Sex Education in College

The Stanford Experience
  • Herant A. Katchadourian
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)


A comprehensive understanding of sexual learning in college requires that we view it from the joint perspectives of experiential as well as didactic learning. The sexual attitudes and behavior of college students continue to be shaped primarily by peer interaction and broader social influences rather than through formal instruction. Yet our focus here will be on the latter, and I shall mainly dwell on our experiences at Stanford University. I undertake this task with some trepidation, mindful of Montaigne’s warning that one seldom speaks of oneself without some detriment to the person spoken of.


Sexual Behavior Sexual Attitude Venereal Disease Personal Hygiene Human Sexuality 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herant A. Katchadourian
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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