, personal hygiene, dating, sexual practices and health, birth control, and pregnancy. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation. It is written in clear, direct and easy to understand language It generates a positive value-based perspective, which instils confidence to deal with sexuality on a personal level and provides the necessary tools to those who are required to support young people who are undergoing the process of sexual development. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounters. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. Attwood has a clear handle on the AS mentality: Strongly recommended for academic and public libraries with autism collections This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity.