Provides an altogether candid introductory course in human sexuality. With an approach that encourages independent thinking on all aspects of the subject, it covers the foundations of sexuality in history and culture, the physiology of sex, life-span development of sexuality, sexual problems, social and cultural issues. Among specific topics discussed are gender roles, sexually transmitted diseases, love and attraction, contrasting cultural mores, homosexuality and contraception. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach throughout, the book incorporates material from psychology, biology, law, sociology and health sciences. Represents a milestone in the teaching of human sexuality.
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Table of Contents
Sexual Values across Cultures.
SEX AND GENDER.
Gender Identity and Biology.
THE BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.
Female Sexual Anatomy.
Male Sexual Anatomy.
Stages of Arousal and Response.
Sexual Motives and Sexual Acts.
Life Begins: Menstruation, Pregnancy and Birth.
Contraception and Abortion: A Shared Responsibility.
SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND ORIENTATION.
Sexuality through the Life Cycle: Childhood.
Sexuality through the Life Cycle: Adolescence and Adulthood.
Love and Attraction.
SEXUAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.
Sexual Problems, Communication, and Therapy.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES.
Sex and the Law.
Rape and Sexual Violence.