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Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity 5th Edition

Janell L. Carroll

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With its fresh, fun, and hip approach, SEXUALITY NOW: EMBRACING DIVERSITY, 5th Edition teaches students what they need and want to know about sexuality while clearly conveying foundational biological and health issues and citing current and classic research. This resource continues to be a product of author Janell Carroll's partnership with her students, answering the questions and concerns that students have about themselves and their sexuality with scientific fact, sensitivity, humor, and candor. Carroll presents the range of sexual orientations and behaviors and takes into account the social, religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural contexts of today's students. Also available: the MindTap® online learning solution, featuring engaging videos.

Janell L. Carroll, University of Hartford

Dr. Janell Carroll received her Ph.D. in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She teaches in the psychology department at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, is an AASECT-certified sexuality educator, and has received numerous awards for her teaching and work in the field of human sexuality. In 2005, the University of Hartford recognized her with the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence, given to professors who demonstrate sustained excellence and creativity in the classroom. Carroll has also been recognized by Planned Parenthood as a Sexuality Educator of the Year. Prior to teaching at University of Hartford, Dr. Carroll was a tenured psychology professor at Baker University, where she was honored with awards for Professor of the Year and Most Outstanding Person on Campus. A dynamic educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Carroll has also hosted two of her own radio talk shows about on sexuality and appeared as an expert on numerous television talk shows and networks. She maintains her own sexuality website at
  • Sexuality Now presents the most current research of any sexuality text available, including up-to-date coverage of many relevant topics such as online social networking and gender differences in communication, new material on gay and lesbian issues, and updated information on contraception.
  • An emphasis on sexual diversity within the U.S. and across cultures, particularly with respect to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) sexual orientations is maintained throughout the text. Even more diversity coverage appears in the running text, graphics, research citations, and examples, and a GLBT Theme Index appears in the preface.
  • Feature boxes appear throughout (on topics such love hotels in Japan, foot binding, and gender variations), and extensive updates on same-sex relationships (including cohabitation both inside and outside the United States, marriage and domestic partnerships, and same-sex divorce).
  • The text goes beyond simply providing a foundation in the biology and psychology of sexuality, connecting with students by exploring contemporary issues, changing practices and behaviors, and their impact. Topics include increased use of tanning beds, tattooing, body and genital piercing, and pubic hair shaving and waxing.
  • "On Your Mind" questions address common questions that students are often afraid to ask. Collected from the author's students, her website, and her travels, questions include "Can a male have an orgasm without an ejaculation?" and "How can you stay with one person your whole life and not get bored?"
  • Noticing that "fun facts" spark communication, the author uses a "Real Research" feature to introduce little-known tidbits from current sexuality research. Each chapter contains several updated snippets; topics include friends-with-benefits relationships, gaydar, maternal diet and fetal gender, and physical health and attachment styles.

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