By Ruth K. Westheimer, Sanford Lopater

The proper blend of scientific adventure and educational services, Westheimer and Lopater’s Human Sexuality is going past conventional introductory sexuality assets via providing all of the vintage content material in a special psychosocial context. Dr. Ruth’s popular event as intercourse therapist and her attractive, reassuring nature make this a useful lifelong reference in addition to an attractive textbook. New and revised content material displays vital advancements in subject matters reminiscent of gender, sexual id, self-concept, and the psychosocial surroundings; sexual arousal and responsiveness; fertility and infertility; birth control; and therapy of sexually transmitted illnesses and AIDS. unfastened teacher and pupil ancillaries can be found. stopover at for additional info.

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There was an enormous private curiosity about virtually all aspects of human sexuality, and the new legitimacy of objective science gave further impetus to this interest. One of the better-selling marriage manuals is titled Elements of Social Science or Physical, Sexual and Natural Religion, 100,000 copies of which had been purchased by 1900. It was Chapter 2 • Historical Perspectives and Research Methods written by George Drysdale (Korn, 1995), although the authorship was anonymous for 50 years.

His books, pamphlets, and arguments amounted to over 200 publications.

Eros was the Greek god of erotic love. Erotic love involved the uninhibited expression of sexual desire and full enjoyment of passionate pleasures. Eros was not associated with a thoughtful, deliberate consideration of a Chapter 2 • Historical Perspectives and Research Methods 31 FIGURE 2-4 Moses (left) and Jesus (right). Ancient Jewish and Christian traditions have had a powerful impact on contemporary Western perspectives on human sexuality. relationship. Philia, on the other hand, refers to devoted, compatible friendship.

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