Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self

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Guilford Publications, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 376 pages
When it comes to matters of sex, women today are trapped in a reality gap portrayed by the media as confident and fulfilled; yet struggling in everyday life with sexual myths, self-doubt, and "embarrassing" questions. Now women can find the answers they need to take charge of their sexuality both in and outside of the bedroom. This book presents solid, science-based information on the topics that everyone is talking about and those that aren't talked about enough, from how to have more satisfying sex, to questions about hormones, anatomy, STDs, body image, relationships, sexual orientation, and more. Also included are thought-provoking exercises for self-discovery and sexual growth. The book concludes with an extensive listing of suggested books, websites, and organizations. For readers of all ages, this essential reference provides up-to-date advice on the many ways that sex matters in women's lives. [FOR PROFESSIONAL USE, ADD: It will also serve as a useful text in advanced undergraduate and graduate-level human sexuality courses.]

Winner--Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Consumer Book Award

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Sex therapists and educators at the University of Michigan Medical School, Foley and her coauthors present an overview of women's sexual development and dilemmas throughout the life course, followed ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Sallie Foley, MSW, is a certified sex therapist, educator, and supervisor. She is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at the Sexual Health Counseling Services of the University of Michigan, where she is also on the faculty of the Graduate School of Social Work. Recognized for her expertise in couple and sex therapy, she writes and lectures nationally and is frequently interviewed in the media.

Sally A. Kope, MSW, is a certified sex therapist, supervisor, and couple counselor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and serves on the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School. She has written and lectured widely, and is frequently cited in the media.

Dennis P. Sugrue, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School, is the current President of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Sugrue is an expert in human sexuality who has been featured in media including Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and Glamour.

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