How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge

How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge

by Frederick Toates

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ISBN-13: 9781107688049
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/18/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Frederick Toates is Emeritus Professor of Biological Psychology at The Open University and Vice-President of the Open University Psychology Society.

Table of Contents

1. What is enigmatic about sexual desire?; 2. Explaining desire: multiple perspectives; 3. Sexual desire in a broad context; 4. An incentive-based model; 5. Sex and levels of organization; 6. Sexual attraction; 7. Shades of desire from simple to complex; 8. Details of the brain and desire; 9. Arousal; 10. The consequences of sexual behaviour and associated expectations; 11. Sexual familiarity and novelty; 12. Inhibition, conflict and temptation; 13. How did sexual desire get here?; 14. Setting the trajectory: link to adult sexuality; 15. Sexual desire in interaction; 16. Representations of sex; 17. Sexual addiction; 18. Variations in desire: general principles; 19. Some forms of desire at the fringes; 20. The toxic fusion: violence and sexual desire; 21. Sexually associated (serial) murder; 22. Concluding remarks.

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