Sex and the American Teenager: Seeing Through the Myths and Confronting the Issues
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Sex and the American Teenager

Sex and the American Teenager by R. Murray Thomas is a comprehensive look at the questions and problem with which teenagers, parents and school administrators are grappling as they make decisions about sex. Why are these students behaving the way they do? How do they make decisions on whether or not to have sex. Should schools teach sex education? If so what should they teach and does it matter. What are the influencers of these teen...

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: 2nd Edition
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Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: 2nd Edition

Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies,Second Edition offers students and academics an engaging, thought-provoking introduction and overview of the social study of sexualities. Its central premise is to explore the social construction of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relation...

A Parent's Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out
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A Parent's Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out

Targeting parents of the college-bound, Epstein (former associate director, U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Ctr. for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention) considers many issues, including course selection, student credit cards, and the titular sex and drugs. The dramatic title belies Epstein's gentle intent: "keeping open the lines of communication with your child will increase the probability that your child chooses the...

Taking Sex Differences Seriously
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Taking Sex Differences Seriously

Luckily, on the occasions when we find ourselves under fire for our own personal choices or the choices of our ancestors, which is what political correctness demands from anyone born male, blasphemers like myself can find sanctuary in Steven E. Rhoads's delightful new book, Taking Sex Differences Seriously. Upon finishing Rhoads's work, many readers will discover that they have renewed respect for the nature of women, and, perhaps, u...

Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity
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Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity

This book is beyond vital. It is the anthology I've always yearned for, but never realized could be real. Nonbinary blows open the core of the thing, goes straight for the heart, burrows deep and then some. In a world that insists trans and nonbinary people adopt consistent, easy-to-digest messaging about who we are, this anthology stands bravely above the noise, boldly declaring our multiplicity as our beauty, our contradiction as o...

Bombay Going : Nepali Migrant Sex Workers in an Anti-Trafficking Era
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Bombay Going : Nepali Migrant Sex Workers in an Anti-Trafficking Era

"An important and rich account of Tamang women's experience of sex work: drawing upon 10 years of extraordinary fieldwork—in Maoist-controlled villages in central Nepal and in Mumbai’s red-light district—Åsman focuses on the agency of Tamang women who have gone to work in those brothels and their efforts to remain connected to, to provide support for, and to return to their Nepal homes. Åsman's is a much-needed, in-depth, empathetic,...

Guido Argentini: Private Rooms Collector's Edition
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Guido Argentini: Private Rooms Collector's Edition

Daring and provocative, these images of the female nude challenge the viewer to defy limits and enter "forbidden territory." Argentini plays with our notions of privacy and constructs a hidden erotic universe where it is hard to know what we will find—our deepest erotic fantasies or a parallel reality? These charged erotic images are both sophisticated and raw, with a dark glamour all their own.

Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Egypt : Navigating the Margins of Respectability
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Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Egypt

Cairo is a city obsessed with honor and respectability—and love affairs. Sara, a working-class woman, has an affair with a married man and becomes pregnant, only to be abandoned by him; Ayah and Zeid, a respectably engaged couple, argue over whether Ayah’s friend is a prostitute or a virgin; Malak, a European belly dancer who sometimes gets paid for sex, wants to be loved by a man who won’t treat her like a whore just because she’s a...

Same Sex, Different States: When Same-sex Marriages Cross State Lines
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Same Sex, Different States: When Same-sex Marriages Cross State Lines

"If same-sex marriages are lawfully performed in one state, must other states recognize those marriages? Koppelman has produced the best discussion, by far, of this important question. In the process, he clarifies a wide range of issues swirling about the same-sex marriage debate. This book is a genuine public service."―Cass Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago