ISBN : 9780190647162
What's Next in Love and Sex is a comprehensive examination of contemporary academic findings relating to all matters of the mind, body, and heart. Inspired by questions asked by students, the book covers cutting-edge topics so new that they are rarely addressed in current sexuality texts, providing insight into modern trends such as hookup culture, virtual pornography, robots, apps, and online dating as they evolve in this day and age.
Written by one of the pioneers of love and sex research, Elaine Hatfield, along with historian Richard Rapson and social psychologist Jeannette Purvis, this book uses contemporary scientific findings to provide an updated and relevant explanation for why we do the things we do when we're in love, searching for love, making love, or trying to keep a faltering relationship together. Combining rigorous scholarship with an accessible and entertaining style, no other book will give college students and academics alike such a developed understanding of contemporary love and sex.
About the Authors
Chapter 1. The Way We Are
Chapter 2. The Business of Love and Sex: The History of Computer Matching from the Happy Family Planning Service to Tinder
Chapter 3. The Globalization of Western Love via the Internet
Chapter 4. Going, Going, Gone: A market View of Love and Sex
Chapter 5. The Nature of Love: Its Ups and Downs
Chapter 6. Sexual Behaviors
Chapter 7. The Hookup Culture: Cultural, Social, and Gender Influences on Casual Sex
Chapter 8. From Monogamy to Swingers and Polyamory
Chapter 9. Pornography: The Private Enters the Public
Chapter 10. Sex Dolls and Robots
Chapter 11. The End of the Affair
Chapter 12. The Future of Love and Sex