Genital Anatomy and Sexual Response

Recommended Reading

Blank, J. (Ed.) (2011). Femalia. San Francisco, CA: Last Gasp.

Bering, J. (2012). Why is the penis shaped like that? And other reflections on being human.

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Coxwell, H. (2012). Vulva 101. Liquid Metal Publishing.

Herbenich, D., & Schick, V. (2011). Read my lips: A complete guide to the vagina and vulva.

Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Holbrook, J., Minocha, J., & Laumann, A. (2012). Body piercing: Complications and prevention of health risks. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 13(1), 1–17. doi:10.2165/11593220-000000000-00000.

Kaufman, M., Silverberg, C., & Odette F. (2007). The ultimate guide to sex and disability: For all of us who live with disabilities, chronic pain, and illness (2nd ed.). Jersey City, NJ: Cleis Press.

LeVay, S., & Baldwin, J. (2012). Human sexuality (4th ed.). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

Livoti, C., & Topp, E. (2004). Vaginas: An owner’s manual. New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press.

McRuer, R., & Mollow, A. (Eds) (2012). Sex and disability. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Moore, M., & de Costa, C. (2003). Dick: A user’s guide. New York, NY: Marlowe. Paley, M. (2000). The book of the penis. New York, NY: Grove Press.

Joannides, P., & Gröss, D. (2015). Guide to getting it on (8th ed.). Goofy Foot Press. Roach, M. (2008). Bonk: The curious coupling of sex and science. New York, NY: W.W.


Soze, K. (2009). 199 vaginas: The ultimate photo collection. Create Space.

Recommended Viewing

Arnold, C. (Director). (2006). The O tapes [Documentary]. United States: Roseworks.

Dodson, B. (Producer). (n.d.). Betty Dodson’s bodysex workshop [Web film]. Available at

Gordon, K. (Writer). (1999). Phallacies [Television series episode]. In V. Mathur (Producer),

The nature of things. Canada: CBC.

Land, E. (2012). Centrefold [Documentary]. United Kingdom: Wellcome Trust. Available at

Leach, H. (Director). (2008). The perfect vagina [Documentary]. United Kingdom: Channel 4.

McNamara, M. (Director). (2005). Penis dementia: The search for the perfect penis

[Documentary]. Canada: Markham Street Films.

The Sessions 2012.

Spitz, B. (Director). (2013). Unhung Hero [Documentary]. United States: greenskyFILMS. For more information see:

YouTube video on how to conduct a testicular exam: (testicular exam).

YouTube video on how to conduct a breast self-exam: (breast exam).

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