Our Sexuality

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Psychology - 704 pages
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The most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality, this edition of OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings. It is the first college text to bring cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur engage students with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening healthy communication among partners. The authors also have revised their overall coverage on maintaining a responsible and healthy sexual relationship, with greater attention to diversity and inclusiveness.
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User Review  - Cecily Erker - Goodreads

This is the main textbook for my Psych course this semester. Read full review

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User Review  - Kymberly - Goodreads

Though I didn't feel that I learned too much more than I already knew, it was very informative on anatomy. I would like to see a different text and see how they presented human sexuality. I don't really have any other text to judge it by. Read full review

Contents

Sex Research Methods and Problems
28
Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
49
Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
87
Gender Issues
111
Sexual Arousal and Response
146
Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships
180
Sexual Behaviors
226
Sexual Orientations
249
Sexuality and the Adult Years
373
Sexual Difficulties and Solutions
401
Sexually Transmitted Infections
438
Atypical Sexual Behavior
495
Sexual Coercion
515
Sex for Sale
549
Glossary
571
Bibliography
1

Contraception
279
Conceiving Children Process and Choice
312
Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence
344
Author Index
397
Subject Index
501
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About the author (2010)

The integration of psychological, social, and biological components of human sexuality in this text is facilitated by the blending of the authors' academic and professional backgrounds. Robert Crooks has a Ph.D. in psychology, and his graduate training stressed clinical and physiological psychology. In addition, he has considerable background in sociology, which served as his minor throughout his graduate training. His involvement with teaching human sexuality classes at the university and college level spans two decades.

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.

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