Sex is a foundational activity in the development and maintenance of human relationships. Communication about sex happens in myriad domains, including interpersonal, group, organizational, and mediated contexts. Additionally, communication about sex and sexuality is inextricably linked to historical, cultural, and biological contexts and processes. This course explores the many ways in which sexual communication intersects our personal, relational, cultural, and institutional norms and values. Topics will include but are not limited to social norms about sexual communication, family communication about sex, sexual health education, doctor-patient communication about sex, sex in relationships, and sex in the media. Theory and research on communication processes, history, culture, and biology will be used to elaborate how sexual communication can achieve multiple goals.