2nd Edition

The Illustrated Manual of Sex Therapy

ISBN 9780876305188
Published October 1, 1988 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

The Illustrated Manual of Sex Therapy reviews the nature and causes of male and female sexual dysfunctions, and describes and portrays the various erotic techniques and exercises employed in sex therapy.

This highly practical manual is an indispensable guide to the nature and causes of the six major sexual dysfunctions - inhibited female excitement, female orgastic dysfunction, vaginismus, impotence, retarded ejaculation, and premature ejaculation - and the therapeutic sexual techniques used in overcoming them.

The clear, accessible language and exquisitely rendered drawings combine to make this book an essential addition to the libraries of practitioners, teachers, and students of medicine and psychology- and most important, of those who experience sexual dysfunction themselves.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations. Introduction to the Second Edition. Introduction. The Concept of Sex Therapy. Part I: Basic Issues. The nature and Causes of Sexual Dysfunctions. The Sexual Evaluation. Part II: The Sexual Exercises: A. An Erotic Technique Used for Many Dysfunctions. Sensate Focus I - Pleasuring. Sensate Focus II - Genital Pleasuring. B. Erotic Techniques Used for Specific Dysfunctions. Frigidity - Female Sexual Unresponsiveness. Female Orgastic Dysfunction. Vaginismus. Impotence - Erectile Dysfunction. Retarded Ejaculation - Ejaculatory - Overcontrol. Premature Ejaculation - Inadequate Ejaculatory Control. Part III: Conclusions. The Role of Psychodynamics in Sex Therapy.

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Helen Singer Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., was a pioneer in sex therapy and made major and enduring contributions to the field until her untimely death in 1995. Much of her writing and teaching was drawn from records of the more than 7000 cases she treated in her extensive private practice.