Evolution and human sexual behavior /

"Few things come more naturally to us than sex--or so it would seem. Yet to a chimpanzee, the sexual practices and customs we take for granted would appear odd indeed. He or she might wonder why we bother with inconveniences like clothes, why we prefer to make love on a bed, and why we fuss so...

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Main Authors: Gray, Peter B., 1972- (Author), Garcia, Justin R., 1985- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • The evolution of sex, sex differences, and human sexuality
  • The garden of variety: cross-cultural variation in human sexuality
  • Love and maybe marriage: patterns of pair-bonding and romantic love
  • Raising human sexuality: processes of sex differentiation and sociosexual expression
  • Playing at sex: learning, practicing, and developing sociosexual behavior in context
  • Welcome to the party: puberty and adolescent sexual development
  • Kinsey takes anatomy class: human reproductive anatomy and physiology within evolutionary perspective
  • Turning the key: human sexual response and orgasm
  • The evolution of baby-making: mechanisms of fertility, infertility, and variation in fertility outcomes
  • Born to be less wild: peripartum shifts in human sexuality
  • The sands of time: aging and sexuality
  • Sexual revolutions: contemporary human sexual practices.