Welcome to Sex Your no-silly-questions guide to sexuality, pleasure and figuring it out

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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


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18cm x 14cm




Welcome To You


Hardie Grant Children's Publishing


17 May 2023


Melissa Kang

Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she’s also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, which makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all


Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four - including two teenage girls. Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup.  She also hosts an ABC podcast about women's health called Ladies, We Need to Talk. The podcast focuses on female sexuality and social issues and is


Jenny Latham

Jenny Latham is an illustrator from the United Kingdom. Since graduating from Falmouth University in 2019, Jenny has illustrated all four books in the best-selling Welcome to series by Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes. Jenny's biggest passion is making people feel empowered, positive and proud.