pt. 1. Understanding sexual expression -- Has sex become too casual? -- Can sex be addictive? --Does sexual medicine benefit society? -- Is oral sex really sex? -- Is BDSM a healthy form of sexual expression-- pt. 2. Sex education -- Is there something wrong with the content of comprehensive sex education curricula? -- Should Sex Ed teach about abstinence? -- Does the availability of "sexual health services" make some college campuses healthier than others?-- pt. 3. Sex and society -- Should children have an HPV vaccination before they enroll in school? -- Should libraries and other places that provide public Wi-Fi restrict sexual content? -- Should the FCC fine TV stations that broadcast indecency? -- Should prostitution be legal? -- Should society support cohabitation before marriage?-- pt. 4. Reproductive choices -- Should pharmacists have the right to refuse contraceptive prescriptions? -- Is abortion immoral? -- Should there be restrictions on the number of embryos transferred during In-Vitro fertilization? -- Should parents be allowed to select the sex of their baby? -- pt. 5. Gender and sexual orientation -- Is "Gender Identity Disorder" an appropriate psychiatric diagnosis? -- Should corporations ensure equal rights for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees? -- Should same-sex marriage be legal?
This volume presents current controversial issues surrounding human sexuality in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Human sexuality is how people experience the erotic and express themselves as sexual beings. This topic is framed with a general summary and introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. This work features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and an online instructor's resource guide with testing material available. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading social commentators, educators, and sexologists, reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as "pro" and "con" debates. Issues debated include biology, behavior and human sexuality, issues in reproduction and health, and legal and social issues.
Prev. ed. cataloged under the title: Human sexuality.
Includes bibliographical references (pages B1-B37) and index.
1. Perspectives on human sexuality -- Sexuality, popular culture, and the media -- Gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgendered people in film and television -- Online sexual networks -- Sexuality across cultures and times -- Sexual interests -- Sexual orientation -- Gender -- Societal norms and sexuality -- Natural sexual behavior -- Normal sexual behavior -- Sexual behavior and variations -- 2. Studying human sexuality -- Sex, advice columnists, and pop psychology -- Information and advice as entertainment -- Thinking critically about sexuality -- Value judgments versus objectivity -- Opinions, biases, and stereotypes -- Common fallacies : egocentric and ethnocentric thinking -- Sex research methods -- The sex researchers -- Richard von Krafft-Ebing -- Sigmund Freud -- Havelock Ellis -- Alfred Kinsey -- William Masters and Virginia Johnson -- Contemporary research studies -- The National Health and Social Life Survey -- The National Survey of Family Growth -- The Youth Risk Behavior Survey -- The National college Health Assessment -- Emerging research perspectives -- Feminist scholarship -- Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender research -- Ethnicity and sexuality -- African Americans -- Latinos -- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders -- 3. Female sexual anatomy, physiology, and response -- Female sex organs -- External structures -- Internal structures -- The breasts -- Female sexual physiology -- Reproductive hormones -- The ovarian cycle -- The menstrual cycle -- Female sexual response -- The role of orgasm -- 4. Male sexual anatomy, physiology, and response -- Male sex organs -- External structures -- Internal structures -- The breasts and anus -- Male sexual physiology -- Sex hormones -- Spermatogenesis -- Semen production -- Homologous organs -- Male sexual response -- erection -- ejaculation and orgasm -- 5. Gender and gender roles -- Studying gender and gender roles -- Sex and gender identity -- Gender and sexual orientation -- Gender theory -- Gender-role learning -- Theories of socialization -- Gender-role learning in childhood and adolescence -- Gender variations -- The transgender phenomenon -- Disorders of sexual development/intersex -- Unclassified form of abnormal development -- Gender identity disorder -- Sex reassignment.
6. Sexuality in childhood and adolescence -- Sexuality in infancy and childhood (ages 0 to 11) -- Infancy and sexual response (ages 0 to 2) -- childhood sexuality (ages 3 to 11) -- The family context -- Sexuality in adolescence (ages 12 to 19) -- Psychosexual development -- Adolescent sexual behavior -- Abstinence-only versus comprehensive sexuality programs -- Sexuality education -- 7. Sexuality in adulthood -- Sexuality in early adulthood -- Establishing sexual orientation -- Bisexuality : the nature of dual attraction -- Being single -- Cohabitation -- Sexuality in middle adulthood -- Sexuality in established relationships -- Divorce and after -- Sexuality in late adulthood -- Stereotypes of aging -- Sexuality and aging -- 8. Love and communication in intimate relationships -- Friendship and love -- Love and sexuality -- Men, women, sex, and love -- Love without sex : celibacy and asexuality -- Approaches and attitudes related to love -- Styles of love -- The triangular theory of love -- Love as attachment -- Unrequited love-- Jealousy -- Extradyadic involvement -- From passion to intimacy -- The nature of communication -- Cultural context -- Social context -- Psychological context -- Nonverbal communication -- Sexual communication -- Developing communication skills -- Talking about sex -- Communication patterns and partner satisfaction -- Conflict and intimacy -- 9. Sexual expression -- Sexual attractiveness : a cross-cultural analysis -- Evolutionary mating perspectives -- Hooking up among college students -- Views of college students -- Women's body ratios -- Sexual desire -- Sexual scripts -- Cultural scripting -- Intrapersonal scripting -- Interpersonal scripting -- Autoeroticism -- Sexual fantasies and dreams -- Masturbation -- Sexual behavior with others -- touching -- Kissing -- Oral-genital sex -- Sexual intercourse -- Anal eroticism.
10. Variations in sexual behavior -- Sexual variations and paraphilic behavior -- Sexual interest disorder -- Sexual variations among college students -- Sexual variation : domination and submission -- Noncoercive paraphilias -- Fetishism -- Transvestism -- Coercive paraphilias -- Zoophilia -- Voyeurism -- Exhibitionism -- Telephone scatologia -- Sexual addiction -- Frotteurism -- Necrophilia -- Pedophilia -- Sexual sadism and sexual masochism -- 11. Contraception, birth control, and abortion -- Risk and responsibility -- Women, men, and birth control -- Family planning clinics -- Methods of contraception and birth control -- Sexual abstinence -- Hormonal methods -- Barrier methods -- Spermicides -- The IUD (intrauterine device) -- Fertility awareness-based methods -- Sterilization -- Emergency contraception (EC) -- Abortion -- Women and abortion -- Men and abortion -- The abortion debate -- 12. Conception, pregnancy, and childbirth -- Fertilization and fetal development -- The fertilization process -- Development of the conceptus -- Being pregnant-- Pregnancy detection -- Changes in women during pregnancy -- Sexuality during pregnancy -- Complications of pregnancy and dangers to the fetus -- Pregnancy and drugs -- Diagnosing abnormalities of the fetus -- Pregnancy loss -- Infertility -- Female infertility -- Male infertility -- Emotional responses to infertility -- Infertility treatment -- Giving birth -- Labor and delivery -- Male circumcision -- Breastfeeding -- Gay and lesbian parents -- 13. The sexual body in health and illness -- The quest for physical perfection -- Breast and penis enhancement -- Eating disorders -- body modification : tattooing, piercing, and branding -- Retreating from sexuality -- Anabolic steroids -- Alcohol, drugs, and sexuality -- Sexuality and disability -- Vision and hearing impairment -- Chronic illness -- Developmental disabilities -- The sexual rights of people with disabilities -- Sexuality and cancer -- Women and cancer -- Breast self-examination -- Men and cancer -- Testicular self-examination -- Female genital cutting -- Anal cancer in men and women -- Toxic shock syndrome -- Vulvodynia -- Endometriosis -- Lesbian women's health issues -- Prostatitis -- 14. Sexual function difficulties, dissatisfaction, enhancement, and therapy -- Disorders of sexual desire -- Orgasmic disorders -- Sexual pain disorders -- Physical causes of sexual function difficulties and dissatisfaction -- Psychological causes of sexual function difficulties and dissatisfaction -- Sexual function enhancement -- Developing self-awareness -- Erotic pleasure -- Treating sexual function difficulties -- Masters and Johnson : a cognitive-behavioral approach -- Kaplan : psychosexual therapy -- Other nonmedical approaches -- Medical approaches -- Kegel exercises for women and men -- Gay, lesbian, and bisexual sex therapy.
15. Sexually transmitted infections (STI) -- Male condoms, female condoms, and nonoxynol-9 -- Chlamydia -- Gonorrhea -- Urinary tract infections (NGU) -- Syphilis -- The Tuskegee Syphilis Study -- HIV and AIDS -- Genital human papillomavirus infection -- Genital herpes -- Viral hepatitis -- Bacterial vaginosis -- Genital candidiasis -- Trichomoniasis -- Ectoparisitic infestations -- Scabies -- Pubic lice -- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) -- Cervicitis -- Cystitis -- Safer and unsafe sex practices -- 16. HIV and AIDS -- Symptoms -- The immune system and HIV -- AIDS pathogenesis -- Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the United States -- Myths and models of transmission -- Sexual transmission -- Injection drug use -- Mother-to-child transmission -- Minority races/ethnicities and HIV -- The gay community -- Women and HIV -- Children and HIV -- HIV/AIDS among young people -- Older adults and HIV -- Geographic region and HIV -- Health Protective Sexual Communication Scale -- HIV testing -- Living with HIV or AIDS -- 17. Sexual coercion : harassment, aggression, and abuse -- Flirtation versus harassment -- Harassment in school and college -- Harassment in the workplace -- Harassment and discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people -- Heterosexual bias -- Prejudice, discrimination, and violence -- Public opinion about gay and lesbian rights and issues -- Ending anti-gay prejudice -- Sexual aggression -- The nature and incidence of rape -- Myths about rape -- Preventing sexual assault -- Adult female sexual abuse of male children and teens -- Forms of rape -- Date/acquaintance rape drugs -- Motivations for rape -- The aftermath of rape -- Child sexual abuse -- Forms of intrafamilial sexual abuse -- Children at risk -- Effects of child sexual abuse -- Treatment programs -- Preventing child sexual abuse -- 18. Sexually explicit materials, prostitution, and sex laws -- Sexually explicit material in contemporary America -- Pornography or erotica? -- Sexually explicit material and popular culture -- Internet sex site use by college students -- College students and the viewing of sexually explicit media -- The effects of sexually explicit material -- Censorship, sexually explicit material and the law -- Prostitution -- Females working in prostitution -- International child and teen prostitution -- Males working in prostitution -- Prostitution and the law -- The impact of HIV/AIDS and other STIs -- Sexuality and the law -- Legalizing private, consensual sexual behavior -- The invalidation of state antisodomy laws : a triumph for equality and a path to gay marriage? -- Advocating sexual rights.
Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America presents a forward thinking, open approach to Human Sexuality for today's student. The new lead authors, Bill Yarber and Barbara Sayad, continue to bring their research experience to the book while maintaining the engaging writing style that original author Bryan Strong brought to this best-selling text for years. The first text to achieve a full integration of cutting-edge research with a contemporary "sex-positive" approach, it also strives to represent the modern, diverse world that students encounter outside the classroom. Both within the text itself and throughout the exemplary art and photo program, the focus is on inclusion. Human Sexuality has been lauded by students and instructors alike for providing the most integrated and non-judgmental view of sexual orientation available. The seventh edition maintains these themes while adding a new contemporary design, streamlined format and significant content and feature revisions and updates.