I chose to read this book because I hoped it would give me some reference points for discussions with my children as they reach their teen years. While the writing was not always the most engaging, valuable information was presented clearly and the book has earned its place on my shelf as a 'keeper.' It's not one I'll likely re-read anytime soon, but having it available for reference, or for curious minds to sneek a peek into and learn some facts about how their bodies work seems wise. I did wish the section on pornography were more detailed, I felt that it was a very brief mention of a subject which has a grip on our nation and damages individuals' identities, relationships, and families.
I would recommend this book to anyone working with people pre-teen and older, especially parents, counselors, educators, and those in ministry because they often have the unique opportunity to give guidance and recommend making healthy choices. I appreciated that this book did not present a judgmental or condemning view of people with various pasts in terms of their sexual experiences, but rather examined the scientific evidence and discussed that we can all learn something about how our experiences have impacted us. "We know sex involves the entire individual. Perhaps the most damaging philosophy about sex in recent years has been the attempt to separate sex from the whole person. Neuroscientific evidence has revealed this approach to be not only false but also dangerous. (141)."
**In the interest of full-disclosure, I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers Newsroom for the purpose of reviewing. I am not required to give a positive review or in any way compensated, my opinions expressed are genuine.