Sexual Behaviour

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Are We Having Sex Now or What?
Christina, Greta
Article
1992
Questions you may never have thought to ask about sex.
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
Hutchins, Loraine, Kaahumanu, Lani (ed.)
Book
1991
A collection of essays by 75 authors on bisexual identity.
The Bisexual Identity: Changing Perspectives on Sexuality: Contributions of Kinsey and Anthropologists
Paul, Jay
Article
Cross-cultural comparisons highlight not only the differences in how sexuality is perceived, but the power of such constructs on sexual behavior.
Burning Desires: Sex in America: A report from the field
Chappele, Steve & Talbot, David
Book
1989
Burning Desires looks at the state of sex in the aftermath of the `sexual counter-revolution' that marked the 1980s.
Communism and the Family (Part Two): The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation
Article
2015
The family is the primary institution through which bourgeois ideology in its various forms is transmitted from one generation to the next.
Connexions Library: Sexuality Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on sexuality.
The "Date Rape" Issue: Feminist Hysteria, Anti-Sex Witchhunt
Article
1993
The anti-sex frenzy springs from the agenda of the religious right. Espousing an ideology supposed to have something to do with women’s rights, the feminists might be expected to oppose this witchhunt...
Eating Fire: Family Life, on the Queer Side
Riordon, Michael
Book
2001
An inside look at a rainbow of relationships, sexual and otherwise, that gay, lesbian, and transgendered people create to animate their lives: lovers, partners, parents/kids, quick tricks, torrid affa...
The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities
Easton, Dossie; Liszt, Catherine A.
Book
1997
A guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want. Explores the skills and issues of a life beyond tradiational lifetime monogamy, from scheduling dates to handling...
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
Book
1982
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse
Robinson, Paul A.
Book
1969
Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhel...
Group Sex: Communal Ethics of Eroticism, Free Love, and the Extended Family
Smith, Andy
Article
2000
Is free love a relic of the past? Does principled promiscuity still persist at the dawn of the twenty-first century? Where do anti-authoritarian radicals stand in the cultural combat?
The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality
Hite, Shere
Book
1976
The results of a survey of 3,000 American women regarding their sexuality.
The Hite Report on Male Sexuality: How men feel about love, sex, and relationships
Hite, Shere
Book
1981
Research bases on a study of 7,000 American men.
Loving More
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
A newsletter published by PEP (Polyfidelitious Educational Productions), a group marriage journal and network. Previous title was PEPTALK; name was changed to Loving More starting with the Spring 1991...
The No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS
Usdin, Shereen
Book
2003
This book gives an overview of the origins of HIV, the ways in which it spreads, the profits made by drug companies, women's special vulnerability and the positive action being taken by people and com...
The Politics of Being Queer
Goodman, Paul
Article
1969
Goodman writes: "On balance, I don't know whether my choice, or compulsion, of a bisexual life has made me especially unhappy or only averagely unhappy. It is obvious that every way of life has its ha...
Primitive Heterosexuality: Carnal Knowledge
Wypijewski, Joanne
Article
2013
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
McCaskell, Tim
Book
2016
A political memoir by a leading gay rights and AIDS activist.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
The Railroading of Tonya Craft: A New Wave of Prosecutorial Hysteria
Anderson, William L.
Article
2010
As we have seen countless times before, the media always is ready to run over the cliff with the prosecutors, and no matter how many times the prosecution is discredited, there always is another repor...
The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities
Kinsman, Gary
Book
1987
A survey of the history of sexuality in Canada.
Sex and Consent on Campus: "Yes Means Yes" Law: Anti-Woman, Anti-Sex
Article
2014
Amid an ongoing debate over sex and consent on college campuses, in September California passed "affirmative consent" legislation, which was followed by a slew of similar initiatives nationwide. The p...
Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America: Nineteenth-Century America
Muncy, Raymond Lee
Book
1973
A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing wi...
The Sexual Revolution: Toward a Self-Governing Character Structure
Reich, Wilhelm
Book
1930
Wilhelm Reich summarizes the criticism of prevailing sexual conditions and conflicts as it resulted from his sex-economic researches. He analyzes the general basic traits of the conflicts in present-d...
The Sexuality of Men
Metcalf, Andy; Humphries, Martin
Book
1985
Essays on aspects of male sexuality.
US-UN Crusade Against 'Sex Trafficking': Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Woman, Anti-Sex
Article
2004
Kidnapping, debt bondage, sexual assault, beatings - for any purpose - are horrible crimes. But there is a qualitative distinction between this kind of coercion and the fundamentally consensual act be...
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
Whatever Happened to the Sexual Revolution?
Holz, Maxine
Article
1986
What would a future anthropologist make of the bizarre and seemingly contradictory assortment of information on sexuality available today?
Yes Means No?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1992
The anti-sex moralists say one thing but mean another.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Loving More
A place to explore polyamory, to connect with others of like mind, to explore the possibilities of honest multi-partnered relationships and to learn how to make polyamorous relating work. We are a na...
Sexsources.ca
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...

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Loving More
A place to explore polyamory, to connect with others of like mind, to explore the possibilities of honest multi-partnered relationships and to learn how to make polyamorous relating work. We are a national organization and resour...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...

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Email from a Married, Female Ashley Madison User
Greenwald, Glenn
2015
The private lives and sexual choices of fully formed adults are usually very complicated and thus impossible to understand -- and certainly impossible to judge -- without wallowing around in the most ...
I think explicit consent laws are a mistake
deBoer, Fredrik
2014
I want to talk a little bit about the burgeoning movement for explicit consent laws. These laws change the typical standard from "no means no" to "only yes means yes." As the article puts it, "Student...
The Joy of Sex
A Cordon Bleu Guide to Love Making
Comfort, Alex
1972
A gourmet guide to love-making.
Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving
Masters, William H., Johnson, Virginia E, Kolodny, Robert C.
1985
Sex researchers William H. Masters, Virginia E. Johnson, and Robert C. Kolodny present a comprehensive and readable survey of their findings on the complexities - biological, psychological, and social...
Masters and Johnson
The Masters and Johnson research team, composed of William Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disord...
Mating system
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt1725-1798
Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo
1798
The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, by Arthur Symons.
The Rebel Girl: The New Sex Police
Sameh, Catherine
1998
IN AN INTERVIEW for the “Hungry Mind Press Newsletter” (Issue Number 3, Summer 1998), Leslie Brody, author of Red Star Sister: Between Madness and Utopia (Hungry Mind Press, l998), a memoir of her sti...
The rise and rise of sexology
Turner,Christopher
2014
Christopher Turner examines some of the objects found in the Institute of Sexology and finds that the pioneers of the study of sex were not just campaigners but political activists and collectors.
Sex in History
Tannahill, Reay
1980
Tannahill draws on the findings of anthropology, archaeology, bio-chemistry, genetics, physiology, and psychoanalysis, as well as art, architecture, literature, and theology, in order to place the hum...
Touching
The Human Significance of the Skin
Montagu, Ashley
1972
An analysis of the skin regarded as a sense organ rather than as a simple bodily covering.

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Alternate Sources
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1996
A safe sex manual for SM Play. The authors, all experts in SM play, dispel the stereotypes and myths about sadomasochism with this introduction to a hitherto hidden world of human expression. Safe Edg...
Loving More
New Models for Relationships
Website
Organization and resource for people who who wish to move beyond traditional monogamy.
QSM - Books, Magazines and Comics
Website
Books, DVDs, magazines, and comics on SM, dominance & submission, erotic pain, and related fetishes.
SexSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...
Society for Human Sexuality
Website
Social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression.