vi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-212) and index.
Through the keyhole -- The birds and the bees -- Be like Mike -- Law and order -- Fear and loathing -- Ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange -- The authentic self -- Get your sexy on -- Spreading your wings -- Keeping the flame red-hot.
"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"--Book jacket.
9781442253216 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1442253215 (cloth ; alk. paper)