First off, why are these so dated looking? And second, why do the two girls on the "From Girl to Woman" pamphelet look so fucking depressed? Because they’re not the chick in the middle with the "hot" guy or because they’re not the chick on the "From Boy to Man" pamphelet getting all the hot action from the three lusty young men? Well, really just the one who’s looking at her. The other two are obviously trying to look super cool and hip and "dude, we’re not gay."
In the boy’s pamphelet, there’s a page on How You’ll Grow. I love the little blurb on Body Hair:
It grows under your arms, in the pubic area (around sex organs), on your face and in other areas.
What the hell? I thought that happened long after puberty. I guess they figure that it’s traumatizing enough that you’re going through all these changes and will get a boner at the most importune times, best not mention that you can also potentially grow amazingly large amounts of back hair.
There’s a section in the girl’s pamphelet called Some Questions and Answers. One of the questions is "Is it OK for girls to hug and kiss each other?" The answer is "Yes. It’s common for a girl to want to be physically close to a special friend." What they left out is "You’ll probably do a lot of this while you’re in college ‘discovering’ yourself."
Also, why is this in the girls’ pamphelet and not the boys’?
Are crushes and fantsies normal?
Yes — and they’re very common and "normal" for adults, too! Fantasies are safe, enjoyable ways to explosre romantic and sexual feelings.
I was a little disappointed to see that there was practically nothing in there about masturbation other than "Learn what terms such as masturbation and orgasm really mean." Hello? What exactly is the purpose of this pamphelet? You tell them that they’re bodies are going to go through changes, they’re going to have all these sexual feelings, but DON’T HAVE SEX. Hello? Outlet?
Also, there’s almost next to nothing about homosexuality. Seriously. What year is it?