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Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The second edition of this highly praised human sexuality text continues to be a product of author Janell Carroll's partnership with her students to answer the questions and concerns that they have about themselves and their sexuality with scientific fact, sensitivity, humor and unmatched candor. Janell Carroll clearly conveys foundational biological and health issues, ext ...more
Paperback, 704 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published February 1st 2004)
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Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-class
I want to say I liked it, because it was really comprehensive, which is often missing in sexology books (at least according to my instructor, I haven't read a lot on the subject). I'm thinking specifically on how it was very interdisciplinary (sociology, cognitive, behaviouralist, biology, many more). That said, it also featured theories and schools of thought which are no longer used, and it could have used less time on those and just mentioned them instead of lingering as if they are equal to ...more
Tabitha Donaghue
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this text especially great because while it assumes that all humans are equal beings and much more similar to one another than they are different, it takes time in each module of learning to individually address women's perspectives, men's perspectives, gay and trans perspectives, and young adult and elderly adult perspectives. ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfic, sssexy-reads
While certainly not the worst textbook I've ever read, it's definitely pretentious, preachy, and long-winded. I also have an outdated edition, so I'm sure statistics (and sensitivities) have changed in recent years. It didn't help that this was for a class that I absolutely hated. That may have tainted my opinion just a bit. In conclusion, although I learned a few things, my fondest memory of this book is closing it forever. ...more
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hard to call any textbook that is required reading anything other than "just okay". ...more
Lenny Husen
Jun 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I have read most/half of this text. It is a decent text with a lot of cool boxes and other bells and whistles, but overall, could be better. I will keep reading it and if will change my review later if indicated.
Some information is lacking, for example, the brief paragraph on Asexuality should have been omitted entirely if the author knows that little about it.
I will keep this book as a reference.
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For my Human Sexuality class. It was a more engaging text than most textbooks, but overall I don't feel like I learned a ton. ...more
Shawn Kass
Interesting college class, but I found very little new material. Most of it was stuff I already knew.
I read this when I took the Human Sexuality course at the local junior college. Extremely informative, up-to-date, well written and very interesting!
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