Boys & Sex by Peggy Orenstein audiobook

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity

By Peggy Orenstein
Read by Peggy Orenstein

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062666970

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094105338

  • ISBN: 9781094105321

  • ISBN: 9781094105345

Runtime: 7.47 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering "both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it" (Washington Post).

Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity—which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.

Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word "hilarious" robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I can’t think of a more important book for our times. Eye-opening and nuanced, this compassionate exploration of boys’ sexual lives gives voice to their deepest struggles and should be mandatory reading for anyone who cares about the next generation.” Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author
“Expertly written…[A] candid and fascinating portrait of young American masculinity.”- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Forget what you thought you knew about boys and sex. Here, at last, is an honest book about the sexual lives of boys and young men…Peggy Orenstein has peeled back typical male bravado and exposed the raw hearts of boys struggling to navigate a confusing sexual landscape. Boys & Sex is a crucial contribution to the long overdue conversation about masculinity.” Michael Ian Black, author, comedian, and actor

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Peggy Orenstein

Author Bio: Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein is the author of several books including the New York Times bestsellers Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Girls & Sex, and Boys & Sex. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker, and other publications and has contributed commentary to NPR’s All Things Considered.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 7.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English