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Reproductive organs

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Animals can reproduce in two ways: asexually or sexually. Both modes have advantages and their evolutionary distribution and significance is discussed in this chapter. In sexually reproducing ... More


Monastic Sexuality and Same‐Sex Procreation in The Phoenix

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter analyses the repudiation of male‐female sexuality in The Phoenix and its presentation of asexual, solitary, and spiritual reproduction. It questions how far the spiritualization of sex ... More


The Asexuality of Dionysus†

Michael Jameson

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Dionysus was, of all gods, the most closely associated with the phallus, the erect male member, at once the instrument and symbol of male sexuality. His myths and cults also refer to the liberation, ... More


Masculinity

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Connell’s famous account of “hegemonic” masculinity requires some qualification in light of the fact that in Burma a man wins respect by fulfilling either of two roles: as a male householder or as a ... More


Eros Veiled? Configuring Women's Desires

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter interprets the standard contemporary accounts of women's erotic desire and pleasure by exploring prominent, contradictory Western accounts. Mark Johnson and Gale Weiss offered a way to ... More


Asexual women and men: living without sex

Elisabetta Ruspini

in Diversity in family life: Gender, relationships and social change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300939
eISBN:
9781447310877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The first chapter discusses the issues raised by asexuality (as a form of sexual orientation) in the process of forming intimate and family relationships. Asexuality allows us to understand how ... More


The evolution of sex and two sexes

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Mitonuclear Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198818250
eISBN:
9780191859465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818250.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual reproduction has proven so formidable a challenge for evolutionary biologists that it is commonly spoken of as “the paradox of sex.” Stated simply, individuals forsake one-half of their ... More


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