The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality

Editors: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-40-519006-0
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 85
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This Encyclopedia is a comprehensive A-Z reference that defines sexuality from a broad biocultural perspective and shows the diversity of human sexual behavior and belief systems.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A
  • Abolitionism (international)
  • Abortion
  • Abstinence
  • Abuse, sexual, by religious leaders
  • Abuse, sexual, in war
  • Abuse, sexual, of children
  • Adolescence and sexual orientations
  • Adolescence and sexuality
  • Adolescent sex play
  • Adult film, current perspectives on
  • Adult film, golden age of
  • Adult industry
  • Adultery (biocultural aspects)
  • Adultery and fidelity
  • Advertisements
  • Advertising, sexuality and language of
  • Age of consent
  • Aging, sexuality and
  • Agriculture, beginnings of
  • AIM clinics
  • Allomothers
  • Amazons
  • Amputation
  • Anal bleaching
  • Anatomy, female
  • Anatomy, male
  • Androcentrism
  • Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
  • Androgyny
  • Androgyny, archaeology of
  • Anime and manga
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology and sexology
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Archaeological field work, sexuality in
  • Arousal, sexual
  • Arousal, sexual, disorder
  • Asexual
  • Asexual reproduction
  • Attractivity
  • AVN (Adult Video News)
  • B
  • Bakla (Philippines)
  • BDSM (bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadomasochism)
  • Beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Beauty pageants
  • Beauty standards
  • Benjamin, Harry (1885–1986)
  • Bestiality
  • Biology of sexual orientation
  • Biomedical discourses and sexuality
  • Biparental care
  • Bipedalism and sex
  • Birth (human)
  • Birth (primates)
  • Birth control and sexology
  • Bisexuality
  • Bisexuality and language
  • Bloch, Iwan (1872–1922)
  • Body integrity identity disorder
  • Bodily senses
  • Body building
  • Body image
  • Body modification, archaeology of
  • Body modifications
  • Bollywood
  • Bonobos
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast ironing
  • Breast reduction
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding and intimacy
  • Breasts (infants vs. sex objects)
  • Bright, Susie (1958–)
  • Bullough, Vern Leroy (1928–2006)
  • Butler, Judith (1956–)
  • C
  • Calderone, Mary Steichen (1904−1998)
  • Capitalism
  • Castration
  • Celibacy
  • Celibacy, archaeology of
  • Chastity
  • Chastity belts
  • Child sexual grooming
  • Childbirth
  • Childhood sexuality
  • Childhood, archaeology of
  • Chimpanzees
  • Circumcision, female, as sexual therapy
  • Circumcision, male
  • Class and sexual identity
  • Cohabitation
  • Colonialism and sexuality
  • Coming out
  • Coming out stories
  • Companionate marriage
  • Compulsory heterosexuality
  • Conception
  • Consensual sex
  • Contraception
  • Contraception/conception, archaeology of
  • Coolidge effect, the
  • Corseting
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Covert allusions to sexuality
  • Craft specialization
  • Cross‐dressing
  • Cuckoldry (human and nonhuman)
  • Culture and reproduction
  • Culture and sexuality
  • D
  • Desire versus “sexual identity” debate
  • Desire, sexual
  • Diamond, Milton (1934–)
  • Discursive construction of sexuality
  • Disease and bodily change
  • Dominance rank (primates)
  • Domination and submission (D&S)
  • Dominatrix
  • Double standard
  • Drag (linguistically defined)
  • Drag kings
  • Drag queens
  • Dress (clothing and adornment)
  • Dry sex
  • E
  • Ejaculation, female
  • Ejaculation, premature
  • Ellis, Albert (1913–2007)
  • Ellis, Havelock (1859−1939)
  • Endometriosis
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Erection
  • Erogenous zones
  • Erotic art
  • Erotica vs. pornography
  • Erotica, female‐friendly
  • Erotica: cuckold
  • Erotica: phone sex
  • Erotica: romance novels
  • Ethnicity and sexual identity in the United States
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Eugenics and sexology
  • Eunuchs
  • Evolution and sexology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Exhibitionism
  • F
  • Fantasy, sexual
  • Female choice
  • Female genital cosmetic surgery
  • Female genital cutting debates
  • Female genital cutting: controversies and responses
  • Female to male trans person (FtM)
  • Femininity
  • Feminism
  • Feminist archaeology
  • Fertility and fecundity
  • Fetish
  • Figurines: Europe
  • Figurines: Mesoamerica
  • First intercourse
  • Fitness
  • Flo family (chimpanzee)
  • Fluctuating asymmetry
  • Foot‐binding
  • Free love
  • Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939)
  • Freund, Kurt (1914–1996)
  • Frotteurism
  • G
  • G spot
  • Gagnon, John (1931–)
  • Gay and lesbian language: historical perspectives
  • Gay men
  • Gay men's sexuality
  • Gay spaces
  • Gay men's communities
  • Gebhard, Paul H. (1917–)
  • Geisha
  • Gender
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Gender identity and role
  • Gender identity and role: clinical‐psychological aspects
  • Gender performativity
  • Gender role nonconformity
  • Genital cutting, female
  • Genital cutting, male
  • Genital power, mystical
  • Gerontophilia
  • Gibbons
  • Gimbutas, Marija (1921–1994)
  • Globalization
  • Goddesses
  • Gorillas
  • Gräfenberg, Ernst (1881–1957)
  • Grandmothering
  • Greek love: classical
  • Greek love: post‐classical perspectives
  • Group selection
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Gynecology
  • H
  • Hair
  • Hair removal
  • Haire, Norman (1892–1952)
  • Hay, Henry “Harry,” Jr. (1912–2002)
  • Head hair
  • Hebephilia
  • Hegemonic masculinity
  • Herdt, Gilbert (1949–)
  • Heteronormative
  • Heteronormativity
  • Heterosexuality, invention of
  • Hijras
  • Hirschfeld, Magnus (1868–1935)
  • Historical archaeology
  • Hite, Shere (1942–)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hollander, Xaviera (1943–)
  • Homophile movement
  • Homosexual panic
  • Homosexuality and Islam
  • Homosexuality and sexology
  • Homosexuality cross‐culturally
  • Homosexuality in nonhuman primates and in humans
  • Hooker, Evelyn (1907–1996)
  • Hooking up
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hormones (primate sexuality)
  • Hormones and human sexuality
  • Hormones, puberty‐delaying
  • Households
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Human sexual response: biological perspectives
  • Human sexual response: cultural perspectives
  • Foraging
  • Hymen reconstruction
  • I
  • Incest
  • Infanticide
  • Infidelity
  • Intercourse, frequency
  • Intergenerational sex, male
  • Internalized transphobia
  • Internet, sex and the
  • Intersex
  • Intersex (Disorders of Sex Development)
  • Intersex: socio‐cultural perspectives
  • Intersexual competition
  • Intimacy
  • Intrasexual competition
  • Inversion
  • J
  • Jealousy (evolution)
  • Jorgensen, Christine (1926–1989)
  • K
  • Kathoey
  • Kellogg, John Harvey (1852–1943)
  • Kin selection
  • Kinsey Institute
  • Kinsey Reports, The
  • Kinsey, Alfred Charles (1894–1956)
  • Kissing
  • Krafft‐Ebing, Richard Freiherr von (1840–1902)
  • L
  • Labial elongation
  • Lactation
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Language and sexuality in education
  • Language and the politics of gender
  • Language of sexuality in religion
  • Language planning (gender and sexuality issues)
  • Language, sexuality, and adolescents
  • Lavender language
  • Lesbian
  • Lesbian and gay rights movement, United States
  • Lesbian communities
  • Lesbian feminism
  • LGBT/queer sexuality, history of, Europe
  • LGBT/queer sexuality, history of, North America
  • Life history theory
  • Literature, gay men's
  • Literature, lesbian
  • Loss of estrus
  • Love
  • Love and sex after 50
  • M
  • Mail order brides
  • Male genital cosmetic surgery
  • Male‐to‐female trans person (MtF)
  • Malinowski, Bronislaw (1884–1942)
  • Marquis de Sade, Donatien Alphonse François (1740–1814)
  • Marriage
  • Martin, Dorothy Louise “Del” (1921–2008), and Phyllis Anne Lyon (1924–)
  • Masculinities
  • Masculinities and language
  • Masculinity, archaeology of
  • Masters and Johnson (the work)
  • Masters, William H. (1915–2001), and Virginia E. Johnson (1925–2013)
  • Masturbation
  • Masturbation (nonhuman primates)
  • Mating effort
  • Matlock, David (Dr.)
  • Mattachine Society
  • McIlvenna, Robert Theodore (Ted)
  • Mead, Margaret (1901–1978)
  • Media and sex
  • Medicalization of homosexuality
  • Medicalization of sexuality
  • Menopause
  • Menopause (evolution)
  • Menopause (primates)
  • Menstrual synchrony
  • Menstruation
  • Metaphor, sexuality and
  • Metrosexual(ity)
  • Migration
  • Military and sexuality, the
  • Mizer, Robert (Bob) Henry (1922–1992)
  • Moche Sex Pots
  • Moll, Albert (1862–1939)
  • Morality
  • Mortuary rituals
  • N
  • Native American Two Spirits
  • Natural selection
  • Neurology and sex
  • Nudism
  • O
  • Onabe
  • Online dating
  • Oophorectomy
  • Orangutans
  • Organized crime and sexuality
  • Orgasm
  • Orgasm (evolution)
  • Orgasm (primates)
  • Ovulation
  • Ovulation, concealed
  • P
  • Packing
  • Paleolithic art
  • Pansexuality
  • Paraphilias
  • Parental investment
  • Parents of lesbians and gays
  • Parenting effort
  • Parenting, gay and lesbian
  • Parent–offspring conflict
  • Passionate love and sexual desire
  • Paternal care
  • Pedophilia
  • Pelvic examination
  • Penile enhancement
  • Penile implants
  • People with disabilities and sexuality
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personal ads
  • Perversions and sexology
  • Pheromones
  • Piercing
  • Pimp
  • Pink triangle
  • Polari
  • Politics of labeling
  • Pollution, sexual
  • Polyamory
  • Pompeii
  • Pornification
  • Pornography (child)
  • Pornography and gender
  • Pornography and violence
  • Pornography use as a clinical issue
  • Pornography, addiction to (“con”)
  • Pornography, addiction to (“pro”)
  • Pornography, Bukkake
  • Pornography, definition of
  • Pornography, feminist awards
  • Pornography, feminist views of
  • Pornography, gay male
  • Pornography, genres of
  • Pornography, history of
  • Pornography, laws regarding
  • Pornography, the narrative of public health
  • Pornography: female directors
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy: relationships advice
  • Pregnancy: relationships and miscarriage
  • Primate mating systems
  • Primate sexuality
  • Pro‐choice and pro‐life
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution (child)
  • Prostitution (female)
  • Prostitution (male)
  • Prostitution (transgender)
  • Prostitution and sexology
  • Prostitution and sexuality
  • Prostitution, archaeology of, classical world
  • Prostitution, archaeology of, North America
  • Proximate explanation and ultimate explanation
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychosexual functioning and adjustment
  • Pubic hair
  • Q
  • Queer
  • Queer linguistics
  • Queer theory
  • Queer theory, archaeology of
  • R
  • Race and sexology
  • Rape fantasies
  • Rape, nonhuman
  • Reform movements, sexual
  • Reiss, Ira L. (1925–)
  • Religion and homosexuality
  • Religion, sex and
  • Representation: museums and publications
  • Repression, sexual
  • Reproduction
  • Reproductive fat
  • Reproductive health
  • Reproductive suppression
  • Reproductive technologies
  • Researcher/informant relationships
  • Rest and recreation (R&R)
  • Rights, sexual and reproductive
  • Rites of passage: female
  • Rites of passage: male
  • Rock art
  • Royalle Candida (1950–)
  • Rubin, Gayle (1949–)
  • S
  • Sadomasochism
  • Safer sex
  • Same‐sex couples
  • Same‐sex marriage
  • Sanger, Margaret Higgins (1879–1966)
  • Sapphism and Lesbos
  • Satisfaction, sexual
  • Scarification and branding
  • Seduction
  • Serial monogamy
  • Sex and drugs
  • Sex and politics
  • Sex and the human skeleton
  • Sex coaching
  • Sex differences and sexology
  • Sex laws
  • Sex offender, treatment
  • Sex offenders
  • Sex ratio
  • Sex reassignment
  • Sex research
  • Sex research ethics
  • Sex scandals
  • Sex therapy
  • Sex tourism (female)
  • Sex tourism (male)
  • Sex toys and aids
  • Sex work
  • Sex workers’ rights
  • Sexist language and sexuality
  • Sexology and feminism
  • Sexting
  • Sexual communication
  • Sexual dimorphism
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual fluidity
  • Sexual Health Model
  • Sexual identities in the workplace
  • Sexual identity and sexual orientation
  • Sexual magic
  • Sexual periodicity
  • Sexual response cycle
  • Sexual selection
  • Sexual stereotypes about ethnic minorities in the United States
  • Sexual stigma
  • Sexual violence
  • Sexual violence, language of
  • Sexualities, Africa
  • Sexualities, Asia and the Pacific
  • Sexualities, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Sexualities, Middle East
  • Sexualities, South Asia
  • Sexuality and sociophonetics
  • Sexuality and talk‐in‐interaction
  • Sexuality education
  • Sexuality in “primitive” society
  • Sexuality: ancient China
  • Sexuality: ancient Egypt
  • Sexuality: ancient Europe
  • Sexuality: ancient indigenous Australia
  • Sexuality: ancient Near East (except Egypt)
  • Sexuality: ancient North America
  • Sexuality: ancient Andean South America
  • Sexuality: classical world
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and infections
  • Sexuopharmaceuticals
  • Shamanism, archaeological representations of
  • Shaving
  • Sissies and tomboys
  • Situational homosexuality
  • Social complexity, gender and
  • Social construction theory
  • Social hygiene
  • Social purity
  • Sociobiology
  • Spanking
  • Socio‐sexual response cycle
  • Sprinkle, Annie M. (1954–)
  • St. James, Margo (1937–)
  • Standards of Care, transgender health
  • Stein, Gertrude, and Alice B. Toklas
  • Steroids
  • Stone tools
  • Stopes, Marie Carmichael (1880–1958)
  • Striptease
  • Surgery on ambiguous genitalia
  • T
  • Tantric sex
  • Taormino, Tristan (1971–)
  • Tattoos
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Testosterone
  • Theories of conception and paternity
  • Third gender
  • Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920–1991)
  • Tomboi (Indonesia)
  • Tom‐dee (Thailand)
  • Tongzhi
  • Trafficking, sex
  • Trans* bodies
  • Transgender
  • Transgender in Polynesia
  • Transgender surgery
  • Transsexual
  • Transvestic fetishism
  • Travestis (Brazil)
  • Trial marriage
  • U
  • Ulrichs, Karl Heinrich (1825–1895)
  • Unwed mothers
  • V
  • Vagina dentata
  • Vaginal lubricants, cross‐cultural perspectives
  • Vaginal lubrication
  • Vaginismus
  • Van de Velde, Theodoor Hendrik (1873–1937)
  • Vasectomy
  • Venereal disease, history of
  • Vibrators
  • Virginity and virginity pledges
  • Virginity proof
  • Voyeurism
  • Vulval modification
  • Vulvectomy
  • Vulvodynia, medical‐biological perspective
  • Vulvodynia: socio‐cultural perspectives
  • W
  • Waxing
  • Westermarck, Edvard Alexander (1862–1939)
  • Wilde, Oscar (1854–1900)
  • Woman marriage, Africa
  • World Congress Against the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents
  • World religions and sexuality
  • X
  • Xanith (Oman)