BOOKSMITH: Peggy Orenstein / Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Booksmith welcomes Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter author Peggy Orenstein back for her new book, Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. Please join us!

Please noteThis is a ticketed event, to be held at Booksmith (1644 Haight St.). The price of admission is $10, which can be applied to a purchase of Boys & Sex at the event. You can also order a ticket that includes the book now, to ensure you get a copy. Advance tickets are highly encouraged -- tickets are not guaranteed to be available at the door.


Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women's right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls--steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity--which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.

Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word "hilarious" robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys' understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men's experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today's world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.


Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker, and other publications, and has contributed commentary to NPR's All Things Considered. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Photo by Tia & Claire Studio.


** Please note **

- This is an all-ages event.

- The duration of this event is up to the author.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

- Accessibility is important to us! Please let us know in advance if you have any special needs and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you: events@booksmith.com.

- If you can't attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Boys & Sex, order below and be sure to enter your request in the special field. If you'd like to request signed copies of any of Peggy's other books, order here and do the same.

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Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity By Peggy Orenstein Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062666970
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Harper - January 7th, 2020