The Penguin Atlas Of Human Sexual Behavior Sexuality And Sexual Practices Around The World.

Author:Owens, Annette Fuglsang
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The Penguin Atlas Of Human Sexual Behavior Sexuality And Sexual Practices Around The World By Judith Mackay Published by the Penguin Group, 2000 ISBN: 0-14-051479-1, 128 Pages US$ 18.95, CAN$ 26.99

The Author

Dr. Judith Mackay MBE is a medical doctor and senior policy advisor to the World Health Organization and health advisor to many national governments. She lives in Hong Kong where she is well known for her popular and groundbreaking radio programs on various aspects of sex and sexuality, as well as for her general work on preventive health throughout Asia.

In 1989 she received the US Surgeon General's Medallion from Dr. C. Everett Koop. In 1997, she was presented with the World Health Award in New Orleans. Judith Mackay is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and of London. She is the author of The State of Health Atlas.

Did You Know?

Did you know that:

Flowers are sent by 94% of dating couples in Hungary. 20% of Italian men visit a prostitute every week. 80% of marriages in China are arranged and worldwide 60% of marriages are arranged.

In Hong Kong condoms are most likely carried in shoes, and sexual intercourse between sexually active 16- to 45-year-olds occurs less than 50 times per year and lasts an average of 13 minutes, while in the Unites States the average frequency is over 160 times per year and the average time spent during sexual intercourse is 28 minutes?

The Penguin Atlas Of Human Sexual Behavior compiles fascinating, at times exotic information, here unusually condensed into one rich source. Whether the reader is a sexual health professional or a layperson, the atlas is an outstanding supplement to anyone's knowledge regarding sexuality and sexual behavior.

Contents

Clear tables, illustrations, maps and figures present facts with consistent and often humorous symbols. Some illustrations manage to capture much information in a simple format, as for example a colorful listing of sexual practices that are either accepted or condemned by major religions.

The atlas consists of maps...

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