For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated)

For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated)

by Lonnie Barbach

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451202000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 165,827
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Lonnie Barbach received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical social psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She is now on the clinical faculty of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco and also has a private practice. Among her several bestselling books on sex and relationships are For Yourself, Pleasures, Going the Distance, The Pause, Seductions, The Erotic Edge, and Erotic Interludes, her book with her partner, David Geisinger, Ph.D. They live in Mill Valley, California, with their daughter, Tess.

Table of Contents

For YourselfIntroduction

1. Sex and Orgasm
2. Sources of Sexual Confusion
3. Where Are You Now?
4. The First Steps Toward Change
5. The Anatomy and Physiology of Female Sexuality
6. Psychological Aspects of Reaching Orgasm
7. Why Masturbation?
8. Exercises
9. Elaborating on What You've Learned
10. Rethinking Sexual Goals
11. Partners
12. Partner Exercises
13. Sexual Expansion
14. Sex and Pregnancy, Menopause, and Aging
15. Your Responsibility to Your Body
16. Bringing Up Children Sexually
17. Personal Liberation

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This amazing book is for any woman who is curious about her sexuality and how to enhance her sexual experience. For Yourself is for YOU! It is all about you and your needs. It discusses the issues of masterbation and orgasm in a manner that is clear cut and straight forward. A woman is a sexual being, and in our society we are socialized to be ashamed and embarassed of it. This book allows you to celebrate and embrace your sexuality FOR YOURSELF.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw Lonnie Garfield Barbach on Oprah over 12 years ago! I still have the same copy and have told many women to read it. Its a great book for women to learn about there bodies and sexuality and how to teach there partners what they need to know!!
harrietbrown on LibraryThing 22 days ago
A helpful guide to the Big O, including exercises, helpful philosophy of living and healing from sexual shame and misinformation, how to communicate with your partner(s), accurate information about the female anatomy, and clear and accurate information about other people's experiences and fantasies, so you don't feel like you are somehow "weird" or "abnormal." Also contains a chapter on pregnancy and menopause, and another chapter on STD's and contraception, with a list of resources for sex therapy and couples therapy and family planning.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was groundbreaking when it first came out in the 1970's. It accurately and clearly describes women's sexuality, and, how to masterbate, i.e., do it "for yourself." This is information that is important, helpful, healthy, and true. This book remains current to this day because it is absolutely authentic. I think every woman should read this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when it FIRST came out in the late 70's, and it changed my life. I learned here what I needed to know to begin a life of adventures into realms of pleasure undreamed.... 'not exagerrating'! I strongly believe that every MAN should read this book as well -- it should be handed out in high schools. I've passed it on to my daughters and many special friends. Even if you think your sex life is great, I believe this book will make it greater, deeper and more fun. And you won't miss out on things that everyone should know, but that most people don't.