Sexualities / Edition 1

Sexualities / Edition 1

by Marny Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560230959

ISBN-13: 9781560230953

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As the title suggests, Sexualities transcends the common notion of a homogeneous or uniform sexuality. Instead, it proves the plurality of this natural attribute, or biological drive. Within these pages, prominent psychologists, sociologists, and sexologists explore topics as diverse as sadomasochism in the therapy room, sexual exploitation in cults, and genderbending…  See more details below

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As the title suggests, Sexualities transcends the common notion of a homogeneous or uniform sexuality. Instead, it proves the plurality of this natural attribute, or biological drive. Within these pages, prominent psychologists, sociologists, and sexologists explore topics as diverse as sadomasochism in the therapy room, sexual exploitation in cults, and genderbending in cyberspace. Other chapters are firsthand accounts of personal struggles and triumphs and deal with issues such as coming out in a Christian fundamentalist community, breast cancer and self-image after surgery, and being HIV-positive when your partner is not. You’ll leave this book with a heightened awareness of the full range of sexual experiences, sexual longings, sexual preferences, and sexual identities characterizing women’s lives.

This volume makes clear in no uncertain terms that sexuality can no longer be swept into a single category. In a combined effort, the authors of Sexualities undermine patriarchal society’s inscribed gender roles and stereotypes and the restrictions and inhibitions the two cause. From the insight and expertise of the authors, you will acquire diverse and practical approaches to the subject(s) of sex that can be applied to the latest sexuality theories in your work. Among the exciting topics you will encounter in this groundbreaking book are:

  • safer sex education for lesbians and bisexuals
  • parallels between migration, coming out, and psychological transformations
  • therapy as prostitution
  • the power dimension of sexual attraction
  • the lesbian sex therapist as object
  • the intersection of sex and religion in African-American communities
  • erotic themes in the mother-daughter relationship
  • cross-cultural aspects of sexuality

    In a language that is accessible, frank, and often amusing, contributors from a multitude of backgrounds describe the ways they think about and apply the multiple meanings of sex to their lives and work. Psychotherapists; academics in women’s studies, gay and lesbian studies, and sexology; and lesbian and feminist professionals interested in current theories of sexuality will be inspired to examine their own notions of sexuality and recognize the diversity of women’s sexual goals and problems. This will help you in your day-to-day work, particularly as you address the needs and problems of women whose sexualities are different from your own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560230953
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Women and Therapy Monograph Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
101 Uses for Sex - Or Why Sex Is So Important5
When a Lesbian Client Is Attracted to Her Therapist: A Lesbian Therapist Responds7
Intimacy for Sale15
Sex, Race, and the Stained-Glass Window27
Dominance and Submission: The Psychosexual Exploitation of Women in Cults37
Towards a Feminist Sex Therapy53
Women, S/M, and Therapy65
Eliminating the Barriers to Communication: Safer Sex Education for Lesbians and Bisexual Women75
To Kiss or Not to Kiss: A Case Study of Transformation85
Our Breasts, Ourselves95
Leaving the Nation and Joining the Tribe: Lesbian Immigrants Crossing Geographical and Identity Borders99
Gender and Sexuality in the Cyberspace Frontier109

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