Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity: Edition 5

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Sex and sexuality are undoubtedly on your mind. So don't you want a human sexuality text that's hip, that reflects your life situation, and that answers the questions you're eager to learn about but hesitant to ask? Filled with the information that students like you want and need to learn, the fifth edition of this with it text hits the mark as it addresses concerns that students have about themselves and their sexuality with scientific fact, sensitivity, unmatched candor, and humor. Beyond simply providing a foundation in the biology and psychology of sexuality, SEXUALITY NOW: EMBRACING DIVERSITY connects with you and other students by exploring contemporary issues, changing sexual practices and behaviors, and their impact. Complemented by informative illustrations and photographs, the book covers the range of sexual orientations, preferences, and behaviors and takes into account the diverse social, religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural contexts of today's students. The result is that you'll find lots of material to relate to as well as eye-opening discussions about sexuality today on college campuses, within the United States, and around the world.
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Cengage Learning
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Jan 1, 2015
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672
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ISBN
9781305446038
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English
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Psychology / Human Sexuality
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