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​The New Explicit Sex Ed Book That Has Divided Parents

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​The New Explicit Sex Ed Book That Has Divided Parents

Most of us remember the pretty crap sex education we received in school.

Having been warned about it weeks beforehand, we all knew the day had arrived when our teacher nervously wheeled the TV into the classroom - only to have to endure an extremely awkward hour or two of weird animations and patronising explanations.

For many of us, it didn't even scratch the surface on educating us about the birds and the bees.

Well, now there's a 'funny, frank and embarrassment-free' book that won't hold back on the baby-making process, promising a fairly explicit, no-holds-barred approach.

Credit: Harper Collins
Credit: Harper Collins

The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made by Fiona Katauskas features a detailed explanation of what happens when people have sex - not only telling us about the egg and sperm, but also the act of love-making, which Katauskas refers to as 'rather like a puzzle'.

"They might start by kissing and touching each other with their clothes off," Katauskas writes.

"For adults, it feels special and exciting, and soon the woman's vagina becomes wet and the man's penis becomes hard - a bit like the erections that little boys get, but with a very different feeling.


"The man slides his penis into the woman's vagina and their bodies fit together, rather like a puzzle."

Credit: Sex Ed Rescue
Credit: Sex Ed Rescue

According to the Harper Collins website, the book is aimed at children 'from 5 years'.


"The new Australian go-to book for parents wanting help with THAT talk," the Harper Collins website states.

"It's one of the most amazing stories ever told - and it's true!

"Funny, frank and embarrassment-free, The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made gives a fresh take on the incredible tale of where we all come from."

But according to the Daily Mail, parents haven't been best pleased with the detailed book, complaining on a Facebook post that featured photos of it.


"What is wrong with the world," one parent wrote.

"Omg really? There is time for all this crap, just let kids be kids they don't need to know the finer details," said another.

Another wrote: "Omg I had to laugh but seriously this is inappropriate to be in a kids' section."

Other parents defended the book, explaining that there was 'nothing wrong' with the book, and that parents buy books for their children 'as a way of teaching them'.



Many of the reviews that the book has received have also been pretty positive, with Child Magazine referring to the book as 'pretty much perfect' for anyone in need of a book that's 'accessible, but honest, sex positive and inclusive'.

The review in the Sydney Morning Herald said: "It's the inclusive nature of the book as well as its light touches of humour that make it a worthy update of a perennially interesting subject."

Weekend West also said the book was 'destined to become a classic', adding that it is 'terrific, funny and explicit-in-a-good-way'.

Well, it's definitely more informative than those rubbish sex ed videos most of us had...

Featured Image Credit: Sex Ed Rescue

Topics: Viral, Books, Sex Education, Community

Jess Hardiman
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