Monogamy

Author: Marianne Brandon
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313385734
Size: 23.69 MB
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This text provides a groundbreaking look at sexual instincts and offers a clinical psychologist's and sex therapist's insights and solutions to the challenges of monogamous relationships. * Presents an unprecedented summary of current scientific research relating to monogamy * Real-life vignettes document the most common intimate struggles for couples-and reveal how to repair them * Provides an extensive list of exercises for men, women, and couples designed to strengthen their sensual connection * Gives readers a practical, step-by-step approach for connecting with sexual instincts and perfecting one's skills as a lover * Helpful index supplies easy access to key information

Sex In College

Author: Richard D. McAnulty
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383839
Size: 12.55 MB
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Experts address key issues—from attitudes and behaviors to harassment and homophobia—related to sexuality among college students. * Contributions from a cross-disciplinary list of distinguished scholars and practitioners * An overview of the research methods used to study sexuality among college students and their limitations

America S War On Sex

Author: Marty Klein
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440801282
Size: 57.15 MB
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This book exposes how a coalition of political, religious, and civic leaders are using the issue of sex to frighten, misinform, and bully Americans—paving the way for dramatic new public policies that are already restricting everyone's rights.

Cheap Sex

Author: Mark Regnerus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019067363X
Size: 62.96 MB
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Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other - the Pill and high-quality pornography - and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, they drive down the cost of real sex, and in turn slow the development of love, make fidelity more challenging, sexual malleability more common, and have even taken a toll on men's marriageability. Cheap Sex takes readers on an extended tour inside the American mating market, and highlights key patterns that characterize young adults' experience today, including the timing of first sex in relationships, overlapping partners, frustrating returns on their relational investments, and a failure to link future goals like marriage with how they navigate their current relationships. Drawing upon several large nationally-representative surveys, in-person interviews with 100 men and women, and the assertions of scholars ranging from evolutionary psychologists to gender theorists, what emerges is a story about social change, technological breakthroughs, and unintended consequences. Men and women have not fundamentally changed, but their unions have. No longer playing a supporting role in relationships, sex has emerged as a central priority in relationship development and continuation. But unravel the layers, and it is obvious that the emergence of "industrial sex" is far more a reflection of men's interests than women's.

Sex Love And Mental Illness

Author: Stephanie Buehler
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386862
Size: 62.33 MB
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A sex manual like no other, this book covers a variety of mental health problems and offers ways to overcome them when they threaten to undermine a loving relationship. * Composite case examples that highlight both the types of problems couples confront and how they resolve them * Helpful exercises to maximize sexual pleasure and connectedness * Sidebars on etiology, assessment, and treatment of various mental disorder diagnoses

Coming Home To Passion Restoring Loving Sexuality In Couples With Histories Of Childhood Trauma And Neglect

Author: Ruth Cohn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392137
Size: 30.33 MB
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This book offers a detailed road map for overcoming sexual and relationship impasses originating from painful childhood experiences. • Provides a manual of ten sequential, structured activities that can guide readers in their concrete work on relationships and sexuality • Illustrates dynamics painfully familiar to readers with numerous stories of real-life case examples • A bibliography recommends additional reading as well as references and other resources

Reclaiming Desire

Author: Andrew Goldstein
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605294934
Size: 41.10 MB
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- I'm so busy and tired, how can I find time for sex? - How can I go from mommy one minute to passionate lover the next? - What medicines or natural herbs can I take to improve my libido? At some point in their lives, most women experience a decline in their sexual desire. Yet despite the vast number of books devoted to sex, surprisingly few focus on the problem of low libido. Fewer still offer any practical advice to the woman who has lost her sex drive and longs to find it again. Reclaiming Desire presents the holistic approach that gynecologist Andrew Goldstein and clinical psychologist Marianne Brandon--co-founders of the Sexual Wellness Center in Annapolis, Maryland--use to successfully treat women with low libido. Capitalizing on their combined medical and psychological expertise, they reveal how a complex set of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual factors--as well as specific life-changing events such as marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, divorce, and menopause--can affect female sex drive. Reading this book, women will come to understand that low libido isn't "all in their heads"--or all in their bodies, for that matter. The problem is real and it's diverse--but it's curable.

In The Company Of Men Inside The Lives Of Male Prostitutes

Author: Michael D. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384398
Size: 79.21 MB
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Offering a new perspective on male prostitution, In the Company of Men employs qualitative methodology to present a real-world view of the issues, both obvious and obscure, surrounding the world's "second-oldest profession." • Field observations from more than 200 contact hours at the agency and with the escorts • First-hand accounts and stories from interviews and interactions with men working as male escorts and with managers at their agency

The Smart Girl S Guide To Polyamory

Author: Dedeker Winston
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510712097
Size: 13.29 MB
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No one likes a know-it-all, but everyone loves a girl with brains and heart. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to polyamory, open relationships, and other forms of alternative love, offering relationship advice radically different from anything you'll find on the magazine rack. This practical guidebook will help women break free of the mold of traditional monogamy, without the constraints of jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, and competition. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory incorporates interviews and real-world advice from women of all ages in nontraditional relationships, as well as exercises for building self-awareness, confidence in communication, and strategies for managing and eliminating jealousy. If you're curious about exploring group sex, opening up your current monogamous relationship, or ready to “come out” as polyamorous, this book covers it all! Whether you're a seasoned graduate, a timid freshman, or somewhere in between, you'll learn how to discover and craft unique relationships that are healthy, happy, sexy, and tailor-made for you. Because when it comes to your love life, being a know-it-all is actually a great thing to be.

Desire

Author: Susan Cheever
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416537937
Size: 37.94 MB
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Explores sex addiction as a valid medical disorder, tracing the author's personal search for understanding in the face of cultural messages about women and sexuality, in an anecdotal account that draws on the advice of doctors who study the chemical and physical aspects of love and addiction. 40,000 first printing.