"Doing It" by Hannah Witton || Book Review

*WARNING* If you are under the age of 14, I suggest you do not read any further. Not that I can stop you, because I don't know who you are. This book is aimed at readers ages 14+.

I've always loved Hannah Witton. If you don't know who I'm talking about, then I suggest you check out her YouTube channel here. So when I heard she was bringing out a book, I just knew I had to buy it. 
I've never owned a sex education book before, so to go up to the counter and purchase it was a little bit embarrassing. But then I realised that there was no need to be embarrassed - I'm a 22 year old female, who just wants to buy a book of her own choosing. I told my mam with pride that I was after buying a book on sex and relationships, although she had a little giggle while I was telling her. But once I told her that it wasn't just about sex, she seemed interested in it.

Hannah's book is one of those that you wish you had going through puberty. In it, she talks about sex (obviously), relationships and break-ups, the LGBTQ+ community, body image and much much more that you probably wouldn't think of reading about (because they are such taboo topics in general day-to-day conversation, e.g. porn, masturbation, rape etc.). 

I actually learned a lot from reading 'Doing It,' especially the bit about relationship abuse. I didn't know that if your partner goes through your phone without permission was a means of relationship abuse. But it turns out it is, and I can understand why after reading this book. There's also so much information on the LGBTQ+ community (I learned how important it is to include the 'Q+'). This was definitely the chapter I was most interested in, and thankfully it was written so well with lots of information. 

Probably one of the best things about this book, is the fact that the writer doesn't pretend she knows everything about everything. If she doesn't know something, she brings in someone else to write on the topic. For example, Hannah couldn't write about the experience of someone who is of the LGBTQ+ community, because she isn't. So instead, she asked some friends to write on their life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. I thought that this made it a much more interesting read, as you weren't just reading one person's perspective, but a number of perspectives. 

So if you are looking to learn more about sexual education, I would definitely recommend this book. It's educational, brilliantly written, amusing at parts, but also serious when it needs to be. The perfect balance really. There's also a list of 'resources' and contact details for different aspects of the book at the back, which could come in useful if you want more information. 

Until next time.
Fifs xo

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