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The origins and role of same-sex relations in human societies / by Neill, James,1940-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-463) and index."In this work, the author challenges what some call the "heterosexual myth," arguing that human sexuality is not as absolute as prevalent thought suggests. Drawing on historic and current data, the book instead argues that, historically, human sexuality has been ambiguous, and that very few humans are, by nature, exclusively homosexual or heterosexual"--Provided by publisher.Against nature? : homosexual behavior in the animal world -- The nature people : same-sex behavior among indigenous peoples -- The inheritance of nature : the ambisexual harmony of human sexuality -- Same-sex behavior at the dawn of civilization -- Love between warriors : homosexual customs of the early Indo-European -- Greek homosexuality : the age of heroes -- love-inspired valor -- Greek homosexuality : educational homosexuality in classical Greece -- Ambisexuality in Ancient Rome : homosexual customs in the republic and early empire -- Ambisexuality in ancient Rome : the Christianized empire and the foundations of western homophobia -- A regal love : the ancient traditions of same-sex love in China -- Monks and warriors : a thousand years of noble love in Japan -- Homosexual love in the world of Islam -- Medieval Europe : sexual tolerance in the age of chivalry -- Medieval Europe : the propagation of neurosis -- Authoritarian religion versus human ambisexuality -- Nature out of balance : sexual neurosis in modern society.
Subjects: Homosexuality; Sexual orientation;
© c2009., McFarland & Co.,
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How to understand your sexuality : a practical guide for exploring who you are / by Barker, Meg-John,1974-author.; Iantaffi, Alex,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and indexWhat is sexuality? -- How the world views sexuality -- Your sexuality background -- Your current experience of sexuality -- Living your sexuality -- Sexuality and relationships -- Taking your sexuality out into the world."Gay, straight, queer, pansexual, demisexual, ace...? Sexuality is complex and diverse, but it doesn't have to be confusing. This down-to-earth guide is the ultimate companion for understanding, accepting, and celebrating your sexuality. Written by two internationally renowned authors, the book explains how sexuality works in terms of our identities, attractions, desires, and practices, and explores how it intersects with our personal experiences and the world around us. With activities and reflection points throughout, this book offers space to tune into yourself and think deeply about your own sexuality, and will be your guide every step of the way." --Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Sexual orientation.; Gender identity.; Sexual minorities; Sexual Behavior; Gender Identity;
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Understanding sexual identity and orientation / by Hirschmann, Kris,1967-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Sexual orientation (a person s sexual feelings) and sexual identity (a person s sexual self-concept) are closely related and, together, form critical parts of each human s psychological makeup. Scientists know a great deal about their biological and environmental origins, psychosocial development process, and the unique challenges inherent to non-heterosexual identities, but there is still much debate and much to be learned in this fascinating field of study.
Subjects: Sexual orientation; Gender identity; Sexual minorities;
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Coming out : insights and tips for teenagers / by Endsley, Kezia,1968-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-132) and index.Part I: What does coming out really mean? -- Understanding your sexuality and personal identity -- Dealing with negative feelings and building self-respect -- Are you ready to come out? -- Part II: Dealing with the consequences of coming out -- Dealing with reactions -- Building a support network -- Part III: Resolution -- Sex and love -- Living happy and gay -- Resources."This book addresses the hows and whys of coming out, as well as potential concerns teenagers may have--including how to know when you're ready to come out, who to tell first, and how to deal with unsupportive people. First-hand accounts from teenagers provide personal insight throughout"--
Subjects: Coming out (Sexual orientation); Teenagers; Coming out (Sexual orientation).; Teenagers;
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Ace voices : what it means to be asexual, aromantic, demi or grey-ace / by Young, Eris,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Visibility -- Who are we? -- Microlabels -- When language isn't enough -- Coming (and being) out -- A-spec and the LGBTQ+ community -- Intersectionality -- Friends and family -- What is love? -- Sex -- The future of relationships -- Joy."How do we experience attraction? What does love mean to us? When did you realise you were ace? This is the ace community in their own words. Drawing upon interviews with a wide range of people across the asexual spectrum, Eris Young is here to take you on an empowering, enriching journey through the rich multitudes of asexual life. With chapters spanning everything from dating, relationships and sex, to mental and emotional health, family, community and joy, the inspirational stories and personal experiences within these pages speak to aces living and loving in unique ways. Find support amongst the diverse narratives of aces sex-repulsed and sex-favourable, alongside voices exploring what it means to be black and ace, to be queer and ace, or ace and multi-partnered - and use it as a springboard for your own ace growth. Do you see a story like your own?" -- Amazon.com.
Subjects: Asexual people.; Aromantic people.; Asexuality (Sexual orientation); Aromanticism.;
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Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation / by LeVay, Simon.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-392) and indexes.What is sexual orientation? -- Why we need biology -- The outline of a theory -- Childhood -- Characteristics of gay and straight adults -- The role of sex hormones -- The role of genes -- The brain -- The body -- The older-brother effect.What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, the author, a neuroscientist summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain. He helped create this field in 1991 with a much-publicized study in Science magazine, where he reported on a difference in the brain structure between gay and straight men. Since then, an entire scientific discipline has sprung up around the quest for a biological explanation of sexual orientation. In this book, he provides a clear explanation of where the science stands today, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of laboratories that specialize in genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and family demographics. He describes, for instance, how researchers have manipulated the sex hormone levels of animals during development, causing them to mate preferentially with animals of their own gender. He also reports on the prevalence of homosexual behavior among wild animals, ranging from Graylag geese to the Bonobo chimpanzee. Although many details remain unresolved, the general conclusion is quite clear: A person's sexual orientation arises in large part from biological processes that are already underway before birth. He also makes it clear that these lines of research have a lot of potential because, far from seeking to discover "what went wrong" in the lives of gay people, attempting to develop "cures" for homosexuality, or returning to traditional explanations that center on parent-child relationships, various forms of "training," or early sexual experiences, our modern scientists are increasingly seeing sexual variety as something to be valued, celebrated, and welcomed into society.
Subjects: Sexual orientation.; Sex (Psychology); Sex (Biology);
© 2012., Oxford University Press,
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From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law / by Nussbaum, Martha Craven,1947-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The politics of disgust : practice, theory, history -- The politics of humanity : religion, race, gender, disability -- Sodomy laws : disgust and intrusion -- Discrimination and antidiscrimination : Romer and animus -- A right to marry? -- Protecting intimacy : sex clubs, public sex, risky choices.
Subjects: Gays; Homosexuality; Sex discrimination; Sodomy; Homosexualität.; Sodomie.; Gesetzgebung.;
© 2010., Oxford University Press,
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The male brain / by Brizendine, Louann,1952-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-261) and index.What makes a man -- The boy brain -- The teen boy brain -- The mating brain: love and lust -- The brain below the belt -- The daddy brain -- Manhood: the emotional lives of men -- The mature male brain -- The future of the male brain -- The male brain and sexual orientation.Details how the male brain, specifically how it experiences life's phases and perceives reality, is fundamentally different from the female brain.
Subjects: Neuroendocrinology.; Brain; Men;
© 2010., Three Rivers Press,
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The truth about sexual behavior and unplanned pregnancy / by Kittleson, Mark J.,1952-; Kane, William,1947-; Rennegarbe, Richelle.; Howard-Barr, Elissa.; Book Builders LLC.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.List of illustrations -- Preface -- How to use this book -- Risk taking and sexual behavior -- A to Z entries: Abortion -- Basics of gender identity -- Biology and sex -- Community, support from -- Conception, pregnancy, and childbirth -- Contraceptives involving risk -- Contraceptives: Practices proven safe -- Dating -- Drugs, alcohol, and sex -- Media and sex -- Pregnancy and childbirth, cost of -- Pregnancy and teenagers -- Pregnancy, prevention of -- Relationships and responsibilities -- Sex and the law -- Sexual arousal -- Sexual expression -- Sexual orientation -- Sexual response -- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- Violence, sexual -- Hotlines and help sites -- Glossary -- Index.
Subjects: Sex instruction for teenagers.; Teenagers; Teenage pregnancy;
© c2005., Facts On File,
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Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging / by Cruikshank, Margaret.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-267) and index.Cultural myths and aging -- Fear of an aging population -- Sickness and other social roles of old people -- Overmedicating old Americans -- Healthy physical aging -- The politics of healthy aging -- Class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender -- Ageism -- Countercultural gerontology -- A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging.This work examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over medicalization of many older people, and ageism. Here the author proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. She does not propose the ideas of "successful aging" or "productive aging," but more the idea of "learning" how to age. Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of this text demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. The book focuses on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. The author is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. The author challenges conventional ideas about aging, and brings forth some new ideas surrounding aging in America today.
Subjects: Aging; Older people; Aging; Aging; Social Values.; Sex Factors.; Socioeconomic Factors.; Aged.;
© ©2013., Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers,
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