Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, Fourth Edition addresses all aspects of sexuality—biological, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural—and presents the information both factually and impartially.
Throughout the text, students will find an emphasis on health and well-being based on the assumption that we are all sexual beings and that sexuality should be viewed in its totality. Students are encouraged to explore the varied dimensions of human sexuality and see how each affects their own personal sexuality, sexual health, and sexual responsibility.
- Various dimensions of human sexuality are included: multicultural, gender, ethical, communication, and global.
- Myth vs Fact boxes present common myths associated with that chapter’s content and the facts refuting these myths.
- Critical Thinking Cases require the reader to go beyond the information presented to draw a more meaningful use of that content.
- An entire chapter is devoted to sexual ethics, morality, and the law - topics that are often overlooked in human sexuality courses.
- New sections on evaluating sexuality information on the Internet and maintaining a satisfying sexual relationship over many years were added.
- Each chapter concludes with a Self-Assessment that affords the reader an opportunity to identify his or her behavior, attitudes, and perceptions regarding that chapter’s content.
- Expanded coverage of:
- gender and the workplace
- gender and advertising
- sexual behavior of college students
- child prostitution
- the relationship between cervical cancer and HPV
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introducing the Dimensions of Human Sexuality
Chapter 2 Sexuality Research
Chapter 3 Sexual Communication
Chapter 4 Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 5 Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 6 Sexual Response and Arousal
Chapter 7 Contraception
Chapter 8 Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
In Focus Unexpected Pregnancy Outcomes
Chapter 9 Gender Dimensions
In Focus Body Image
Chapter 10 Sexual Orientation
Chapter 11 Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 12 Sexuality in Adulthood
Chapter 13 Sexual Technique and Behavior
In Focus Alternative Sexual Behavior
Chapter 14 Forcible Sexual Behavior
Chapter 15 Sexually Transmitted Infections
In Focus HIV and AIDS
Chapter 16 Sexual Dysfunction and Therapy
Chapter 17 Sexual Consumerism
Chapter 18 Sexual Ethics, Morality, and the Law
Epilouge Taking Responsibility for Your Health
About the Author(s)
Dr. Jerrold S. Greenberg is a Professor in the Department of Public and Community Health of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Maryland. Dr. Greenberg earned baccalaureate and masters degrees from The City College of New York, and then continued his education at Syracuse University where he earned his doctorate. He has taught at Syracuse University, Boston University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo before accepting his current position at the University of Maryland in 1979.
Dr. Greenberg has written over 30 books on such topics as sexuality, elder care, health, stress management, physical fitness, wellness, health education ethics, and methods of health education. In addition, he has published approximately 80 articles in professional journals and lay magazines, and has made hundreds of presentations at professional conferences, worksite seminars, and before other groups.
Among Dr. Greenberg's honors are the American School Health Association's Distinguished Service Award; selection as Alliance Scholar by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Presidential Citation, the Certificate of Appreciation, and the Scholar Award of the American Association for Health Education; selection as a finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning of Campus Compact; and inclusion in Who's Who In America, Outstanding Young Men Of America, and Who's Who In World Jewry. Dr. Greenberg has also served on the Editorial Boards of the professional journals Health Education and The Journal of School Health; and as a reviewer for other professional journals.
In addition, Dr. Greenberg is a national leader in service-learning in health education and founder of the Service-Learning in Health Education Interest Group listserv comprised of health educators from across the United States.
Clint E. Bruess is Division Chair and Professor of the Division of Education at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. He has co-authored over 15 textbooks in the areas of human sexuality, sexuality education, personal health, and school health programs. In addition, he has published numerous articles in professional journals and served in elected and appointed positions for the American School Health Association (as a Fellow), American Association of Heath Education (as a Fellow), and the Society of Public Health Educators.
Sarah C. Conklin - Northern Illinois University