Anatomy and Physiology of Sexual Function

Masters, William H., M.D., and Virginia E. Johnson.Human Sexual Response.Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1966. This one's a classic. Some of the details have been disputed in recent years, but it's still about the best overall reference for this subject.

Masters, William H., M.D., Virginia E. Johnson and Robert C. Kolodny.Human Sexuality, 2nd ed.Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1985. More of the same, with some later information.

Sex and Disabilities

Heslinga, K. with A.M. Schellen and A. Verkuyl.Not Made of Stone.Springfield,Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1974.

Kroll, Ken and Erica Levy Klein.Enabling Romance: A Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships for the Disabled (and the People Who Care About Them).Bethesda,Md.: Woodbine House, 1995. Written by a married couple. Kroll has a neuromuscular disorder.

Male Sexual Dysfunction and its Treatment

Goldstein, Irwin, M.D., and Larry Rothstein.The Potent Male: Facts, Fiction, Future.Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan, 1990. Lots of material on causes, prevention and treatment of male impotence. Written for the general public.

Medication Effects and Side Effects

The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs.Montvale,N.J.: Medical Economics Data, 1993. A layman's version of the PDR(Physician's Desk Reference), which is used by doctors.

Griffith, Winter, M.D.Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs.New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1996. Frequently updated.

For Children Approaching Puberty

Madaras, Lynda.The What's Happening to My Body Book for Girls(andfor Boys).New York:NewmarketPress, 1988. Separate books for girls, boys. Suitable for teenagers and older children.

Psychology, Spirituality and Humor

Reynolds, David K., Ph.D.Playing Ball on Running Water.New York: Quill, 1984. A psychotherapist's perspective on modern neurotic problems. Uses principles of Japanese psychotherapy to guide readers.

Norris, Kathleen.The Cloister Walk.New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (Riverhead Books), 1996. Life in a Benedictine monastery, through the eyes of a woman poet.

Callahan, John.Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot.New York: Random House (Vintage), 1989. A humorous, excruciatingly truthful account of a young man's struggle to recover his equilibrium after a spinal cord injury.