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Does Anyone Still Remember
When Sex Was Fun?
Positive Sexuality in
the Age of AIDS

Third Edition (1996)

Edited by
Peter B. Anderson, Diane de Mauro, & Raymond J. Noonan


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From the Preface:

“This book began to take shape nine years ago [in 1987] when each of the editors became concerned about increasingly negative attitudes toward sexuality in what was beginning to be called the ‘age of AIDS.’ Feeling uncomfortable with some of the directions in which both popular and professional attitudes were moving, we decided to work on a book to help others formulate a more sex-positive approach to the problems of initiating a new sexual relationship or maintaining an old one—while keeping sight of the joys.”


From the Introduction by Ronald Moglia, Ed.D., Former Director of NYU’s Graduate Program in Human Sexuality:

“We have a long-established history of using health risks associated with sexuality as a means of controlling human sexual behavior. . . . A society that is struggling with the contaminant of a deadly virus can easily put aside the positive aspects of sexual relations. But in our desire to protect, are we also causing harm? With every word of caution, do we also add a word of admiration for all the wonders of sexual relations? . . . Do we demonstrate in our words and in our actions that sexuality can be one of the most powerful and rewarding of life’s experiences? . . . That is why it is such a pleasure to recommend this book. It is filled with rational positive information about sexuality.”


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Table of Contents:

Survival Strategies for Lovers in the 1990s
Raymond J. Noonan

A Legacy of Pleasure
Joan D. Lambert

Expanding Sexual Horizons
Peter B. Anderson

A Few Notes on HIV Transmission
Peter B. Anderson

A Case for Testing: The Roles of Safer Sex and HIV Testing in AIDS Prevention and Fear Reduction
Berl Kutchinsky

Women’s Lives
Lisa B. Schwartz

The Changing Face of Gay Men’s Sexuality in Response to AIDS
Michael Shernoff

Helping Youth Make Healthy Choices
Linda L. Hendrixson

College, HIV, and Healthy Sexuality
Bruce M. King

Sexuality, Spirituality, and the AIDS Epidemic
Mark O. Bigler

New Directions, New Hope for Sexuality: On the Cutting Edge of Sane Sex
Raymond J. Noonan

Sexuality Resources: Information On-Line and Elsewhere
Raymond J. Noonan

You can read excerpts from two of Dr. Noonan’s chapters from the previous edition of the book online, which detail some of his innovative ideas that are developed further in this edition:
  • Survival Strategies for Lovers in the 1990s
    Synopsis: Survival Strategies for Lovers in the 1990s discusses general guidelines for the satisfying and healthy expression of sexuality that are particularly relevant to our lives today as we enter the new millennium—during what hopefully will be the closing years of the age of AIDS. They will be vital in the aftermath of AIDS that will probably occur in the opening years of the 21st Century.

  • The Politics of Sexuality and AIDS: Psychosocial Aspects and Other Theoretical Considerations
    Synopsis: “When you have sex with someone, you’re having sex with everyone else they’ve had sex with,” is just one of the popular myths that are debunked by Dr. Noonan, making this his most important chapter—and the most controversial in the book. In it, he introduced his Sane Sex Alternative to contemporary misinformation about sex and AIDS, as well as his concept of AIDS-Related Fears and Anxieties (ARFA), a generalized, misdirected fear of sex and intimacy that plagues many people because of the misuse of AIDS and other potentially negative aspects of sexual expression as instruments of terror by those who wish to impose and enforce their own highly restrictive and narrow views of sexual morality. Included is a discussion of the concept of relative risk and how our perception of risk is distorted in sexual and other matters. A more accurate assessment of sexual risk is then presented. A must-read for everyone!


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Membership in the Pro-Sex Forum includes a free copy of the book. You may also order Does Anyone Still Remember When Sex Was Fun? Positive Sexuality in the Age of AIDS (3rd ed.) directly from us by mail: Print the order form and mail it with your check or money order (made payable to Dr. Raymond J. Noonan) for the amount on the form to:
Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D.
Director
SexQuest/The Sex Institute
P.O. Box 20166
West Village Station
New York, NY 10014

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Check Out These Recent Books of Note with Contributions by Dr. Ray Noonan,
Founder and Director of SexQuest/The Sex Institute

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 Click on the amazon.com button to buy it!  Click here to buy it!  New! Volume 4 of the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (IES4), including 17 new countries and places, Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D., Editor, and Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D., Associate Editor, published in May 2001 by Continuum International Publishing Group: Includes my chapter on “Outer Space,” which highlights cross-cultural sexuality issues that will have an impact on the human future in space, based partly on my dissertation. For the table of contents or more information, see the IES4 Web site: http://www.SexQuest.com/IES4/, including supplemental chapters available only on the Web. Order from amazon.com!


 Click on the amazon.com button to buy it!  Click here to buy it! “The Impact of AIDS on Our Perception of Sexuality” and “Sex Surrogates: The Continuing Controversy,” in Robert T. Francoeur’s Sexuality in America: Understanding Our Sexual Values and Behavior, published in August 1998 by Continuum Publishing Co. This new book contains an updated version of the chapter on the United States contained in the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, Vol. 3 (in the set below). Now available in paperback at amazon.com!


 Click on the amazon.com button to buy it!  Click here to buy it! Two articles in Robert T. Francoeur’s International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, published in August 1997 by Continuum Publishing Co.: “The Impact of AIDS on Our Perception of Sexuality” and “Sex Surrogates: The Continuing Controversy” in the United States chapter in volume 3, and additional comments (with Sandra Almeida) in the chapter on Brazil in volume 1. Encourage your library to purchase this three-volume, 1737-page set—the most comprehensive cross-cultural survey of sexuality in 33 countries ever published. Order from amazon.com.


 Click on the amazon.com button to buy it!  Click here to buy it! “The Psychology of Sex: A Mirror from the Internet,” in Jayne Gackenbach’s Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Transpersonal Implications, published by Academic Press in October 1998. Visit the publisher to see the table of contents and more information, then come back here and order it from amazon.com.


 Click on the amazon.com button to buy it!  Click here to buy it! The third edition of the book, Does Anyone Still Remember When Sex Was Fun? Positive Sexuality in the Age of AIDS, 3rd edition, edited by Peter B. Anderson, Diane de Mauro, & Raymond J. Noonan, published by Kendall/Hunt in September 1996. Get more details above.

The latest on positive sexuality from the first book to address the issue: For anyone concerned about the increasingly negative ways in which sex is being portrayed in public life—and who wants to do something positive about it.

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See also:
R. J. Noonan. (1998). A Philosophical Inquiry into the Role of Sexology in
Space Life Sciences Research and Human Factors
Considerations for Extended Spaceflight
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For information, see Dr. Ray Noonan’s Dissertation Information Pages:
[Abstract] [Table of Contents] [Preface] [AsMA 2000 Presentation Abstract]

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SexQuest/The Sex Institute
P.O. Box 20166
West Village Station
New York, NY 10014


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Dr. Ray Noonan’s Dissertation Information Pages:
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