The Social Organization of Sexuality

The Social Organization of Sexuality

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The Social Organization of Sexuality reports the complete results of the nation's most comprehensive representative survey of sexual practices in the general adult population of the United States. This highly detailed portrait of sex in America and its social context and implications has established a new and original scientific orientation to the study of sexual behavior. qThe most comprehensive U.S. sex survey ever.q a€”USA Today qThe findings from this survey, the first in decades to provide detailed insights about the sexual behavior of a representative sample of Americans, will have a profound impact on how policy makers tackle a number of pressing health problems.q a€”Alison Bass, The Boston Globe qA fat, sophisticated, and sperm-freezingly serious volume. . . . This book is not in the business of giving us a good time. It is in the business of asking three thousand four hundred and thirty-two other people whether they had a good time, and exactly what they did to make it so good.q a€”Anthony Lane, The New Yorker New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearAs noted earlier, about 8 percent of male respondents and 25 percent of female respondents reported that they did not want to have vaginal intercourse the first time it happened but went along with it for any of a number of reasons. Among theanbsp;...

Title:The Social Organization of Sexuality
Author:Edward O. Laumann
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1994-10-17


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