Category Archives: Sex

Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers

Read Online: Book Description: What makes sex magnificent? What are the qualities of extraordinary erotic intimacy and what are the elements that help to bring it about? Is great sex the stuff that people remember nostalgically from the “honeymoon” phase of their relationships, or can sex improve over time?Magnificent Sex is based on the largest, […]

Systemic Sex Therapy

Read Online: Book Description: Systemic Sex Therapy, third edition integrates couple and sex therapy to inform the treatment of sexual problems and to give beginning clinicians the abilities and confidence they need to produce change in their patients’ lives. Grounded in the Intersystem Approach, the book considers the biology, psychology, couple dyad, family-of-origin, and larger […]

Sex Differences in Heart Disease

Read Online: Book Description: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in men and women. Unfortunately, women have traditionally been excluded from clinical trials, and female animals have been used less or sex was not reported in basic research studies. Until recently, consideration of both sexes was not required in clinical and preclinical studies […]

Cheap sex : The Transformation of men, Marriage, and Monogamy

Read Online: Book Description: Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other – the Pill and high-quality pornography – and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, […]

Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: What is really going on inside our heads?

Read Online: Book Description: The recent explosion of neuroscience techniques has proved to be game changing in terms of understanding the healthy brain, and in the development of neuropsychiatric treatments. One of the key techniques available to us is functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which allows us to examine the human brain non-invasively, and observe […]

Mixed messages : norms and social control around teen sex and pregnancy

Read Online: Book Description: American teenagers hear mixed messages about sex and sexuality. Struggles over teen sexuality norms and their enforcement are a major cultural battleground. What are these norms, and what makes them effective or ineffective? Through interviews with college students and teen parents, this book reveals teenagers’ fascinating and complicated social worlds. Abstract: […]

Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life

Read Online: Book Description: Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. […]

Categories We Live By : The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

Read Online: Book Description: We are women, we are men. We are refugees, single mothers, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories and they frame our actions, self-understanding, and opportunities. But what are social categories? How are they created and sustained? How does one come to belong to them? Asta approaches these […]

Debating Sex Work

Read Online: Book Description: Prostitution is often referred to as “oldest profession.” Critics of this expression redescribe it as “the oldest oppression.” Debates about how best to understand and regulate prostitution are bound up with difficult moral, legal, and political questions. Indeed, it can be approached from numerous angles–is buying and selling sex fundamentally wrong? […]