Sex In America a definitive survey covers a wide variety of sexual practices as well as the diversity of sexual acts. This book also reveals the myth shattering results of the only comprehensive methodologically sound survey of America’s practices (inside the cover). Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata wrote this book. Socialization plays a major role in this book because it helps us learn about the attitudes values beliefs, and norms of our culture (Gagnon). This book covers most of the talked about topics in America, to have a better understanding of what can happen when being sexually active.
Sex is everywhere; you see it in magazines, moves and on television. By throwing these sexual acts in the faces of our younger generation, it will only make the rate increase. Therefore, this will cause the spread of STD’s, AIDS, and other viral infections that can ruin a person for life.
Our goal was to give people a different way to think about sexuality, to reveal social faces that effect sexual behavior, just as they affect every other sort of human behavior. (Gagnon 13)
Scientist wanted more general studies of sexuality to examine such issues as teen pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and child abuse, and they realized that the AIDS crisis finally made such a study politically tolerable as well as crucially important.
“This book offers facts about American’s sexual practices, putting them in context that helps explain not only what we do but why?” (Gagnon 13). Knowing that the world is a large place, we have a different set of culture groups that might agree in sexual acts, that others might not; for instance some people see homosexuality as being o.k. and others who Are homophobic, see it as being wrong because of the bad things that has come along with it. Homosexuality is the attraction to people of the same sex. Although this is considered not to be morally right the percentage of gays and lesbians are increasing, as well as the infection of the AIDS and the HIV virus, which is sweeping the world of homosexuals. Scientist have come up with ways to distinguish sexual partners that might be infected with an STD or one who...