Sexual Outsiders

Author: David M. Ortmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442217359
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Sexual Outsiders looks at the challenges and experiences of those in the BDSM community and explores the erotic and psychological landscape of this often misunderstood culture, concepts of power, personal growth, overcoming challenges, and forming communities.

Modern Sexuality

Author: Michael Aaron
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442253223
Size: 68.53 MB
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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.

Becoming A Kink Aware Therapist

Author: Caroline Shahbaz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315295326
Size: 40.24 MB
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As a result of recent media interest, the practice of BDSM has become more mainstream yet remains marginalized. Now more than ever, greater numbers of heterosexual and LGBTQ couples are starting to explore some form of BDSM. However, profound misunderstandings continue leading to unintentional physical and psychological harm. Drawing on current research and ethnographic narratives from the kink community, this book seeks to provide psychotherapists with an introductory understanding of the culture and practice of BDSM, and presents specific therapeutic concerns related to common misconceptions. This book strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, while also providing concrete ways to distinguish abuse from consent, harmful codependency, and more. Packed with practical suggestions and rich case studies, this book belongs on the shelf of every therapist seeing BDSM and kink clients.

Sexual Diversity And Sexual Offending

Author: Glyn Hudson Allez
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1782200118
Size: 73.12 MB
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This exciting and innovative book assists health practitioners in understanding the sexual diversity that now occurs in therapeutic consultations. The Internet with its anonymity and easy accessibility to all forms of sexuality and sexual behaviour, including cybersex, has enabled individuals to be more open and explorative in their sexual repertoire than ever before. Therefore, therapists can find themselves working with clients presenting issues of sexual diversity and sexual offending, with the latter mistakenly being confused as synonymous with the former. With this book, researchers and clinicians have the opportunity to explore aspects of diverse sexual practice with which they may be unfamiliar. This allows them to have confidence in understanding the issues being addressed in the consulting room, and to know when the client may be crossing a line into illegal sexual behaviour. In this way, the method of therapy offered can be both more appropriate and more beneficial for the diverse lifestyles encountered in contemporary society. The book is divided into three sections: 'Walking the line', 'Pushing the line', and 'Crossing the line' - 'the line' essentially being social or legal mores, and how people's sexual practices can get them into difficulties, hence the need for a therapist at all. Part 1 normalises diversity issues as being more than just LGBT issues and elaborates these when men have sex with men, women have sex with women, and trangendered individuals struggle to find their own path. It includes discussion on BDSM issues within all sexuality realms, the use of toys and films for sex, and the desire for sex during terminal illness. Part 2 moves into greyer areas of pushing the line, to cover two aspects of paying for sex: one from a sex worker, and one from a therapeutic surrogate partner. It also elaborates on how the highs and lows of sex via the internet can straddle all three sections of this book. The last section covers therapeutic working with individuals who have crossed the line, and who need compassionate help and support as a consequence. Chapters cover individuals who have sex with animals, and adolescents and adults with a sexual interest in children, their therapeutic support, and help for the forensic law enforcement officers who have to investigate them. This book has an international authorship of highly respected therapists: Glyn Hudson Allez, M.P.Baretta, Mary Clegg, Juliet Grayson, Paula Hall, Jacob Jacobson, Marty Klein, John Lenkiewicz, Ari Istar Lev, JoAnn Loulan, Nomi Pitch, Shai Rotem, Mark Schoen, Peter Wells, & Stênio de Cássio Zequi.

The Social Construction Of Sexuality

Author: Steven Seidman
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN:
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An affordable primer to sexuality from a sociological perspective.

Doing Sexuality

Author: Teddy E. Weathersbe-Kardash
Publisher:
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Queerness In Heavy Metal Music

Author: Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317916557
Size: 13.75 MB
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While the growing field of scholarship on heavy metal music and its subcultures has produced excellent work on the sounds, scenes, and histories of heavy metal around the world, few works have included a study of gender and sexuality. This cutting-edge volume focuses on queer fans, performers, and spaces within the heavy metal sphere, and demonstrates the importance, pervasiveness, and subcultural significance of queerness to the heavy metal ethos. Heavy metal scholarship has until recently focused almost solely on the roles of heterosexual hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity in fans and performers. The dependence on that narrow dichotomy has limited heavy metal scholarship, resulting in poorly critiqued discussions of gender and sexuality that serve only to underpin the popular imagining of heavy metal as violent, homophobic and inherently masculine. This book queers heavy metal studies, bringing discussions of gender and sexuality in heavy metal out of that poorly theorized dichotomy. In this interdisciplinary work, the author connects new and existing scholarship with a strong ethnographic study of heavy metal’s self-identified queer performers and fans in their own words, thus giving them a voice and offering an original and ground-breaking addition to scholarship on popular music, rock, and queer studies.

Playing On The Edge

Author: Staci Newmahr
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
ISBN:
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Representations of consensual sadomasochism range from the dark, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic images of sitcoms and erotica. In this pathbreaking book, ethnographer Staci Newmahr delves into the social space of a public, pansexual SM community to understand sadomasochism from the inside out. Based on four years of in-depth and immersive participant observation, she juxtaposes her experiences in the field with the life stories of community members, providing a richly detailed portrait of SM as a social space in which experiences of "violence" intersect with experiences of the erotic. She shows that SM is a recreational and deeply gendered risk-taking endeavor, through which participants negotiate boundaries between chaos and order. Playing on the Edge challenges our assumptions about sadomasochism, sexuality, eroticism, and emotional experience, exploring what we mean by intimacy, and how, exactly, we achieve it.

Beyond Bondage

Author: David Barry Gaspar
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Looks at the lives of free women of color in the Americas, from the sixteenth century through the early nineteenth century.