Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self

Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self

by Sallie Foley, Sally A. Kope, Dennis P. Sugrue
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572306416

ISBN-13: 9781572306417

Pub. Date: 11/02/2001

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

When it comes to matters of sex, women today are trapped in a reality gap portrayed by the media as confident and fulfilled; yet struggling in everyday life with sexual myths, self-doubt, and "embarrassing" questions. Now women can find the answers they need to take charge of their sexuality both in and outside of the bedroom. This book presents solid, science-based

Overview

When it comes to matters of sex, women today are trapped in a reality gap portrayed by the media as confident and fulfilled; yet struggling in everyday life with sexual myths, self-doubt, and "embarrassing" questions. Now women can find the answers they need to take charge of their sexuality both in and outside of the bedroom. This book presents solid, science-based information on the topics that everyone is talking about and those that aren't talked about enough ,from how to have more satisfying sex, to questions about hormones, anatomy, STDs, body image, relationships, sexual orientation, and more. Also included are thought-provoking exercises for self-discovery and sexual growth. The book concludes with an extensive listing of suggested books, websites, and organizations. For readers of all ages, this essential reference provides up-to-date advice on the many ways that sex matters in women's lives. [FOR PROFESSIONAL USE, ADD: It will also serve as a useful text in advanced undergraduate and graduate-level human sexuality courses.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306417
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part I.Knowing Your Sexual Story
1.Every Story Has a Beginning9
2.Adult Sexuality: A Lifelong Story32
Part II.Understanding Your Body
3.Your Body71
4.Sexual Response83
5.Reproduction and Beyond99
Part III.Making Peace with Your Body
6.Body Image131
7.Illness and Disability146
8.When Sex Causes Pain162
9.Sexually Transmitted Diseases174
10.Trauma185
Part IV.Creating a Better Sexual Relationship
11.Male Sexuality201
12.Taking Care of Your Sexual Relationship225
Part V.Overcoming Sexual Difficulties
13.What to Do When Sexual Problems Arise251
14.Overcoming Low Sexual Desire265
15.Overcoming Low Sexual Arousal281
16.Overcoming Orgasm Difficulties302
17.Sex Therapy316
AppendixExercises for Sexual Growth321
Ways to Know Your Sexual Story322
Ways to Understand Your Body335
Ways to Make Peace with Your Body337
Ways to Create a Better Sexual Relationship342
Suggested Resources349
References365
Index367
About the Authors376

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