Includes bibliographical references (page 129) and index.
"It wasn't rape, he just took advantage of me" -- You are not alone -- Why does it happen? -- Sugar and spice and everything nice -- How are you feeling? -- Whose fault is it? -- Whom should you tell and where can you go for help? -- What are your rights? -- Preventing rape -- Not just for females -- males as victims -- Why do nice men force friends to have sex?
Case studies describe acquaintance rape and the issues concerning it.
A guide to negotiating the perils of dating offers advice on escaping from a bad date, coping with fashion emergencies, dealing with a drunken date, and ending a relationship, and includes a list of useful excuses and a guide to body language.
Introduction: teens and parents -- Why smart teenagers? -- The learning curve -- Attraction -- Flirting -- Action plan: date ideas -- Asking someone out -- The big chill -- Meet the parents -- Smooth moves -- Showtime: the date -- Relationships -- Making a relationship work -- Fight club -- Sex in the big city -- Trouble in paradise -- The drama syndrome -- Breaking up -- Grieving -- The last mile.
Everyone is at a different stage in the relationship game. You might be shy and not know how to break the ice, or you don't know how to flirt. Maybe your relationship is headed for a crash- & -burn and you need to know what to do next. Okay, so you're interested in sex too, but this isn't one of those birds-and-the-bees "sex talk" books. this is about the stuff you care about right now.
Provides straight, honest answers to stuff like: How to tell the difference between love and lust; what God really thinks about sex; why being alone with "that special someone" is like driving 90 on the freeway; how to be "just friends"; the ins and outs of dating; and how to turn back if you've already "gone too far."