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Human sexuality : diversity in contemporary America

Author
Yarber, William L. (William Lee), 1943-
Title
Human sexuality : diversity in contemporary America / William L. Yarber, Barbara W. Sayad.
Format
Book
Edition
8th ed.
Published
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2013.
Description
xxxv, 626 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Other contributors
Sayad, Barbara Werner.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. B-1-C-2) and indexes.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Perspectives on Human Sexuality
  • Studying Human Sexuality
  • Practically Speaking assessing sexual satisfaction
  • Sexuality, Popular Culture, and the Media
  • Media Portrayals of Sexuality
  • Television
  • Feature-Length Films
  • Gay Men, Lesbian Women, Bisexual and Transgender People in Film and Television
  • Online Social Networks
  • Think About It Before Pressing "Send": Trends and Concerns About Texting, Sexting, and Dating
  • Sexuality Across Cultures and Times
  • Sexual Interests
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender
  • Societal Norms and Sexuality
  • Think About It Am I Normal?
  • Natural Sexual Behavior
  • Normal Sexual Behavior
  • Think About It Declaration of Sexual Rights
  • Sexuality Behavior and Variations
  • Think About It "My Genes Made Me Do It": Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, and the Mysteries of Love
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 2. Studying Human Sexuality
  • Sex, Advice Columnists, and Pop Psychology
  • Information and Advice as Entertainment
  • Practically Speaking evaluating pop psychology
  • The Use and Abuse of Research Findings
  • Thinking Critically About Sexuality
  • Value Judgments Versus Objectivity
  • Opinions, Biases, and Stereotypes
  • Common Fallacies: Egocentric and Ethnocentric Thinking
  • Sex Research Methods
  • Research Concerns
  • Clinical Research
  • Survey Research
  • Practically Speaking Answering a Sex Research Questionnaire: Measure of Sexual Identity Exploration and Commitment
  • Observational Research
  • Experimental Research
  • The Sex Researchers
  • Richard von Krafft-Ebing
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Havelock Ellis
  • Alfred Kinsey
  • William Masters and Virginia Johnson
  • Contemporary Research Studies
  • Think About It Sex Research: A Benefit to Individuals and Society or a Threat to Morality?
  • The National Health and Social Life Survey
  • The National Survey of Family Growth
  • The Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • The National College Health Assessment
  • The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior
  • Emerging Research Perspectives
  • Feminist Scholarship
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Research
  • Directions for Future Research
  • Ethnicity and Sexuality
  • African Americans
  • Latinos
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Middle Eastern Americans
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 3. Female Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response
  • Female Sex Organs: What Are They For?
  • External Structures (the Vulva)
  • Internal Structures
  • Practically Speaking Performing a Gynecological Self-Examination
  • Other Structures
  • The Breasts
  • Female Sexual Physiology
  • Reproductive Hormones
  • The Ovarian Cycle
  • The Menstrual Cycle
  • Practically Speaking vaginal and menstrual health care
  • Female Sexual Response
  • Sexual Response Models
  • Think About It Sexual Fluidity: Women's Variable Sexual Attractions
  • Desire: Mind or Matter?
  • Think About It The Role of Orgasm
  • Experiencing Sexual Arousal
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions For Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 4. Male Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response
  • Male Sex Organs: What Are They For?
  • External Structures
  • Think About It The Penis: More Than Meets the Eye
  • Internal Structures
  • The Breasts and Anus
  • Male Sexual Physiology
  • Sex Hormones
  • Practically Speaking Sexual Health Care: What Do Men Need?
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Practically Speaking Male Body Image Self-Consciousness Scale
  • Semen Production
  • Homologous Organs
  • Male Sexual Response
  • Erection
  • Ejaculation and Orgasm
  • Practically Speaking Can An Erection Be Willed?
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 5. Gender and Gender Roles
  • Studying Gender and
  • Gender Roles
  • Sex, Gender, and Gender Roles: What's the Difference?
  • Sex and Gender Identity
  • Masculinity and Femininity: Opposites or Similar?
  • Gender and Sexual Orientation
  • Gender-Role Learning
  • Theories of Socialization
  • Gender-Role Learning in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Schemas: Exaggerating Differences
  • Contemporary Gender Roles and Scripts
  • Traditional Gender Roles and Scripts
  • Think About It The Purity Standard: Defining Women by Their Sexuality
  • Changing Gender Roles and Scripts
  • Androgyny
  • Gender Variations
  • The Transgender Phenomenon
  • Disorders of Sexual Development/Intersex
  • Think About It A New Approach to Addressing Disorders of Sexual Development or Intersex
  • Unclassified Form of Abnormal Development
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Transsexuality
  • Coming to Terms With Differences
  • Think About It Sex Reassignment
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 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
  • Think About It The "Origins" of Homosexuality
  • Practically Speaking First Sexual Intercourse Reaction Scale
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Sexuality Education
  • Think About It Abstinence-Only Versus Comprehensive Sexuality Programs: It's a New Day
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 7. Sexuality in Adulthood
  • Sexuality in Early Adulthood
  • Developmental Concerns
  • Think About It Life Behaviors of a Sexually Healthy Adult
  • Establishing Sexual Orientation
  • Think About It Bisexuality: The Nature of Dual Attraction
  • Being Single
  • Think About It Why College Students Have Sex: Gender Differences, or Not?
  • Cohabitation
  • Sexuality in Middle Adulthood
  • Developmental Concerns
  • Sexuality in Established Relationships
  • Divorce and After
  • Sexuality in Late Adulthood
  • Developmental Concerns
  • Stereotypes of Aging
  • Sexuality and Aging
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 8. Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships
  • Friendship and Love
  • Love and Sexuality
  • Men, Women, Sex, and Love
  • Love Without Sex: Celibacy and Asexuality
  • Think About It Are Gay/Lesbian Couples and Families any Different from Heterosexual Ones?
  • How Do I Love Thee? Approaches and Attitudes Related to Love
  • Styles of Love
  • The Triangular Theory of Love
  • Love as Attachment
  • Think About It The Science of Love
  • Unrequited Love
  • Jealousy
  • Defining Jealousy
  • Think About It The Passionate Love Scale
  • Managing Jealousy
  • Extradyadic Involvement
  • Making Love Last: From Passion to Intimacy
  • The Nature of Communication
  • The Cultural Context
  • The Social Context
  • The Psychological Context
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Sexual Communication
  • Sexual Communication in Beginning Relationships
  • Sexual Communication in Established Relationships
  • Initiating Sexual Activity
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Talking About Sex
  • Practically Speaking Communication Patterns and Partner Satisfaction
  • Conflict and Intimacy
  • Practically Speaking lessons from the love lab
  • Sexual Conflicts
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 9. Sexual Expression
  • Sexual Attractiveness
  • A Cross-Cultural Analysis
  • Evolutionary Mating Perspectives
  • Think About It "Hooking Up" Among College Students
  • Views of College Students
  • Sexual Desire
  • Sexual Scripts
  • Cultural Scripting
  • Intrapersonal Scripting
  • Interpersonal Scripting
  • Autoeroticism
  • Sexual Fantasies and Dreams
  • Masturbation
  • Practically Speaking assessing your attitude toward masturbation
  • Sexual Behavior with Others
  • Most Recent Partnered Sex
  • Couple Sexual Styles
  • Think About It You Would Say You "Had Sex" If You ...
  • Touching
  • Kissing
  • Oral-Genital Sex
  • Think About It giving and receiving pleasurable touch: "Gears of Connection"
  • Think About It The First Kiss: A Deal-Breaker?
  • Sexual Intercourse
  • Anal Eroticism
  • Health Benefits of Sexual Activity
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 10. Variations in Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual Variations and Paraphilic Behavior
  • What Are Sexual Variations?
  • What Is Paraphilia?
  • Think About It "Sexual Interest Disorder": A Viable Alternative to Paraphilia or a Radical Departure?
  • Sexual Variations Among College Students
  • Sexual Variation: Domination and Submission
  • Noncoercive Paraphilias
  • Fetishism
  • Transvestism
  • Practically Speaking Sexual Sensation Seeking Scale
  • Coercive Paraphilias
  • Zoophilia
  • Voyeurism
  • Think About It Would You Watch? College Students and Voyeurism
  • Exhibitionism
  • Telephone Scatologia
  • Frotteurism
  • Think About It "Sexual Addiction": Repressive Morality in a New Guise?
  • Necrophilia
  • Pedophilia
  • Sexual Sadism and Sexual Masochism
  • Origins and Treatment of Paraphilias
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 11. Contraception, Birth Control, and Abortion
  • Risk and Responsibility
  • Women, Men, and Birth Control: Who Is Responsible?
  • Family Planning Clinics
  • Think About It Risky Business: Why Couples Fail to Use Contraception
  • Methods of Contraception and Birth Control
  • Birth Control and Contraception: What's the Difference?
  • Choosing a Method
  • Sexual Abstinence
  • Hormonal Methods
  • Barrier Methods.
  • Note continued: Practically Speaking Tips for Effective Condom Use
  • Practically Speaking Correct Condom Use Self-Efficacy Scale
  • Spermicides
  • The IUCs (Intrauterine Contraceptives)
  • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods
  • Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
  • Sterilization
  • Emergency Contraception (EC)
  • Abortion
  • Methods of Abortion
  • Safety of Abortion
  • Women and Abortion
  • Men and Abortion
  • The Abortion Debate
  • Research Issues
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 12. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
  • Fertilization and Fetal Development
  • The Fertilization Process
  • Development of the Conceptus
  • Think About It A Matter of Choice
  • Being Pregnant
  • Preconception Care
  • Pregnancy Detection
  • Changes in Women During Pregnancy
  • Think About It Sexual Behavior During Pregnancy
  • Complications of Pregnancy and Dangers to the Fetus
  • Diagnosing Fetal Abnormalities
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Infertility
  • Female Infertility
  • Male Infertility
  • Emotional Responses to Infertility
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Giving Birth
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Choices in Childbirth
  • Think About It the question of male circumcision
  • Practically Speaking Making a Birth Plan
  • Breastfeeding
  • Practically Speaking Breast Versus Bottle: Which Is Better For You and Your Child?
  • Becoming a Parent
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 13. The Sexual Body in Health and Illness
  • Living in Our Bodies: The Quest for Physical Perfection
  • Eating Disorders
  • Think About It "Oh to Be Bigger": Breast and Penis Enhancement
  • Body Image and Its Impact on Sexuality
  • Anabolic Steroids: A Dangerous Means to an End
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexuality
  • Alcohol Use and Sexuality
  • Other Drug Use and Sexuality
  • Sexuality and Disability
  • Physical Limitations and Changing Expectations
  • Vision and Hearing Impairment
  • Chronic Illness
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • The Sexual Rights of People With Disabilities
  • Sexuality and Cancer
  • Women and Cancer
  • Practically Speaking Breast Self-Examination
  • Men and Cancer
  • Practically Speaking Testicular Self-Examination
  • Think About It Female Genital Cutting: Mutilation or Important Custom?
  • Anal Cancer in Men and Women
  • Additional Sexual Health Issues
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Vulvodynia
  • Endometriosis
  • Lesbian Women's Health Issues
  • Prostatitis
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 14. Sexual Function Difficulties, Dissatisfaction, Enhancement, and Therapy
  • Sexual Function Difficulties: Definitions, Types, and Prevalence
  • Defining Sexual Function Difficulties: Different Perspectives
  • Prevalence and Cofactors
  • Disorders of Sexual Desire
  • Practically Speaking Sexual Desire: When Appetites Differ
  • Sexual Arousal Disorders
  • Think About It Is Intercourse Enough? The Big "O" and Sexual Behaviors
  • Orgasmic Disorders
  • Sexual Pain Disorders
  • Other Disorders
  • Physical Causes of Sexual Function Difficulties and Dissatisfaction
  • Physical Causes in Men
  • Physical Causes in Women
  • Psychological Causes of Sexual Function Difficulties and Dissatisfaction
  • Immediate Causes
  • Conflict Within the Self
  • Relationship Causes
  • Sexual Function Enhancement
  • Developing Self-Awareness
  • Think About It "Good Enough Sex": The Way to Lifetime Couple Satisfaction
  • Think About It Sexual Turn-Ons and Turn-Offs: What College Students Report
  • Intensifying Erotic Pleasure
  • Changing a Sexual Relationship
  • Treating Sexual Function Difficulties
  • Masters and Johnson: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
  • Kaplan: Psychosexual Therapy
  • Other Nonmedical Approaches
  • Medical Approaches
  • Think About It The Medicalization of Sexual Function Problems
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Sex Therapy
  • Practically Speaking seeking professional assistance
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 15. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • The STI Epidemic
  • STIs: The Most Common Reportable Infectious Diseases
  • Who Is Affected: Disparities Among Groups
  • Factors Contributing to the Spread of STIs
  • Practically Speaking Preventing STIs: The Role of Male Condoms and Female Condoms
  • Practically Speaking STI Attitude Scale
  • Consequences of STIs
  • Principal Bacterial STIs
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Syphilis
  • Think About It the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: A Tragedy of Race and Medicine
  • Principal Viral STIs
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Genital Candidiasis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Other STIs
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations
  • Scabies
  • Pubic Lice
  • STI and Women
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Cervicitis
  • Cystitis
  • Preventing STIs
  • Avoiding STIs
  • Treating STIs
  • Practically Speaking safer and unsafe sex practices
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 16. HIV and AIDS
  • What Is AIDS?
  • Conditions Associated With AIDS
  • Think About It The Stigmatization of HIV and Other STIs
  • Symptoms of HIV Infection and AIDS
  • Understanding AIDS: The Immune System and HIV
  • The Virus
  • AIDS Pathogenesis: How the Disease Progresses
  • The Epidemiology and Transmission of HIV
  • The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the United States
  • Myths and Modes of Transmission
  • Sexual Transmission
  • Injection Drug Use
  • Mother-to-Child Transmission
  • Factors Contributing to Infection
  • Aids Demographics
  • Minority Races/Ethnicities and HIV
  • The Gay Community
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Children and HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS Among Youth
  • Older Adults and HIV/AIDS
  • Geographic Region and HIV
  • Practically Speaking HIV Prevention Attitude Scale
  • Prevention and Treatment
  • Practically Speaking Health Protective Sexual Communication Scale
  • Protecting Ourselves
  • Saving Lives Through Prevention
  • Think About It "Do You Know What You Are Doing?" Common Condom-Use Mistakes Among College Students
  • HIV Testing
  • Treatments
  • Living With HIV or AIDS
  • If You Are HIV-Positive
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 17. Sexual Coercion: Harassment, Aggression, and Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • What Is Sexual Harassment?
  • 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
  • Think About It Public Opinion About Gay and Lesbian Issues and Rights
  • Ending Anti-Gay Prejudice and Enactment of Antidiscrimination Laws
  • Sexual Aggression
  • The Nature and Incidence of Rape
  • Myths About Rape
  • Practically Speaking Preventing Sexual Assault
  • Forms of Rape
  • Think About It Date/Acquaintance Rape Drugs: An Increasing Threat
  • Motivations for Rape
  • The Aftermath of Rape
  • Practically Speaking Helping Someone Who Has Been Raped
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Forms of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse
  • Children at Risk
  • Effects of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Treatment Programs
  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading
  • 18. Sexually Explicit Materials, Prostitution, and Sex Laws
  • Sexually Explicit Material in Contemporary America
  • Pornography or Erotica: Which Is It?
  • Sexually Explicit Material and Popular Culture
  • Sexually Explicit Materials on the Internet
  • Think About It College Students and the Viewing of Sexually Explicit
  • Materials
  • The Effects of Sexually Explicit Material
  • Censorship, Sexually Explicit Material, and the Law
  • Prostitution
  • Females Working in Prostitution
  • Think About It Human Trafficking: 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
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Think About It An Expanding Definition of "Family": A Trend Leading to Further Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage?
  • Advocating Sexual Rights
  • Final Thoughts
  • Summary
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Sex and the Internet
  • Suggested Websites
  • Suggested Reading.
Subject headings
Sex.
Sex customs.
Sexual health.
ISBN
9780078035319 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0078035317 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X15249388
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute