The Psychology of Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and Identity: A Handbook

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Index
Abortion, 446, 448
Abstinence, 307, 389-90, 447. See also Celibacy
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): attitudes toward, 385, 390, 417; fears of, 214, 226-27, 232, 400, 405, 500; prevention of, 221; risks of, 314; safe sex messages regarding, 471- 89; societal responses to, 308, 499-500
Addison's disease, 53
Adultery, 445, 448-50
African-Americans: attitudes toward homosexuality in, 390-93; interracial adoption, 494-95; sexual preference among, 384-85; sexuality among, 384- 85, 387-90
Ageism. See Stereotypes
Aging: accelerated, 465; biological changes and, 459-62; gay men and, 462-67; lesbians and, 462-67; sexuality and, 401, 457-68; stigma against, 401
AIDS. See Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Alcohol: as coping strategy, 400; effects on fetus, 91; and hypersexuality, 320
Alcoholism: and hypersexuality, 313; and incest, 288, 295; among paraphilias, 247, 375-76; and pedophilia, 273
Amazons, 97
Amygdala, 57
Anal intercourse: legal proscriptions of, 498, 500-501; in non-human primates, 137, 142, 144-46, 149; performance problems in, 233; racial patterns of, 387-88; receptive, 84, 87, 222; religious views of, 451; ritualized, 62; safe sex messages regarding, 481, 484486
Anal stage, 105, 110. See also Psychoanalytic model
Anatomic dysphoria, 328-29
Androgens, 23-24, 50, 59-60, 85, 87, 91, 93
Androgyny, 84, 426, 431
Anima, 12
Animals, sexual behavior of, 96-97, 122, 130, 136-56, 363-64. See also Primate model

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