Synopses & Reviews
This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality. Written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, 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 keep you interested 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.
"I would call it a 'classic' sexuality book with cutting-edge content. I love how it addresses politics, particularly in chapters on contraception." Dianne Kerr, Kent State University
"Crooks and Baur provide a readable text that provides students with a solid understanding of human sexuality. The content is neither salacious nor prudish but instead is a forthright presentation of relevant topics. The text sheds light on relevant themes in the study of sexuality while simultaneously providing specifics on more concrete topics like sex research and anatomy." Chris B. Current, Walla Walla University
About the Author
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 with a specialty in 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 several colleges and universities and provides training for other mental health professionals.
Table of Contents
1. Perspectives on Sexuality. 2. Sex Research: Methods and Problems. 3. Gender Issues. 4. Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. 5. Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. 6. Sexual Arousal and Response. 7. Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships. 8. Sexual Behaviors. 9. Sexual Orientations. 10. Contraception. 11. Conceiving Children: Process and Choice. 12. Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence. 13. Sexuality and the Adult Years. 14. Sexual Difficulties and Solutions. 15. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 16. Atypical Sexual Behavior. 17. Sexual Coercion. 18. Sex for Sale.