Human sexuality is one of the most important subjects we will ever study because all of us exist as sexual beings from birth until death. Having an understanding of our bodies, how we develop physically and psychologically, and how we create healthy sexual and personal relationships is all included in this fascinating course that explores every aspect of human sexuality, from masturbation to couple's sex therapy. The course content is of particular importance to those working in the healing and helping professions since fears, misunderstandings and shame around sex often contribute to or underlie a great deal of psychological stress and disease manifestation. Sexuality cannot be separated from childbirth, the rearing of children, the formation of romantic relationships, the health of the endocrine and reproductive organs, and ultimately our relationship to ourselves and our bodies.
This course is grounded in science and the research that informs science. It draws from the fields of biology, psychology and sociology in addition to the ever-growing realm of modern sexual research. The lectures are delivered by Lauren, who brings the college textbook to life with real-life applications to both our personal sexual relationships and the professional realm of working with patients or clients. The student completing this course will find themselves with a more thorough understanding of themselves, sex, and the diverse sexual world in which we live. They will have the ability to discuss sexuality in an informed and confident manner. Sexual education is a human right, and this course will not fail to deliver everything you have ever wanted to know about sex!
Lauren Brim, Ph.D.
“The intimacy in sex is never only physical. In a sexual relationship we may discover who we are in ways otherwise unavailable to us, and at the same time we allow our partner to see and know that individual. As we unveil our bodies, we also disclose our persons.”
– Course Textbook, Understanding Human Sexuality by Janet Shibly Hyde and John D. Delamater
This will be a college-level human sexuality course that will cover:
6. Attraction, Love and Communication, and Sexual Arousal
The maximum learning and experience of this course will only be had by reading the accompanying textbook, Understanding Human Sexuality by Janet Shibley Hyde and John D. DeLamater, using either Edition 13 or 14. The textbook can be purchased or rented in e-book form or paperback via most online marketplaces. Each lesson will have chapters from the textbook that are meant to be read either before or after each lesson depending on your learning style.