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

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9781609184698: Sex Matters for Women, Second Edition: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self

Sex is talked about more openly today than ever before, but if you still struggle with sexual myths, self-doubt, and "embarrassing" questions, you're in good company. Now in a fully updated second edition, this trusted guide has already helped many thousands of women understand how their bodies work and take charge of their sexuality. The authors are experienced therapists who interweave candid reflections from diverse women with current, science-based information, exercises, and advice. You'll find answers to everything from how to have more satisfying sex to questions about body image, anatomy, hormones, relationships, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, and trauma. Sexuality is a lifelong journey―this book gives you a roadmap for self-discovery and growth.

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


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Sex is talked about more openly today than ever before, but if you still struggle with sexual myths, self-doubt, and "embarrassing" questions, you're in good company. Now in a fully updated second edition, this trusted book has already helped many thousands of women understand how their bodies work and take charge of their sexuality. No matter what your age, relationship status, sexual orientation, or cultural background, you can enhance your confidence and satisfaction/m-/and take the best care possible of your sexual self. The guidance and tools in these pages will help you:*Explore the ways your life experiences have shaped your sexuality.*Learn how your body functions sexually and changes with age.*Overcome body image issues that get in the way of desire.*Increase your sexual pleasure and resolve common difficulties.*Strengthen your intimate relationship with your partner. With a greater focus on positive psychology and resilience, the second edition incorporates the latest knowledge about women's sexual health. The authors are experienced therapists who interweave candid reflections from diverse women with science-based information and advice. You'll find answers to everything from how to expand your lovemaking repertoire to questions about anatomy, hormones, sexual response and orgasm, male sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, and trauma. Practical, encouraging exercises build your comfort with touching, exploring, and enjoying your own body and that of your partner. The book also explains when sex therapy might be helpful and how to find a qualified therapist. Sexuality is an essential part of every woman’s identity. It is also a lifelong journey. Straight-talking, compassionate, and empowering, this book provides a roadmap for self-discovery and growth.

 

About the Author:

Sallie Foley, MSW, a faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, is Director of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program and founder and former director of the University of Michigan Health System's Center for Sexual Health. She has a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She and her husband have three grown children. Her website is www.salliefoley.com.

Sally A. Kope, MSW, is in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is the former program director of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Counseling Services. She and her husband are the parents of four and grandparents of six.  Dennis P. Sugrue, PhD, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and has a private practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is the founder and former codirector of the Henry Ford Center for Human Sexuality and past president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He and his wife have two grown sons.

 

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