Human Sexuality : Diversity in Contemporary America
This non-judgmental introduction to human sexuality features integration of ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual orientation differences and similarities. The text maintains a psychosocial approach, but provides a balanced treatment of the biological, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and historical aspects of human sexuality.
- Paperback | 720 pages
- 208.3 x 253 x 23.9mm | 1,220.17g
- 01 Jan 2001
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- United States
- 4th Revised edition
Table of contents
1. Perspectives on Human Sexuality / Sexuality, Popular Culture, and the Media / Sexuality across Cultures and Times / Societal Norms and Sexuality 2. Studying Human Sexuality / Sex, Advice Columnists, and Pop Psychology / Thinking Critically about Sex / Sex Research Methods / The Sex Researchers / Contemporary Research Studies / Emerging Research Perspectives / Ethnicity and Sexuality 3. Female Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response / Female Sex Organs: What Are They For? / Female Sexual Physiology / Female Sexual Response 4. Male Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response / Male Sexual Organs: What Are They For? / Male Sexual Physiology / Male Sexual Response 5. Gender and Gender Roles / Studying Gender and Gender Roles / Gender Role Learning / Contemporary Gender Roles / When Gender Is Ambiguous: Intersexuality, Transsexuality, and Transgenderism 6. Sexuality Over the Life Span / Sexuality in Infancy and Childhood / Sexuality in Adolescence / Sexuality in Early Adulthood / Sexuality in Middle Adulthood / Sexuality in Late Adulthood 7. Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality / Love and Sexuality / How Do I Love Thee? Approaches and Attitudes Related to Love / Unrequited Love / Jealousy / The Transformation of Love: The Role of Commitment 8. Communicating about Sex / The Nature of Communication / Sexual Communication / Developing Communication Skills / Conflict and Intimacy 9. Sexual Expression / Sexual Attractiveness / Sexual Scripts / Autoeroticism / Interpersonal Sexuality 10. Atypical and Paraphilic Sexual Behavior / Atypical Versus Paraphilic Behavior / Noncoercive Paraphilias / Coercive Paraphilias / Origins and Treatment of Paraphilias 11. Contraception and Birth Control / Risk and Responsibility / Methods of Contraception and Birth Control / Abortion 12. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth / Fertilization and Fetal Development / Being Pregnant / Infertility / Giving Birth / Becoming a Parent 13. The Sexual Body in Health and Illness / Living in Our Bodies: The Quest for Physical Perfection / Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexuality / Sexuality and Aging / Sexuality and Disability / Sexuality and Cancer / Other Sexual Health Issues 14. Sexual Enhancement and Therapy / Sexual Enhancement / Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions / Physical Causes of Sexual Dysfunctions / Psychological Causes of Sexual Dysfunctions / Treating Sexual Problems 15. Sexually Transmitted Diseases / X-rated Diseases: The Psychological Impact of Stds / The Std Epidemic / Principal Stds / Stds and Women / Preventing Std 16. HIV and AIDS / What is AIDS? / Epidemiology and Transmission of HIV / AIDS Demographics / Prevention and Treatment / Living with HIV or AIDS 17. Sexual Coercion: Harassment, Aggression, and Abuse / Sexual Harassment / Anti-Gay/Lesbian Harassment, Prejudice, and Discrimination / Sexual Aggression / Child Sexual Abuse 18. Commercial Sex: Sexually Oriented Material and Prostitution / Sexually Oriented Material in Contemporary America / Prostitution *Each chapter includes: Summary, The Internet and Sexuality, and Suggested Readings