Sexuality in America: Understanding our Sexual Values and Behavior by Robert T. FrancoeurSexuality in America: Understanding our Sexual Values and Behavior by Robert T. Francoeur

Sexuality in America: Understanding our Sexual Values and Behavior

EditorRobert T. Francoeur, Patricia Koch, David Weis

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Now available in a new paperback edition, this survey is different in both breadth and scope from all other reports on sexuality in the United States. It covers every topic imaginable, from a multicultural point of view, in order to reflect fully the complex society in which we live: the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of our sexual lives.
Title:Sexuality in America: Understanding our Sexual Values and BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826411932

ISBN - 13:9780826411938

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D.
PREFACE
Patricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.
David L. Weis, Ph.D.
AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS AND A SKETCH OF
DIVERSITY, CHANGE, AND SOCIAL CONFLICT
David L. Weis, Ph.
A. Demographic Overview
B. A Sketch of Recent Diversity, Change, and
Social Conflict
1. BASIC SEXOLOGICAL PREMISES
David L. Weis, Ph.D.
A. From Colonial Times to the Industrial Revolution
B. The Twentieth Century
2. RELIGIOUS, ETHNIC, AND GENDER FACTORS
A. Sources and Character of Religious
Values
General Character and Ramifications of American Religious Perspectives on
Sexuality
Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D.
Timothy Perper, Ph.D.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Jeannie Forrest, M.A.
B. Racial, Ethnic, and Feminist Perspectives
African-Americans Herbert Samuels, Ph.D.
Latino Perspectives on Sexuality
Miguel A. Perez, Ph.D.
Helda L. Pinzon, Ph.D.
Feminism and Sexuality in the United States
Patricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.D.
3. SEXUAL KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION Patricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.D.
A. A Brief History of American Sexuality Education
B. Current Status of Sexuality Education
Youth-Serving Agencies
Schools
C. Informal Sources of Sexual Knowledge
Peers as a Sexual Information Source
The Media
Parents as a Source of Sexual Information
4. AUTOEROTIC BEHAVIORS AND PATTERNS Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D.
A. Research Weaknesses and Challenges
B. Children and Adolescents
C. Adults
5. INTERPERSONAL HETEROSEXUAL BEHAVIORS
David L. Weis, Ph.D.
A. Childhood Sexuality
Childhood Sexual Development and Expression
Professional and Social Issues of
Childhood Sexuality
B. Adolescent Sexuality
Courtship, Dating, and Premarital Sex
Trends in Adolescent Sexuality
Circumstances of Adolescent Sexual Experiences
Explanations of Adolescent Sexuality
Adolescent Sexual Relationships: The Neglected Research
C. Adult Heterosexuality
The National Health and Social Life Survey
Sexuality and Single Adults
Marital Sex
Extramarital Sexual Relationships
Sexuality and People with Physical and
Developmental Disabilities
Mitchell S. Tepper, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Sexuality and Older Persons Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D.
6. HOMOEROTIC, HOMOSEXUAL AND AMBISEXUAL BEHAVIORS
Robert Hawkins, Ph.D.
William Stackhouse, Ph.D.
A. Children and Adolescents
B. Adults
Research on Gender Orientation
Incidence
Clinical, Legal, Religious, Social,
Family, and Health Issues
Homosexuality in the Later Years
Gay Men, Lesbian Women, and Bisexuals-Comparisons
C. Bisexuality
Carol Queen, Ph.D.
Robert Morgan Lawrence,
7. CROSS-GENDERED PERSONS
Ariadne Kane, M.Ed
A. Conceptualizations
B. Current Status of American CD/CG Paraculture
8. SIGNIFICANT UNCONVENTIONAL SEXUAL BEHAVIORS
A. Coercive Sex
Sexual Assault and Rape Charlene Muehlenhard, Ph.D. Barrie J. Highby, M.A. Child Sexual Abuse and Incest Diane Baker, Ph.D. Sharon E. King, M.S.Ed. Clergy Sexual Abuse Sharon E. King, M.S.Ed. Satanic Ritual Abuse Sharon E. King, M.S.Ed. Recovered Memories and False Memory Syndrome Diane Baker, Ph.D. Sharon E. King, M.S.Ed. Sexual Harassment Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. B. Prostitution-Sex Workers Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. Patricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.D. C. Pornography and Erotica Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. D. Paraphilias and Unusual Sexual Practices Brenda Love 9. CONTRACEPTION, ABORTION, AND POPULATION PLANNING Patricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.D. A. Contraception B. Childbirth and Single Women C. Abortion 10. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. 11. HIV/AIDS A. National Perspective Andrew D. Forsyth, M.S. B. Five Specific Emerging Issues Linda L. Hendrixson, Ph.D. C. The Impact of AIDS on Our Perception of Sexuality Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D. 12. SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS, COUNSELING, AND THERAPIES A. Brief History of American Sexual Therapy William Hartman, Ph.D. Marilyn Fithian, Ph.D. B. Current Status C. Recent Developments D. Education and Certification of Sex Therapists Julian Slowinski, Psy.D. William R. Stayton, Th.D. E. Sex Surrogates: The Continuing Controversy Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D. 13. RESEARCH AND ADVANCED EDUCATION A. A Research Assessment Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. B. Advanced Sexological Institutes, Organizations, and Publications Martha Cornog, M.A., M.S. C. Sexuality Education of Physicians and Clergy Richard J. Cross, Patricia Goodson, Ph.D. Sarah C. Conklin, Ph.D. 14. A DOOR TO THE FUTURE: SEXUALITY ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY Sandra Bargainnier, Ed.D. Barbara Garris, M.A. 15. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS Patricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.D. A. The Interaction of Gender and Race Sexuality and African-American Women B. Sexuality Education Abstinence-Only Sexuality Education C. Intersexuality and the Politics of Difference Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. D. Sexual Health Puberty Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. Infertility and Reproductive Issues Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. Abortion E. Condom Distribution in the Schools Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. F. Sexually Transmissible Diseases G. HIV Disease H. Sexual Dysfunctions, Counseling, and Therapies Incidence Rates Culturally Appropriate Counseling and Therapy Sexuality of Menopausal Women Male Erectile Problems Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D. I. Concluding Remarks on Change, Diversity, and Conflict REFERENCES AND SUGGESTED READINGS SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES FOR UPDATED U.S.A. VOLUME CONTRIBUTORS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AMERICAN SEXOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS INDEX

Editorial Reviews

"Members of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality describe virtually every aspect of American sexual behavior and values. The volume contains sections on basic premises, religious and ethnic factors, autoerotic patterns, heterosexual and homosexual behaviors, cross-gendered persons, and unconventional sexual behaviors. Other subjects include contraception and abortion, STDs and AIDS, sexual dysfunctions and therapies, and current developments. A glossary is included."--Booknews