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Human Sexuality: Self, Society, and Culture
Human Sexuality: Self, Society, and Culture

Human Sexuality: Self, Society, and Culture, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 0077861957 | ISBN13: 9780077861957
By Gilbert Herdt and Nicole Polen-Petit
© 2021

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With a thought-provoking appraisal of the human sexual experience, Human Sexuality: Self, Society, and Culture supports thinking critically about the contexts that shape sexuality and further highlights the role of sexuality in society and culture. Human Sexuality fosters an atmosphere where students can safely ask questions about what they are learning or about their personal experiences. With Human Sexuality, the hope and goal is to empower students and inspire a lifelong appreciations of their own sexuality and the role of sexuality in their community, culture, and society.

Chapter 1 The Study of Human Sexuality
Chapter 2 Contexts of Sexuality: Culture, History, and Religion
Chapter 3 Sexuality, Media, and the Internet
Chapter 4 Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 5 Sexual Pleasure, Arousal, and Response
Chapter 6 Taking Care of the Sexual Body
Chapter 7 Contraception
Chapter 8 Reproduction: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Chapter 9 Gender and Identity: Biology, Roles, and Culture
Chapter 10 Sexual Orientation
Chapter 11 Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 12 Sexuality in Adulthood and Later Life
Chapter 13 Attraction, Love, and Communication
Chapter 14 Sexual Coercion and Resiliency
Chapter 15 Sexual Diagnoses: From Sexual Dysfunction to Stigmatized & Normative Sexual Variations
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Gilbert Herdt

Gilbert Herdt, PhD June 2007Gilbert Herdt is a cultural and psychological anthropologist and an international expert on sexuality, sexual development, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Currently he is Professor of Sexuality Studies and Anthropology, and Chair of Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, a unique department in the US that annual teaches 6,000 students in sexuality. He is also the Director of the National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC), a long term project of the Ford Foundation that advances sexual literacy through web-based platforms and face-to-face trainings on sexual health, education, and rights, and Executive Director of the Institute for Sexuality, Social Inequality and Health, both of which institutions he founded.

Nicole Polen-Petit


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