Treatment Interventions in Human Sexuality by David B. Marcotte (auth.), Carol C. Nadelson M.D., David B.

By David B. Marcotte (auth.), Carol C. Nadelson M.D., David B. Marcotte M.D. (eds.)

Despite a lot growth some time past ten years, American scientific faculties have woefully insufficient intercourse schooling curricula. whereas a few have a cheap volume of lecture time, few have medical possibilities for college students to strengthen useful talents in operating with sufferers who're suffering from sexual difficulties. it's my effect that a similar is right in clinical and gynecological residencies, in addition to in graduate faculties of psychology, counseling and social paintings. This booklet was once in particular written to assist fill that hole. it is a ebook for clinicians, and it'll offer a wealth of useful medical wisdom and abilities in facing the gamut of patient's sexual matters, difficulties and dilemmas. Twenty-four specialists have contributed eighteen chapters which deal with either the typical and strange sexual matters encountered in perform. those comprise sexual matters from early life to outdated age; gender identification and sexual choice; sexual disorder, together with that of the bodily ailing and disabled; counseling with scholars, premarital, marital, and divorced sufferers; fertility and infertility; and chap­ ters facing rape, incest and different sexual contacts among adults and youngsters. Of specific significance are chapters on human sexuality in American minority popula­ tions, a bankruptcy on alcohol, drugs and different medicines, and a bankruptcy on scientific administration of sexual difficulties within the homosexual inhabitants, a topic long-ignored by means of the career. the point of interest on useful intervention and talent improvement is amplified through the concluding 4 appendixes dedicated to sufferer administration problems.

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Carnal Alchemy: Sado-Magical Techniques for Pleasure, Pain, by Stephen E. Flowers, Crystal Dawn Flowers

By Stephen E. Flowers, Crystal Dawn Flowers

BDSM sexuality as a strong instrument for self-transformation and the conclusion of magical and religious goals

• information tips on how to mix the 6 significant kinds of S&M stimulation with sexual stimulation for magical and transformative reasons
• Explores sado-magical workings from either submissive and dominant views
• strains the roots of the BDSM culture from old pagan and shamanic rituals to historic figures resembling the Marquis de Sade, Aleister Crowley, and Anton LaVey

Sex magic permits us to faucet in to the main ample strength resource on hand: sexual strength. Magicians, shamans, and fakirs all through heritage have used actual stimulation and formality to harness sexual strength, unencumber internal states of awareness, and turn on the facility to persuade their atmosphere. whereas excitement is usually the focal point of this stimulation, ache is simply as potent, if no more so.

Combining either excitement and ache, the sadomasochistic perform of Carnal Alchemy deals a strong software for self-transformation and the conclusion of magical and religious goals. Authors Stephen and Crystal sunrise flora clarify the sado-magical workings of Carnal Alchemy from either the viewpoint of the submissive accomplice in addition to the dominant. They element the 6 significant strategies of sadomasochistic stimulation--bondage, flagellation, piercing, penetration, clamping, and heat/cold--and how they are often mixed with sexual stimulation for magical reasons. They hint the roots of the BDSM culture in historic pagan rites of passage, in indigenous shamanic rituals, and during ancient figures who used this kind of sexuality of their magic and philosophy, from the Marquis de Sade to extra glossy exemplars similar to Aleister Crowley, Ernst Schertel, and Anton LaVey.

This advisor additionally covers really expert furnishings and instruments and the decor of “the Chamber” to set off states of realization during which the Sado-Magician can successfully show his or her will.

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany

By Samuel R. Delany

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a technological know-how fiction masterpiece, an essay at the inexplicability of sexual reputation, and an exam of interstellar politics between far-flung worlds. First released in 1984, the novel's important issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have simply turn into extra urgent with the passage of time.

The novel's subject is info itself: What are the repercussions, as soon as it's been made public, that contributors were stumbled on to be every one other's ideal erotic item out to "point nine-nine-nine and several other nines percentage more"? what's going to it do to the contributors concerned, to town they inhabit, to their geosector, to their whole global society, particularly whilst one is an illiterate employee, the only survivor of an international destroyed through "cultural fugue," and the opposite is--you!

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Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on by James V. Brownson

By James V. Brownson

Grapples carefully with biblical texts on the center of the church's debate over same-sex relationships

This thought-provoking booklet through James Brownson develops a extensive, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates present debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks how it does approximately same-sex relationships.

really offering either side during this polarized debate — "traditional" and "revisionist" — Brownson rigorously analyzes all the pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies "stuck points" within the ongoing debate. within the approach, he explores key thoughts that tell our figuring out of the biblical texts, together with patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and disgrace. vital to his argument is the necessity to discover the ethical common sense at the back of the text.

Written as a way to serve and tell the continuing debate in lots of denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth examine will turn out an invaluable source for Christians who are looking to shape a thought of opinion in this vital factor.

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The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography by Virginia Burrus

By Virginia Burrus

Has a repressive morality been the first contribution of Christianity to the heritage of sexuality?

The ascetic matters that pervade historical Christian texts would appear to help one of these universal assumption. concentrating on hagiographical literature, Virginia Burrus pursues a clean direction of interpretation, arguing that the early debts of the lives of saints are usually not antierotic yet quite exhibit a sublimely transgressive "countereroticism" that resists the marital, procreative ethic of sexuality present in different strands of Christian tradition.

Without decreasing the erotics of old hagiography to a unmarried formulation, The intercourse Lives of Saints frames the wide historic, theological, and theoretical concerns at stake in this sort of revisionist interpretation of ascetic eroticism, with specific connection with the paintings of Michel Foucault and Georges Bataille, David Halperin and Geoffrey Harpham, Leo Bersani and Jean Baudrillard. Burrus accordingly proceeds via shut, performative readings of the earliest Lives of Saints, normally relationship to the overdue fourth and early 5th centuries Jerome's Lives of Paul, Malchus, Hilarion, and Paula; Gregory of Nyssa's lifetime of Macrina; Augustine's portrait of Monica; Sulpicius Severus's lifetime of Martin; and the marginally later Lives of so-called harlot saints. Queer, s/m, and postcolonial theories are one of the modern discourses that end up intriguingly resonant with an historic artwork of "saintly" loving that is still, in Burrus's studying, promisingly cellular, different, and open-ended."

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Gender, Ethnicity and Employment: Non-English Speaking by Rowshan Ara Haque, M. Ohidul Haque

By Rowshan Ara Haque, M. Ohidul Haque

This ebook is principally serious about financial research of the labour industry prestige of NESB (Non-English talking history) migrant ladies in Australia. Newly built and complex econometric tools are used to examine the labour industry prestige of either NESB migrant and Australian born ladies. It indicates that NESB migrant girls are over represented in occupations that experience low pay and negative operating stipulations. It additionally exhibits that they're deprived (and discriminated opposed to) within the Australian labour industry because of terrible English, non-recognition of in another country skills and their past due arrival. Our research presents many new effects, which have been no longer saw formerly. This booklet sheds mild on why labour marketplace results seem to be unequal, and what coverage measures should be undertaken to lessen the imbalance. many of the innovations offered the following is also utilized in quite a lot of coverage parts in lots of different international locations. Economists, coverage and company analysts and industry researchers will locate this e-book very useful.

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Sex Addiction: A Critical History by Barry Reay, Nina Attwood, Claire Gooder

By Barry Reay, Nina Attwood, Claire Gooder

The concept that of intercourse habit took carry within the Nineteen Eighties as a manufactured from cultural anxiousness. but, regardless of being primarily legendary, intercourse habit needs to be taken heavily as a phenomenon. Its good fortune as a purported illness lay with its medicalization, either as a self-help circulation when it comes to self-diagnosis, and as a swiftly turning out to be of therapists treating the recent ailment. The media performed a task in its historical past, first with television, the tabloids and the case histories of claimed megastar sufferers all aiding to popularize the idea that, after which with the influence of the Internet.

This booklet is a serious background of an archetypically smooth sexual syndrome. Reay, Attwood and Gooder argue that this unusual historical past of social opportunism, diagnostic amorphism, healing self-interest and renowned cultural endorsement is marked by way of a vital social conservatism: intercourse dependancy has turn into a handy time period to explain disapproved intercourse. it's a label with no explanatory force.

This ebook should be crucial studying for these attracted to sexuality reviews, modern background, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, media experiences and stories of the net. it is going to even be of curiosity to medical professionals and therapists presently operating during this and comparable fields.

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Not a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about by Janice G Raymond

By Janice G Raymond

A iteration in the past, most folks didn't understand how ubiquitous and grave human trafficking used to be. Now many folks agree that the $35.7 billion company is an appalling violation of human rights. but if faced with prostitution, many folks event a wierd disconnect simply because prostitution is shrouded in myths, between them the claims that “prostitution is inevitable,” and “prostitution is a role or provider like several other.” In Not a call, no longer a Job, Janice Raymond demanding situations either the myths and their perpetrators. Raymond demonstrates that prostitution isn't really intercourse yet sexual exploitation, and that legalizing and decriminalizing the procedure of prostitution—as against the prostituted women—promotes intercourse trafficking, expands the intercourse undefined, and invitations geared up crime. in particular, Raymond exposes how legalized prostitution within the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, and Nevada worsens crime and endangers ladies. by contrast, she finds, while governments paintings to avoid the call for for prostitution by means of prosecuting pimps, brothels, and prostitution users—as in Norway, Sweden, and Iceland—trafficking doesn't bring up, ladies are greater secure, and less males purchase intercourse. Raymond expands the limits of scholarship in women’s stories, making this e-book essential to human rights advocates round the world.

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The Women of Totagadde: Broken Silence by Helen E. Ullrich

By Helen E. Ullrich

This e-book depicts one South Indian village through the fifty-year interval whilst women’s schooling grew to become a possibility—and then a fact. regardless of illiteracy, non secular ritual marking them as inferior, and pre-pubertal marriages, the daughters and granddaughters of the silent, passive ladies of the Sixties have morphed into assertive, self-confident millennial girls. Helen E. Ullrich considers the subsequent questions: can schooling regulate the conception of girls as inferior and eternally childlike? What occurs while ladies refuse the mantle of socialized passivity? Throughout the ladies of Totagadde, Helen Ullrich pushes us to contemplate how women’s lives and society at huge were altered via schooling.

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