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Sexplained One — Sex & Your Health is essential reading for any professional working in the field of sexual health, as well as any parent or guardian of teenage children reaching their sexual maturity, and indeed for those young people themselves.

It is equally essential reading for adults without children to worry about, who want to look after themselves, or other people.

Helen has over 25 years of practical experience within the field of sexual, contraceptive and reproductive health, and what is not covered in this book….well probably isn’t known to science!

Packed full of evidence based and researched information, this book is a culmination of Helen’s experience and wide depth of understanding of her subject.

Professionals will gain a meaningful understanding and overview of sexual and reproductive health issues, and gain an idea of some of the very common questions that often occur within practice. The book will arm them with practical advice on how to answer questions in a straightforword way, to which young people and clients can relate, and gain knowledge to make informed choices.

For parents, the book provides insight into issues of gender, sex and sexuality as well as practical and informative information about sexual infections, risks and prevention. The knowledge gained will empower any parent with a ‘toolkit’ that will allow you to talk openly and frankly with your teenage child as they mature into a sexually active young person.

For young people, this book has all you need to know about having sex, keeping it safe, not getting pregnant and avoiding disease, with a no non-sense approach that gives facts and information in an understandable and highly readable way. Dispel the myths and stories of your peers and get the facts. Know about using condoms, finding a contraceptive method that works for you and how your body works on a sexual level.

This book would be a welcomed addition to any home, school, college, university or public library.

The chapters on different infections contain a wealth of information, and help to overcome the stigma of sexually transmitted infections, and the fear of attending a genito-urinary medicine department.

Direct, factual and in parts witty, Helen is a marvel and this book is a testament to her passion, charisma and dedication to the field.

Justin Gaffney RN, Chair of Genito-Urinary Nurses Association (GUNA), UK



Sexplained One- Sex & Your Health is jam packed with information, graphic images, easy to understand medical information on anything and everything to do with ‘our bits’.

Helen doesn’t just explore the more routine STI’s, but also goes into information on other problems that men and women can experience.

Among other things, there is a breakdown of smear results, what equipment is used in a clinic to take tests, plus a checklist of symptoms to help tell the doctor what is wrong.

This is a great reference resource to keep on the bookshelf or to take into teaching sessions.”

Michelle Telesford BA Hons
Independent Consultant


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Further Reviews


NHS mention in newsletter, by Roy Lilley

Has me puzzled
News and Comment from Roy Lilley
Ok, what would you do; after dinner, miles from home and shut in a room with 30 nurses?How about discussing ‘the joys of being a woman’? Maybe. Or how about ‘womenwant a circumcised penis‘. Or; ‘condoms make me itch‘? You might move onto ‘wrinkles in the penis‘? How about, ‘painless bumps got me wondering‘. Or the show stopper; ‘the cure for an itchy bum‘!All of this and more in an hysterical, impromptu, after dinner cabaret featuring a session; ‘Ask Auntie Helen’; the author of ‘Sexplained®’ the must read for everyone in that line of business. I was at the Manchester two-dayer run by the fantastic Nurse First training outfit.It never ceases to amaze me how the black-humour of nurses can make the most awful have a funny side. There is something about nurses. They seem to get on and do stuff and if you ask them they have some great ideas on what needs to be done.



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One Comment

  1. Thank you for such a lovely review, Justin.

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