Our Sexuality

ISBN-10: 0534579787

ISBN-13: 9780534579784

Edition: 8th 2002

Authors: Robert Crooks, Karla Baur

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List price: $105.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/3/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 780
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.42" long
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Karla Baur has a master's degree in social work; her advanced academic work stressed clinical training. She is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice, specializing in couples and sex therapy. Karla has been certified as a sex educator, therapist, and sex therapy supervisor by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She has instructed sexuality classes at a medical school and several colleges and universities and has provided clinical training for other mental health professionals. Karla has also found a way to combine her clinical skills with her love of horses by providing performance enhancement training for equestrians. Furthermore, Karla has been involved in the HIV/AIDS program in Kenya, and in 2004 she joined Bob and Sami to train peer educators.

Introductionp. 1
Perspectives on Sexualityp. 1
The Authors' Perspectivesp. 2
Our Media Culturep. 4
On the Edge: Female Sexuality in Music Videosp. 6
The Sex-for-Reproduction Legacyp. 8
The Gender-Role Legacyp. 11
Sexuality and Diversity: Slavery's Assault on Sexuality and Gender Rolesp. 13
A Cross-Cultural Perspective: Social Norms and Sexual Diversityp. 14
Sexuality: Personal or Public Domain?p. 17
Summaryp. 20
Suggested Readingsp. 20
Web Resourcesp. 21
Sex Research: Methods and Problemsp. 22
The Goals of Sexologyp. 23
Sexuality and Diversity: Sex Research in Other Countriesp. 24
Nonexperimental Research Methodsp. 25
Sexuality and Diversity: Research on American Ethnicity and Sexualityp. 30
The Experimental Methodp. 34
Technologies in Sex Researchp. 35
Ethical Guidelines for Human Sex Researchp. 37
Feminist Theory and Sex Researchp. 38
On the Edge: Sex Research in Cyberspacep. 38
The Popular Media and Sex Researchp. 40
Evaluating Research: Some Questions to Askp. 41
Sexology in the New Millennium: A Look at the Futurep. 42
Summaryp. 43
Suggested Readingsp. 44
Web Resourcesp. 44
Gender Issuesp. 45
Male and Female, Masculine and Femininep. 46
Gender-Identity Formationp. 47
On the Edge: Treatment Strategies for Intersexed People: Debate and Controversyp. 60
Transsexualism and Transgenderismp. 62
Gender Rolesp. 67
Sexuality and Diversity: Ethnic Variations in Gender Rolesp. 68
Summaryp. 78
Suggested Readingsp. 79
Resourcesp. 79
Web Resourcesp. 80
Biological Basisp. 81
Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiologyp. 81
Genital Self-Examp. 82
The Vulvap. 83
Sexuality and Diversity: Female Genital Mutilation: Torture or Tradition?p. 85
Underlying Structuresp. 87
Internal Structuresp. 88
Menstruationp. 93
Menopausep. 101
Gynecological Health Concernsp. 104
The Breastsp. 108
Your Sexual Health: How to Examine Your Breastsp. 111
Summaryp. 115
Suggested Readingsp. 116
Web Resourcesp. 116
Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiologyp. 117
Sexual Anatomyp. 118
Sexuality and Diversity: Male Genital Modification and Mutilation: Some Cultural Beliefs and Practicesp. 119
Your Sexual Health: Male Genital Self-Examinationp. 124
Male Sexual Functionsp. 127
Some Concerns About Sexual Functioningp. 129
Male Genital Health Concernsp. 133
On the Edge: Prostate Cancer Treatment Strategies: Evidence and Controversyp. 137
Summaryp. 139
Suggested Readingsp. 140
Web Resourcesp. 140
Sexual Arousal and Responsep. 141
The Role of Hormones in Sexual Arousalp. 142
The Brain and Sexual Arousalp. 147
Sexuality and Diversity: Cultural Variations in Sexual Arousalp. 147
The Senses and Sexual Arousalp. 149
On the Edge: Perfumes and Sexp. 152
Aphrodisiacs and Anaphrodisiacs in Sexual Arousalp. 154
Sexual Responsep. 158
Sexuality and Diversity: Subjective Descriptions of Orgasmp. 165
Aging and the Sexual Response Cyclep. 169
Some Differences Between the Sexes in Sexual Responsep. 171
Summaryp. 174
Suggested Readingsp. 176
Resourcep. 176
Web Resourcesp. 176
Sexual Behaviorp. 177
Love and the Development of Sexual Relationshipsp. 177
What Is Love?p. 178
Types of Lovep. 179
Sexuality and Diversity: Love and Marriage: A Cross-Cultural Perspectivep. 182
Falling in Love: Why and with Whom?p. 185
Sexuality and Diversity: Partner Choice and Racep. 189
The Development of Intimacyp. 189
Sexuality and Diversity: Sex Differences in Mate Selection Preferences in the United Statesp. 190
Issues in Loving Relationshipsp. 192
Maintaining Relationship Satisfactionp. 200
Summaryp. 204
Suggested Readingsp. 205
Web Resourcesp. 205
Communication in Sexual Behaviorp. 206
The Importance of Communicationp. 207
Sexuality and Diversity: Ethnic Variations in Intimate Communicationp. 208
Talking: Getting Startedp. 211
Listening and Feedbackp. 212
Discovering Your Partner's Needsp. 213
On the Edge: Men Who Cannot Communicate about Their Emotionsp. 216
Learning to Make Requestsp. 218
Giving and Receiving Criticismp. 220
Saying Nop. 226
Nonverbal Sexual Communicationp. 228
Impassesp. 230
Summaryp. 231
Suggested Readingsp. 232
Web Resourcesp. 232
Sexual Behaviorsp. 233
Celibacyp. 234
Erotic Dreams and Fantasyp. 235
Masturbationp. 239
Sexual Expression: The Importance of Context and Meaningp. 244
Kissing and Touchingp. 247
Oral-Genital Stimulationp. 249
Sexuality and Diversity: Oral Sex Experiences Among American Men and Womenp. 251
Anal Stimulationp. 252
Gay and Lesbian Sexual Expressionp. 252
Coitus and Coital Positionsp. 255
Sexual Stylesp. 258
Summaryp. 258
Suggested Readingsp. 259
Web Resourcesp. 259
Sexual Orientationsp. 260
A Continuum of Sexual Orientationsp. 261
What Determines Sexual Orientation?p. 264
Societal Attitudesp. 269
Sexuality and Diversity: Homosexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspectivep. 270
On the Edge: Gay Conversion Programsp. 272
Lifestylesp. 277
The Gay Rights Movementp. 286
Summaryp. 289
Suggested Readingsp. 290
Resourcesp. 290
Web Resourcesp. 290
Sexuality and the Life Cyclep. 291
Contraceptionp. 291
Historical and Social Perspectivesp. 292
Sharing Responsibility and Choosing a Birth Control Methodp. 295
On the Edge: Infanticidep. 298
Your Sexual Health: Which Contraceptive Method is Best for You?p. 300
Hormone-Based Contraceptivesp. 301
Barrier Methodsp. 306
Intrauterine Devicesp. 316
Emergency Contraceptionp. 317
Fertility Awareness Methodsp. 318
Sterilizationp. 321
Less-Than-Effective Methodsp. 324
New Directions in Contraceptionp. 324
Summaryp. 326
Suggested Readingsp. 327
Web Resourcesp. 327
Conceiving Children: Process and Choicep. 328
Parenthood as an Optionp. 329
Becoming Pregnantp. 330
Sexuality and Diversity: Preselecting the Baby's Sex: Technology and Cross-Cultural Issuesp. 333
On the Edge: Ethical, Legal, and Personal Dilemmas of Assisted Reproductive Technologiesp. 336
Spontaneous and Elective Abortionp. 338
Sexuality and Diversity: A Comparison of African Americans' and White Americans' Attitudes About Legal Abortionp. 345
The Experience of Pregnancyp. 347
A Healthy Pregnancyp. 351
Childbirthp. 355
Postpartump. 360
Summaryp. 362
Suggested Readingsp. 363
Resourcesp. 364
Web Resourcesp. 364
Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescencep. 365
Sexual Behavior During Infancy and Childhoodp. 366
On the Edge: Normative Sexual Behavior in Children: a Contemporary Samplep. 368
The Physical Changes of Adolescencep. 372
Sexual Behavior During Adolescencep. 375
Sexuality and Diversity: Cultural Variations in Childhood and Adolescent Sexualityp. 376
Sexuality and Diversity: American Ethnic Diversity in Adolescent Sexual Experiencesp. 381
Adolescent Pregnancyp. 385
Sexuality and Diversity: Adolescent Pregnancy Rates and Birthrates in Developed Countriesp. 386
Sex Educationp. 390
Summaryp. 395
Suggested Readingsp. 396
Web Resourcesp. 396
Sexuality and the Adult Yearsp. 397
Single Livingp. 398
Cohabitationp. 399
Marriagep. 400
Sexuality and Diversity: Interracial Marriagep. 402
Your Sexual Health: Know Your Spousep. 403
Let's Talk About it: Before You Get Seriousp. 405
Extramarital Relationshipsp. 407
On the Edge: Are Extramarital Affairs in Cyberspace Real?p. 408
Sexuality and Diversity: Attitudes Toward Extramarital Sexuality in Other Culturesp. 411
Divorcep. 412
Sexuality and Agingp. 416
Summaryp. 424
Suggested Readingsp. 425
Web Resourcesp. 425
Sexual Problemsp. 426
The Nature and Origin of Sexual Difficultiesp. 426
Origins of Sexual Difficultiesp. 428
Your Sexual Health: Self-Assessmentp. 428
Desire-Phase Difficultiesp. 441
Excitement-Phase Difficultiesp. 443
Orgasm-Phase Difficultiesp. 444
Dyspareuniap. 447
Summaryp. 449
Suggested Readingsp. 450
Suggested Videotapesp. 450
Web Resourcesp. 450
Sex Therapy and Enhancementp. 451
Basics of Sexual Enhancement and Sex Therapyp. 452
Sexuality and Diversity: How Modern Sex Therapy Can Clash with Cultural Valuesp. 453
Let's Talk About it: Love Talk Exercisep. 454
Specific Suggestions for Womenp. 456
Specific Suggestions for Menp. 460
On the Edge: Viagra's Evolutionp. 464
Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desirep. 467
Seeking Professional Assistancep. 467
Summaryp. 471
Suggested Readingsp. 471
Resourcep. 472
Web Resourcesp. 472
Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 473
Let's Talk About it: Telling a Partnerp. 475
Sexuality and Diversity: Stds in China: A Reemerging Epidemicp. 481
Viral Infectionsp. 487
Common Vaginal Infectionsp. 495
Ectoparasitic Infectionsp. 498
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)p. 499
Sexuality and Diversity: Aids in Africa: Death and Hope in a Dying Continentp. 504
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 514
On the Edge: New Hope for Preventing Stds: The Search for Effective Vaginal Microbicidesp. 517
Summaryp. 521
Suggested Readingsp. 524
Resourcesp. 524
Web Resourcesp. 524
Social Issuesp. 525
Atypical Sexual Behaviorp. 525
What Constitutes Atypical Sexual Behavior?p. 526
Noncoercive Paraphiliasp. 527
Coercive Paraphiliasp. 535
On the Edge: Video Voyeurismp. 539
Treatment of Coercive Paraphiliasp. 541
Sexual Addiction: Fact, Fiction, or Misnomer?p. 544
Summaryp. 545
Suggested Readingsp. 546
Web Resourcesp. 546
Sexual Victimizationp. 547
Rapep. 548
Your Sexual Health: Dealing with Rapep. 552
Sexuality and Diversity: Punishing Women Who have Been Rapedp. 560
Sexual Abuse of Childrenp. 561
On the Edge: Adults Having Sexual Contact with Childrenp. 566
Sexual Harassmentp. 570
Summaryp. 575
Suggested Readingsp. 577
Resourcesp. 577
Web Resourcesp. 577
Sex for Salep. 578
Pornographyp. 579
On the Edge: Pornography as Social Criticismp. 582
Prostitutionp. 587
Sexuality and Diversity: Worldwide Exploitation of Children and Women in Prostitutionp. 589
Summaryp. 594
Suggested Readingsp. 594
Web Resourcesp. 594
Glossaryp. 595
Bibliographyp. 602
Creditsp. 662
Author Indexp. 664
Subject Indexp. 673
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