Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Sociology of Sexualities, First Edition by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald and Kandice L. Grossman. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Sociology of Sexualities takes a sociological approach to the study of sexualities involving an exploration of sexuality as a social construction.  This new title covers the emergence of sexual identities, intersectionality, historical and current inequalities and discrimination faced by sexual and gender minorities, heterosexual and cisgender privilege, activism/mobilization to challenge such discrimination, and the ways sexuality operates in and through various institutions.  It includes a chapter on the science of sexuality, from early sexologists to queer theory, and several chapters on sexual healthy, social problems associated with sexuality such as the commodification of sexuality, and discussions of heterosexuality such as discrimination against pregnant women in the labor force.


We gratefully acknowledge Kathleen J. Fitzgerald and Kandice L. Grossman for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.