Modern Sexuality: The Truth About Sex And Relationships by Michael AaronModern Sexuality: The Truth About Sex And Relationships by Michael Aaron

Modern Sexuality: The Truth About Sex And Relationships

byMichael Aaron

Hardcover | October 17, 2016

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Human sexuality today stands at the crossroads between biological diversity and social conformity, and a battle between the two rages in the media, in social institutions, and in our daily lives. As a sex therapist, Michael Aaron witnesses this struggle each and every day as it plays out on his therapy couch. Modern Sexuality: The Truth about Sex and Relationships examines how biology and society collide head-on in the realm of human sexuality. Here, Aaron carefully and convincingly debunks some of the most commonly held beliefs about sexuality - that it is learned and can be changed; that "abnormal" sexual behavior is pathological; that healthy sexuality involves intimacy; that intimacy is the same to everyone; and that sexuality must have a clearly defined purpose. Using groundbreaking brain-imaging studies and cutting- edge psychological insights, Modern Sexuality presents the overwhelming case for sexual diversity including orientation, non-traditional relationships, and even specific fantasies and kinks. In a world where sexual "outsiders" battle for acceptance, this work helps to explore the variety of sexual expressions from a normative standpoint, helping readers to understand that their own desires and those of others can happily exist on the same continuum.
Michael Aaron, PhD, LCSW, CST, is a nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist, specializing in working with sexual minorities, alternative/kink/polyamory lifestyles, sex workers, discordant desire and infidelity in couples, sexual dysfunction and anxiety, gender and orientation confusion, and sexual compulsivity. He is...
Title:Modern Sexuality: The Truth About Sex And RelationshipsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.35 × 6.29 × 0.85 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442253215

ISBN - 13:9781442253216

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In recent years, we have seen a healthy increase in 'how to' manuals for people who want to expand their sexuality - through tantra, through kink, through opening up a relationship, through stepping outside their sexual boundaries. The problem is, most people are too full of sexual shame to even know what they want or how to explore their hidden selves. Dr. Aaron has written the book people need to read BEFORE they get the manual. Anyone who wants to expand their sexuality in any way can benefit from this book.Dr. Aaron has an impressive command of the literature, both research and clinical. In other words - he knows what he's talking about. But his writing is imminently accessible to the intelligent layperson. Modern Sexuality is absorbing and fast paced. Not only does Aaron give us up to date information about sexuality, he explain the origins and impact of sexual shame, and he has a many helpful exercises for the reader. . He draws from many cutting edge approaches, from Somatic Experiencing to ACT, to guide the reader through self-exploration, healing, and the gradual expansion of their sexual boundaries.