Welcome to Sex

By Melissa Kang

Book cover image - Welcome to Sex
Every household needs a copy of this best-selling, age-appropriate introductory guide to sex and sexuality for teens of all genders, from the multi-award-winning authors of Welcome to Your Period, Welcome to Consent and Welcome to Your Boobs!

There’s no denying it: sex can be pretty tricky, and talking about sex can feel weird and so uncomfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
This little book is packed with honest advice on everything you need to know about sex: how to know when you're ready, reasons not to have sex, exploring pleasure on your own to becoming sexually intimate with others, contraception and staying safe, how to communicate about sex, wobbly starts and awkward moments (including talking to your parents about sex – this is really important!). 

Welcome to Sex is inclusive, intersectional, multi-cultural, reassuring and all about keeping sex fun, real, and shame-free. With case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens – and covering a wide range of gender, sexuality and dis/ability – Welcome to Sex will help readers navigate their sexual debuts with confidence!

★WINNER of the 2024 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year for Young Adults ★
★WINNER of the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for Older Children ★
★SHORTLISTED for the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards Social Impact Book of the Year ★

★SHORTLISTED for the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards Audiobook of the Year ★
★SHORTLISTED for the 2024 BookPeople Book of the Year ★
★2023 Readings Books Bestseller ★
★2023 Better Read Than Dead Top-Three Bestseller


  • What Is Sex? 
  • Parents And Carers And Awkward Conversations 
  • Getting Intimate With Myself 
  • Orgasms 
  • Labels: Sexual And Gender Identities 
  • What The Outside World Is Telling Us About Sex 
  • Myths About Sex 
  • Reasons To Not Have Sex 
  • How It Begins: Feelings, Flirting And Falling In Love 
  • What Can Actually Happen With Another Person? 
  • Wobbly Starts 
  • Relationships 
  • Looking After Myself And My Partner 
  • Pregnancy Lowdown 
  • Awkward Sex Moments And Other Challenges 
  • Is Something Wrong? 
  • Keeping Safe

Read the whole Welcome To series by Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes:
  • Welcome to Your Period: Your easy, no-silly-questions guide to handling it like a boss
  • Welcome to Your Boobs: Your easy, no-silly-questions guide to your breast friends
  • Welcome to Consent: How to say no, when to say yes and everything in between
  • Welcome to Sex: How to say no, when to say yes and everything in between
In Stock
$24.99 RRP
Publish date
17 May 2023

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