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

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

Three sex therapists/clinical psychologists offer a comprehensive guide to women's sexuality. Emphasis is placed on five crucial ways a woman can take care of her sexual self: knowing her sexual story; understanding her body; making peace with her body; creating a better sexual relationship; and overcoming sexual difficulties. The book includes a series of exercises… See more details below

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Three sex therapists/clinical psychologists offer a comprehensive guide to women's sexuality. Emphasis is placed on five crucial ways a woman can take care of her sexual self: knowing her sexual story; understanding her body; making peace with her body; creating a better sexual relationship; and overcoming sexual difficulties. The book includes a series of exercises for sexual growth and a few b&w line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306417
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.86(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author


Sallie Foley, MSW, is a certified sex therapist, educator, and supervisor. She is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at the Sexual Health Counseling Services of the University of Michigan, where she is also on the faculty of the Graduate School of Social Work. Recognized for her expertise in couple and sex therapy, she writes and lectures nationally and is frequently interviewed in the media.

Sally A. Kope, MSW, is a certified sex therapist, supervisor, and couple counselor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and serves on the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School. She has written and lectured widely, and is frequently cited in the media.

Dennis P. Sugrue, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School, is the current President of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Sugrue is an expert in human sexuality who has been featured in media including Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and Glamour.

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IKnowing Your Sexual Story
1Every Story Has a Beginning9
2Adult Sexuality: A Lifelong Story32
Pt. IIUnderstanding Your Body
3Your Body71
4Sexual Response83
5Reproduction and Beyond99
Pt. IIIMaking Peace with Your Body
6Body Image131
7Illness and Disability146
8When Sex Causes Pain162
9Sexually Transmitted Diseases174
10Trauma185
Pt. IVCreating a Better Sexual Relationship
11Male Sexuality201
12Taking Care of Your Sexual Relationship225
Pt. VOvercoming Sexual Difficulties
13What to Do When Sexual Problems Arise251
14Overcoming Low Sexual Desire265
15Overcoming Low Sexual Arousal281
16Overcoming Orgasm Difficulties302
17Sex Therapy316
AppExercises for Sexual Growth321
Suggested Resources349
References365
Index367
About the Authors376

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