Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs

August 2, 2013 - Comment

Anyone can catch a sexually transmitted disease. STDs are widespread in all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, social status, or education. Seduced into complacency by the notion that “it can’t happen to me,” many sexually active teens and young adults are stunned when they are diagnosed with an STD.To drive home the risks

Anyone can catch a sexually transmitted disease. STDs are widespread in all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, social status, or education. Seduced into complacency by the notion that “it can’t happen to me,” many sexually active teens and young adults are stunned when they are diagnosed with an STD.

To drive home the risks and realities of unprotected sex, Dr. Jill Grimes narrates real-life stories of young people infected with STDs. The accounts of these young men and women, and their exam-room conversations with their doctors, evoke both the physical symptoms and the emotional reactions that can accompany infection.

Dr. Grimes introduces each disease with a pair of stories that capture the distinct experiences of a man and a woman, in the process allowing readers to identify and empathize with such patients. The stories are followed by an information section that provides medical facts and answers to frequently asked questions about symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Whether reading the book from cover to cover or jumping directly to a specific disease, readers will relate to the dramatic stories while learning medically reliable information to help them make decisions about life and love.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that one in four teenage girls in the United States has a sexually transmitted disease. Seductive Delusions reveals what physicians across America see every day. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk and needs to read this book.


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Lynn says:

Risky Business– Straight talk about a touchy topic As a parent of a college student, I think ALL parents should get this book for their guys and girls. It’s a MUST read for them now, and would’ve been great to have in those earlier H.S. years as well. This book makes it clear exactly when, how, and why people who are not promiscuous are catching STDs. This is NOT a boring textbook lecture on STDs, it reads like a story, featuring smart, educated young people who look, act and talk like your teen (or 20 or 30-something). What our kids consider “low risk” activities (you may or may not know what those are) actually still transmit diseases – with or without sex (who knew?) and with or without condoms! Whether you think your son/daughter is sexually active now or will be anytime soon, even and perhaps especially if it’s with their future spouse, Seductive Delusions is a MUST HAVE so that you and they know what his/her real risks are! YIKES! P.S> I’m now buying copies for my single, adult friends too (it’s a jungle out there)

Julia F. Edelman says:

Doctor’s Orders: Buy this book Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STD’s, is a must-read for anyone who is dating or thinking of dating. Whether you are a teenager contemplating a relationship, or re-entering the dating scene, you will find this book informative and helpful. Read it cover-to-cover, or use it as a reference. It is clear, accurate, up-to-date, and thorough. It gives you the information you need without boring statistics or off-putting lectures. The real-life stories draw you in. I have bought this book for relatives in high school and middle school as well as those who are re-entering the dating world. Dr. Grimes tackles the “unmentionables” with grace and tact. I wish each of my patients had this information before they started a new relationship.Julia Schlam Edelman MD, Gynecologist

A Gynecologist says:

A typical day in a gynecologist’s office… Seductive Delusions should be required reading for every pre-teen, teen and parent. Like Dr. Grimes, I diagnose sexually transmitted infections every day. The reaction is always the same…”I didn’t think it could happen to me”. It can happen, and it does happen. Reading this book will prevent it from happening. Finally a book with information that is scientifically accurate, balanced, practical, and presented in a way that teens will identify with, understand. This is a book a teen will read cover to cover. This book will make an impact. I’m looking forward to the sequel…Seductive Delusions: How Middle Aged People Catch STDs!

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