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Vern L. Bullough, a SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, also founded the Center for Sex Research at California State University, Northridge. He was the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books, about half of which deal with sex and gender issues. A past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, he earned numerous awards for his writing and research, including the Kinsey award. He wrote more than 150 refereed articles, and hundreds of others. During his career, he lectured in most of the 50 states, and in more than 25 foreign countries.

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social sciences >> Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination is often used by heterosexual and single women who wish to conceive without sexual contact with males; it is frequently the method of choice when gay men create families through surrogacy or co-parenting.

social sciences >> Homophobia

Homophobia was originally defined as a "dread of being in close quarters with homosexuals," but it is now sometimes used to describe any form of anti-gay bias.

social sciences >> Pederasty

Pederasty is the erotic relationship between an adult male and a boy, generally one between the ages of twelve and seventeen, in which the older partner is attracted to the younger one who returns his affection.

social sciences >> Sexual Orientation

Sexual orientation indicates erotic attraction, whether toward people of the same gender (homosexual), the opposite gender (heterosexual), or both (bisexual).

   

 

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