Human Sexuality

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"In this textbook, Simon LeVay and Janice Baldwin aim to help students understand the diversity of human sexual expression as well as the diversity of perspectives from which sexuality can be studied. Well-known for its high-quality presentation of biological aspects of sexuality, the book also devotes rich coverage to the insights gained from cognitive science, social psychology, sociology, feminism, and cross-cultural studies, along with both moral and political discourse on sexual themes." For the Third Edition, the authors have made some organizational changes so that the book corresponds more closely to the sequence in which human sexuality is usually taught. The new edition provides up-to-date coverage of all topics, ranging from the newest developments in contraceptive technology to gay marriage in California. Still the leader in terms of its biological coverage, the Third Edition is more accessible to a broad range of students, thanks to simplified explanations of some complex biological issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878936106
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/11/2011
  • Sales rank: 379,694

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Perspectives on Sexuality 3

Ch. 2 Sex and Evolution 27

Ch. 3 Women's Bodies 57

Ch. 4 Men's Bodies 85

Ch. 5 Sex Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle 115

Ch. 6 Sexual Development 149

Ch. 7 Gender 187

Ch. 8 Attraction, Arousal, and Response 217

Ch. 9 Sexual Behavior 251

Ch. 10 Sexual Relationships 283

Ch. 11 Fertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 323

Ch. 12 Contraception and Abortion 365

Ch. 13 Sexuality across the Life Span 407

Ch. 14 Sexual Orientation 453

Ch. 15 Atypical Sexuality 491

Ch. 16 Sexual Disorders 523

Ch. 17 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 551

Ch. 18 Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Partner Violence 587

Ch. 19 Sex as a Commodity 617


Author Index

Subject Index

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