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Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl

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Joya Goffney really snapped with this one and it's a book that should be in the hands of every teenage girl. of our deliveries are made by Royal Mail as we think they give the best service and cover all areas of the UK. and most importantly the exploration of our bodies as females and the “issues” that we sometimes face as women/young girls but may be scared to speak about it. Growing up as a black woman in a religious household, I could relate to a lot of what was written, but to be honest, no matter what your background, this book can be relatable. The goods do not need to be in their original packaging however in a sellable condition, and at your own cost and risk.

What I respect about my mother now is how fluid, intuitive and compassionate she's become and I aspire to be like that, only right from the beginning. Similarly to Monique, I've had a really unhealthy relationship with sex for most of my life and this book made me feel so safe and seen. And maybe their intent was never to make her feel less valuable or worthy if she didn't wait, but that's still how it felt. Because I was an actual "good girl", waited for marriage, had pretty limited sex ed, and just assumed everything would be fine and easy. With a powerful subplot about Monique’s estranged sister, and a host of fabulous female characters, including the gynaecologist who states, “No woman should have to go without care.Like most issue books, this is not an easy read, but it's poignant and transcendent as Charlie breaks more and more before piecing herself back together. Seventeen-year-old Charlie Davis, a white girl living on the margins, thinks she has little reason to live: her father drowned himself; her bereft and abusive mother kicked her out; her best friend, Ellis, is nearly brain dead after cutting too deeply; and she's gone through unspeakable experiences living on the street. Now, I was going to wait until closer to the publication date to read this but I decided to treat myself to this book.

The Garcias live in fear until the day both parents are picked up; his Pa is taken to jail and his Ma to a detention center. I found it way easy to get tangled re relationships, religion was a key element of the process with me. Literally everything about Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl feels natural and I'm so happy about it. And the relationship between Monique and her parents is one that’s pretty similar to mine so I related to her in that sense.

One of the characters I didn’t particularly like in the beginning does get a redemption arc that I enjoyed (don’t worry it’s not who you think) and I really appreciated that they owned up to their mistakes in the end and sought to actively help. For further information about your statutory rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards department or consumer advice centre (for example the Citizen's Advice Bureau if you are in the UK). She later finds out that she has vaginismus, and the book sort of becomes an almost fetch quest as she, and two unexpected allies-- sycophantic good girl Sasha and bad boy Reggie-- try to help her "cure" her problem by plying her with erotica, vaginal dilators, and constant instruction on how to train herself. It’s what’s been perpetuated in the media for a long time…and I was mentally prepared to be disappointed by it. But it felt really superficial and kind of ridiculous for the subject matter it tried to tackle, and making the heroine's medical issue into something that needed to be resolved and having her repeatedly refer to herself as broken was really sad.

Quinn keeps lists of everything - from the days she's ugly cried, to "Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud," to all the boys she'd like to kiss. Then, on their 2nd anniversary, Dom breaks things off after their 29th failed attempt to get down to business. As described in a note to readers, Monique’s story does much to raise awareness of vaginismus and directly confront toxic views about sex.One of the book was Camryn Garrett's FULL DISCLOSURE (about an HIV positive girl who wants to have sex, but who also wants to do it in a way where she won't infect her partners who, you know, get something herself) and JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) by Lev A. Her stories are always super informative, I think this book is extremely important for young teens to learn about sex and more importantly, WAIT TO HAVE SEX. I hope more than anything that any girl who has or is experiencing vaginismus feels seen and heard and valued.

Vaginismus – is the body’s automatic reaction to the fear of some or all types of vaginal penetration. Feeling rejected, Charlie, an artist, is drawn into a destructive new relationship with her sexy older co-worker, a "semifamous" local musician who's obviously a junkie alcoholic. Monique is clearly very uncomfortable with some of the treatments her friends find for her, but she forces herself to do them anyway because she sees them as necessary for the heteronormative sex she desires. I honestly was ready to hate both of Monique's parents, I feel some kind of way about parents telling their kids sex is dirty and wrong and it somehow means you are less than what you are if you have sex before marriage. Normally, with a storyline like this, you expect unforgiving, controlling and ignorant Christian parents.Especially not because some power-hungry man thinks he knows what’s best, when he doesn’t know diddly-squat about women’s bodies”, this is a dazzlingly refreshing charmer.

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