Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Articles from Vol. 7, Annual

"Baring the Body in the Bedroom": Body Image, Sexual Self-Schemas, and Sexual Functioning among College Women and Men
Abstract A growing literature points to the role of body-image attitudes in human sexual functioning. Specifically, body dissatisfaction and excessive psychological investment in one's physical appearance may lead to physical self-consciousness...
Dr. Kinsey's Sex Revolution
The religious right and other conservatives are having a field day with the opening of the film, Kinsey, which was released nationwide on November 12 to resounding critical acclaim. Kinsey's critics take no notice of uncanny portrayals by Liam Neeson...
Family Life Education in Maine Public Schools: A Ten Year Look at Changes in Topics, Policy, and Procedure
ABSTRACT This survey provides information on the status of family life/sexuality education in the State of Maine from 1990 to 2000. Responses were provided from 274 Health Education teachers and Family and Consumer Sciences teachers surveyed in...
Forced Sexual Intercourse among American High School Students: Statistical Correlates from a National Survey
ABSTRACT Clinicians and educators alike seek to understand the associations between forced sex and depression, substance abuse, suicide, and sexually transmissible diseases. We sought to determine whether selected demographic and behavioral factors...
Kinsey the Film, Kinsey the Man: Just Another Target of Juicy Media Conflict
The Bible contains no injunctions against cannibalism. That's not because Hebrews and early Christians thought it was morally acceptable--it's because no one was doing it. On the other hand, the Bible contains serious warnings against adultery,...
Predicting the Use of Sexual Initiation Tactics in a Sample of College Women
Abstract Significant attention has been focused on women's initiation of sexual contact with men and the point at which this initiation becomes sexual aggression. The purpose of this study was to examine possible predictors of the use of three conceptually...
Schools Need Sexuality Education Programs
ABSTRACT In spite of the decrease in sexual intercourse and teen birth rates, adolescents continue to need information and skills to help them make responsible decisions about sexuality (Ventura, Mathews & Curtin, 1999). This paper discusses...
Sexual Desirability and Sexual Performance: Does Exercise and Fitness Really Matter?
Introduction The physical and psychological benefits of exercise have been documented quite extensively in prior research. Empirical evidence reveals that regular physical activity serves as a protective factor against many chronic diseases, such...
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