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Human Sexual Response 1st Edition
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Aside from the book's large contribution to the the study of sex, the book is a priceless artifact for those who are intrigued with the history of sexuality. The book, though trying to be objective, showcases some beliefs about sex during the sixties.
All in all a treasure.
They wrote in the Preface to this 1966 book, "If problems in the complex field of human sexual behavior are to be attacked successfully, psychologic theory and sociologic concept must at times find support in physiologic fact. Without adequate support from basic sexual physiology, much of psychological theory will remain theory and much of sociological concept will remain concept... This text represents the first step, a faltering step at best, but at least a first step toward and open-door policy. The door of investigative objectivity must not be closed again." They acknowledge that "The concentration of study subjects from upper socioeconomic and intellectual strata provided by this major source of supply has not been offset by a statistically significant number of lower-range family units obtained from out-patient clinic sources." (Pg. 11)
They summarize: "A more concise picture of physiologic reaction to sexual stimuli may be presented by dividing the human male's and female's cycles of sexual response into four separate phases. Progressively, the four phases are: (1) the excitement phase; (2) the plateau phase; (3) the orgasmic phase; and (4) the resolution phase. This arbitrary four-part division of the sexual response cycle provides an effective framework for detailed description of physiologic variants in sexual reaction." (Pg.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible book, I cant believe my teacher made me buy this.
It hurt my eyes to read this book and its going in the trash.
Thanks for the quick shipping! Masters and Johnson did some interesting research but do seem to write purposefully in a very dry manner. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Rebecca Reibman
I had forgotten that I read this many years ago. This was not very helpful and in light of today's research and knowledge this is out of date. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by gramsf