Human Sexual Response Author:William H. Masters, M.D.; Virginia E. Johnson From the dust jacket: — "This pioneer volume, the product of 11 years' research into the anatomy and physiology of human sexual response, represents a major breakthrough in our knowledge of human sexuality. Venturing far beyond the efforts of Freud, Ellis, and Kinsey, Masters and Johnson have been able to record the physical reactions that occur... more » when the human male and female respond to sexual stimulations. Their findings not only set forth some basic, long-needed physiologic and psychologic facts, but disprove many of the fantasies and fallacies about human sexuality that have been disseminated by ignorance, taboo, and pseudoscience throughout the ages. Most of all, however, their work n ow enables medical and behavioral personnel to cope with the widespread problem of sexual inadequacy. By providing sound scientific data upon which responsible professionals may base their clinical efforts, countless numbers of impotent and frigid mates can be counseled and helped to sexual adjustment.
Perhaps even more important, Masters and Johnson's basic groundwork in sex physiology will now make it possible for medicine to assume a responsibility it has neglected far too long - that of educating its own. Through the authors' efforts, those responsible for sex education finally have before them clinical facts about one of the most vital aspects of human existence."« less