A highly informative account of trends, concepts, and problems related to dating and sexuality in the United States, along with thought-provoking coverage of today's most important issues and controversies.
Never has there been a greater need for a better understanding of dating and sexuality as today, particularly among teens. As sexual attitudes and behaviors are passed on by the media and rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teens continue to soar, it is more important than ever to enable young dating singles to make educated, responsible decisions.
A history of dating and sexuality illuminates new trends and problems that were absent just a few decades ago. The most important dating and sexuality issues facing teenagers today are explored, including solutions and implications for educational intervention. The work elucidates how dating unfolds and how sexual attitudes and behaviors impact intimacy. Valuable information about organizations and individuals as well as print and electronic resources are included in this authoritative work.
• 32 biographical profiles describing the research of respected contributors to the fields of dating, sexuality, adolescent development, and family life
• A lively and engaging timeline chronicling the historic events that shaped dating and sexuality in America, such as the birth of the drive-in movie theater, the pill, the sexual revolution, MTV, HIV/AIDS, the Internet, and Viagra
• Presents important topics unavailable in most reference works, such as the influence of the media on dating and sexuality, same-sex dating relationships, stalking, coed sleepovers, cyberspace romance, and club drugs
• Introduces up-to-date research findings, more than 95 percent of which are post–2000
• Provides unique insight into dating and sexuality in 13 nations and regions from around the world, with a fascinating analysis of cultural variations