Women's Sexuality across the Life Span: Challenging Myths, Creating Meanings / Edition 1

Women's Sexuality across the Life Span: Challenging Myths, Creating Meanings / Edition 1

by Judith C. Daniluk
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572303506

ISBN-13: 9781572303508

Pub. Date: 08/06/1998

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Moving beyond a traditional focus on sexual functioning, this book emphasizes the complex interaction of psychological, social, cultural, and biological influences on women's sense of themselves as sexual beings. Written for practitioners and educators, its goal is to challenge contradictory messages and meanings that cause many women to feel disconnected from…  See more details below

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Moving beyond a traditional focus on sexual functioning, this book emphasizes the complex interaction of psychological, social, cultural, and biological influences on women's sense of themselves as sexual beings. Written for practitioners and educators, its goal is to challenge contradictory messages and meanings that cause many women to feel disconnected from their bodies and from their needs and desires. Themes explored include the development of sexual awareness and sexuality in childhood and adolescence, the critical sexual choices of young adulthood, and the multiple transitions characterizing the middle and later years of life. The book is filled with creative exercises and interventions to help girls and women construct more affirming sexual meanings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572303508
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/06/1998
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword, Sandra R. Leiblum
I. The Enigma of Women's Sexuality
1. Opening Pandora's Box
II. Childhood and Adolescence
2. Teaching the Children
3. Adolescence: Biological and Psychological Development
4. Menstruation: Initiation into Womanhood
5. "Bawdy Image:" From Subject to Object
6. Who Loves Ya Babe?: Sexual Intimacy and Expression
III. Young Adulthood
7. Biological and Psychological Development
8. Creating a Life
9. In the Prime of Life: Living in Our Bodies
10. Fanning the Flames of Desire
IV. The Middle and Later Years
11. Biological and Psychological Development
12. When Being "Hot" Takes on New Meaning: Menopause
13. The Festival of Lipid Migration: Bodily Changes and Body Image
14. Intimate Connections: Sexual Expression and Relationships
15. Coming Full Circle
Appendices: The Sexual Development of Children; Body Image and Struggles with Weight; The Aftermath of Sexual Violence; Lesbian Identity and Sexual Orientation; Reproductive Health and Decision-Making; Disability and Illness; Issues for Women in the Middle and Later Years

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