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The sexual spectrum : exploring human diversity

Author: Olive Skene Johnson
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2004.
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A fascinating and highly accessible look at the myriad factors that shape human sexuality. The author draws on scientific findings, psychological quizzes, anecdotes, clinical and personal experiences.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Olive Skene, 1929-
Sexual spectrum.
Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2004
(OCoLC)53962404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olive Skene Johnson
ISBN: 9780986961083 0986961086
OCLC Number: 607163465
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : portrait
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: MALENESS AND FEMALENESS : Feminine men and masculine women --
Determinism : biological and social --
Male and female hormones --
Sexing the brain --
Four unusual human syndromes --
Maleness and femaleness are separate qualities --
Brainsex test --
Sex is not just for reproduction --
Sexual orientation quiz --
Five facets of sexuality --
SEXING THE BRAIN --
Adam and Eve revisited --
Brains are not sexually neutral --
Structural and functional differences between male and female brains --
Right brain / left brain : sex differences --
Sex differences in cognitive abilities --
Sex differences in communication and relationship --
Sex differences in behaviour --
The role of testosterone --
Peculiar physical differences between the sexes --
Sex differences in health outcomes --
Sex differences in mate selection --
MULTIPLE SEXUALITIES : THE MAJORS --
Heterosexuals --
Erotic attraction, not behaviour --
So what do heterosexuals do? --
Swingers --
Transvetites --
Paraphiliacs --
Homosexuals --
Homosexuality is worldwide --
How many homosexuals are there? --
Different types of homosexuality --
Are gay men oversexed? --
Drag queens and female inpersonators --
Do families "cause" homosexuality? --
Gay and lesbian parents --
What keeps homosexuality in the human gene pool? --
Lesbians --
Four sexes instead of two? --
MULTIPLE SEXUALITIES : THE MINORS --
Bisexuals ---
A bisexual woman's story --
Are bisexuals more highly sexed? --
Bisexual men versus women --
Bisexual politics --
Transexuals --
How Catherine became David --
Making a woman out of a man, and vice versa --
Treatment outcomes --
Intersexuals --
How Danny became Danielle --
The "John/Joan" case --
Sexual identity is inborn --
changing doctors' attitudes --
DIFFERENT BRAINS FOR DIFFERENT SEXUALITIES --
Gay brains and straight brains --
Behavioural differences between gays and straights --
Differences in cognitive abilities --
What about barin differences within groups? --
BIOLOGY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION --
Is biology destiny? --
The gene theory of sexual orientation --
Homosexuality in families --
The maternal immune hypothesis --
The neuroendocrine theory of sexual orientation --
Does prenatal stress affect sexual orientation? --
Developmental instability --
Bias, not predestination --
NATURE AND NURTURE : THE DANCE GOES ON --
Is sexual orientation "constructed"? --
The interactionist view --
Interactions among genes, hormones and environment --
Which environment? --
Two indirect models of sexual orientation --
The dance goes on --
IF IT'S NORMAL, WHY ALL THE FUSS? --
Intolerance : private and public --
The myth of "majority means normal" --
The myth that homosexuals are sick; the myth that homosexuality is just a preference --
Stereotypes --
"Curing" homosexuality --
Religious opposition --
Are gay-bashers secretly gay? --
The winds of change --
Legal rights for sexual minorities in the U.S. --
Legal rights for sexual minorities in Canada --
Legal rights for sexual minorities elsewhere --
Familiarity breeds tolerance.
Responsibility: Olive Skene Johnson.

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A fascinating and highly accessible look at the myriad factors that shape human sexuality. The author draws on scientific findings, psychological quizzes, anecdotes, clinical and personal experiences.

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