Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Editors: Carpenter, Laura M., DeLamater, John
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-8147-7252-2
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 41
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

An edited collection of original empirical contributions united through its use of a distinctive, cutting-edge theoretical framework, Sex for Life critically examines sexuality across the entire lifespan.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • PART I. Studying Sexualities over the Life Course
  • Introduction: Sexualities over the Life Course: The Development of a Perspective - John DeLamater and Laura M. Carpenter
  • 1 Studying Gendered Sexualities over the Life Course: A Conceptual Framework - Laura M. Carpenter and John DeLamater
  • PART II. Sexualities in Childhood and Adolescence
  • 2 Childhood Sexuality: Exploring Culture as Context - Jeffry W. Thigpen
  • 3 Sexuality Development in Adolescence - Stephen T. Russell, Kali S. Van Campen, and Joel A. Muraco
  • 4 The Life Course Consequences of Childhood Sexual Assault: Effects on Relationship Formation and Intimate Violence across Relationships - Kristin Carbone-Lopez
  • PART III. Sexualities from Young Adulthood through Midlife
  • 5. A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Parental Divorce Family Structures and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Premarital Intercourse - William Jeynes
  • 6 Hooking Up and Opting Out: Negotiating Sex in the First Year of College - Lisa Wade and Caroline Heldman
  • 7 The Symbolic Power of Civil Marriage on the Sexual Life Histories of Gay Men - Adam Isaiah Green
  • PART IV. Turning Points throughout the Life Course
  • 8 U.S. Colonialism, Migration, and Sexualities: The Filipino American Case - Yen Le Espiritu
  • 9 Starting Over: Dating Risks and Sexual Health among Midlife Women after Relationship Dissolution - Bronwen Lichtenstein
  • 10 Secrets and Magic Pills: Constructing Masculinity and Sexual “Normalcy” Following Spinal Cord Injury - Alexis A. Bender
  • PART V. Sexualities from Midlife to Later Life
  • 11 Reproductive History as Social Context: Exploring How Women Talk about Menopause and Sexuality at Midlife - Heather E. Dillaway
  • 12 Sexual Expression over the Life Course: Results from Three Landmark Surveys - Aniruddha Das, Linda J. Waite, and Edward O. Laumann
  • 13 Exploring Embodied Aging and Ageism among Old Lesbians and Gay Men - Kathleen F. Slevin and Christine E. Mowery
  • 14 Pleasure in Old Age - Meika Loe
  • PART VI. Conclusion
  • 15 Toward an Interdisciplinary Science of Lifelong Sexualities for the Twenty-First Century - John DeLamater and Laura M. Carpenter
  • Bibliography
  • About the Contributors