This classic and invaluable reference handbook, written for sex researchers and their students, has now been completely revised in a new, fourth edition. It remains the only easy and efficient way for researchers to learn about, evaluate, and compare instruments that have previously been used in sex research.

chapter 1|11 pages

Abuse and Pedophilia

chapter 2|22 pages


chapter 3|30 pages

Affect and Emotions

chapter 4|23 pages

Arousal and Arousability

chapter 5|68 pages

Attitudes, Beliefs, and Cognitions

chapter 6|10 pages

Body Image and Sexualization

chapter 7|7 pages

Clinical Self-Efficacy

chapter 8|40 pages

Coercion and Consent

chapter 9|42 pages


chapter 10|11 pages

Compulsivity, Hypersexuality, and Addiction

chapter 11|12 pages


chapter 12|20 pages

Desire and Interest

chapter 13|13 pages

Families and Sexuality

chapter 14|41 pages

Gender (Clinical)

chapter 15|12 pages

Gender Identity

chapter 16|18 pages

Gender Roles, Norms, and Expressions

chapter 17|28 pages

HIV/STI Attitudes and Behaviors

chapter 18|14 pages

Identity and Orientation

chapter 19|33 pages

Love and Relationships

chapter 20|39 pages


chapter 21|23 pages

Pleasure, Satisfaction, and Orgasm

chapter 22|14 pages

Sadism and Masochism

chapter 23|34 pages

Self-Concept and Self-Esteem

chapter 24|16 pages

Sexual Comfort and Erotophobia/Erotophilia

chapter 26|12 pages

Sexual Prejudice

chapter 29|11 pages

Sociosexuality and Sexual Sensation Seeking