Materials

Download a PDF of the unabridged syllabus, including videos and links to material, HERE.

5/26 – I’d Hit That: A Short History of Sex and An Introduction to Studying Sexuality

Videos

  • Sex Research, the Video.” Slate Video, 2008. Mary Roach, author of the new book Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, relates how she and her husband became the first couple to be filmed on 4-D ultrasound while having sex. 3 min 21 seconds.
  • Naked on the Inside.” Directed by Kim Farrant. Magic Real Picture Company, 2008. This fresh and unnerving feature-length documentary asks a simple, but audacious, question: Beyond our clothes and skin, who are we? Six extra-ordinary people from around the world reveal their bodies and share their secrets in a unique experiment in search of their inner selves. 82 mins.

Resources

5/28 – The Plumbing: Anatomy and Disorders of Sexual Development

Videos

Readings

Personal Perspective

Resources

6/2 – Knocked Up: Reproduction, Contraception, Unplanned Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Birth. With guest speaker.

Readings

Personal Perspectives

Resources

6/4 – The Bad: HIV & Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

Readings

  • The AIDS Timeline, Avert.org
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Assessment, Scarleteen
  • “The Moral Justification for a Compulsory Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program.” Joseph E. Balog. American Journal of Public Health, April 2009, Vol 99, No. 4 (PDF)
  • “The Criminalization of HIV.” International Planned Parent¬hood Federation (IPPF), the World AIDS Campaign (WAC), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Living Positively, a project of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA). 2008. (PDF)
  • “Male Circumcision as an HIV Prevention Strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Lawrence O. Gostin and Catherine A. Hankins. Journal of the American Medical Association, December 3, 2008—Vol 300, No. 21. (PDF)
  • “The Macro of Microbicides.” Alliance for Microbicide Development, 2008. (PDF)

Personal Perspectives

6/9 – The Good: Sexual Arousal, Pleasure, & Response

Video

Readings

Personal Perspectives

6/11 – Gender, Orientation, and Identity. With guest speaker.

Required

  • “Confessions of An Identity Junkie.” Cheryl Dobinson. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity, Vol. 4, No 3, 1999. (PDF)
  • Double Lives on the Down Low.” Benoit Denizet-Lewis. New York Times Magazine, August 3, 2003.
  • A Boy’s Life.” Hanna Rosin. The Atlantic, November 2008.

Personal Perspectives – required

Optional

Resources

6/16 – Relationships and Love. With guest speaker.

Required

Optional

6/18 –  Kink and Beyond: Atypical Sexual Behavior

Video

  • “Kinky: Black Sexuality and Kink.” Directed by A. Benjamin. 2008.

Required

  • “Issues for DSM-V: Sexual Dysfunction, Disorder, or Variation Along Normal Distribution: Toward Rethinking DSM Criteria of Sexual Dysfunctions,” Editorial in American Journal of Psychiatry (PDF)
  • Slap Happy.” Jessica Wakeman. Bitch, Issue 39. (PDF)

Optional

6/23 – Sexual Dysfunction and Treatment; Consent and Assault; Laws, Morals and Sexual Behavior
Videos

Required
Sexual Dysfunction and Treatment

  • “The marketing of a disease: female sexual dysfunction.” Ray Moynihan. BMJ 2005;330;192-194. (PDF)
  • “ABC of Sexual Health: Assessing and managing male sexual problems.” Alan Gregoire. BMJ 1999;318;315-317. (PDF)

Consent and Assault

Laws, Morals, and Sexual Behavior

Optional

6/25 – The Sex Industry. With guest speakers.

Required

Optional

Personal Perspectives – optional

Resources

6/30 – Controversial Topics: Kids, Old People, People With Disabilities, Sex Ed.

Videos

REQUIRED
Kids and Sex

Old People and Sex

People With Disabilities

Sex Education

Optional

  • “Child sexuality and sexual behavior.” IngBeth Larsson. Translated by Kate Lambert and Stuart Tudball. Socialstyrelsen, 2000. (PDF)
  • Too Sexy for Her Rocker.” Michael Castleman. Salon.

7/2 – Final Exam

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