Women, Sex, and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power

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HarperCollins, Jul 5, 1990 - Psychology - 416 pages
In our society, sex can easily become the price many women pay for love and the illusion of security. A woman who seeks a sense of personal power and an escape from pain may use sex and romance as a way to feel in control, just as an alcoholic uses alcohol; but sex never satisfies her longing for love and self-worth. In this wise and compassionate book, Charlotte Kasl shows women how they can learn to experience their sexuality as a source for love and positive power and sex as an expression that honors the soul as well as the body.

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User Review  - flippinpages - LibraryThing

This book is a life changer. The word addiction in the title could throw some readers off. I think all women could find some benefit to reading this. Read full review

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User Review  - GabriellaWest - LibraryThing

This book literally gave me the chills while reading it. Kasl writes about women generally falling into two groups around sex: codependents or sex addicts. She admits that female sex addicts are more ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Charlotte D. Kasl is a social activist and a psychologist at the forefront of the empowerment movement sweeping the recovery field. She lectures and leads workshops in the United States and abroad and lives near Missoula, MT.

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