Below you will find our Human Sexuality Bibliography i.e.
a list of good quality books we have read and referenced for our sexuality
study. I have really enjoyed reading all of these books - topics include
Male and Female Sexuality, Homosexuality, Feminism, Evolution, Sexology
I hope you enjoy reading them to!
Dates in ( ) cite when the work was written if different to the date of publishing.
Bagemihl, Bruce "Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity" St Martin's Press 1999
Birkhead, Tim "Promiscuity: An Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition" Harvard University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts 2000
Blackledge, Catherine "The Story of V: A Natural History of Female Sexuality" Rutgers University Press 2004
Blaffer Hrdy, Sarah "Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and how they Shape the Human Species" Random House 1999
Cauthery, Philip & Stanway, Andrew, Penny "The Complete Book of Love and Sex" Revised edition, Arrow Books 1989
Cornell, Drucilla (ed.) "Oxford Readings in Feminism: Feminism and Pornography" Oxford University Press 2000
Danielou, Alain "The Complete Kama Sutra" (7th century BC.) Park Street Press 1994
Darwin, Charles "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (1859) Penguin Books 1968
de Beauvoir, Simone "The Second Sex" (1949) Vintage 1997
Diamond, Jared "The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: How our Animal Heritage Affects the Way we Live" Vintage Edition 1992
Diamond, Jared "Why is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality" Basic Books 1997
Forsyth, Adrian "A Natural History of Sex: The Ecology and Evolution of Mating Behaviour" Firefly Books Ltd. 2001
Greer, Germaine "The Madwoman's Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings 1968 - 1985" (1986) Pan Books Ltd 1987
Greer, Germaine "The Whole Woman" Doubleday, Transworld Publishers Ltd 1999
Grosz, Elizabeth "Space Time and Perversion: The Politics of Bodies" Australian edition, Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd 1995
Hite, Shere "The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality" Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. 1976
Judson, Olivia "Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex" Vintage 2003
Margolis, Jonathan "O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm" Grove Press 2004
Masters, William & Johnson, Virginia "Human Sexual Response" Little, Brown and Company 1966
Miller, Geoffrey "The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature" Anchor Books 2000
Millett, Kate "Sexual Politics" (1969) Granada Publishing Limited 1971
Milne, Carly (ed.) "Naked Ambition: Women who are changing Pornography" Carroll & Graf Publishers 2005
Ness, Randolph & Williams, George "Evolution and Healing: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine" (1994) Phoenix Paperbacks, Orion Books Ltd 1996
Nin, Anais "A Woman Speaks" (1975) Penguin 1992
Nin, Anais "In Favour of the Sensitive Man" (1966 - 76) Penguin 1976
Rossi, Alice S. (ed.) "The Feminist Papers: From Adams to de Beauvoir" Bantam edition 1974
Russell, Bertrand "Marriage and Morals" (1957) Liveright Publishing Corporation 1970
Segal, Lynne & McIntosh, Mary (ed.) "Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate" Virago Press Ltd 1992
Taormino, Tristan "The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women" Second Edition, Cleis Press Inc. 2006
Tisdale, Sallie "Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex" (1994) Pan Books 1996
Vardy, Peter "The Puzzle of Sex" Fount Paperbacks 1997
Wollstonecraft, Mary "Mary and the Wrongs of Women" (1798) Oxford University Press 1976
Wright, Robert "The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life" (1994) Abacus 1996
'Psychoendocrinology of Human Sexual Behavior' by Harold Persky
This up-to-date and important new work describes the relationship between psychological and hormonal factors found in human sexual behavior across the lifespan. The author's discussion of human sexual behavior is organized according to developmental stage, starting with the fetus and concluding with senescence. Persky proposes that human sexual behavior is determined by a variety of factors, e.g. social, psychological, and endocrine, and ascertains the relative contribution of each of these factors to a range of sexual behaviors, attitudes, and feelings. Furthermore, he provides documentation that these determinants are interrelated in reciprocal fashion. In addition, by organizing his material within the Life Development model, Persky is able to present normal and abnormal psychoendocrine relationships which lead to sexual disorders.
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Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation. ... The primitive stages can always be re-established; the primitive mind is, in the fullest meaning of the word, imperishable. ... Mans most disagreeable habits and idiosyncrasies, his deceit, his cowardice, his lack of reverence, are engendered by his incomplete adjustment to a complicated civilisation. It is the result of the conflict between our instincts and our culture. (Sigmund Freud)
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