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The Sexual Spark

The Sexual Spark

The Sexual Spark is a thoughtful, user friendly and common sense guide to essential exercises meant to reignite passion in the bedroom. It is perfect for any and all couples or individuals, young or older, happy or struggling sexually, straight or gay. It will serve to complement those already in counseling, self help minded, or curious and adventurous. Health care professionals will find this an invaluable tool as well. This book is written by two gynecologists and nationally known experts in female sexual health and medical sex therapy.

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V is for Vagina: Your A to Z Guide to Periods, Piercings, Pleasures, and so much more

v4vagina

Ulysses Press 2012
ISBN-13 978-1612430157

You might expect a book about the vagina to be clinical, boring, or bordering on XXX. That’s not the case with V is for Vagina: You’re A to Z Guide to Periods, Piercings, Pleasures and So Much More. This paperback about the most private part of a woman’s body delivers medically-sound, comprehensive information in a hip, fun, and fascinating format. It’s hugely accessible to women, whether 18 or 88.

Co-authored by OB/GYN Dr. Alyssa Dweck and sex/relationship über author Robin Westen, V is for Vagina sheds light on the most misunderstood part of a woman’s body. From Kegels to cunnilingus, and self-exams to semen allergies, V Is for Vagina delivers the good, the bad, and the time-for-the-pharmacy truths – even about subjects you might be too embarrassed to discuss with your gynecologist. Topics are at times controversial but written about in an easy-to-read, conversational style, making the book the go-to guide for all things vagina.

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Sex matters for women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self

Sex matters for women

2nd edition. NY: Guilford Press

Now in a fully updated second edition, this trusted guide has already helped many thousands of women understand how their bodies work and take charge of their sexuality. The authors are experienced therapists who interweave candid reflections from diverse women with current, science-based information, exercises, and advice. You'll find answers to everything from how to have more satisfying sex to questions about body image, anatomy, hormones, relationships, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, and trauma. Sexuality is a lifelong journey—this book gives you a roadmap for self-discovery and growth.

Winner: SSTAR Consumer Book Award 2013

"The most comprehensive book on women's sexual health I have ever read. The clear, positive information and the suggested exercises cover all aspects of women's sexuality and offer ways for women to take charge of their sexual selves. The second edition features new information and resources, offered in a supportive and affirming manner, which will help readers develop sexual comfort, confidence, and satisfaction. A 'must read' for women of all ages."
- Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN, coauthor of The G Spot

"The second edition of Sex Matters for Women will allow me to quietly retire my tattered and worn copy of the first edition. I have lent this superb book to dozens of the women I have treated."
- Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, Professor of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University

"This second edition takes a classic book on female sexuality to another level. It is comprehensive and grounded in research, yet fun to read alone or with a partner. With a focus on female sexual satisfaction and pleasure, this book is a 'must have' for women of all ages and backgrounds. I can't wait to share it with my daughter!"
- Hilda Hutcherson, MD, author of What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex

"This is my favorite book on women's sexuality and sexual health! In the second edition, the authors respond to new research and deliver an up-to-date, even more enlightening book that emphasizes the positive. It's an empowering guide that you can fully rely on for accurate information and useful exercises for sexual growth. I especially love how the book celebrates female sexuality in its many diverse forms."
- Pamela H. Stephenson-Connolly, PhD, author of Sex Life

"This is a book you can trust. The authors obviously know and care a great deal about helping women have fulfilling sex lives. The first edition was terrific, and the updated second edition is even better."
- Pepper Schwartz, PhD, author of Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love, and the Sensual Years

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Demystifying Love - Plain Talk for the Mental Health Professional

Stephen B. Levine

ISBN-13: 978-0415955997
Routledge- Taylor and Francis Group
http://www.taylorandfrancis.com

Intended primarily for mental health professionals, Demystifying Love deals plainly with topics rarely written about for clinicians. The book discusses in a small package highly readable and useful topics, such as love (as both noun and verb), psychological intimacy, sexual desire, as well as infidelity, both in background concepts and clinical guidelines.

As the book shows, love is the logical point of departure for a clinical understanding of sexuality and its problems. It is the most conventional framework for understanding sexual behaviors, the one that is broadly endorsed across many cultures, often as the ideal context for sexual expression. The book integrates an analysis of love in patients dealing with intimacy, sexual desire, infidelity, forgiveness and reconciliation. Detailed with compelling case studies, the author’s skill as a therapist comes through in the discussion of these topics—many of which are at the heart of numerous couple problems.

In creating this illuminating work for mental health professionals, Dr. Levine may have underestimated its appeal. Dr. Levine’s ability to shed light on our internal processes as we love and attempt to be loved throughout life may prove to be of interest to a far broader audience.


Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals

2nd Edition
ISBN 978-0-41580076-1
Routledge- Taylor and Francis Group
http://www.taylorandfrancis.com

The constantly-changing field inspired the second edition of Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals. In a state-of-the-art guide, Dr. Levine and his associates continue to help professionals with the assessment and treatment of a large array of sexual concerns. Written in a personal, supervisory style, the book will help new therapists anticipate clinical contingencies and help experienced therapists refine their thinking and teaching. Easily accessible, the Handbook is divided into six major sections with helpful annotated references: Being a Therapist; Intimacy; Sexual Dysfunction; Sexual Identity Struggles; The Forgotten; and Additional Vital Topics. Twenty-one chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and five new ones have been added. These focus on gay and lesbian life, transitioning to single life, cancer survivorship, the sexual issues of the developmentally challenged, and sex among the aging.


Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery

Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery

ISBN-13: 978-0071546560

Available everywhere books are sold.

Heal Pelvic Pain by physical therapist Amy Stein offers a program of stretching, toning, and relaxation exercises, plus healing massages and a specialized nutrition plan for men, women and children of all ages. Used by patients in her New York practice, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, the program helps relieve pain, incontinence, improve bladder and bowel function, cure IB S, reduce sexual discomfort, and improve the quality of your life.

A well-recognized expert in her field, Amy Stein is the founder and premier practitioner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York City, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, and manual therapy for men, women, and children. She is also a contributor to the medical textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders and she serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society.


Healing Painful Sex A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

Healing Painful Sex A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

ISBN-13: 978-1580053631
About the book

Healing Painful Sex is the only book on the market that provides a comprehensive deep insight into the medical and psychological treatment of women suffering from sexual pain conditions. Both Deborah Coady, MD’s medical expertise and Nancy Fish’s MSW, MPH, personal experience with sexual pain and her extensive professional experience as a psychotherapist provide readers with an all-inclusive understanding of the medical causes of these complex conditions as well as multi-dimensional medical and psychological treatments. The book includes numerous patient vignettes based on women suffering from sexual pain and interviews with healthcare professionals treating women with sexual pain.


Sexual Dysfunction: Beyond the Brain-Body Connection

Sexual Dysfunction: Beyond the Brain-Body Connection

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9824-8
About the book

An update on diagnosis and the management of various sexual dysfunctions.

During the last years human sexuality has been the focus of interest and study by various disciplines. In this volume a multidisciplinary team of international experts discuss contemporary issues of human sexuality from updates on diagnosis to the management of various sexual dysfunctions. Reviews of the management of several female sexual dysfunctions, the impact of cancer on sexual functioning, the impact of trauma on sexual desire and function as well as the newest trends in sex therapy; androgen deprivation treatment of sexual behavior and autogynephilia are discussed in detail. Further, the complex interplay between the field of human sexuality and the Internet, psychological and cultural aspects of infertility are reviewed.

A large amount of clinical material on topics rarely covered in other volumes will prove invaluable reading to clinicians from various disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology, urology, gynecology, sexology and sex therapy.


Sexual Pharmacology: Fast Facts

Sexual Pharmacology: Fast Facts

WWNorton , NY 2003

This text is designed as an aid to clinicians. It provides comprehensive information on sexual side effects of commonly prescribed drugs, as well as data concerning the pharmacological treatment of sexual disorders. The data is organized in easy top read tables that facilitate speedy searches for information.

Dr. Segraves is Professor of Psychiatry at Case School of Medicine and editor of the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. Dr. Balon is Professor of Psychiatry at Wayne State University and specializes in clinical psychopharmacology.


Outliving Your Ovaries: An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks and Rewards of Treating Menopause With Hormone Replacement Therapy

Outliving Your Ovaries: An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks and Rewards of Treating Menopause With Hormone Replacement Therapy

Copyright 2011
ISBN-10: 098302152X
ISBN-13: 978-0983021520

Synopsis:
"Outliving Your Ovaries: An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks And Rewards Of Treating Menopause With Hormone Replacement Therapy" is a long overdue guidebook with new, break-through research that helps women evaluate Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) so they can maximize their overall health and quality of life.

"Outliving Your Ovaries" is written by Endocrinologist Dr. Marina Johnson, Medical Director of The Institute of Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Johnson, a pharmacist and a physician, describes a wide body of research showing that pharmaceutical topical bioidentical hormones are safer than the most commonly prescribed hormones. In her new book, she gives poignant, clinical stories from her 29 years of clinical experience during which she has managed over 100,000 female patient visits. These stories depict the tragic consequences of estrogen deficiency and the joy of transformation that occurs when a woman is made whole again. Outliving our Ovaries helps a woman evaluate the risks and benefits of HRT in clear, easy-to-understand terms so she can better work with her own physician to determine what's right for her.

It's been estimated that 6000 women in the U.S. become menopausal every day.

That is four women every minute. According to the US Census statistics, 50 million women are expected to be menopausal by the year 2020. In spite of these vast numbers, because every woman goes through menopause, it is often not even considered a medical problem. Fewer than 20 percent of American post-menopausal women take hormones. Of those women given prescriptions for hormones, half of them discontinue therapy after the first year.

Estrogen deficiency is associated with increases in heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis and many other medical conditions that markedly affect both the quality and quantity of a woman's life. Why do women deny themselves the benefits of hormones? Dr. Johnson contends it is fear and misinformation. While there are some risks from estrogen, it's important to emphasize there are more risks from NOT taking estrogen. Heart disease kills more women each year (352,000) than the next 16 causes of death combined, including diabetes, all forms of cancer, AIDS and accidents.

About Dr. Marina Johnson
Dr. Marina Johnson is a UCLA / USC trained physician who has been in private practice for 29 years. While at UCLA medical school she was selected to be the Sam Goldwyn scholar. She is Board-Certified in Endocrinology & Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Marina Johnson was an invited speaker at the Cleveland HeartLab Annual Symposium in September 2011. She has been a featured guest on Lifetime's The Balancing Act, Daystar's Joni Table Talk, FOX News, The Doctor's, and the nationally syndicated morning radio show DayBreak USA heard on over 1500 stations from coast to coast.

www.drmarinajohnson.com

“‘Outliving Your Ovaries’ is a well-written book that will help empower women to make educated choices about the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy.”

Alan M. Altman, M.D.
Medical Coordinator
“Hot Flash Havoc” – the Movie
President -International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)


Treating Sexual Desire Disorders - A Clinical Casebook

Treating Sexual Desire Disorders - A Clinical Casebook

May 2010
ISBN 978-1-60623-636-9

The loss or lack of interest in sex is a common complaint in sex therapy. Organized around in-depth case presentations, this book showcases effective treatment approaches for individuals and couples. The contributors are highly skilled therapists who explore the complexity of sexual desire problems and offer detailed descriptions of clinical techniques. The book illuminates the complex interplay of biological, psychological, interpersonal, contextual, and cultural factors that need to be considered in assessment and intervention. Concise chapter introductions by editor Sandra R. Leiblum summarize key themes and provide a context for understanding each author's approach.


Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management

Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management

April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8398-7
Hardcover
288 pages

First book devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual pain in women Female Sexual Pain Disorders is a remarkable fusion of clinical and scientific knowledge that will empower women’s healthcare professionals to help their patients in overcoming this common debilitating disorder.
Based on the highest level research, it provides state-of-the-art practical guidance that will help you to:

  • Evaluate and distinguish the causes of sexual pain in women
  • Differentiate the many forms of sexual pain
  • Implement multidisciplinary treatments

Distilling the experience of world leaders across many clinical, therapeutic and scientific disciplines, with an array of algorithms and diagnostic tools, Female Sexual Pain Disorders is your ideal companion for treating the many millions of women who suffer from this disorder worldwide.

All proceeds from this book are being donated to the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).

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Women's Sexual Function and Dysfunction - Study, Diagnosis and Treatment

Women's Sexual Function and Dysfunction - Study, Diagnosis and Treatment


Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN:1842142631

Pub Date: 11 NOV 2005
Type: Hardback Book
Price: $359.95

Respectively Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Milton, MA, USA; Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, USA; Director of Women’s Health Program, Monash Medical School, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Urology and Biochemistry, Boston School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

The first, definitive text on female sexual dysfunction, this major new book summarizes the current body of knowledge in the field, traces the history of developments in the area, and identifies work still needed in the future.

Reflecting a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, the book details the methods and materials for ensuring the appropriate management of women with sexual health problems, and concentrates on the presentation of evidence-based data concerning the physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual function and dysfunction in women. The inclusion of ‘difficult cases’ also enhances the use of the text as a practical guide to all disciplines concerned with the field of female sexual dysfunction.

This important work will become a key resource for basic science researchers, endocrinologists, gynecologists, psychologists, urologists, health care clinicians, and anyone else interested in women’s sexual health. All proceeds donated to the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.

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Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment. Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment
Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment.

(2007; Available from Informa Healthcare separately or as a 2-volume set)

Women's health practitioners frequently find that reproductive and sexual dysfunction in female patients is linked to similar problems in male partners. In order to treat all aspects of the patient, family and social relationships must be considered.

Designed for the busy clinical professional, Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment and Male Sexual Dysfunction are two desk references that together provide the most comprehensive coverage of all male reproductive and sexual issues to date. Based on state-of-the-art research, these landmark volumes gather historical, psychosocial, behavioral, medical, and surgical perspectives from 65 international authorities to present an unparalleled summary of normal and abnormal male reproductive and sexual function. Logically ordered, well cross-referenced sections make it easy to locate information in the 89 chapters on the anatomy, pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of male reproductive and sexual dysfunction. Each text is supplemented with a multitude of original color illustrations, study images, algorithms, and tables.

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Sexual Dysfunction - The Brain-Body Connection

Sexual Dysfunction - The Brain-Body Connection

VI + 174 p., 5 fig., 4 tab.
hard cover 2008 USD 39.00
ISBN 978-3-8055-8357-2
Published by S. Karger AG

The area of human sexuality, and sexual dysfunction in particular, has been undergoing enormous developments and advances. This volume, written by a team of international experts in the area of sexology, is an authoritative review of the latest developments in this fi eld. Areas such as evaluation of sexual dysfunction, impact of psychotropic medications, mental and physical illness and substance abuse on sexual functioning are covered in a highly informative manner. In addition, several sexual dysfunctions, namely hypoactive sexual desire disorder, male erectile disorder and premature ejaculation are reviewed. A chapter on the developments in imaging of sexual dysfunction, an area that is undergoing rapid expansion, is also included.

This publication, filled with a variety of clinically essential information, provides psychiatrists, psychologists, sex therapists, urologists, gynecologists, both clinically and research oriented, with the latest developments in the area of sexual dysfunction.

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100 Questions & Answers for Women Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide for Survivorship

100 Questions & Answers for Women Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide for Survivorship

ISBN-10: 0763739243
ISBN-13: 978-0763739249

There are approximately ten million people living with cancer, and more than half of them are women. Whether you're a newly diagnosed woman with cancer, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the patient s and doctor s views, this invaluable resource provides up-to-date, authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by women with cancer and survivors, whether active or remissive.

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Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy

Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy

4th edition
ISBN number 13-978-1-59385-349-5
Price: $65.00

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Website: www.guilford.com
Toll free- 800-365-7006


When Sex Isn't Good - Stories & Solutions of Women With Sexual Dysfunction

When Sex Isn't Good - Stories & Solutions of Women With Sexual Dysfunction

When Sex Isn't Good, written so readers will learn from the experiences of others, portrays a variety of women's sexual health issues. It includes the science and a reference section to be used as a resource to educate and empower you to discuss your sexual dysfunction with your partner and your healthcare provider. Dr. John Bancroft, retired director of the Kinsey Institute and world-renowned researcher says: "Women have problems in their sexual lives for a whole host of reasons. Sometimes the problems need and benefit from medical help. This book tells the stories of a number of women who benefited from such help."

Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual pain, author of The V Book, states: "Women with a sexual problem long to know if others have dealt with their unmentionable struggles! In the poignant stories of this book you are sure to find company and comfort."

Dr. Aline Zoldbrod, sex therapist and author of Sex Talk, claims: "Sex is much too delicious to give up without a fight! If your sexual problem might have a physical cause, When Sex Isn't Good will be an inspiration and a treasured companion on your quest to feel sexual pleasure."

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The Science of Orgasm

When Sex Isn't Good - Stories & Solutions of Women With Sexual Dysfunction

2006, 280 pp., 13 halftones, 2 line drawings
0-8018-8490-X $20.00 (reg. $25.00) hardcover

"Destined to be a classic in human sexuality. A comprehensive guide to one of life's greatest pleasures. A must read!"
- Hilda Hutcherson
Author of What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex The Science of Orgasm
Barry R. Komisaruk, Carlos Beyer-Flores, and Beverly Whipple

This fascinating and comprehensive book is the first to explore the complex biological process behind orgasm. No topic is left unexplored, as the book describes the genitalia-brain connection, how the brain produces orgasms, how aging affects orgasm, and the effects of prescription medication, street drugs, hormones, disorders, and diseases.

"Of the many aspects of our sexuality, the unique experience of orgasm remains the most mysterious. This intriguing book sheds light on that mystery and reveals what is known and unknown about the orgasmic process. Anyone with an interest in sexuality should own this book."
- John Bancroft, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction

"An intriguing read—that just might improve your health and change your life."
- Helen Fisher, author of Why We Love

"Well-written and enjoyable to read . . .With refreshing insights into what makes sexuality a healthy and pleasurable life process, this book belongs in the hands of anyone who wants to know more about this integral part of sexual health."
- David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States

Barry R. Komisaruk is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University. Carlos Beyer-Floresis head of the Laboratorio Tlaxcala in Mexico. Beverly Whipple is Professor Emerita at the College of Nursing, Rutgers University.

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HBK of Sexual Dysfunction

HBK of Sexual Dysfunction

Offering an authoritative collection of chapters from clinicians and researchers in the United States, Canada, and Europe, this reference comprehensively covers the latest breakthroughs in the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of sexual dysfunction.

It provides chapters by internationally acclaimed authorities in areas such as psychosexual disorders, sexual psychopharmacology, sexual health, and reproductive medicine.

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The Elusive Orgasm: A woman's guide to why she can't and how she can orgasm

The Elusive Orgasm: A woman's guide to why she can't and how she can orgasm

Brightfire Press 2004
Prof. Beverly Whipple, PhD
"The Elusive Orgasm is an important book for all women, their partners and health professionals."

A practical resource for all health professionals, educators and sexology students and also a self-help book for clients. It outlines the ways in which women become aroused and orgasm and includes new illustrations of the clitoris which are ideal for teaching purposes. Three different groups of women are addressed: those who never or rarely orgasm, those who used to be able to orgasm and now have difficulties, and those who orgasm at some times and not others. Twenty-five causes of these difficulties are discussed, covering lifestyle, health, personal style, sexual practices and relationship factors. Strategies for change are outlined for each of these areas.

Dr Cass is a clinical psychologist and sexual therapist with thirty years experience. For contents and other details, go to the website below.

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Health Care Without Shame: A Handbook for the Sexually Diverse and Their Caregivers

Health Care Without Shame: A Handbook for the Sexually Diverse and Their Caregivers

"Dr. Moser... provides down-to-earth expert advice on health care for the sexually unorthodox. You must read this book and give a copy to your doctor."
- John Money, Ph.D., author

"For anyone who has to talk about sex, sexual matters, or sexual body parts to a health care provider, and for any health care provider whose patients are sexual beings."
- Marty Klein, Ph.D., author

"Dr. Moser is the most sexually knowledgeable physician in the United States. This book helps sexually diverse people get the health care they deserve. It will also educate health care providers about their real-world patients."
- William A. Henkin, Ph.D.

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Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys for Finding Your Lost Libido

Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys for Finding Your Lost Libido

Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys for Finding Your Lost Libido offers a holistic approach to understanding and treating low sex drive in women. Dr. Andrew Goldstein, a board-certified gynecologist, and Dr. Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and AASECT-certified Diplomat in sex therapy, and combined forces in this thorough examination of a common concern for our patients. Rather than pathologizing women, they are instead supported in further developing their sexuality, resulting in a stronger sense of womanhood, and a deepening experience with their partners.

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What Your Mother Never Told You About S-E-X

What Your Mother Never Told You About S-E-X

As an OB-GYN, Hilda Hutcherson is aware of how much women know, and don't know, about sex-no matter what their age, experience, or education levels. In this engaging book, Dr. Hutcherson combines up-to-date medical science with good old-fashioned girl talk to answer the questions women ask...or are afraid to ask. With facts on female (and male) anatomy, aphrodisiacs, fantasy, orgasm, birth control, and more, she shows how to overcome sexual problems-and achieve sensational sensual experiences. And with a special chapter on talking to daughters, women can pass their wisdom on to the next generation.

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Private Pain

Private Pain

ISBN 0-9700298-1-0

Vaginismus and dyspareunia are common female conditions, affecting lives on many levels and causing physical pain, emotional anguish, and the sense of failure and sexual inadequacy. The shame that is associated with the inability to have vaginal penetrations often forces women into hiding behind a veil of silence. Healthcare professionals share the frustration in encountering a void in available resources and training regarding proper management of these conditions. This book, which includes extensive explanations, real - life stories of patients and partners, and treatment options, should be of great value to sufferers, partners, family members, healthcare professionals and spiritual leaders who will now be able to better understand the nature and management of these conditions.

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New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives

New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives

New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge, therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional sex therapy. Part I highlights the major problems and criticisms facing the field. These chapters issue a challenge to improve clinical practice. Part II demonstrates new approaches to dealing with traditional sex therapy concerns (e.g., lack of desire, erectile dysfunction), as well as innovative goals such as integrating sexuality and spirituality, promoting sexual intimacy in HIV serodiscordant couples, and optimizing erotic potential in the elderly. The book encompasses a wide array of paradigms especially useful in working with sexuality. Replete with useful clinical illustrations to demonstrate these approaches in action, New Directions in Sex Therapy is a critical addition to the library of anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy.

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Sex Talk: Uncensored Exercises for Exploring What You Really Want

Sex Talk: Uncensored Exercises for Exploring What You Really Want

Zoldbrod, and coauthor Lauren Dockett, a talented erotica writer, have combined fifty intimacy-enhancing exercises for couples (straight, gay, and bi) with stories, often quite explicit and erotic, which help the reader's love life in two different ways simultaneously. First, the stories illustrate how the intimacy enhancing exercise would play out in real life. Secondly, the gritty, lusty tales create vivid sexual imagery in the reader, creating motivation for sexual behavior. SexTalk ($12.95) is available at bookstores, or:

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A New View of Women's Sexual Problems

A New View of Women's Sexual Problems

(Haworth, 2001) is a collection of clinical and social science sexology papers from feminists in the US, Canada, UK, Costa Rica, Israel, and India challenging the biomedical model of sexual understanding. There are both empirical and theoretical papers. The book grew out of a campaign for a "new view" begun in 1999 to contest the urological and pharmaceutical industry construction of a new disorder, "female sexual dysfunction," that capitalized on the successes of Pfizer's new drug, Viagra. Contributors include Leonore Tiefer, Lucy Candib, Gina Ogden, Sandra Byers, Beth Firestein, Lisa Aronson Fontes, Samantha Williams, Suzanne Iasenza, Marilyn Safir, Anna Arroba, Sadhana Vohra, Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott, Linda Garnets, Letitia Anne Peplau, Peggy Kleinplatz, Heather Hartley, Patricia Drew, Carol Rinkleib Ellison, Marny Hall, Jennifer Fishman, Laura Mamo, Deborah Tolman, and Amy Allina. Topics addressed include diagnosis, sexual orientation, adolescent sexuality, orgasm, pregnancy, sex ed films, and the epidemiology of women's sexual problems.

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The Couples Disease

The Couples Disease

In The Couple's Disease: Finding a Cure for Your 'Lost' Love Life, Dr. Hakim shares his expertise and vast experience in preventing, treating and curing sexual dysfunction of women and men, both as individuals and as couples.

By any dictionary definition, Sexual Dysfunction is indeed a disease, a COUPLE’S DISEASE, which negatively affects the individual and their partner. SD is expensive, both emotionally and financially; it can lead to depression, loss of self-esteem, loss of intimacy and even termination of marriages and long-term relationships.

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Getting the sex you Want: A woman's guide to becoming proud, passionate and pleased in bed.

Getting the sex you Want: A woman's guide to becoming proud, passionate and pleased in bed.

(2002), New York: Crown Publishing.

"Getting the Sex You Want" helps readers understand the cycles of interest and apathy over a woman's sexual lifetime and discover-or rediscover-the joys of her sexuality. The latest research about women's sexuality and desire is synthesized, along with all of the newest options for enhancing and extending their sexual pleasure. As warmly intimate as it is savvy, this clear, accessible, inviting guide includes the voices of dozens of women representing a vast array of experiences and opinions about sex. There's a wealth of information and suggestions for assisting women in reaching their sexual potential and good reasons why the effort is worth it.

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Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy

Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy

(2000), third Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

The classic and fundamental text for learning the most timely and sound approaches to the assessment and treatment of sexual problems. With contributions from leading clinical authorities, this volume presents readers with conceptual and practical ways for understanding sexual desire disorders, female sexual complaints and male dysfunctions, including chapters on paraphilias, gender identity disorders and sex therapy with chronic illness.

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Sexual Medicine in Primary Care

Sexual Medicine in Primary Care

A practical, easy-to-read, comprehensive, and evidenced-based book on Sexual Medicine for health science students and clinicians. Easy to skim - summaries at the end of each chapter and many sidebars. When finished, you could go back and read what you want in more detail. The book is divided into three sections with the first on the subject of sex-related interviewing and history-taking (including issues related to gender, sexual orientation, and medical & psychiatric illness); the second section is on common sexual problems in women and men (including lots of case histories, actual questions to ask, lab tests to order, what to look for on physical exam, how to treat, and when to refer - issues explained in the text and illustrated with flow charts); and the third section contains appendices with information on, e.g., drugs that affect sexual function as well as sample patient interviews together with author comments.

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Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

 

For millions of women in America, sex isn’t always pleasurable or even possible. Instead, sex has become a low priority as they navigate marriage, motherhood, and work . . . not to mention cope with chronic stress and lack of sleep. Throw in the natural fluctuations in hormone levels that all women experience throughout their lives and it’s not surprising that sex can become, well, a little less sexy. Additionally, common gynecological problems can make sex uncomfortable, and medical issues can cause it to be downright painful.

Dr. Lauren Streicher, a leading women’s sexual health expert, offers women the courage, vocabulary, and knowledge to identify and solve problems in the bedroom, for a wide range of issues—from flagging libido, vaginal dryness, and sex after menopause, to hormone supplements and the effects of medication, Sex Rx offers a wealth of knowledge, along with a good dose of humor and plenty of encouragement, so that every woman, no matter what personal challenges she has, can make having great sex a part of their lives forever.

Sex Rx was originally published in hardcover as Love Sex Again.

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Start Talking: Intimacy

Bold Speak

Xulon Press (September 30, 2015)
ISBN-13 978-1498447157

Sexual dysfunction in marriage is a big topic that no one wants to talk about and, while there are many long volumes on sex and intimacy, there are no books that were written with the express purpose of assisting couples in conversing about their sex lives. This book fills a much-needed void that is, perhaps, most appreciated by the counselors and pastors trying to facilitate conversation between a husband and wife about the more difficult sexual issues. In their own practices, Dr. Hague and Mr. Smith individually sought a resource that would help their patients have meaningful discussions about sex. When they conversed about mutual patients and how best to assist them, they found no publication that approached difficult subjects with the goal of opening lines of communication between husband and wife. It was out of a desire to assist their patients that this book was written. www.BoldSpeak.net Neil and Dr. Melissa Hague have a passion for helping others to promote healthy marriages and families. Through her obstetrics and gynecological practice, Dr. Hague has the unique opportunity to see the frustration and strife that sexual difficulty can cause for women and their marriages. Communicating about the underlying issue or condition is paramount to resolving sexual dysfunction in marriage. Dr. Hague has helped many women, their husbands and their marriages, and based on these experiences she established a sexual dysfunction clinic in her medical practice. Dr. Hague and her husband sense a great need to address the often unspoken topic of sexual issues and co-wrote Start Talking: Intimacy to help couples talk about their sex lives as a vital and important part of a healthy marriage. James and Julie Smith have a heart for counseling couples to help them navigate issues that often arise in every marriage. James, a licensed marriage and family therapist, sees sexual issues in marriage far too often and understands why couples would have a hard time starting the conversation about their sex lives. While many concerns can arise in marriage, sex is deceptively often a cause of a number of those other issues; James co-wrote Start Talking: Intimacy as a resource for his patients and other couples to sort through what is often an underlying problem thereby leading to quality enhancement in other aspects of marriage.

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