50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2015 - Social Science - 320 pages

50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality seeks to dispel commonly accepted myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality, providing an enlightening, fascinating and challenging book that covers the fifty areas the author’s believe individuals must understand to have a safe, pleasurable and healthy sex life.

  • Dispels/Explores commonly accepted myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality
  • Includes comparisons to other countries and cultures exploring different beliefs and how societies can influence perceptions
  • Areas discussed include: pre-marital sex, masturbation, sexual diseases, fantasy, pornography, relationships, contraception,  and emotions such as jealousy, body image insecurity, passionate love and sexual aggression
  • Covers both heterosexual and same-sex relationships
 

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Contents

The NotSoPrivate Side of
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Body Parts
1
Male Circumcision Is Dangerous and Completely
14
The Gspot Is the Most Orgasmic Part
22
Everyone Is Born Either Male or Female
31
Orientation and Identity
41
12 Children of SameSex Parents Have Psychological
69
13 Most Child Molesters Are Gay Men
77
41
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20 Good Sex Always Ends With Simultaneous
117
21 No Partner of Mine Has Ever Faked an Orgasm
123
23 Only People Who Arent Getting Any Masturbate
129
44
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Conception and Contraception
137
STIs and Protection
167
31 STIs Are No Big Deal as Long as You Take
174

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22
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17 Young People Are Sexually Wild Promiscuous
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31
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Performance
110
32 HPV Vaccines and Other Prevention Methods
183
Relationships
190
Contents
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About the author (2015)

Pepper Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. She is also Senior Fellow on the Council on the Contemporary Family, on the board of the University of Minnesota Sexual Health Center, and Chairperson of the Advisory Board for the Ph.D. in Sexual Studies at the Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is the author of 20 books, including The Getaway Guide to a Great Sex Weekend (2012), The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples (2013) and Dating After 50 for Dummies (Wiley 2014). She is the recipient of numerous national awards and Past President of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Martha Kempner is a writer, consultant, and sexual health expert. She has authored numerous publications for young people, parents, educators, and policymakers, and currently serves as the staff writer focused on sexual health for RH Reality Check, an online news source dedicated to reproductive health and rights. Martha has a Masters degree in human sexuality from New York University. 

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