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His Porn, Her Pain

His Porn, Her Pain

Author: Marty Klein

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 1440842868

Category: Architecture

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Written by Dr. Marty Klein, a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than three decades' experience, this fascinating book contests the common belief that pornography is unilaterally harmful to individuals and our society, addresses common concerns and debunks widely believed myths, and explains how to heal America's obsession with porn by engaging in honest talk about sex. When you first logged onto the Internet in the 1990s, did you ever wonder, "What do you suppose would happen if the United States were flooded with free, high-quality pornography?" We now know the answer, says Dr. Marty Klein, as this is exactly what took place 15 years ago. Written by an award-winning author and veteran sex therapist, this practical, innovative, and often passionate book addresses the explosion of pornography use, advises couples on defusing conflict about it, guides parents in helping their kids deal with it, advises people concerned about their use of it, and shows how honest talk about sex can resolve America's "porn panic." So what did happen when Internet porn flooded America? The rates of sexual assault, divorce, and child molestation declined. And yet various religious groups, politicians, some feminists, anti-trafficking activists, and many marriage counselors talk unceasingly about the damage porn viewing is doing to our society. They have created a "PornPanic" that has demonized the recreation of some 60 million Americans. Americans are always ready for new reasons to feel guilty and ashamed of their sexuality, and Internet porn is the newest reason. Wives and girlfriends worry that they can't compete with it; teens use it as a misguided substitute for sex education, often disturbed by intense adults-only imagery; and psychologically vulnerable people get caught up in hours of compulsive porn surfing every night, feeling isolated and inadequate as a result. Fortunately for his many readers, however, using clear reasoning, clinical expertise, and political savvy, Klein shows that for most people, porn is not the real problem. With the experience gained from 34 years of doing therapy--that's 35,000 sessions--Klein asks a simple but profound question: when we talk about porn, what are we really talking about? This book eases readers' minds as Klein addresses common concerns and debunks common myths while identifying what we should be concerned about. Most importantly, the author explains how we can heal America's obsession with porn by engaging in honest talk about sex--something he knows is neither simple nor easy. The text includes sample conversations to help adults talk to each other about pornography, and suggestions for parents on how to talk to their kids about porn--healthy discussions to help their kids develop "Porn Literacy." This book offers honest, thorough, expert information desperately needed by a nation of people driven to panic about pornography. Provides the only book to discuss and resolve conflicts about pornography without demonizing porn or porn users Confronts a common source of conflict in marriage and anxiety in parenting--and presents innovative, practical ways to resolve these problems using down-to-earth language Shows why there's no such thing as "porn addiction," explains why it really matters what we call it, exposes the billion-dollar industry behind this failed concept, and offers real insight and hope for people concerned about their involvement with pornography Shows how new technologies are always adapted for sexual purposes--making the Internet's application to pornography a technology issue as much as a sexual issue Identifies--and corrects--the most common myths and junk science about pornography Describes the politics through which progressive feminists and the Religious Right have wound up in bed together opposing pornography--by re-branding porn from an immorality problem to a public health crisis Explains how America's lack of real sex education and frank talk from adults leaves young people looking at porn for sex information--and what they're actually learning from it Explains how America's lack of real sex education and frank talk from adults leaves young people looking at porn for sex information--and what they're actually learning from it Relieves parental anxiety with easy-to-follow advice on talking with kids about porn, including conversations about youth "sexting" Appeals to general readers: educators, psychologists, clergy, and social workers; and policymakers, scholars, students, and researchers in psychology, law, public policy, communications, and media studies

His Porn, Her Pain: Confronting America's PornPanic with Honest Talk about Sex

His Porn, Her Pain: Confronting America's PornPanic with Honest Talk about Sex

Author: Marty Klein Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842870

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Written by Dr. Marty Klein, a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than three decades' experience, this fascinating book contests the common belief that pornography is unilaterally harmful to individuals and our society, addresses common concerns and debunks widely believed myths, and explains how to heal America's obsession with porn by engaging in honest talk about sex. • Provides the only book to discuss and resolve conflicts about pornography without demonizing porn or porn users • Confronts a common source of conflict in marriage and anxiety in parenting—and presents innovative, practical ways to resolve these problems using down-to-earth language • Shows why there's no such thing as "porn addiction," explains why it really matters what we call it, exposes the billion-dollar industry behind this failed concept, and offers real insight and hope for people concerned about their involvement with pornography • Shows how new technologies are always adapted for sexual purposes—making the Internet's application to pornography a technology issue as much as a sexual issue • Identifies—and corrects—the most common myths and junk science about pornography • Describes the politics through which progressive feminists and the Religious Right have wound up in bed together opposing pornography—by re-branding porn from an immorality problem to a public health crisis • Explains how America's lack of real sex education and frank talk from adults leaves young people looking at porn for sex information—and what they're actually learning from it • Explains how America's lack of real sex education and frank talk from adults leaves young people looking at porn for sex information—and what they're actually learning from it • Relieves parental anxiety with easy-to-follow advice on talking with kids about porn, including conversations about youth "sexting" • Appeals to general readers: educators, psychologists, clergy, and social workers; and policymakers, scholars, students, and researchers in psychology, law, public policy, communications, and media studies

Hot Blooded

Hot Blooded

Author: Karin Grace Wares

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781645849926

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Hot Blooded combines an unexpected personal odyssey with frank social commentary, shining new light into old places to reveal the truth and the lies about sex. Discussing female sexuality in depth, offering a crisp, urgent perspective on feminism, and introducing compassionate sexual humanism, this book is an edgy, earnest call to action. The author’s own sexual history leads the way through an incisive conversation that identifies and unravels some of the most key features of today’s confused sexual culture, revealing how prevailing attitudes and conventions alienate us from our natural sexuality and bankrupt our essential humanity. For all genders, young and old, it’s an intimate, irreverent, and provocative pilgrimage back to our natural state—throwing off our clothes along the way—to achieve more vital expression, more honest relationships, and a more richly rewarding sexual experience. Hot Blooded chips away the crusty layers of orthodoxy to offer a garden-fresh view of sex as it was meant to be.

Dating and Mating in a Techno-Driven World: Understanding How Technology is Helping and Hurting Relationships

Dating and Mating in a Techno-Driven World: Understanding How Technology is Helping and Hurting Relationships

Author: Rachel Hoffman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440857331

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

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Authored by a sex therapist who regularly works with clients who are attempting to navigate the dating world or improve their relationships, this book explains how technology plays a role in creating conflict or additional anxiety and discloses techniques to help individuals gain confidence or strengthen their personal relationships. • Suggests numerous treatment methods to help those presenting with issues related to technology • Validates many of the breadth of emotions that accompany the experience of casual dating • Offers clear and insightful information that will enable readers to understand why certain patterns happen to them during dating • Presents tools and advice on how to better navigate the complicated dating world • Provides insight into sex and tech products that can be helpful in long-distance relationships

ADHD After Dark

ADHD After Dark

Author: Ari Tuckman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000084702

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

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This pioneering book explores the impact of ADHD on a couple’s sex life and relationship. It explains how a better sex life will benefit your relationship (and vice versa) and why that’s especially important for couples with one partner with ADHD. Grounded in innovative research, ADHD After Dark draws on data from a survey of over 3000 adults in a couple where one partner has ADHD. Written from the author’s unique perspective as both an expert in ADHD and a certified sex therapist, the book describes the many effects of ADHD on couples’ sex lives and happiness, covering areas such as negotiating sexual differences, performance problems, low desire, porn, making time for sex, infidelity, and more. The book outlines key principles for a great sex life for couples with ADHD and offers strategies and treatment interventions where specific issues arise. Written in a readable and entertaining style, ADHD After Dark offers clear information on sexuality and relationships and is full of valuable advice on how to improve both. This guide will be an essential read for adults with ADHD, as well as their partners or spouses, and therapists who work with ADHD clients and couples.

Conceiving with Love

Conceiving with Love

Author: Denise Wiesner

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611805826

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 326

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Supportive, practical advice for couples who are trying to conceive. Denise Wiesner’s integrative East-meets-West approach, developed over twenty years of practice, has helped thousands of couples relax, reconnect, and conceive. The stress of trying to get pregnant can wreak havoc with a couple’s intimate relationship—right at a time when that connection is most important—and the frustration and shame couples may feel can have a harmful effect and reduce their chances of conceiving. Wiesner gives couples the tools they need to repair their sexual relationship, rebuild their self-confidence, and reclaim their intimacy and desire. She includes advice from leading experts in Western reproductive medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine; offers sensual practices from yoga, qigong, and Tantra; and answers questions couples have about sex, intimacy, and both naturally occurring and medically assisted fertility.

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies

Author: Joe Kort

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324000495

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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All the answers clinicians need to work effectively with LGBTQ clients. A therapist who treats LGBTQ clients often must be more than “gay friendly.” Clinical experience, scientific research, and cultural understanding are advancing rapidly, and the task of being LGBTQ informed is ever-changing in today's world. This book covers topics such as how to avoid making the common mistake of believing that "a couple is a couple," thus treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts; how to treat clients struggling in "mixed" orientation marriages and relationships (straight and LGBTQ spouses in the same couple); and how to work with all clients who have non-heteronormative sexual behaviors and practices. Perhaps most importantly, the book discusses covert cultural sexual abuse (the trauma suffered from having to suppress one's own sexual and gender identity) as well as the difficult process of coming out to family and friends. A therapist's job is to help clients and their identities through their own lens and not anyone else's—especially the therapist's. The gay affirmative principles put forward in this book will help you build a stronger relationship with your LGBTQ clients and become the go-to therapist in your area.

The Modern Clinician's Guide to Working with LGBTQ+ Clients

The Modern Clinician's Guide to Working with LGBTQ+ Clients

Author: Margaret Nichols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429663697

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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The Modern Clinician's Guide to Working with LGBTQ+ Clients is a ground-breaking resource for therapists working with LGBTQ+ clients whose identity expressions span all gender-, sex-, and relationship-diverse groups. Combining the author’s extensive clinical experience with contemporary evidence-based research, the chapters of this book explore the origins and development of sexual minority groups, going beyond lesbian women and gay men to include transgender and gender nonbinary people, kink and polyamory, bisexuality and pansexuality, and those who identify as asexual or aromantic. The text also offers in-depth coverage of clinical work with transgender, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary clients of all ages. With a wealth of therapeutic strategies and case studies, this resource helps professionals respond to this ‘Big Tent’ community in an informed and empathetic way. Spanning sexuality, gender, relationships and age groups, The Modern Clinician's Guide to Working with LGBTQ+ Clients is an invaluable reference for psychotherapists in a broad range of clinical settings.

Taking Sexy Back

Taking Sexy Back

Author: Alexandra H. Solomon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684033485

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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“Taking Sexy Back is going directly on my top list of recommended sexuality readings.” —Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs It is time for a new sexual revolution. It’s time to take sexy back. As women, we’re expected to be sexy, but not sexual. We’re bombarded with conflicting, shame-inducing, and disempowering messages about sex, instead of being encouraged to connect with our true sexual selves. Sexy gets reduced to a performance, leaving us with little to no space to reckon with the complexities of sexuality. In a culture intent on telling you who and how to be, standing in your truth is revolutionary. From relationship expert Alexandra Solomon—author of Loving Bravely—Taking Sexy Back is a groundbreaking guide to deepening your connection to yourself, honoring your desires, and cultivating authentic intimate connections. On these pages, you’ll discover how to deepen your sexual self-awareness, and use that awareness to create experiences that not only pleasure, but elevate, expand, and heal you. You’ll learn to understand your boundaries, communicate what feels good, and bring mindfulness and self-compassion to sex. Most importantly, you’ll embrace your sexuality as an evolving, essential, and beautiful part of your life. Sex is about more than what your partner enjoys or finds sexy. It’s about more than having an orgasm or finding the “right” positions. It’s about you. It’s time to take your sexy back! Named one of Cosmopolitan's Best Nonfiction Books of 2020! 2020 Consumer Book Honorable Mention from The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) As featured on The Morning Show—Australia's top-rated morning program

Christian Men Speak Up

Christian Men Speak Up

Author: Denise Strothers

Publisher: Denise Strothers

ISBN: 9798748939614

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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Our communities are in trouble. Our children and grandchildren are not safe from the predators the enemy uses to destroy our families. We can’t be so busy doing church that we do not see what is happening right before our eyes. They are hidden in plain sight. They are in our churches, schools, grocery stores, malls, nail salons, sporting events, and even our families. We must make our 8, 9, 10 year-olds aware of the danger lurking on social media sites since many grown men seek to sleep with underage children. Christian Men Speak Up informs you of the root causes of sex trafficking and the steps your church or faith-based organization can take to make a difference in your community today.

Deeper Water for Thirsty Souls

Deeper Water for Thirsty Souls

Author: Joseph Beckham

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329304420

Category: Religion

Page:

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Gleaned from “the school of hard knocks” and practical spiritual knowledge, Deeper Water for Thirsty Souls produces for readers a humorous but no-holds-barred approach to spiritual healing and help for people longing for a deeper walk with Jesus Christ. The book was written in an attempt to address the many issues facing the modern church and to help people everywhere looking for healing and clear answers to some of life’s complexities. Joe states that the word for today is “thirsty,” for the many people who remain dissatisfied with their spiritual walk and are longing for more of what the Bible pledges, but they have yet to grasp the consistent peace that Jesus promised His followers. Deeper Water for Thirsty Souls is unapologetic for its kind but “in your face approach,” and emotionally, as you read, you’ll be mad, glad, grateful, exhilarated, aggravated, and—Joe hopes—moved by the contents.

The Hidden Assassins

The Hidden Assassins

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156032568

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 565

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As Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón investigates a faceless, mutilated corpse, the beautiful city of Seville is rocked by a massive explosion. The discovery of a mosque in the basement of a devastated apartment building confirms everybody's terrorist fears. Panic sweeps the city and the region goes on red alert. As more bodies are dragged from the rubble, the media interest and political pressure inten­sify and Falcón suspects that all is not what it appears to be. Just as he comes close to cracking the conspiracy, he makes the most terrifying discovery of all and the race is on to prevent a catastrophe far beyond Spain's borders. A masterful thriller, The Hidden Assassins is fiction of the highest order.