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Human Sexuality

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Summary

This book is unique in that it takes an interpersonal approach to human sexuality through its casual, friendly, and conversational writing style. With a firm psychosocial foundation, the author is sensitive to all categories of reader diversity, sexual experience, attitudes, knowledge, etc., allowingallto feel as comfortable and as open as possible to reading and relating personally to the material.Discusses all areas of sexualitypsychological, social, and biologicalbut with a firm psychosocial foundation.For anyone that wants or needs to relate to human sexualityeither for their own personal growthor for their careers in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and biology, or marriage and family.

Table of Contents

Preface xviii
About the Author xxviii
Studying Human Sexuality
2(34)
Historical Perspectives: A Human Sexuality Time Line
5(1)
Experiencing Human Sexuality
6(3)
Sex Is Emotional
6(1)
Enriching Self-Knowledge
6(1)
Developing Morals and Values
6(1)
Making Responsible Choices
7(1)
Sex Is More than Intercourse
8(1)
Enhancing Sexual Fulfillment
8(1)
Understanding Human Sexuality
9(7)
It's More Complex than You Think
9(1)
Self-Discovery Sexual Knowledge Self-Test
9(2)
People Know a lot about Sex---And Much of It Is Wrong
11(1)
Tolerance and Respect for Sexual Diversity
12(1)
Sexuality and Culture Sex Education in China
13
What Is ``Normal'' Sexuality?
12(2)
Self-Discovery Am I Sexually Normal?
14(1)
Sexual Health
14(1)
Parenting
14(1)
Evaluating Sexual Research
15(1)
Methods for Studying Human Sexuality
16(15)
Surveys
17(7)
Evaluating Sexual Research ``What Men and Women Really Want in Bed! Take Our Reader's Survey''
24
Case Studies
23(3)
Evaluating Sexual Research A Case Study of a Case Study
26
Observational Studies
25(2)
Correlational Research
27(2)
Experimental Research
29(2)
Ethics and Sexuality Research
31(2)
Protection from Harm
31(1)
Informed Consent
32(1)
Freedom to Withdraw
32(1)
Debriefing
32(1)
Confidentiality
33(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Studying Human Sexuality
33(3)
Sexual Anatomy
36(36)
Historical Perspectives: Anatomy in the Dark Ages
39(1)
The Male Sexual Body
40(10)
Male External Structures
40(2)
Sexuality and Culture Male Circumcision in the United States
42(3)
Evaluating Sexual Research Self-Reports of Penis Size
45(2)
Self-Discovery Testicular Self-Examination
47(1)
Male Internal Structures
48(2)
The Female Sexual Body
50(15)
Female External Structures
51(3)
Sexuality and Culture Female Genital Mutilation
54(3)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Urinary Tract Infections: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
57(3)
Self-Discovery Breast Self-Awareness
60(1)
Female Internal Structures
60(5)
Menstruation
65(4)
The Menstrual Cycle
65(2)
Menstrual Problems
67
In Touch with Your Sexual Health PMS or PMDD?
66(3)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexual Anatomy
69(3)
The Physiology of Human Sexual Responding
72(22)
Historical Perspectives: Sexual Pioneers
74(2)
Biology, Psychology, and Human Sexual Responding
76(1)
Masters and Johnson: The Excitement-Plateau-Orgasm-Resolution Model
76(12)
Excitement
78(1)
Sexuality and Culture Tantric Sexual Techniques
78(1)
Plateau
79(1)
Orgasm
80(1)
Self-Discovery Clitoral Erection and the Myth of Female Orgasms during Heterosexual Intercourse
81(3)
Resolution
84(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health The Health Benefits of Orgasm
84(1)
Variations in Orgasm
85(1)
The ``G-Spot'' and Female Ejaculation
86(2)
Alternatives to Masters and Johnson
88(3)
Kaplan's Three-Stage Model of Sexual Response
88(1)
Reed's Erotic Stimulus Pathway Theory
89(1)
A ``New View'' of Women's Sexual Response
90(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: The Physiology of Human Sexual Responding
91(3)
Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication
94(48)
Historical Perspectives: George and Martha in Love and Marriage
97(1)
Establishing Early Intimacy
98(8)
Field of Eligibles
98(1)
Self-Discovery Your Field of Eligibles
99(1)
Physical Attractiveness
100(1)
Proximity
101(1)
Similarity
102(1)
Flirting
103(3)
Reciprocity of Attraction
106(1)
Love
106(9)
Styles of Love
106(1)
Self-Discovery Styles of Love Scale
107(3)
Combining Love Styles
110(1)
The Triangular Theory of Love
111(2)
Applying the Triangular Theory
113(1)
Self-Discovery the Triangle of Your Love
113(2)
Communication in Love Relationships
115(12)
Self-Disclosure: How Much Should You Reveal about Yourself?
115(2)
Behavioral Attributions: Why Did You Do That?
117(1)
Patterns of Effective Communication
118(2)
Communication Warning Signs
120(2)
Improving Communication
122(2)
Sexual Communication
124(3)
Self-Discovery Guidelines for Sexual Communication
127(1)
Losing Love: Why Relationships End
127(4)
Ten Reasons Why Relationships Fail
127(4)
Abusive and Violent Relationships
131(8)
Types of Relationship Abuse
132(2)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Signs of Relationship Abuse
134(1)
The Cycle of Violence and Abuse
135(1)
Leaving a Violent Relationship
136(1)
The Temptation to Go Back
136(1)
Self-Discovery Your Criteria for a Healthy, Nonabusive Relationship
137(1)
Loving Again
137(2)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Communication
139(3)
Contraception: Planning and Preventing Pregnancy
142(46)
Historical Perspectives: The Politics of Contraception
145(1)
Choosing A Method of Contraception
146(3)
An Individual or Shared Decision?
146(1)
Lifestyle Considerations
146(1)
Self-Discovery Contraceptive Method Comfort and Confidence Scale
147(1)
Unreliable Methods
148(1)
Reliable Contraception Methods
149(1)
Methods for Preventing Pregnancy and STIs
149(11)
Abstinence and ``Outercourse''
153(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Choosing Abstinence---Steps for Success
154(1)
Male Condoms
154(3)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Using Male Condoms Correctly
157(1)
The Female Condom
158(2)
Methods for Preventing Pregnancy (But Not STIs)
160(22)
Female Hormonal Methods
160(3)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Missed Your Pill? Here's What You Should Do
163(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Pros, Cons, and Cautions of Using Oral Contraceptives
164(6)
Barrier Methods
170(3)
Fertility Awareness Methods
173(4)
Intrauterine Methods
177(2)
Surgical Methods
179(3)
Avoiding Abortion as Birth Control
182(1)
Experimental and Future Methods of Birth Control
182(3)
Future Methods for Men
182(2)
Future Methods for Women
184(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Contraception
185(3)
Sexual Behaviors: Experiencing Sexual Pleasure
188(38)
Historical Perspectives: Masturbation Will Be the Death of You . . .
191(1)
Your Sexual Comfort Zone
192(2)
Erotophobia-Erotophilia
192(1)
Why Your SOS Score Is Important
192(1)
Sources of Your SOS Score
192(1)
Self-Discovery Finding Your Sexual Comfort Zone
193(1)
Solitary and Shared Sexual Behaviors
194(1)
Sexual Fantasy
195(7)
When Sexual Fantasies May Cause Problems
197(1)
Sex Differences in the Experience and Content of Sexual Fantasy
198(2)
Fantasy versus Reality
200(1)
Using Sexual Fantasy to Enhance Your Relationship
200(1)
Self-Discovery What Turns You On?
201(1)
Masturbation
202(6)
Evaluating Sexual Research Self-Reporting of Personal Information
203(1)
Changing Attitudes about Masturbation
203(2)
Masturbation's Role with Other Sexual Behaviors
205(1)
Techniques of Masturbation
206(2)
Erotic Touch
208(5)
How to Touch Your Partner
209(1)
Kissing
210(1)
Sexuality and Culture Cultural Variations in Kissing Behavior
211(1)
Touching the Breasts and Nipples
212(1)
Genital Touching
212(1)
Oral Sex
213(4)
Cunnilingus
213(1)
Fellatio
214(1)
Why Some People Like Oral Sex
214(1)
Why Some People Object to Oral Sex
215(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Oral Sex and STIs
216(1)
Coitus
217(5)
Positions for Coitus
217(3)
Frequency and Duration of Coitus
220(1)
Coitus and Orgasm
221(1)
Anal Stimulation
222(1)
Cautions Regarding Anal Intercourse
222(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexual Behaviors
223(3)
Sexual Problems and Solutions
226(44)
Historical Perspectives: Before Masters and Johnson
229(1)
What is a Sexual Problem?
229(4)
How Common are Sexual Problems?
231(1)
Evaluating a Sexual Problem: A Three-Dimensional Model
232(1)
Sources of Sexual Problems
233(7)
Biological or Physiological Causes
234(2)
Psychological Causes
236(1)
Relationship Issues
237(2)
Cultural Expectations
239(1)
Sexuality and Culture Forbidden Love
240(1)
General Treatment Principles
240(5)
Sensate Focus
241(1)
Self-Discovery A Sex Therapist's Instructions for Sensate Focus Exercises
242(1)
Masturbation as Treatment
243(1)
Communication
244(1)
Self-Discovery Mirroring: A Potential Problem with Nonverbal Communication
245(1)
Specific Problems and Solutions
245(22)
Problems with Sexual Desire
245(2)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Uncovering Possible Causes of Hypoactive Sexual Desire
247(2)
Problems with Sexual Arousal
249(3)
Self-Discovery Self-Screening for Erectile Dysfunction
252(5)
Problems with Orgasm
257(7)
Painful Sex
264(2)
A ``New View'' of Female Sexual Problems
266(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexual Problems and Solutions
267(3)
Sexually Transmitted Infections
270(52)
Historical Perspectives: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
272(1)
The STI Epidemic
273(1)
Risk Factors for STIs
274(5)
Lack of STI Symptoms
274(1)
Lack of Accurate Information
275(1)
``Unhealthy'' Sexual Emotions
275(1)
Poor Sexual Communication
276(1)
Substance Abuse
277(1)
High-Risk Sexual Behaviors
277(1)
Self-Discovery STI Risk Scale
278(1)
Specific Sexually Transmitted Infections
279(3)
Viral STIs
282(21)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Living with an Incurable STI
284
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
283(4)
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
287(2)
Human Papilloma Virus (Genital Warts)
289(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health HPV, Cervical Cancer, and the Pap Test: Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
290(2)
HIV and AIDS
292(1)
Sexuality and Culture The HIV/AIDS Pandemic
293(10)
Bacterial STIs
303(9)
Chlamydia
303(2)
Gonorrhea
305(2)
Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU)
307(1)
Syphilis
307(2)
Chancroid
309(1)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
310(1)
Treatment for Bacterial STIs
311(1)
Parasitic STIs: Sexually Transmitted Bugs?
312(1)
Trichomoniasis
312(1)
Public Lice
312(1)
Scabies
313(1)
Preventing STIs
313(7)
Obtaining Accurate Information about STIs
314(1)
Overcoming Unhealthy Emotions about Sex
314(1)
Self-Discovery STI Testing
315(1)
Communicating Effectively about Sex
315(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Disclosing an STI to a Sexual Partner
316(1)
Avoiding Mixing Sex and Substance Abuse
317(1)
Refraining from Risky Sexual Behaviors
318(1)
Evaluating Sexual Research The Condom Effectiveness Controversy
319(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexually Transmitted Infections
320(2)
Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
322(48)
Historical Perspectives: The Pain of Giving Birth
325(1)
Deciding Whether or Not to Have a Child
326(3)
Choosing Not to Have a Child
326(1)
Self-Discovery Are You Ready to Be a Parent?
327(2)
Influence of the Child's Sex
329(1)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law Sex Preselection Technology
330
Conception
329(5)
Ovulation: The Ovum's Journey
329(3)
The Sperm's Journey
332(1)
The Ovum-Sperm Rendezvous
333(1)
Pregnancy
334(2)
First Trimester
335(1)
Second Trimester
335(1)
Third Trimester
336(1)
Potential Problems in Pregnancy
336(7)
Ectopic Pregnancy
338(1)
Miscarriage
338(1)
Preterm Birth
339(2)
Fetal Abnormalities (Birth Defects)
341(1)
Teratogens
342(1)
Embryonic and Fetal Testing
342(1)
Abortion
343(7)
Abortion Procedures
343(1)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law The Abortion Controversy
344(3)
The Psychological and Emotional Experience of Abortion
347(1)
Reducing the Number of Abortions
348(1)
Sexuality and Culture Russia's Legacy of Abortion
349(1)
Birth
350(7)
Labor
350(3)
Choices and Decisions in Childbirth
353(4)
Postpartum Issues
357(3)
Postpartum Depression
357(1)
Self-Discovery A Postpartum Depression Checklist
358(1)
Sexual Activities after Childbirth
359(1)
Return of the Fertility Cycle
359(1)
Impaired Fertility
360(6)
Scope of the Infertility Problem
360(1)
Causes of Impaired Fertility
361(2)
Fertility Testing
363(1)
Solutions to Impaired Fertility
364(2)
Adoption
366(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
367(3)
Gender: Expectations, Roles, and Behaviors
370(34)
Historical Perspectives: The Story of Christine Jorgensen
373(1)
The Distinctions Between Sex and Gender Identity
374(1)
The Development of Biological Sex
374(4)
Variations in Biological Sex
375(2)
Intersexuality
377(1)
The Development of Gender Identity
378(9)
Biology and Gender Development
378(1)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law Intersexual Politics
379(1)
Socialization and Gender Identity
380(4)
Transgenderism
384(3)
Gender and Sexual Orientation
387(1)
Gender Roles and Stereotypes
388(8)
How Do Gender Stereotypes Develop?
388(1)
Self-Discovery Gender Stereotypes
389(1)
The ``Truth'' about Gender Stereotypes
390(3)
Evaluating Sexual Research The Meta-Analysis
393(3)
Origins of Gender Revisited
396(2)
Sexuality and Culture The Hijras: The Third Sex of India and Pakistan
397(1)
Nature
397(1)
Nurture
397(1)
Androgyny
398(3)
Measuring Androgyny
399(1)
Research on Androgyny
399(2)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Gender
401(3)
Sexual Orientation
404(36)
Historical Perspectives: The Stonewall Riot
407(1)
Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual: A Closer Look
408(3)
Sexual Orientation as Defined by Alfred Kinsey
408(1)
Bisexuality
409(1)
Self-Discovery A Sexual Orientation Worksheet
410(1)
Nonheterosexual Orientations: Issues and Attitudes
411(4)
Is Sexual Orientation a Choice?
412(1)
Gay Marriage
412(1)
Sexual Orientation and Having Children
413(1)
Interpersonal Qualities of Nonheterosexual Relationships
414(1)
Theories of Sexual Orientation
415(8)
Biological Influences on Sexual Orientation
416(4)
Experiential and Environmental Influences on Sexual Orientation
420(1)
A Biological-Environmental Interactive Approach
420(2)
Do the Origins of Sexual Orientation Matter?
422(1)
Coming Out
423(5)
When Do People Come Out?
424(1)
The Coming-Out Process
424(2)
The Dangers and Pitfalls of Coming Out
426(2)
Sexual Orientation and HIV
428(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health AIDS Stigma
429(1)
Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Gay Rights Movement
429(7)
Laws against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
429(2)
Laws Prohibiting Gay and Lesbian Sexual Behaviors
431(3)
Sexuality and Culture Laws Applying to Same-Sex Behaviors in Selected Countries
434
Hate Crimes and Sexual Orientation
433(2)
The Psychology of Violent Crime against Nonheterosexual Groups
435(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexual Orientation
436(4)
Sexual Development throughout Life
440(38)
Historical Perspectives: Freud's Psychosexual Stages of Development: Oedipus and Electra?
443(1)
Sexuality in Infancy and Childhood
444(6)
Childhood Masturbation
445(1)
Self-Discovery Masturbation in Young Children
446(1)
Childhood Sex Play
446(1)
When Childhood Sexual Behavior Is Not ``Normal''
447(2)
How Children Learn about Sex
449(1)
Sexuality in Adolescence
450(11)
In Touch with Your [Children's] Sexual Health Guidelines for Talking to Children about Sex
451(1)
Physical Changes of Puberty
452(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health The Physical Changes of Puberty
453(1)
Romantic Relationships in Adolescence
454(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Teen Dating and Violence
455(1)
The Beginnings of Sexual Activity
456(1)
Teen Oral Sex
457(2)
Birth Control and Pregnancy in Adolescence
459(1)
Adolescents and STIs
460(1)
Sexuality in College
461(4)
Sexual Activity on College Campuses
462(1)
Sexually Transmitted Infections among College Students
463(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health STIs: Why Students Decide to be Tested . . . or Not
464(1)
The Alcohol-Sex Link in College Students
465(1)
Sexuality in Adulthood
465(6)
Adult Intimate Relationships
465(2)
Evaluating Sexual Research Self-Selecting Couples: Not Exactly Apples and Oranges, but . . .
467(2)
Sexual Behavior in Marriage
469(1)
Sexual Problems in Adulthood
470(1)
Sexuality and Aging
471(4)
Normal Age-Related Changes in Sexual Responding
472(1)
Aging and Dating
472(2)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Sex and Nursing Homes
474(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexual Development Throughout Life
475(3)
Sexual Aggression and Violence: Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, and Harassment
478(38)
Historical Perspectives: Marital Rape
481(1)
Rape
482(16)
Defining Rape
483(1)
Types of Rape
483(1)
Can a Man Be Raped?
483(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Daily Precautions Taken to Prevent Being Sexually Assaulted or Raped
484(1)
Rape Myths
485(2)
Rape on Campus
487(4)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law Date Rape Drugs
491(2)
Can We Predict Who Will Rape?
493(1)
What to Do If You Are Raped
493(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Guidelines for Rape Survivors
494(1)
The Aftermath of Rape
494(1)
Preventing Rape
495(1)
Self-Discovery Staying Safe from Rape
496(2)
Child Sexual Abuse
498(10)
Who Are the Abusers?
499(1)
How Common Is Child Sexual Abuse?
500(1)
Sexuality and Culture Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse in Selected Countries
501(1)
Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on the Victims
502(3)
Reducing Child Sexual Abuse
505(2)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law Megan's Law
507(1)
Sexual Harassment
508(5)
Defining Sexual Harassment
508(2)
Sexual Harassment Settings
510(2)
Self-Discovery Defining Sexually Harassing Behaviors
512(1)
Effects of Sexual Harassment on the Victim
513(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Sexual Aggression and Violence
513(3)
Paraphilias: The Extremes of Sexual Behavior
516(32)
Historical Perspectives: An Early Account of Paraphilias
518(1)
Defining Paraphilias
519(5)
Basic Criteria for a Paraphilia
519(2)
Self-Discovery Do You Have a Paraphilia?
521(1)
Society's Criteria for Judging Paraphilias
521(1)
Clinical Criteria for Paraphilias
522(2)
Origins of Paraphilias
524(3)
Psychodynamic Theories of Paraphilias
524(1)
Behavioral Theories of Paraphilias
525(1)
Biological Theories of Paraphilias
526(1)
Reconciling the Three Theoretical Approaches
526(1)
Gender and Paraphilias
527(1)
Specific Paraphilias
527(14)
Evaluating Sexual Research How Biased Are Sexual Data?
528(1)
Coercive Paraphilias
528(3)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law A Reformed Frotteurist's Confessions
531(1)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health BDSM for ``Fun''
532(4)
Sexuality and Culture Overcoming the Catholic Priest Pedophilia Scandals: How Psychology Can Help
536
Noncoercive Paraphilias
535(6)
Treatment of Paraphilias
541(4)
Who Seeks Treatment
542(1)
Types of Treatment
542(2)
Effectiveness of Treatment for Paraphilias
544(1)
Your Sexual Philosophy: Paraphilias
545(3)
The Sexual Marketplace: Prostitution and Pornography
548(41)
Historical Perspectives: The Oldest Brothel?
551(1)
Prostitution
552(16)
Defining Prostitution
552(1)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law Comparison of State Criminal Definitions of Prostitution
553(1)
Sexuality and Culture Prostitution in Nevada
554(1)
Types of Prostitutes
554(2)
Who Becomes a Prostitute?
556(2)
Sexuality and Culture A Personal Look at the Life of a Prostitute
558(3)
Prostitution and STIs
561(2)
In Touch with Your Sexual Health Male Transvestite Prostitutes and Sexually Transmitted Infections
563(1)
The Clients of Prostitutes
564(2)
Prostitution and the Law
566(2)
Pornography
568(19)
Searching for a Definition
568(5)
The Effects of Pornography
573(4)
Evaluating Sexual Research The Lab Experiment-Correlation Trade-Off
577(4)
Child Pornography
581(1)
Sexuality, Ethics, and the Law The Child Pornography Fighters
582(2)
Cyberporn
584(3)
Your Sexual Philosophy: The Sexual Marketplace
587(2)
Epilogue 589(5)
Glossary 594(9)
References 603(25)
Credits 628(5)
Name Index 633(8)
Subject Index 641


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