This module is concerned with different anthropological and sociological approaches to studying two important areas of human experience, namely sexuality and intimacy. We explore the relationship between sex, love and intimacy, taking into consideration the importance of gender and culture. We also examine friendship and consider to what extent we choose our friends. Other topics include sexual identities, the cultural construction of same-gender sexual relations and transgender, HIV/AIDS, sex tourism, and pornography. These topics are explored using a wide range of cross-cultural as well as British examples.