This volume brings together selections of enduring intellectual value—classic articles, book excerpts, and research studies—that have shaped the study of human sexuality and our contemporary understanding of it. The selections are organized topically around major areas of study within human sexuality: conceptualizing human sexuality and sexual behavior; probing the nuances of gender; sexual orientation and its origins; relationships and sexual pleasure; and sexuality, culture, and social policy.
Part 1. Conceptualizing Human Sexuality and Sexual BehaviorCHAPTER 1. Sexuality and an Emerging Psychology 1.1. Richard von Krafft-Ebing, from Psychopathia Sexualis, trans. Franklin S. Kaf 1.2. Sigmund Freud, from "The Sexual Enlightenment of Children," in Ernest Jones, ed., The Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud, vol. 2 1.3. Havelock Ellis, from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. 1, 3rd ed. CHAPTER 2. Breakthroughs in Understanding Sexuality 2.1. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin, from Sexual Behavior in the Human Male 2.2. Alfred C. Kinsey et al., from Sexual Behavior in the Human Female 2.3. William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, from Human Sexual Response CHAPTER 3. Mechanisms of Sexual Arousal 3.1. Erick Janssen and Walter Everaerd, from "Determinants of Male Sexual Arousal," Annual Review of Sex Research (and more...)