Sex is undoubtedly on your mind. So don't you want a human sexuality text that reflects your life situation and answers your questions? Loaded with information that students like you want and need to learn, this text hits the mark as it addresses concerns that students have about themselves with scientific fact, sensitivity, and humor. Going beyond simply providing a foundation in sexuality's biology and psychology, SEXUALITY NOW: EMBRACING DIVERSITY connects with you by exploring contemporary issues, changing sexual practices and behaviors, and their impact on your life. Complemented by informative visuals, the book covers the fluidity of gender and sexual orientation and takes into account the diverse contexts of today's students. The result is an eye-opening discussion about sexuality that enables you to understand more about yourself and what's going on around you.
About the Author
Dr. Janell Carroll received her Ph.D. in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She teaches in the psychology department at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, is an AASECT-certified sexuality educator, and has received numerous awards for her teaching and work in the field of human sexuality. In 2005, the University of Hartford recognized her with the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence, given to professors who demonstrate sustained excellence and creativity in the classroom. Carroll has also been recognized by Planned Parenthood as a Sexuality Educator of the Year. Prior to teaching at University of Hartford, Dr. Carroll was a tenured psychology professor at Baker University, where she was honored with awards for Professor of the Year and Most Outstanding Person on Campus. A dynamic educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Carroll has also hosted two of her own radio talk shows about on sexuality and appeared as an expert on numerous television talk shows and networks. She maintains her own sexuality website at http://www.drjanellcarroll.com.
Table of Contents
1. Exploring Human Sexuality: Past and Present. 2. Understanding Human Sexuality: Theory and Research. 3. Communication and Sexuality. 4. Gender Development, Gender Roles, and Gender Identity. 5. Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. 6. Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. 7. Love and Intimacy. 8. Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality. 9. Adult Sexual Relationships. 10. Sexual Expression. 11. Sexual Orientation. 12. Pregnancy and Birth. 13. Contraception and Abortion. 14. Challenges to Sexual Functioning. 15. Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS. 16. Varieties of Sexual Expression. 17. Power and Coercion. 18. Sexual Images and Selling Sex.