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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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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The integration of psychological, social, and biological components of human sexuality in this text is facilitated by the authors' combined academic and professional backgrounds. Robert Crooks has a Ph.D. in psychology. His graduate training stressed clinical and physiological psychology, and he has considerable background in sociology. His involvement with teaching human sexuality classes at the university, college, and medical school levels spans over two decades. Bob and his wife, Sami Tucker, have been involved in the establishment and implementation of HIV/AIDS intervention programs in two areas of Kenya, one in the central region and one in a coastal area. Over the previous 12 years their work with these projects includes designing a research strategy for assessing behavior change, developing a peer educator-based educational strategy, and conducting training sessions for Kenyan peer educator staff. Over many years they have traveled to African frequently and devoted many months to the evolving Kenyan programs.

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 provided clinical supervision, seminars, and lectures for other mental health therapists and professional groups. She has taught human sexuality and female sexuality classes at Portland Community College, Portland State University, and Clark College. At Oregon Health Sciences University she taught a human sexuality course and coached medical students in taking sexual histories with patients. Karla was also involved in a six-week program in Kenya to train HIV/AIDS Prevention Peer Educators. She has been certified as a sex educator, therapist, and sex therapy supervisor by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She is currently developing a play about the nuances and complexities of male sexuality with her collaborator, composer/writer Fred Strong.

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