St. Stephen's Community House Launches The Little Black Book for Guys

Teen males write frank, no nonsense book about sex, sexuality and relationships.

St. Stephen?s Community House proudly announces the launch of The Little Black Book for Guys (Annick Press), a book written by youth, for youth, that explores issues of male sex, sexuality and relationships.

The Little Black Book for Guys was developed by St. Stephen's Community House, a community-based social service agency in Toronto. Written, illustrated and designed by males aged 14 to 18 who participate in the youth programs at St. Stephen's Community House, and carefully vetted by health professionals, The Little Black Book for Guys is a forthright and unselfconscious discussion about issues that affect young men. Using blunt, no nonsense language that youth can relate to, topics include: puberty, masturbation, sexually transmitted infections/AIDS, safe sex, birth control, dating and relationships. Its companion, The Little Black Book for Girlz, was released in 2006 and was applauded by public health organizations and professionals.

"The Little Black Book for Guys and The Little Black Book for Girlz are teen survival guides that provide guidance and possibly life-saving information in an easy to browse 'zine style," says Liane Regendanz, Executive Director, St. Stephen's Community House. "Youth not only need help navigating and understanding their teen years, but they need a safe, trusted place to do so - St. Stephen's and The Little Black Books provides both."

In addition to providing information and dialogue, The Little Black Book for Guys also features a list of valuable resources and websites where teens can get support and learn more.

The Little Black Book for Guys and The Little Black Book for Girlz are published by Annick Press and are available nationally at Chapters and Indigo for $9.95.

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