Human Sexuality: A Psychosocial Perspective by Ruth Westheimer, Sanford Lopater

By Ruth Westheimer, Sanford Lopater

The textbook that you'll additionally wish as a life-long reference! And for teachers, this article is going to have interaction and inspire scholars like no different. Co-authors Ruth Westheimer, EdD and Sanford Lopater, PhD shape a compelling group to supply you a textual content that integrates scientific adventure with educational services, demonstrating a confirmed skill to make this topic obtainable, comprehensible, and interesting. Classical content material besides leading edge ways are intertwined to supply: psychosocial prominence, a powerful cross-cultural emphasis, in-depth checks of sexuality in getting older and sickness, specialise in own future health & health, readable and reassuring nature and unsurpassed paintings. LWW helps each instructor's person kind and academic priorities, and provides scholars an additional part with those ancillaries: imagebank, instructor's advisor, try out generator (written by means of co-author Sanford Lopater), lecture presentation slides, on-line content material updates, net source hyperlinks, scholar examine advisor, and an introductory video by means of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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This Sambian custom is thought to be independent of heterosexual interests, which begin in later adolescence and develop slowly and tentatively. Indeed, young Sambian men are truly bisexual. Very rarely do adult Sambian males adopt a homosexual orientation; the pressures to establish and provide for a family are keenly felt (Herdt, 1987). Early Historical Records Before ancient Egypt recorded its technological achievements and intellectual accomplishments, early European and Middle-Eastern cultures had already created artifacts revealing an interest in sexual feelings and a sensitivity to sexual attractiveness, produced as early as 4500 BC.

These “marriages” were not unusual. It was a hallowed tradition for Greek warriors who had fought side-by-side to pledge their love and devotion to one another and live together for decades (Boswell, 1994). Further, an older male Greek citizen commonly “adopted” a younger man as his “brother,” thereby establishing a long-term same-sex union in which the adoptee inherited an enhanced social standing, as well as joint property. These relationships were enjoyed openly. Boswell (1994) describes elaborate wedding ceremonies in which oaths were exchanged and pledges made.

Augustine’s teachings were as strict as Paul’s, and he passionately sought to eradicate sexual excess from the human psyche. (Augustine, it is interesting to note, abandoned his mistress and their son after having a vi- FIGURE 2-7 Roman prosti- tutes were very innovative in finding ways to advertise their services. 34 FIGURE 2-8 Saint Augustine (left, dictating) and Saint Thomas Aquinas (in black) were among the most influential early churchmen to address the role of sexuality in Christian life. FOR DISCUSSION .

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