"A psychological understanding of the problems associated with male sexuality is urgently needed, for this is one of the dimensions of the male code that has fallen the farthest and the fastest. . . . In this volume, Larry A. Morris provides what we most need at this time: A scholarly examination of male (hetero)sexuality in its broadest context. Dr. Morris surveys, in turn, the biological, developmental psychological, sociocultural, and historical perspectives on male sexuality; then takes up the issues of sexual dysfunctions, sexually transmitted diseases, and the modern men's movement; and finally offers 'a new formula for the cultivation of healthy male sexuality.' The writing is very clear, the material is presented in an interesting manner, and both the author's breadth of knowledge and sense of humor come through delightfully. . . . Dr. Morris, in this outstanding volume, lights the way for all of us as we attempt to reconstruct gender roles for a new millennium."
--from the Foreword by Ronald F. Levant
As the traditional code of masculinity erodes, emergence of the "new real man" brings a unique challenge to the continuum of a male heterosexual development. The move toward more balanced gender roles is viewed as a must for the next millennium but the process, for many men, is wrought with the confusion and loss. Timely and clearly written, The Male Heterosexual explores biological, developmental, psychological, sociocultural, and historical perspectives of male sexuality. Readers are guided by the expertise and warm humor of author Larry A. Morris on a journey into a wide range of issues surrounding male sexual development. Morris skillfully exposes those elements that need to be discarded, discusses those needing to be retained, and concludes with a new formula for the cultivation of healthy male sexuality.
The Male Heterosexual is an ideal text for courses in male or gender issues and additionally, an informative and fascinating read for academics, researchers, mental health professionals, and any sophisticated lay reader interested in a very contemporary look at this issue.