Inti Chavez Perez is a writer and sex educator from Gothenburg, Sweden. Respect – A Guy’s Guide to Sex, Love, and Consent was first published in 2010. It was lauded nationwide and was awarded Slangbellan, The Swedish Writer’s Union’s award for Best Young Adult Book. An updated edition of the book will be published in May 2018.

Inti Chavez Perez is a writer and sex educator from Gothenburg, Sweden. He left a career as a journalist to focus full-time on issues concerning equality, sex, and sexuality. He has an education in andrology and while working for The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, he has travelled the nation to teach sex education to teenagers in schools. He also holds lectures for midwives, teachers and government officials.

Chavez Perez has been appointed by the Swedish Government as an expert on matters regarding the sexual violence of boys, hbtq issues, honour violence, and more, as well as serving as a member of their advisory council for The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society.

He has previously written a book about sex and sexuality in simple Swedish, and a guide to sex and relationships for teenagers who come to Sweden as immigrants. Respect – A Guy’s Guide to Sex, Love, and Consent was first published in 2010. It was lauded nationwide and was awarded Slangbellan, The Swedish Writer’s Union’s award for Best Young Adult Book. An updated edition of the book will be published in May 2018.

Q & A

1. Why did you decide to write Respect – A Guy’s Guide to Sex, Love, and Consent?
Because guys have so many questions about sex! They worry about their own bodies and about being enough when it comes to love and intimacy. They often mask their insecurities with toughness. I want to help guys like themselves more and be kind to others. And I want to help guys succeed in their relationships.

2. What’s the most important takeaway from Respect for guys who read it?
That love and sex require two active parties. No guy can make it work all by himself. Consent is about more than just sex. You should listen to others to make them feel good and safe when they’re with you. This is a totally different image than the one we see in for example pornography.

3. What are your thoughts on the relevance of Respect in the post #metoo era?
We’ve been living in a society that has been oppressing women for thousands of years and people are fed up with it. Guys are also tired of living in unequal relationships that don’t end up working out. This book supports guys in a time where society is being reformed and where boys and men are looking for new ways to be a guy.

Inti Chavez Perez is a writer and sex educator from Gothenburg, Sweden. He left a career as a journalist to focus full-time on issues concerning equality, sex, and sexuality. He has an education in andrology and while working for The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, he has travelled the nation to teach sex education to teenagers in schools. He also holds lectures for midwives, teachers and government officials.

Chavez Perez has been appointed by the Swedish Government as an expert on matters regarding the sexual violence of boys, hbtq issues, honour violence, and more, as well as serving as a member of their advisory council for The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society.

He has previously written a book about sex and sexuality in simple Swedish, and a guide to sex and relationships for teenagers who come to Sweden as immigrants. Respect – A Guy’s Guide to Sex, Love, and Consent was first published in 2010. It was lauded nationwide and was awarded Slangbellan, The Swedish Writer’s Union’s award for Best Young Adult Book. An updated edition of the book will be published in May 2018.

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