Solving America's Sexual Crisis / Edition 1

Solving America's Sexual Crisis / Edition 1

by Reiss, Ira L. / Reiss, Harriet M. Reiss, Ira L. / Reiss, Harriet M.
     
 

Noted sexologist cites honesty, equality, and responsibility as key to solving to our nation's sexual dilemma.

Rape, teen pregnancy, child sexual abuse, and AIDS still plague us despite new tech-
nology and increased sexual awareness. Religious leaders blame the media for our sexual problems, while others remain ignorant or in denial. Sociologist Ira L. Reiss

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Overview

Noted sexologist cites honesty, equality, and responsibility as key to solving to our nation's sexual dilemma.

Rape, teen pregnancy, child sexual abuse, and AIDS still plague us despite new tech-
nology and increased sexual awareness. Religious leaders blame the media for our sexual problems, while others remain ignorant or in denial. Sociologist Ira L. Reiss contends that only real solutions will result in a new generation of sexual problem solvers. In Solving America's Sexual Crises, he argues that we can reduce alarming rates of sexually transmitted disease, sexual violence and abuse, and unwanted pregnancy through responsible dialogue and cooperative action.

Reiss's direct, lucid, and challenging analyses of these problems, demonstrates that our current sexual malaise emerged from Victorian attitudes, religious intolerance, ignorance, and misconceptions about sexuality. Solving America's Sexual Crises is a pluralistic approach, touching on everything from safe-sex to sex therapy. Only by altering our outmoded, dog-matic notions about sexuality can we begin to manage and eventually solve current and future sexual problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573921725
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Introduction13
1America's Rendezvous with Sexual Reality15
2Alice in Wonderland: Sexual Upbringing in America37
3Teenage Sex: A Time for Acceptance61
4The Stalled Sexual Revolutions of This Century85
5AIDS, Condoms, and the Epidemic of Sexual Myths107
6Clarifying Our Fantasies about Pornography133
7Rape: The Ultimate Inequality155
8Sex Therapy: Conforming to a Troubled Society173
9The Role of Religion in Our Sexual Crises197
10Shaping Today's Sexual Revolution221
Endnotes239
Name Index273
Subject Index281

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