Written in an accessible and clear manner, Sexualities in Context presents focused overviews and explorations of some of the most timely issues in the social construction of sex. This brief text is the only book of its kind to address sexualities from a social perspective, Plante's analysis of the context of sexuality, sexual behaviors, and identities is both intelligent and readable. With contemporary topics, such as 'hooking up,' sexual fantasies, and bisexualities, along with examples of how to apply critical thinking, students are empowered to think outside their comfort zones and encouraged to explore the topic of sex in a new context.

section Section I|96 pages

The Basics of Sexuality

chapter 1|28 pages

Why Sex Matters

A Brief History of Sex/uality

chapter 2|36 pages

Studying the Sexual

Classifying and Theorizing

chapter 3|30 pages

Boys, Girls, Men and Women

Variables of Experience

section Section II|96 pages

Becoming Sexual

chapter 4|34 pages

Birds Do It, Bees Do It

Learning about “It”

chapter 5|30 pages

Finding a Playboy under a Rock in the Woods

Sex in the Mind

chapter 6|30 pages

Hooking It Up

Sex in the Bedroom

section Section III|96 pages

Outside Ourselves: Sex in Social Context

chapter 7|46 pages


The Alphabet Soup of Sexualities

chapter 8|26 pages

Bunnies, Bytes, and Beaches

Representations of Sex

chapter 9|22 pages

Screwing with Sex

Some Politics of Sexualities