Janice I. Baldwin, John D. Baldwin, Simon LeVay
OUP Oxford University Press
Discovering Human Sexuality, now in its fifth edition, has earned a solid reputation as a well-liked and highly regarded text that takes into account and celebrates sexual and reader variety. This volume is multidisciplinary, authoritative, sex-positive, and a pleasure to read because of the authors' diverse academic and professional backgrounds in biology, sociology, education, and writing.
Discovering Human Sexuality covers a staggeringly wide range of topics, from homosexuality in ancient Greece to the contemporary Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment crisis. Some of the issues to think about are: The menstrual cycle: how does it function? So, what exactly is “splitting the bamboo”? Can treatment be found for premature ejaculation? Can a man who has HIV but not detectable levels have sex without using condoms? How many sexual offenders are likely to reoffend? What about a gay gene? Where exactly does polygamy go wrong? For what reasons do some young transgender people choose to “desist”? Do abortions occur during emergency contraception? How do the new Title IX rules influence students' freedoms on campus? This book provides realistic explanations for pressing concerns and fodder for well-informed discussion of problems that defy easy resolution.