Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex available in Paperback
There seem to be no end to the “authoritative” explanations and “guaranteed” easy treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED). Since the so-called Viagra revolution, conventional wisdom holds that the problem can be fixed simply by taking a pill. The truth of the matter is, though, that ED is often a complex condition affected by physical, psychological, and relationship issues—and it’s a problem shared by both a man and his partner. This book is the first ever to address this common problem using a comprehensive biological, psychological, and social approach. It offers a proven-effective program for regaining erectile function, building strong and intimate relationships, and having great sex.
With this book:
- Learn to separate the facts from the myths about ED
- Find out which medicines and medical treatments really work, and how to integrate them into your sexual relationship
- Understand and change the important personal and relationship features of your ED
- Team up with your partner to develop your own unique sexual style
- Avoid future sexual problems with an individualized relapse prevention plan
- Learn how to integrate medical, psychological, relationship, and lovemaking skills for great sex
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
About 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.
Table of Contents
|Dedication and Acknowledgments||v|
|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|