Journals Higher Education



07 June 1990

288 Pages | illus.

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195063318

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Gay, Straight, and In-Between

The Sexology of Erotic Orientation

John Money

Written by one of the foremost investigators of human sexuality, this authoritative and thought-provoking study explores the diverse historical, cultural, and physiological influences that determine sexual orientation. Drawing on case studies from his sexology clinic, John Money covers such topics as prenatal and postnatal history, gender differentiation in childhood, and postpubertal hormonal theories, as he addresses what makes children grow up to be homosexual, heterosexual, or bisexual. He also discusses his own pioneering concepts of lovemaps, focusing on both the pathways of individual and erotic development and the factors that may shape overall healthy or pathological orientation, paraphilia, and gender transposition in childhood, adolescence, and maturity.


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