Proceedings of a conference held Jan. 22-23, 1976.
Vol. 2 is proceedings of the Masters & Johnson Institute Ethics Congress, held in St. Louis, Jan. 25-27, 1978.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
v. 1. The historical background of ethical considerations in sex research and sex therapy / Emily Hartshorne Mudd -- Theological perspectives on the ethics of scientific investigation and treatment of human sexuality / Seward Hiltner -- Ethical requirement for sex research in humans: informed consent and general principles / Robert C. Kolodny -- Ethical issues and requirements for sex research with humans: confidentiality / Miriam F. Kelty -- Issues and attitudes in research and treatment of variant forms of human sexual behavior / John Money -- The ethics of sex therapy / Fritz Redlich -- Training of sex therapists / Helen S. Kaplan -- Summary and future considerations / William H. Masters.
v. 2. Informed consent : methodological, research, and treatment issues / Richard Green -- Problems of consent in sex research : legal and ethical considerations / Charles Fried -- Issues of privacy and confidentiality in sex therapy and sex research / Richard Wasserstrom -- Ethics of sex research involving children and the mentally retarded / Albert R. Jonsen and Jay Mann -- Value imperialism and exploitation in sex therapy / H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. -- Accreditation and training in sex therapy / Harold I. Lief, Lorna J. Sarrel, and Philip M. Sarrel -- Draft of ethics guidelines -- Proceedings of the ethics congress -- Ethics guidelines.
Proceedings of a conference held Jan. 22-23, 1976. Vol. 2 is proceedings of the Masters & Johnson Institute Ethics Congress, held in St. Louis, Jan. 25-27, 1978. Includes bibliographical references and index to v. 2.
In Sexual Investigations, Soble takes a rigorous yet user-friendly look at things sexual: the nature of sexual activity, the ethics of sexual conduct, pornography, masturbation, perversion, contraception and abortion, date rape, prostitution, and both the beauty and the ugliness of the sexual body. What, Soble asks, defines "healthy" sexuality? How firm are the distinctions among rape, seduction, and consent? When is sexual material degrading to women? This sweeping examination of the philosophical, ethical, and political issues surrounding human sexuality is as learned and thoughtful as it is entertaining.
Part 1: Social and biological foundations of human sexuality -- Cultural, historical, and research perspectives on sexuality -- Female sexual anatomy and physiology -- Male sexual anatomy and physiology -- Human sexual arousal and response -- Developmental and social perspectives on gender -- Part 2: Understanding sexuality in ourselves and in our relationships -- Sexuality in infancy, childhood, and adolescence -- Adult sexuality and relationships -- Sexual individuality and sexual values -- Sexuality, communication, and relationships -- Part 3: Human reproduction, contraception, and abortion: sexuality confronts social policy -- Reproduction, reproductive technology, and birthing -- Decision making about pregnancy and parenthood -- Part 4: Sexual behavior and contemporary society -- Solitary sex and shared sex -- Sexual orientation, identity, and behavior -- The spectrum of human sexual behavior -- Sex, art, the media, and the law -- Part 5: Dealing with sexual problems -- Sexual consent, coercion, rape, and abuse -- Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and sexual decisions -- Sexual dysfunctions and their treatment.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-440) and index.
Waiting -- Meeting -- Encounter -- Embodiment -- Desire -- Language -- Disclosure -- Kissing -- Gender -- Power -- Others -- Jealousy -- Selfhood -- Proposal -- Wedding -- Sex -- Marriage -- Ending.
"The Culture of Love interprets the sweeping change in loving that spanned a period when scientific discoveries reduced the terrors and dangers of sex, when new laws gave married women control over their earnings and their bodies, when bold novelists and artists shook off the prudishness and hypocrisy that so paralyzed the Victorians. As public opinion, family pressure, and religious conviction loosened, men and women took charge of their love. Stephen Kern argues that, in contrast to modern sex, Victorian sex was anatomically constricted, spatially confined, morally suspect, deadly serious, and abruptly over. Kern divides love into its elements and traces profound changes in each: from waiting for love to ending it. Most revealing are the daring ways moderns began to talk about their current lovemaking as well as past lovers. While Victorians viewed jealousy as a 'foreign devil, ' moderns began to acknowledge responsibility for it. Desire lost its close tie with mortal sin and became the engine of artistic creation; women's response to the marriage proposal shifted from mere consent to active choice. There were even new possibilities of kissing, beyond the sudden, blind, disembodied, and censored Victorian meeting of lips. Kern's evidence is mainly literature and art, including classic novels by the Brontèes, Flaubert, Hugo, Eliot, Hardy, Forster, Colette, Proust, Mann, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Musil as well as the paintings and sculptures of Millais, Courbet, Gâerãome, Rodin, Munch, Klimt, Schiele, Valadon, Chagall, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Picasso, Matisse, and Brancusi. The book's conceptual foundation comes from Heidegger's existential philosophy, in particular his authentic-inauthentic distinction, which Kern adapts to make his overall interpretation and concluding affirmation of the value of authenticity: 'The moderns may have lost some of the Victorians' delicacy and poignancy, perhaps even some of their heroism, but in exchange became more reflective of what it means to be a human being in love and hence better able to make that loving more their very own.'"--Publisher's description.
Kern divides love into its elements and traces profound changes in each. Evidence is mainly literature and art including classic novels, paintings, and sculptures. The books conceptual foundation comes from Heidegger's existential philosophy.