SEXplained 2… For Young People (1999)

 We still have some copies of this book in our archive but it has been greatly updated and extended as 

Sexplained Two – For Changing Times” (2014)
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About The Original
“SEXplained 2 – For Young People” (1999)

sexplained 2 for young people by Helen Knox

SEXplained 2… For Young People, by Helen Knox

SEXplained 2…  

For Young People 

by Helen Knox

ISBN 0-9526224-1-6

UK Price £9.99


First published in 1999


Content guide

Question and answer format throughout

Young men’s changes and Willy worries, puberty & adolescence, penis size, masturbation, having sex, testicular self-examination, testicular torsion, hydrocele, prostate, wet dreams, gential hygiene etc.

Young women’s changes and Women’s worriespuberty & adolescence, fertile mucus, ectopic pregnancy, periods & vaginal discharge, diary keeping, smoking, high blood pressure, weight & dieting, breast self-examination, clitoris, G-spot, hymen, virginity, having sex etc.

Contraception and Reproductive Health: 

general Family Planning Clinic information, smear tests, colposcopy and much more.

Contraceptive information about:

Emergency Contraception, The Pill, Mini-pill (POP), the Injection, the Cap, Implant, IUD (coil) and IUS (Mirena®), male and female condoms, Natural Family Planning (Safe Time), Persona, sterilisation, vaginal rings, vaccines, patches and other possibilities – including what men should understand about each method.

Growing up and new experiences related to sex, relationships and the many emotions involved.

Having sex, masturbation, orgasm, heavy petting, sex outside marriage, commonly asked questions, sex and pregnancy, parents and general information.

‘Am I different?’, 

Young People, Sex and the Law

Safer Sex SEXplained…®

(oral sex, Dental Dams, condoms (in depth), jel charging, safer sex negotiation,

Double Dutch, and un/safe lubricant list)

Penis Manners SEXplained…®.

Safer Dating & Clubbing SEXplained…®

(ID, clothing, theft, mobile phones, lone danger, casual sex, accepting lifts, mini-cabs, being alone with a stranger, date rape, swapping addresses, drink, drugs & fights – and more!)

Disability SEXplained…®.

Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinics SEXplained…®.

SEXplained…® List of Alternative Words – language and respect.

PLUS…… anatomy illustrations, word search puzzles,

cartoons, other graphics and celebrity quotes related to contraception and sexual health.

Suitable for young people from 10 and/or adults who missed out on good sex education – especially if you now have to answer young people’s questions!



…Answers the Real Questions About Sex

Most young people have a little knowledge and a great deal of curiosity about sex and physical relationships. However, sometimes a little knowledge can be dangerous, particularly when it comes to balancing the risks with the pleasures of a liaison.

The early years of discovering what a young person wants from a permanent relationship can be exciting and confusing. Many will need to seek advice to help them cope with a wide range of issues that should be understood before embarking on a physical relationship. This includes puberty, menstruation, contraception, sexual health, legal issues and personal safety.

Everything a young person could want to know, but might have been afraid to ask, is now available in young-person friendly, new resource: SEXplained 2… For Young People. Written and published by Helen Knox, an Outreach Nurse Specialist in Contraception and Sexual Health, and a sequel to SEXplained… The Uncensored Guide to Sexual Health, this latest book from Knox Publishing is aimed at 10 to 24 year olds, their parents and, in fact, anyone working in the field of Sexual Health.

Her book provides readers with a comprehensive text on sex education that, hitherto, would have been researched from a number of different sources. It addresses the hundreds of real questions posed by the girls and boys, young women and young men, Helen has been teaching for over a decade. It also deals with the problems experienced by those who have attended her sexual health clinics. She tackles these issues without embarrassment and presents the answers in such a way as to allow the reader to make informed choices without moralising, seeming paternalistic or patronising.

Her style is direct and populist; her text, liberally illustrated with technical drawings and examples of the various forms of contraception available today. Woven into the text are comments from actors, singers, and others in the public eye, with whom her young readers will identify.

She says: ‘SEXplained 2… For Young People will enable someone to evaluate the risks and pleasures of sex before arriving at an informed choice related to their own sexual activity.

‘Young people need to develop a sense of responsibility towards each other as well as themselves. Of course, it won’t stop those determined to have underage sex. But the more young people know, about the many other issues that affect physical relationships, the better able they will be to prevent such problems as unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection. ‘

What Sexual Health Professionals Have Said About

SEXplained 2… For Young People

At last! A book that young people can read and understand, and does help to clear the confusion.

Dr Fay Hutchinson, Senior Medical Officer, London Brook Advisory Centres.

This book draws together the information required to provide a comprehensive text on sex education which hitherto would have had to have be sought in different places. Its communicative and, at times, frank approach makes it accessible and useful to all those who wish to learn more, whatever their background.

Christine Robinson MB, BChir, MA, MFFP, MRCOG, Community Consultant Gynaecologist.

Too often the real-life issues that affect young people deeply are not dealt with at school or are tackled in a paternalistic and patronising way. This book deals with one of these issues in a straightforward, open and informative way.

Ian Smith, Learning Unlimited, Scotland.

What an amazing publication. It’s a very useful resource that anyone working with young people could use.

Alison Robert, Development Co-Ordinator, London Brook Advisory Centres.


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