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The Resource Sex in America : a definitive survey, Robert T. Michael [and others]

Sex in America : a definitive survey, Robert T. Michael [and others]

Label
Sex in America : a definitive survey
Title
Sex in America
Title remainder
a definitive survey
Statement of responsibility
Robert T. Michael [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time ever, Sex in America reveals the myth-shattering results of the only comprehensive and methodologically sound survey of America's sexual practices and beliefs. In 1992, highly regarded social scientists Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, and Edward O. Laumann embarked on an unprecedented study of America's sex life. Working through the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, their staff of 220 interviewers spent seven months interviewing 3,432 scientifically selected respondents about all aspects of their sex lives, histories, and beliefs. More important, unlike the famous but inherently flawed reports of Alfred Kinsey, Redbook and Playboy magazines, Shere Hite, Samuel and Cynthia Janus, and others, this survey relied on a random sample of Americans rather than on an unrepresentative group of volunteers. The resulting data reveal not just what we do sexually but how society shapes even our most private sexual experiences. They show not just why we are the way we are, but what it might take to change this behavior. Sure to arouse considerable controversy, the survey directly contradicts many of the conclusions of previous reports and defies widely held conventional wisdom about America's sexual practices and beliefs, with startling revelations about how often people have sex, how many partners they have, and where they meet them; the likelihood that the AIDS epidemic will spread into the heterosexual population; what people like to do in bed; how many Americans are homosexual; the incidence of forced sex; and why some people are more satisfied with their sex lives than others. After years of misleading statistics and unsubstantiated claims, Sex in America presents a comprehensive, reliable look at America's collective sex life, the definitive word on American sexuality today
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.7/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.U5
LC item number
S475 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
statistics
NLM call number
  • 1995 C-051
  • HQ 18.U5
NLM item number
S5175 1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Michael, Robert T
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual behavior surveys
  • Sex customs
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sex
  • Sexual Partners
  • United States
  • Costumbres sexuales
  • Costumbres sexuales
  • Sexo
  • Sexo
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual behavior surveys
  • United States
  • Sexualpsychologie
  • Sexualverhalten
  • Sexualwissenschaft
  • USA
  • Sexo e sexualidade (sociologia)
  • USA
Label
Sex in America : a definitive survey, Robert T. Michael [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sex in America -- The sex survey -- Who are our sex partners? -- Finding a partner -- How many sex partners do we have? -- How often do Americans have sex? -- Practices and preferences -- Masturbation and erotica -- Homosexual partners -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- AIDS -- Forced sex -- Sex and society -- A graphic representation of survey participants -- The sex questionnaire
Control code
ocm30544798
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780316075244
Lccn
94018258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30544798
  • (OCoLC)30544798
Label
Sex in America : a definitive survey, Robert T. Michael [and others]
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sex in America -- The sex survey -- Who are our sex partners? -- Finding a partner -- How many sex partners do we have? -- How often do Americans have sex? -- Practices and preferences -- Masturbation and erotica -- Homosexual partners -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- AIDS -- Forced sex -- Sex and society -- A graphic representation of survey participants -- The sex questionnaire
Control code
ocm30544798
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780316075244
Lccn
94018258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30544798
  • (OCoLC)30544798

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