Our Sexuality / Edition 11by Robert L. Crooks, Karla Baur
Pub. Date: 01/01/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The Eighth Edition of this #1 market-leading college textbook in human sexuality continues to offer the same qualities you've come to expect from Crooks and Baur … and more. Continuing their tradition of sensitivity, comprehensiveness, currency, and candor, Robert Crooks and Karla Baur offer much that is new and exciting in this revision. You'll find thorough coverage of all major topics incorporated into every section, including sexual health issues; the very latest research, new stories about the experiences of real people from the "Authors' Files;" and a writing style that is warm, direct, and non-judgmental. The authors have also further refined their focus on strengthening healthy communication among partners, attention to diversity, and overall coverage on maintaining a responsible and healthy sexual relationship.
Table of Contents1. PERSPECTIVES ON SEXUALITY. The Authors' Perspectives. Our Media Culture. The Sex for Reproduction Legacy. The Gender-Role Legacy. A Cross-Cultural Perspective: Social Norms and Sexual Diversity. Sexuality: Personal or Public Domain?2. SEX RESEARCH: METHODS AND PROBLEMS. The Goals of Sexology. Nonexperimental Research Methods. The Experimental Method. Technologies in Sex Research. Ethical Guidelines for Human Sex Research. Feminist Theory and Sex Research. The Popular Media and Sex Research. Evaluating Research: Some Questions to Ask. Sexology in the New Millennium: A Look at the Future. 3. GENDER ISSUES. Male and Female, Masculine and Feminine. Gender-Identity Formation. Transsexualism and Transgenderism. Gender Roles. 4. FEMALE SEXUAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. Genital Self-Exam. The Vulva. Underlying Structures. Internal Structures. Menstruation. Menopause. Gynecological Health Concerns. The Breasts. 5. MALE SEXUAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. Sexual Anatomy. Male Sexual Functions. Some Concerns about Sexual Functioning. Male Genital Health Concerns. 6. SEXUAL AROUSAL AND RESPONSE. The Role of Hormones in Sexual Arousal. The Brain and Sexual Arousal. The Senses and Sexual Arousal. Aphrodisiacs and Anaphrodisiacs in Sexual Arousal. Sexual Response. Aging and the Sexual Response Cycle. Some Differences Between the Sexes in Sexual Response. 7. LOVE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS. What Is Love? Types of Love. Falling in Love: Why and with Whom? The Development of Intimacy. Issues in Loving Relationships. Maintaining Relationship Satisfaction. 8. COMMUNICATION IN SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS. The Importance of Communication. Talking: Getting Started. Listening andFeedback. Discovering Your Partner's Needs. Learning to Make Requests. Giving and Receiving Criticism. Saying No. Nonverbal Sexual Communication. Impasses. 9. SEXUAL BEHAVIORS. Celibacy. Erotic Dreams and Fantasy. Masturbation. Sexual Expression: The Importance of Context and Meaning. Kissing and Touching. Oral-Genital Stimulation. Anal Stimulation. Gay and Lesbian Sexual Expression. Coitus and Coital Positions. Sexual Styles. 10. SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS. A Continuum of Sexual Orientations. What Determines Sexual Orientation? Societal Attitudes. Lifestyles. The Gay Rights Movement. 11. CONTRACEPTION. Historical and Social Perspectives. Sharing Responsibility and Choosing a Birth Control Method. Hormone-Based Contraceptives. Barrier Methods. Intrauterine Devices. Emergency Contraception. Fertility Awareness Methods. Sterilization. Less-Than-Effective Methods. New Directions in Contraception. 12. CONCEIVING CHILDREN: PROCESS AND CHOICE. Parenthood as an Option. Becoming Pregnant. Spontaneous and Elective Abortion. The Experience of Pregnancy. A Healthy Pregnancy. Childbirth. Postpartum. 13. SEXUALITY DURING CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE. Sexual Behavior During Infancy and Childhood. The Physical Changes of Adolescence. Sexual Behavior During Adolescence. Adolescent Pregnancy. Sex Education. 14. SEXUALITY AND THE ADULT YEARS. Single Living. Cohabitation. Marriage. Extramarital Relationships. Divorce. Sexuality and Aging. Widowhood. 15. THE NATURE AND ORIGIN OF SEXUAL DIFFICULTIES. Origins of Sexual Difficulties. Desire-Phase Difficulties. Excitement-Phase Difficulties. Orgasm-Phase Difficulties. Dyspareunia. 16. SEX THERAPY AND ENHANCEMENT. Basics of Sexual Enhancement and Sex Therapy. Specific Suggestions for Women. Specific Suggestions for Men. Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire. Seeking Professional Assistance. 17. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES. Bacterial Infections. Viral Infections. Common Vaginal Infections. Ectoparasitic Infections. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 18. ATYPICAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. What Constitutes Atypical Sexual Behavior? Noncoercive Paraphilias. Coercive Paraphilias. Treatment of Coercive Paraphilias. Sexual Addiction: Fact, Fiction, or Misnomer?19. SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION. Rape. Sexual Abuse of Children. Sexual Harassment. 20. SEX FOR SALE. PORNOGRAPHY. PROSTITUTION.
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