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The Catholic girl's guide to sex
Anderson, Melinda, 1974-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Broadway Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
xii, 195 pages; 21 cm
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HQ29 .A53 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The essential handbook for managing your morals the modern way

You don't have to be Catholic to feel a twinge of concern when your love life gets too lively--but it helps. Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray to the rescue! They provide guidance from your first impure thoughts to the day you cash in your V-card; from the moment you realize with alarm that your numbers sure are adding up, until the blessed morning you wake in the (almost) safe haven of marital sex. This saucy little catechism covers such burning concerns as:

*Choosing between your hormones and Him
*The intimidating world of self-love
*Etiquette tips for the confessional
*The new Catholic Math: Sex with an ex, an atheist, or a Protestant doesn't count. Were you really, really drunk or was it really, really bad? Doesn't count either.

The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex is here to help you enjoy your inevitable fall from grace.

Author Notes

MELINDA ANDERSON and KATHLEEN MURRAY live in New York City. They pray for forgiveness.

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

If you can dig through the heavy sarcasm, there's some good information buried in The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex, a very funny, brazen and irreverent guide by Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray. They lay out the Roman Catholic Church's position-uh, no pun intended-on birth control, chastity, reproduction, sex education and The Deed, which includes an "everything but" section detailing all manner of foreplay. Oh, and don't forget guilt, which features prominently throughout. The book is hilarious, aided by terrific cartoon illustrations by Alli Arnold and side items such as pop quizzes, "roving reporter" interviews with all kinds of Catholics and lists, lists, lists. One section explores the "pros and cons of a Catholic partner," helping readers choose between the "I Might Have a Calling" Catholic, the "Super Guido" Catholic, and the "A-Little-Too-Irish" Catholic. This book is sure to offend just about everybody and does so with style. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved