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Chapter 1: Overview of Sexuality

  • 1.1 Case of Elena and Arthur
  • 1.2 Defining Sex
  • 1.3 The Making of Sexuality
  • 1.4 Objectives of This Book
  • 1.5 Interviews with Preeminent Researchers on Sexuality
  • 1.6 Interview with David Buss, PhD

Chapter 2: The Basics of Sexuality

  • 2.1 Sexuality and Gender
  • 2.2 Sexual Reproduction
  • 2.3 Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Variation
  • 2.4 Red Queen Hypothesis
  • 2.5 Sexual Competition
  • 2.6 Sperm Competition
  • 2.7 r/K Selection
  • 2.8 Interview with J. Philippe Rushton
  • 2.9 Sexual Dimorphism
  • 2.10 Relationship Types
  • 2.11 Monogamy
  • 2.12 Pair Bonding
  • 2.13 Reproduction
  • 2.14 Sexual Selection
  • 2.15 Polyandry

Chapter 3: Western History of Sexuality

  • 3.1 The Nature of Historical Sex: Desirability and Debauchery
  • 3.2 Sex in the Bible
  • 3.3 Ancient Greece
  • 3.4 Ancient Rome
  • 3.5 Sexuality in the Medieval Era
  • 3.6 Sexuality During the Renaissance
  • 3.7 Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century
  • 3.8 Victorianism
  • 3.9 The Twentieth Century and the Sexual Revolution
  • 3.10 Fear in Sexuality
  • 3.11 An Interview with Dr. Joseph Ledoux

Chapter 4: Major Figures in Sex Research and Theory

  • 4.1 Early Writings of Sexuality
  • 4.2 Demons and Witchcraft: Early Explorations of Sexual Aberration and Mental Illness
  • 4.3 The Renaissance and the Development of Sexology
  • 4.4 Sex Research and the Reaction to Victorianism
  • 4.5 Heinrich Kaan (1816-1893)
  • 4.6 Karl-Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895)
  • 4.7 Albert Moll (1862-1939)
  • 4.8 Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935)
  • 4.9 Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902)
  • 4.10 Iwan Bloch (1872-1922)
  • 4.11 Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)
  • 4.12 Feminism and Early Research on Female Sexuality
  • 4.13 Clelia Mosher (1863-1940)
  • 4.14 Robert Latou Dickinson (1861-1950)
  • 4.15 Katherine Bement Davis (1860-1935)
  • 4.16 The Psychoanalytical School of Thought
  • 4.17 Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
  • 4.18 Modern Science and Human Sexuality
  • 4.19 Paulo Mantegazza (1831-1910)
  • 4.20 Ira Reiss (1925- )
  • 4.21 William Masters (1915-2001) and Virginia Johnson (1925-2013)
  • 4.22 Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956)
  • 4.23 An Interview With Dr. Sue Carter of Kinsey Institute
  • 4.24 Studies in Gender and Sexual Orientation
  • 4.25 Michel Foucault (1926-1984)
  • 4.26 John Money (1921-2006)
  • 4.27 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 4.28 Albert Ellis (1913-2007)
  • 4.29 Biological Perspectives
  • 4.30 Gordon Gallup, Jr. (1941- )
  • 4.31 Interview with Dr. Gordon Gallup

Chapter 5: Theories and Perspectives on Sexuality

  • 5.1 Essentialism
  • 5.2 Sexual Motivation and the Feedback Loop
  • 5.3 Essentialism and Sexual Orientation
  • 5.4 Humanistic Perspectives
  • 5.5 The Decline of Humanism
  • 5.6 Psychoanalytic Schools
  • 5.7 Constructivist / Post-modern Perspectives of Psychoanalysis
  • 5.8 Analytical Psychology
  • 5.9 Constructivism and Social Relativism
  • 5.10 Bio-Psycho-Social Point of View
  • 5.11 Behaviorism
  • 5.12 Legal Approach
  • 5.13 Social Constructionism
  • 5.14 Evolutionary Perspectives
  • 5.15 Developmental Theory
  • 5.16 Evolution and Attachment Theory
  • 5.17 Strategy-Based Theories
  • 5.18 Interview with Dr. Todd Shackelford

Chapter 6: Sexuality Development and Developmental Psychology

  • 6.1 Development of Gender
  • 6.2 Interview with Gender Identity Expert Dr. Kenneth Zucker
  • 6.3 Interview with Transgender Author and Clinician Dr. Diane Ehrensaft
  • 6.4 The Development of Sexual Behavior
  • 6.5 The Maturation of Sexual Behavior
  • 6.6 Developmental Abnormalities
  • 6.7 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • 6.8 Biological Influences on Homosexuality

Chapter 7: The Psychology of Sexual Anatomy and Physiology

  • 7.1 The External Male Sex Organs
  • 7.2 The Internal Male Sex Organs
  • 7.3 Hormones: Reproduction, and Sexual Development
  • 7.4 Male Sexual Functions
  • 7.5 The Female External Sex Organs
  • 7.6 The Internal Female Reproductive System
  • 7.7 Hormones and Reproduction
  • 7.8 The Female Sexual Response
  • 7.9 Sexual Responses in Men and Women
  • 7.10 Aging

Chapter 8: Theories of Love and Attachment and Mating

  • 8.1 The Evolutionary Approach to Love
  • 8.2 Evolution, Cognition, and Motivation
  • 8.3 Attachment Theory
  • 8.4 Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • 8.5 Neurology and the Science of Love
  • 8.6 Interview with Dr. Helen Fisher
  • 8.7 Relationships and Commitment

Chapter 9: Dating and Mating

  • 9.1 The Psychology of Dating
  • 9.2 Evolutionary Perspectives on Dating/Mating Behavior
  • 9.3 Interview with Dr. Douglas Kenrick
  • 9.4 Mate Choice
  • 9.5 Short-Term Mating Strategies
  • 9.6 Case of Roderick
  • 9.7 Long-Term Mating Strategies
  • 9.8 Issues in Relationships
  • 9.9 Culture and Sexual Behavior
  • 9.10 Sexual Orientation
  • 9.11 Agrarian and Hunter-Gatherer Societies versus Industrial Societies
  • 9.12 Eastern versus Western
  • 9.13 Sexual Pathologies
  • 9.14 Current Trends in Courtship and Mating

Chapter 10: Sexual Disorders and Paraphilias

  • 10.1 Classifying Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions
  • 10.2 Perspectives on Sexual Dysfunction
  • 10.3 Prevalence and Incidence of Sexual Disorders
  • 10.4 Paraphilias
  • 10.5 Case of Andy: A Paraphile Seeking Help
  • 10.6 Dimensions of Paraphilic Sexuality
  • 10.7 The Structure of Paraphilias
  • 10.8 Prevalence of Paraphilias
  • 10.9 Theories Related to Paraphilia
  • 10.10 Theories of Masochistic Sexuality
  • 10.11 Evolutionary Perspectives

Chapter 11: Treatment of Sexual Problems

  • 11.1 Case of Sharon: Abuse, Masochism, and Troilism
  • 11.2 The Nuances of Sexual Assessment
  • 11.3 Case of Fabrice
  • 11.4 Common Factors in Sexual Treatments
  • 11.5 Cognitive Approach
  • 11.6 Behavioral Approach
  • 11.7 Treatment of Troubled Relationships
  • 11.8 Paraphilias
  • 11.9 Problems with Arousal
  • 11.10 The Case of Lorraine and Mark – Loss of Passion
  • 11.11 Infidelity or “Cheating”
  • 11.12 The Case of Linda and Vlad’s Marital Infidelity

Chapter 12: Sexuality and the Internet

  • 12.1 Online Sexual Activities
  • 12.2 Dating and Casual Encounters
  • 12.3 Dating and Hookup Statistics
  • 12.4 Cybersex
  • 12.5 Pornography
  • 12.6 Adult Websites
  • 12.7 Interview with Mike Stabile
  • 12.8 Erotic Stories
  • 12.9 Gender Differences in Online Sexual Behaviors
  • 12.10 The Case of Arnet
  • 12.11 Effects of Online Sexual Material
  • 12.12 Self-Expression
  • 12.13 Online Sexual Predators