Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex

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Continuing the momentum of their revolutionary book, Coping with Premature Ejaculation, Michael Metz and Barry McCarthy, two of the nation's most respected sex therapists, bring you the only complete self-help resource on the market for men dealing with erectile dysfunction. Not only is this book the first to address this problem using the most current research into male sexuality, but it is the first to propose a treatment approach that unites medical, psychological, and relationship-enhancing techniques into a ...

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Overview

Continuing the momentum of their revolutionary book, Coping with Premature Ejaculation, Michael Metz and Barry McCarthy, two of the nation's most respected sex therapists, bring you the only complete self-help resource on the market for men dealing with erectile dysfunction. Not only is this book the first to address this problem using the most current research into male sexuality, but it is the first to propose a treatment approach that unites medical, psychological, and relationship-enhancing techniques into a cooperative process that couples can work through together. The book begins with an uncomplicated explanation of ED and a discussion of the mythologies that surround much of male sexuality. After describing the integrated treatment approach, the book helps men develop a set of realistic sexual expectations for each phase of their lives and explores the role of their partners in resolving ED problems. Exercises help men assess the nature of their problems. The results of the assessments lead readers to explore medical, psychological, and couples-related interventions. The book closes with a detailed program for relapse prevention. Ultimately, the Metz-McCarthy approach encourages couples to explore their own sexual intimacy as a means of overcoming the problem.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A timely and practical book about male sexual function by two highly respected clinicians, this text is of exceptional value because it combines information about biological and psychological treatment in one brief, easily readable text. I would recommend that all men with erectile problems read this book.”
—R. T. Segraves, MD, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Case Western School of Medicine and editor of the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572243866
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 186,740
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry McCarthy, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a subspecialty in marriage and sex therapy practicing at the Washington Psychological Center in Washington DC. He is professor of psychology at American University where he teaches an undergraduate human sexual behavior course. Barry, with his wife Emily, has written seven well-respected books, the most recent being Sexual Awareness: Couple Sexuality for the Twenty-First Century and Rekindling Desire: A Step By Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages.

In addition, he has published over fifty-five professional articles and fourteen books and has presented over one hundred and ten workshops nationally and internationally.

Michael E. Metz, PhD, was a leading expert in premature ejaculation. He treated people for the disorder for more than twenty years and published more than forty professional articles on the subject during his career.

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Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1
1 Understanding Erectile Dysfunction: Myths and Realities 4
2 A New Integrative Model of Male Sexuality 17
3 Developing Realistic Expectations about Sex and Your Body 29
4 The Causes and Effects of Erectile Dysfunction 50
5 Assessing Your Erectile Dysfunction 63
6 Medical, Pharmacologic, and Physiological Treatments 78
7 Interventions for Psychological and Relationship Erectile Dysfunction 93
8 Psychosexual Skills: Cooperation for Pleasure 114
9 Developing Your Couple Sexual Style 139
10 Enjoying Sex and Preventing Relapse 150
Choosing an Individual, Couple, or Sex Therapist 160
Resources 162
References 167
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